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Connectivity '08 Leaps Out of Nest at June's End


Open Text has just released Connectivity 2008, out of its Hummingbird Connectivity collection.

This pretty new Hummingbird boasts a suite of ECM solutions poised to integrate heterogeneous systems, like UNIX or Mainframe, to Windows desktops.

Open Text Brings Web 2.0 to the Library


What if you could obtain an electronic version of a book that is currently checked out? What if you could listen to an interview with the author of a book to decide if you want to take it home? What if you could get digital copies of the journals and documents listed in the bibliography of a textbook?

These are just some of the questions to which Open Text hopes to guide the answer with a special version of Livelink, their enterprise content management product, customized for libraries.

M & A: Ricoh + IBM = InfoPrint

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Though the company was originally formed with the coupling of IBM's Printing Systems Division with Ricoh's hardware solutions has been servicing customers since January, the union is now official with the launch of InfoPrint Solutions Company.

echo Releases Swiss Army Knife for SharePoint

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As if enough software companies haven't already hitched their wagons to Microsoft Office Sharepoint Server 2007 (MOSS), echo Technology announces the beta release of its all-in-one MOSS administration solution.

Egnyte Explodes Onto the Knowledge Management Scene

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Just when you thought the knowledge management space could not possibly get anymore crowded, Egnyte bursts into the market with a hybrid storage/collaboration/content management solution.

Canon's eCopy Turns Paper to Bits

ecopy logoCanon, a familiar word in the digital imaging space, has joined forces with New Hampshire-based eCopy to bring enterprise document management to Canon India. The eCopy ShareScan Open Platform enables users to extend the capabilities of Canon's black and white or color digital multi-functional devices. With eCopy the devices can act as a bridge, converting volumes of paper to high-resolution electronic copies — bridging document workflows and creating integration points with back office systems.

Microsoft Delivers on DoD 5015.2 Cert Promise

SharePoint Logo Following through on a commitment made last November, Microsoft has announced that their darling SharePoint Server 2007 (MOSS) product has just received the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) 5015.2 records management certification.

Also known by the more formal and much longer: Design Criteria Standard for Electronic Records Management Software Applications, the 5015.2 certification has emerged as an industry standard for records management applications used within the United States government.

SPA: Non-Toxic Relief for SharePoint Site Admins

sharepoint_solutions.png There is nothing more tedious than a change management bottleneck that puts your plans on hold. Well, any kind of bottleneck really sort of sucks. Cognizant of this state of affairs, SharePoint Solutions — consultants and trainers focused on Microsoft's SharePoint software — have released their much anticipated Site Provisioning Assistant (SPA) for SharePoint 2007.

Make Jam of Apples and Oranges with DocsCorp compareDocs


For dedicated content builders who've always wanted to compare the kettle to the pot, Sydney-based DocsCorp releases compareDocs, an enhancement to the pdfDocs Solutions Suite.

Laserfiche Starts Dev-Club for Integrated Solutions


One of the benefits of a globalized world is an increased ability to draw from the expertise of strangers from far-flung corners of the universe. This also results in a more fertile environment for open source development.

As a result, everybody's got a community these days. Last week document management firm Laserfiche launched the Professional Developer Partnership (PDP) program last week.

G'Day Mate, My Name is Ektron

Ektron CMS400.NET Web CMSFresh from this month's launch of a UK-based operation, Ektron's expansion continues into the southern hemisphere with the opening of new offices in Sydney, Australia. Ektron has chosen Sydney's business hotbed, Norwest Business Park, as the location for their Asian-Pacific presence.

Vignette + HP = ILM Perfection & GRC Pleasures?

Vignette logoIn response to the twin concerns of business process efficiency and business records compliance, HP is teaming up with Vignette to deliver what they are calling the most complete Information Lifecycle Management (ILM) solution available today.

ZyLAB Backs SharePoint Up, XML Style

zylab logoAs Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 (MOSS) continues to gain momentum in the content management space, a growing crowd of vendors is flocking to wire their products to MOSS or paper over its rough edges with MOSS-trimming programs.

Gartner Foresees Growth in ECM Lead by Big Blue

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Gartner, everyone's favourite research firm, has read the ECM tea leaves and expects its global market to grow at a rate of 12 percent per year. If that growth rate holds true, by 2010 the worldwide market for content management will be valued at a whopping US$ 4.2 billion.

SaaS CMS Business Model Springs Forward

springcm logoAs more companies jostle to take advantage of the white-hot Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) solution space (also known as “on-demand software”), SpringCM hopes to strengthen their leadership position by releasing an updated version of their SaaS Enterprise CMS.

Altien Brings ECM Ease to Legal World

It might be safe to say most companies are only as good as the strength of their record-keeping. This cannot be more true than it is in the corporate legal industry, where the difference between government compliance and non-compliance is dependent on proper and efficient data organization and delivery.

UK-based Altien has just released Altien for Corporate Legal, an Enterprise CMS offering for legal departments that deals with the document management and workflow needs of in-house staff.

Sitefinity CMS Strives for Sweet Developer, Manager Balance

sitefinity logoWhile PHP and Java have been increasingly labeled the tech platforms of choice for Web CMS solutions, .NET remains a favorite for many ISV's. And even if the pairing of .NET and content management typically inspires thoughts to wander towards MOSS, a plethora of other options certainly exists for those looking.

One such candidate is Telerik's Sitefinity Web CMS.

Vignette Delivers Architecture of Participation

VignetteAs the desire to use Web 2.0 technologies moves inside the enterprise, content management system providers are scrambling to build solutions to meet the new demand.

Vignette is the latest to fall in line, with the release of a new version of their collaboration platform. Creatively dubbed Vignette Collaboration, the latest release promises everything that people think of when they think of Web 2.0 — online communities, simple knowledge management, user generated content and social networking.

Ektron Moves Further East

Crossing paths mid-flight with many a European CMS contender, Ektron, a New Hampshire based Web CMS vendor, has set up camp in the United Kingdom. Their new UK division will include business development, partner support, technical consulting, customer service and an in-house training center.

Nitro Makes Competitive Blast into PDF Market


If you are looking for an alternative to Adobe Acrobat for PDF creation and manipulation, look no further. Nitro PDF Software follows up the March release of Nitro PDF Express with the release of a new version of Nitro PDF Professional.