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Document Management, Document Management Software

Beirut Market Yields Fancy New DMS Solution


When you're looking to expand your range in a target market, you don't just tiptoe quietly into the arena. You pick a group, develop something they can't refuse and announce your solution to star-studded applause at CeBIT, the largest IT fair in the world.

This is how the software solutions gurus at Digital File s.a.r.l. plan on spreading the word about the availability of its cost-effective new document management offering, E-File 4.0. Created with small and mid-sized businesses in mind, it pairs a user-friendly interface with a powerful punch.

Ektron Goes Wiki'ing and Web 2.0 Too

New Hampshire-based Ektron, a popular provider of Web CMS and Document Management solutions for the mid-market has unwrapped their latest release of CMS400.NET.

Version 7.0 of the product is tuned into the ever present Web 2.0 theme and proudly sports new Wiki functionality, better forums, enhanced blogging tools, and advanced navigation features.

5280 Solutions Soups Up SharePoint Image Capture


5280 Solutions, a renaissance-style team of developers specializing in software, consulting and systems integration organization, just released Document Management Imaging Suite for SharePoint (MOSS) 2007.

What does this mean for users? They'll now be able to automate digital image capture and data extraction from scanned paper in order to process that information, all while storing the resulting documents in their dear SharePoint repository.

OpenDocument (ODF) Enhances XML Accessibility

OASISIn more standards news the Organization for the Advancement of Structured Information Standards (OASIS) recently announced that their members have approved OpenDocument Format (ODF) for Office Applications version 1.1 as an official OASIS Standard.

OpenDocument is a royalty-free, XML-based file format that covers features required by text, spreadsheets, charts, and graphical documents.

This newest update provides users with important accessibility enhancements, ensuring that the OpenDocument format takes care of addressing the particular needs of people with disabilities.

Knowledge Tree DMS Adds Web 2.0 Collaboration

Knowledge Tree DMSKnowledgeTree has updated their KnowledgeTree Document Management System to version 3.4 — a more powerful take on its existing low-cost alternative to typical document management solutions. The main differences lie in a gaggle of Web 2.0 features — which have become darn near required for any sort of legitimacy these days: tagging, tag clouds, and XML data feeds.

SharePoint (MOSS) Gets Collaboration Tune-up

SharePoint (MOSS) Collaboration ManagerSharePoint Solutions, a company with a history of developing training, consulting and add-on software for Microsoft Sharepoint Server has announced the release of their Extranet Collaboration Manager for SharePoint 2007.

Drilling Down on Component Content Management

Analyst firm CMS Watch and consulting services vendor The Rockley Group have announced plans to team up on a new CMS industry report. The collaboration will produce the forthcoming “Content Component Management Report” and will focus on and evaluate Content Component Management technology, otherwise known as single-sourcing content management technology.

This is an area of the CMS landscape that has historically not been well understood, nor broadly discussed. Read on for the report details.

SharePoint Goes Mobile with Colligo Reader

Colligo Reader for SharePointColligo Networks, an offline collaboration solutions for mobile professionals, has announced the release of Version 2.0 of the Colligo for SharePoint product family. The new release supports the 2007 Microsoft Office System and Vista and aims to further the reach of Microsoft Office SharePoint Server (MOSS) 2007 and Windows SharePoint Services (WSS) 3.0 to “users who need access both online and offline — enabling these businesses to effectively increase the adoption and utility of SharePoint with their workforce.”

Google Officially Enters Enterprise 2.0 Fray

You've heard the rumors. We reported on the speculation. Finally, Google has officially announced its paid application plan. For $50 per user per year, companies can outsource a significant portion, if not all, of their back end IT to the search behemoth.

EditGrid Brings Spreadsheet Magic to Central Desktop


Central Desktop expands on its suite of collaborative solutions by developing a strategic liaison with EditGrid, a Teams and Concepts Limited brand. With EditGrid's honed spreadsheet expertise (rivalling even the untouchable Google), Central Desktop users can collaborate on their beloved grids in real-time within the Central Desktop user interface. They can also edit documents in tandom, audio conference, and create discussion threads and versioned file tracking.

BT Lowers Body Count with Version One's DbFax

version_one.jpgWhen asked to picture a lifesaving device, your mind may sooner wander to a life vest than to a fax machine. But while opportunities to take full advantage of those sporty orange vests are rare, automated fax solution DbFax can save an uncounted number of lives daily by mere efficiency.

Open Text Leverages SharePoint for Life Sciences ECM

Open Text ECMEverybody's got a problem staying up-to-date with whatever still-wet ink on paper has just been printed to alleviate (or fuel?) an ongoing compliance crisis. Even life science companies have trouble keeping the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) happy, and that's why they've enlisted the aid of ECM goliath Open Text.

Dundas & Wilson Get Groove Back with Rhythmyx

Recently UK corporate law firm Dundas & Wilson tapped Percussion Software, purveyors of Rhythmyx, to help them rein in an increasingly off-beat document management situation. Starting with the restructure of their corporate site, they also plan to use Rhythmyx to straighten out delivery of their intranet, extranet and micro-site projects.

Ektron Certified Training for CMS400.NET

logo-ektron.jpgThe Web CMS software purveyors at Ektron have announced the launch of the Ektron Certified System Administrator Training Program for web masters, web admins and the other geeks who keep the wheels of so many company websites turning.

Each certified training course lasts for two days and will be held twice monthly in Amherst, NH — where the company's training facility is located.

Nuxeo Hits Major Milestone for Open Source Enterprise CMS

Nuxeo Open Source ECMNuxeo this week has chalked up a significant achievement for their open source ECM project.

Following rather closely to their Oct. 2006 release of Nuxeo Core v1.0, the company has released the first of “stable” (aka “production-ready”) version of Nuxeo EP 5.0.

They continue their mission of making the system easy to use and flexible for both contributors and system integrators alike. Their motto is “Not just a product, a platform.”

Day Wires-up JCR Access for FileNet Enterprise CMS

Day SoftwareSwiss content management and content infrastructure software provider Day Software has announced its latest Java Content Repository (JCR) connector. This time the company has delivered wiring that enables standard JCR access to the IBM/FileNet's P8 Content Manager enterprise content repository.

Book: Alfresco Enterprise CMS Implementation

Book: Alfresco Enterprise CMSOur dear friends at Packt Press have teamed with CIGNEX founder and CTO, Munwar Shariff, to deliver a no doubt highly practical manual for the full implementation of the Alfresco Open Source Enterprise CMS.

And Munwar is the man. He's one we'd take CMS counsel from any day. With over 5 years of running CMS projects at CIGNEX and plenty more than that digging deep into software dev projects, Munwar brings a wealth of hands-on experience. This combined with the no-nonsense tradition at Packt Press, is sure to have produced one 356 page tome that is unlikely to waste your time.

Open Text First to Market with DoD 5015.2 RM for MOSS

open textOf late there's been more records management and eDiscovery announcements than fitful man can shake a stick at. Open Text takes the scoop of the day, delivering good news for themselves, governance, risk, and compliance (GRC) managers, and Microsoft.

Come early March the company will have achieved the first U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) 5015.2 certification for records management of Microsoft Office SharePoint Server (MOSS) 2007 business data.

Symantec Enters Records Management, eDiscovery Fray

Symantec Information Foundation 2007Symantec recently released a new product to their line-up, Symantec Information Foundation 2007. The suite targets the lucrative enterprise records retention and governance space and is designed to protect against risks to messaging and collaboration systems and aims to help reduce the cost of data retention and electronic discovery (eDiscovery). By integrating a number of existing Symantec products the company also claims it will guard against data leakage and spam.

Vamosa Updates Content Migrator Toolset

Vamosa Content MigratorVamosa recently announced the availability of v2.9 of Content Migrator, their content analysis and migration software. This newest release brings even better document migration and adds increased link cohesion capabilities.

This is the first time that Vamosa has introduced the concept of link cohesion to the document world, although it has been a popular feature of “Vamosa Content Migrator and has been used when migrating web content to translate all internal website hyperlinks.” By bringing this feature to documents now, it will be a boon to companies that have large document and content archives in transition.