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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.

Workday Goes DITA with Bluestream XDocs

Bluestream XDocsBluestream Database Software, a provider of XML storage and content management technologies, announced recently that publisher Workday has finished their implementation of online documentation and application help system leveraging DITA processes and Bluestream's XDocs XML CMS.

Iron Mountain and Stratify Tout Rock Solid Records Management

Iron Mountain Record ManagementIron Mountain and Stratify have recently announced that they will be working together to provide Iron Mountain customers with Stratify's advanced electronic discovery capabilities.

Through their new alliance, users will be able to “leverage the Stratify Legal Discovery service using data that is stored and protected by Iron Mountain to efficiently analyze and review data during internal investigations as well as for litigation or regulatory discovery requests.”

PaperWise Extends EU Document Management Market

Germany-based Microsoft partner PROVOX System Planning has announced that they have joined forces with US-based PaperWise as an OEM partner. The move is notable as the PROVOX partnership will aggressively extend the European market for the PaperWise document management and collaboration system.

Adobe Pushes PDF for ISO Standards Approval


Considering its notable release of Acrobat 8 just months ago, and withstanding some recent criticisms we've published, it's clear Adobe is not shy about raising the bar for the next generation of document collaboration and security software.

So it comes as little surprise that this year Adobe plans to drive towards ISO standardization of its PDF specification. According to Adobe Chief Software Architect Kevin Lynch, this means PDF will evolve from de facto security standard to de jure. As, he doesn't hesitate to add, “it should.”

Getting Smarter about Document Collaboration

According to a recent report by the UK-based Butler Group, outdated document collaboration processes are wasting time and posing risks to companies.

“Document management systems have helped organizations improve internal efficiency,” said the report. “However, extending these systems to partners and stakeholders has proved much more difficult. Internet connectivity now provides the information worker with incredible reach, but productivity is still constrained by the collaborative range of office productivity tools and ingrained working practices.”

After the jump are the not to miss points.

Day Introduces New Content Repository Services

logo-jackrabbit.pngDay Software recently announced the availability of a new range of services that will support Apache Jackrabbit. Since its launch nearly two years 2005, Apache Jackrabbit has been popular in the open source industry. With Day's service and support for Jackrabbit, development and deployment of applications will be accelerated and users can realize the full and utilize the full potential of the JCR technology. The company has introduced new offerings around training, support, consulting and development.