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ECM Conference: Fancy a Trip to the Windy City?

Now you have another reason to go. Open Text will be showcasing their latest Enterprise CMS solutions at their upcoming Summit 2007, a worldwide user conference for Hummingbird customers and partners. Attended by over 900 individuals, it will be held at the Hyatt Resort & Spa in Huntington Beach, California from February 11th through 14th.

Open Text Makes Solitary ECM Plans for '07

open_text.jpgFollowing their acquisition of Hummingbird this past summer, Open Text has recently announced their latest public intentions for the Hummingbird brand of Enterprise Content Management software and for 2007 as a whole.

SharePoint (WSS) 2007 Hosting

WSSAdding to their portfolio of hosted Microsoft software as a service offerings, Massachusetts-based groupSPARK has announced the availability of on-demand SharePoint Services (WSS) v3.0. WSS is the free version of Microsoft's SharePoint 2007 document management, web content management, and collaboration platform.

Taming the E-Mail Beast

cBrains email management system was recently updated to work with Microsoft Exchange/Outlook and Lotus Notes and it now also complies with the new Federal e-Discovery Rules in the US. Although they are an Australian company and the new law, which was affective December 1, 2006, isn't applicable to them, their customers certainly may be subject to it, so its time to fall in line.

SharePoint (MOSS) Webcast Tutorials

The kind people over at and have published a whole host of videos on their website to help us all with our SharePoint (MOSS) 2007 administration. The range of topics is broad, covering everything from the basics of storing documents, to creating InfoPath forms libraries, to authoring SharePoint blog posts.

Businesses Still Not Savvy to Records Management

A recent AIIM survey on electronic records management tells a story that's all too familiar: in most organizations, managing electronic records still lags far behind paper records management.

That companies generally fail to adequately address e-mail and electronic document retention is news neither to us nor to AIIM.

OpenKM: Open Source Doc Management, AJAX Style

OpenKM.pngAs every other application under the sun goes AJAX, its about time Document and Knowledge Management had its share of Web 2.0 spin. There's some meat to this message however. The Spain-based OpenKM project is delivering real and open source Document Management and Knowledge Management functionality for the small, medium enterprise.

CYA Delivers ECM Compliance, Recovery for Open Text

CYA for ECMOpen Text's eDOCS DM — the former Hummingbird document management product — gets its very own SmartRecovery backup product courtesy of Enterprise CMS data integrity software vendor, CYA.

New UBL 2.0 Gets Oasis Standard Status

oasis_logo.gifIf you ever wanted to create a catalog request, write a certificate of origin or issue a self-billed invoice, but were totally lost as to how to go about it, great news: you are saved.

These are just a few of the whopping 23 new document types available under UBL 2.0. OASIS, which last year played a major role in helping define international ECM standards, just approved v2.0 as an OASIS Standard, the highest level of ratification issued by the international standards consortium.

Google Attacks MS Office with Toolbar v3

gtb-icon.pngIt seems that hardly a day goes by without Google making some sort of progress in its Apps. The latest notable update is with the Toolbar version 3 (in beta). Beyond helpful browsing knickknacks, the toolbar now loads Microsoft Office documents directly into Google's Docs & Spreadsheets application.

Big deal you say? Its not so much the “what” as it is the “how” that's got our attention.

More Embeddable Enterprise CMS Services

Alfresco Enterprise CMSTucking content services neatly away in into lower logical layers has been a theme over the last six months. This time its open source Enterprise CMS vendor Alfresco chiming in. Following a similar announcement from EMC in November, Alfresco has today released Enterprise Edition v1.4 of the Alfresco embedded Enterprise Content Management system.

2006: Content Management Market Year in Review

Ann RockleyThe Rockley Group takes a look back at the year 2006 in review. What happened in market? How is globalization changing the content management landscape? And, what about new communication vehicles like blogs, wikis, podcasts, and RSS feeds? Ann Rockley takes a look back and provides some key insights and observations.

Can Xythos Simplify Basic Document Services?

Xythos.pngXythos have launched one of the first software as a service (SaaS) document management and collaboration services targeted at the small, medium enterprise market. Xythos On Demand, as its called, aims at trimming costs while facilitating good document housekeeping and easy collaboration. It sure ain't free like SharePoint, but then installing Microsoft's bundle of MOSSy fun isn't exactly a few clicks away either.

Area CMS Vendor Announces Unsurprising News

oxcyon_logo.jpgOxcyon, the harbingers of virtualization for CMS infrastructure have updated their constantly updating software. Centralpoint CMS Lifecycle Management v7.2.18 not only has a long and mystifying name, but apparently some new features too.

Finding Gold in New E-Discovery Provisions

After five years in review, the Supreme Court amended a series of federal rules surrounding civil litigation. Included among these are an elaboration of existing rules regarding electronic discovery. Discovery is the process by which both sides of a litigation provide supporting evidence in a trial.

The changes have gone into effect as of December 1st and they require companies to keep track of employee e-mail, instant messages and other documents or communication delivered through or stored via the Internet. The industry impact is not subtle and Enterprise CMS vendors are responding quickly.

Emojo Risin' with Affino eBusiness Suite

Emojo.pngAffino NX eBusiness Suite, a fully integrated content Management system for SME's that includes Affino encompasses eCommerce, Content Management, Net TV, eCommunity, Digital Asset Management, ePromotions, eServices, Online Directories and SEO Automation has been launched.

Apple Snags Leading Digital Asset Management Firm

Apple-Proximity Proximity Group, one of the leading Video asset management firms with offices in London, New York and Sydney, has been acquired by Apple, according to their website.

Merido Integrates Office 2007, Delivers Records Management

MeridioMeridio's version 5 of their enterprise document and records management solution, leverages the Microsoft Office 2007 components including SharePoint, integrates with Exchange Server 2007, and runs on Windows Vista.Their aim is to deliver comprehensive electronic governance solutions on Microsoft's' .NET foundation products, and this is just so on time with Redmond's recent mega product release announcements.

O3Spaces Challenges MOSS for Team Collaboration

O3 Spaces Hoping to level the playing field with Microsoft SharePoint and perhaps make a little open source cheddar, Dutch software outfit O3 is releasing its O3Spaces back office suite for OpenOffice and StarOffice. While it is far from offering all of the features of SharePoint (MOSS) 2007, it is definitely something that that open source and hybrid Microsoft/open source shops should consider for document management.

SpikeSource Beefs Enterprise 2.0, Web CMS Competition

SpikeSourceOpen source specialist SpikeSource, recently invigorated by their collaboration on Intel's SuiteTwo Enterprise 2.0 project, has aligned with CorraTech to provide a suite of open source applications. The software offering, aptly dubbed OpenSuite, is delivered either on-premise or as an on-demand service.