Venetica, a leading provider of enterprise content integration (ECI) software, today announced the availability of its second generation Content Bridge for IBM Lotus Notes. The new Content Bridge, used in conjunction with Venetica's ECI platform VeniceBridge, enables customers to more effectively leverage distributed Notes content, together with content stored in other repositories, on behalf of enterprise initiatives such as customer service, regulatory compliance, portals and intranets. This announcement coincides with IBM PartnerWorld underway this week, February 29-March 3. The new Content Bridge supports Lotus Domino 6.0 and 6.5, provides enhanced capabilities for displaying Lotus Notes information to end users, and improves performance for bulk extraction of Lotus Notes documents. In addition to providing XML and meta-data-based versions of Lotus Notes documents, the Content Bridge now makes available a web-based display of Lotus Notes documents that mirrors what an end-user would see in the Lotus Notes client. This enables organizations to leverage their existing Lotus Notes custom applications and provides users with a more consistent interface for working with Lotus Notes content from within other applications. Venetica's Content Bridge for IBM Lotus Notes allows enterprise application users to access Notes content in conjunction with other unstructured content, providing a single seamless view of all relevant content. For example, an enterprise rolling out a corporate portal or intranet may have applications that need to access product information, customer information or standard operating procedures commonly stored in Lotus Notes databases, as well as other documents or images stored in IBM DB2 Content Manager, FileNet or Documentum. With Venetica's ECI platform, VeniceBridge, users can easily access this disparate content from within their portal or enterprise application of choice. This enables users to work more productively and effectively, which translates into shortened business cycles, reduced manufacturing costs and improved customer service. "Organizations that use Lotus Notes often have a wealth of information stored in a variety of separate applications throughout the enterprise," said Eric Sall, vice president of marketing, Venetica. "Incorporating this distributed content is crucial to maximizing the return of enterprise initiatives, such as corporate portals, intranets and compliance." This announcement is part of an ongoing relationship in support of IBM technology. With VeniceBridge, IBM customers can build enterprise-spanning business applications on the WebSphere platform that provide access to content throughout the organization and leverage business processes defined across multiple business units. These solutions can use IBM DB2 Content Manager and Lotus Domino.Doc for managing and archiving critical digitized content, IBM DB2 Content Manager OnDemand for formatted computer output, Lotus Notes for collaborative information and knowledge management, IBM WebSphere MQ Workflow for enterprise-wide business processes, as well as other disparate non-IBM systems. Venetica's technology has been deployed in IBM customer environments on multiple IBM operating systems including AIX, Linux and zOS. Venetica provides customers with a single interface to content across disparate environments. Unlike other offerings that create copies of documents and meta-data, Venetica solutions provide a real-time virtual view of content and workflow in place. Venetica's approach exposes the full, two-way functionality of underlying content management and workflow systems, respects the security of those systems and adds cross-system services such as federated search. Venetica provides tools to easily develop enterprise applications that connect to any content system, and out-of-the-box bridges to leading systems such as those from FileNet, Documentum, IBM, Lotus, Microsoft and Open Text. About Venetica Venetica is the leading provider of enterprise content integration (ECI) software. The company's flagship product, VeniceBridge®, enables multiple, disparate content repositories to work as a single unified system. By providing a real-time, virtual interface to enterprise content and business process, Venetica helps companies reduce the cost and complexity of business critical initiatives such as improving customer service, complying with regulations and consolidating operations following a merger. Venetica partners with leading software vendors and system integrators in North America, Europe and the Asia-Pacific region to deliver solutions around the world. For more information, please visit . Venetica and VeniceBridge are registered trademarks of Venetica. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.