Industry Updates

Daily Report, Nov 17

Team Collaboration

  • Adobe LiveCycle Policy Server 7.2 … Adobe released Version 7.2 of LiveCycle Policy Server, its digital rights management play for the enterprise. Enables organizations to control access to and usage of digital information regardless of where it is physically stored. It is available for deployment within organizations, and a hosted edition (the “Adobe Document Center”) is also available for organizations that don’t want inside hosting. Adobe
  • AOL AIM 6.0 Client … AOL released Version 6.0 of the AOL instant messaging client, offering offline messaging, conversation logging, a buddy list that can support up to 1000 buddies, and an enhanced IM window, among others. It can also link to AOL Pages, for social networking. Available immediately, with along with expanded feature descriptions. CollaborationLoop, CIO Today, eWeek
  • Zimbra CS 4.5 Beta 1 … Zimbra posted Beta 1 of the forthcoming Version 4.5 of its Zimbra Collaboration Suite. “Major new features of 4.5 include complex password enforcement, identities, personal distro lists’s, server performance improvements, backup/restore in the admin console, a search builder in the admin console, user-set default fonts for HTML compose, an upgrade to use MySQL 5.0, and a Lotus Domino migration wizard.Zimbra
  • Skype 2.5 for the Mac … Skype released the Beta of Skype 2.5 for the Mac. Adds SMS capabilities, an improved history list, and a litany of changes and improvements. Available immediately. Skype Journal
  • New CEO for MindTouch … MindTouch, a wiki provider, announced a new CEO: Kenneth Liu. He’ll be focusing on strategic direction, venture capital partnerships, and partnerships with other interesting players. BusinessWire
  • Xythos Web Seminar … November 30 at 11am Pacific Time … a webinar on Xythos Enterprise Document Manager 6.0. “Xythos’ upcoming product release, Enterprise Document Manager 6.0, is the first web-based, easy-to-use, integrated document and records management solution in the industry. It is compliant with the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) 5015.2-Standard for records management systems, enabling customers to manage their documents in accordance with the DoD 5015.2 guidelines. While DoD 5015.2 is aimed at meeting the specific records management needs within the public sector, compliance with this standard is also vital to many public and private companies who want to manage corporate risk and follow various compliance guidelines.Xythos (registration required)
  • CTC 2007 Call for Papers … The Collaborative Technologies Conference in 2007 is happening June 18-21 in Boston. The CTC Advisory Board (which I’m not a part of this year) has just released the “Call for Papers”. “We are looking for thought leaders in collaboration and business and IT managers who’ve deployed collaborative solutions to share their insights with the CTC audience. We are particularly looking for case studies in which presenters can share methodologies and detailed results of their efforts.” Deadline is December 15, 2006. CTC 2007
  • Oracle WebCenter Suite … Oracle announced its WebCenter Suite, a business platform for structured and unstructured content creation and access, process / workflow management, search, and Web 2.0 technologies. It includes WebCenter Spaces “… a configurable work environment that enables individuals and groups to work together more effectively. Individuals can use their WebCenter Personal Spaces to perform structured and free form tasks, organize their daily activities, and interact with other users more effectively, while WebCenter Group Spaces can allow groups of any size to improve communication, the execution of distributed work processes and information sharing.Manila Business Online


  • Microsoft and Sprint on Mobile Search … Microsoft announced a strategic alliance with Sprint, for business and consumer services to help Sprint’s mobility customers. The first deliverable is a location-aware mobile search offering, powered by Windows Live Search. Microsoft and Sprint already work together for services such as Hosted Exchange Server. Microsoft, InfoWorld (hat tip, Oliver)
  • Skype and 3 … 3 Group, a mobile services provider, announced an agreement in conjunction with Skype for a mobile voice-over-IP service. “3 Group customers would soon be able to make free Skype calls to other 3 Group Skype users and to PC-based Skype users around the world. However, they would be required to sign up for one of 3 Group’s new monthly data plans to use the service.TechWhack


  • The 90-Day Rule … Work today for what you want to be true in 90 days. “There’s a rule in business called the 90-Day rule. It’s basically this: Whatever you do today, you’ll see the benefits 90 days from now. If you wonder why your business is floundering now, look back and see what you were doing 90 days ago.LifeDev

Knowledge Management

  • Endeca and Clarabridge … Endeca announced a partnership with Clarabridge, for integration between Endeca’s products and business intelligence offerings. “According to the terms of the deal, Endeca will resell Clarabridge BI Connectors for Business Objects, Cognos and MicroStrategy BI platforms as value-added components of the Endeca IAP. The combined offering will help Endeca IAP customers extract additional value from BI investments, unite reports and key metrics with other key application data and content sources, and extend business intelligence to a wide audience of users. As a result, organizations can now deploy new classes of intuitive, self-service BI applications to thousands of workers without incurring the costs associated with deploying additional BI seat licenses and user training.Endeca

Other Cool Stuff

  • iPhone Nearer? … Hon Hai is rumored to have received an order to produce 12 million phones for Apple. Time will tell. CNET News
  • Clocky … This is so cool! An alarm clock that moves itself after you’ve punched snooze once. I love it. “Clocky … is an alarm clock that runs away and hides if you don’t get out of bed on time. When the alarm sounds you can snooze one time. If you still don’t wake up, Clocky will jump off of the bedside table, and wheel away, mindlessly bumping into objects until he finds a spot to rest. You’ll have to get up and out of bed to silence his alarm. Clocky will find new spots everyday, kind of like a hide-and-seek game.KaBlog

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