Media Business News and Trends

Unicon, Inc., an independent provider of enterprise portal, collaboration, learning, and integration technology for higher education institutions, and RedDot Solutions, a provider of enterprise content management (ECM) solutions for mid-market organizations, and a wholly owned subsidiary of Hummingbird Ltd., has announced a partnership where Unicon will package RedDot's CMS Web Content Management Solution with Academus, its enterprise portal offering for higher education.

Posted Sep 27, 2005

Open Text Corporation, an independent provider of Enterprise Content Management (ECM) software, and InSystems Corporation, a specialist in complex document and compliance automation for insurance and financial services companies, have announced they will extend their eight-year partnership.

Posted Sep 27, 2005

Cognos, a provider of business intelligence and corporate performance management (CPM), has announced it has partnered with four Business Process Management (BPM) providers to enable business intelligence with its latest release, Cognos 8 Business Intelligence.

Posted Sep 27, 2005

Verity Inc., a provider of enterprise search software that enables organizations to discover, analyze, and process all of the digital information within its enterprises, has announced its CFO, Steven R. Springsteel, has been promoted to president.

Posted Sep 27, 2005

Palm, Inc., a mobile-computing provider and software pioneer Microsoft Corp. have announced an alliance to accelerate the smartphone market segment with a new device for mobile professionals and businesses.

Posted Sep 27, 2005

Cyberspace doesn’t give its travelers much room for reflection. Every day, millions of Web sites are updated, and older versions are erased from existence with the click of a button. Remember when Amazon.com sold only books? Or when WebCrawler ruled the search universe? The Wayback Machine does.

Posted Sep 26, 2005

Outsell, Inc., a research and advisory firm, has released FutureFacts: 2006 and Beyond, a comprehensive forecast of the trends and drivers fueling the Information Industry.

Posted Sep 23, 2005

Questel.Orbit and Edital have announced that they have signed a merger agreement under which Questel.Orbit will acquire Edital.

Posted Sep 23, 2005

Fortiva Inc., a provider of email archiving solutions for compliance, legal discovery, and email storage management, has announced the completion of its Series A round of funding.

Posted Sep 20, 2005

FileNet Corporation, a provider of Enterprise Content and Business Process Management solutions, has announced that they have entered into an agreement to acquire Yaletown Technology Group, Inc., a provider of content compliance software.

Posted Sep 20, 2005

Digital Envoy, a provider of IP Intelligence solutions, has announced two new business units focused respectively on online fraud prevention and online advertising.

Posted Sep 16, 2005

Outsell, Inc., an Information Industry research and advisory firm, has announced the launch of its inaugural Business-to-Business MarketView to give a comprehensive picture of what's driving the information industry, and specifically, what the coming year holds for the B2B segment.

Posted Sep 16, 2005

Authentica, Inc., a provider of enterprise rights management (ERM) solutions, has announced a series of updates to its products and partner program.

Posted Sep 16, 2005

ECNext, a provider of technology and services for merchandizing and marketing business content via the Web, has announced that it has raised $4 million in new financing.

Posted Sep 16, 2005

Wolters Kluwer Health has announced that it has acquired the total assets of Pennsylvania-based Boucher Communications Inc. (BCI).

Posted Sep 13, 2005

Zinio Systems, Inc., a provider of digital publishing and marketing services, has announced it has merged with Blue Dolphin Group (BDG), an online magazine retailer.

Posted Sep 13, 2005

Swets Information Services has announced the appointment of Ezra T. Ernst, an innovator of electronic media and business models for the publishing industry, as Swets' new CEO in North America.

Posted Sep 13, 2005

RLG has announced that it has completed a draft report for the certification of digital repositories.

Posted Sep 09, 2005

Fios Inc., a provider of IT-enabled electronic discovery (ED) and discovery management services, has announced it has raised $6.5 million in a growth funding round.

Posted Sep 09, 2005

Orion Information Services, Inc., (OIS), a technology firm that specializes in mobile content and service applications, has announced that is merging with CellPoint Connect AB, (CellPoint) a Sweden-based company that specializes in global hardware and software solutions for the wireless market.

Posted Sep 09, 2005

Mitsui & Co., Ltd., has announced it has made an investment in Feedster, a developer and provider of RSS search services for the Internet.

Posted Sep 09, 2005

Lionbridge Technologies, Inc., a provider of globalization and offshoring services, has announced the completion of its acquisition of Bowne Global Solutions, a division of Bowne & Co., Inc.

Posted Sep 09, 2005

The American Chemical Society, a scientific society, and ScholarOne, Inc., a provider of Web-based workflow management solutions for scholarly publishers, have announced that the Publications Division of the American Chemical Society has chosen ScholarOne Manuscript Central to expand and enhance its online peer review and manuscript management capabilities.

Posted Sep 02, 2005

Attenex Corporation, a software developer of document analysis and visualization tools for electronic discovery, and RLS Legal Solutions, LLC have announced an alliance enabling RLS to offer a complete electronic discovery solution for corporations and their law firms involved in matters of litigation or mergers and acquisitions, where discovery, analysis, storage and production of large data sets is required.

Posted Sep 02, 2005

Experian, a global information solutions company, has announced the acquisition of Baker Hill, a provider of relationship-management, credit-origination, and risk-management solutions.

Posted Sep 02, 2005

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