March 2007 Issue


News Features

An essential part of managing business processes is ensuring that documents get to those who are supposed to see them—and don’t get to those who shouldn’t. This month, IBM FileNet will release its latest product, IBM FileNet P8 4.0, to help ensure that only certain employees within an organization can view particular documents.
By - Posted Feb 27, 2007
New DNA microarrays that can profile more than 500,000 exact genetic variations are giving researchers a better view of the genetic causes of many illnesses and helping them work towards more personalized treatments. While experts are nothing but pleased by the new crop of gene chips, they say that five to ten years from now researchers may shift away from current profiling methods toward new sequencing technologies that are currently in their infancy.
By - Posted Mar 01, 2007
Ektron Inc. has introduced new, enhanced search capabilities and other features for version 7.0 of its CMS400.NET Ektron Markup Language, which the company released in late February at the cost of $9,650 for a 10-user license.
By - Posted Feb 20, 2007
Anticipation grows as technophiles eagerly await the launch of Sony’s new video download service for its PlayStation Portable (PSP). Although Sony spokesperson Al de Leon declined to comment on the service’s launch, there’s no shortage of commentary going on: Bloggers, analysts, and investors are all speculating about Sony’s new video downloading service.
By - Posted Mar 06, 2007
When news broke late last year that Microsoft was attempting to patent technologies related to Really Simple Syndication (RSS), it was met with outrage, fury, and countless cries of theft and corporate tyranny.
By - Posted Feb 15, 2007

Featured Stories

Moving from one office to the next takes hundreds of boxes and backbreaking labor. By contrast, moving a company's entire digital content collection from a variety of locations or a legacy content management system into a new CMS to the next doesn't require a single box or any heavy lifting. However content migration is no small undertaking.
By - Posted Feb 20, 2007
Chances are, if you have done something with your computer, determined investigators will find it. In fact, a whole industry has developed around helping government, law enforcement, and enterprises follow digital evidence trails and extract the bits and bytes that trace the path of our digital lives.
By - Posted Feb 27, 2007
The concurrent ascendancy of taxonomies and XML isn’t surprising, yet regardless of their complementary nature, the two technologies are rarely in the same place at the same time. However, when they get together, the result is not only powerful, but flexible as well.
By - Posted Mar 08, 2007

Columns

Buying traffic is the easy part. Keeping those eyeballs is where things get dicey. However, in the past year, I watched several consumer and B2B content brands ratchet up their traffic by double digits on a monthly basis.
By - Posted Mar 01, 2007
Like its web counterpart, Content 2.0 is emerging in rapid fits and starts. There will be an evolution of electronic formats (and extinctions) via marketplace natural selection. Fundamental structural change is occurring in office documents, containers of 80% of all information. This happened first with ODF in OpenOffice and StarOffice 8, and now through OpenXML in Microsoft’s Office 2007.
By - Posted Mar 06, 2007
I wanted to show some examples of good search implementations, but finding any was almost impossible. Even the search software vendors seem to have paid no attention to search usability. One particular problem when you are working in the intranet sector is being able to demonstrate intranets in action, so I have to use websites as a surrogate.
By - Posted Mar 01, 2007
Charles Simonyi is slated to be the fifth day-tripper to visit the International Space Station and plans to document his adventure online with a blog, pictures, an “Ask Charles” forum, and more. I bet there will be a good-size audience for some vicarious thrill riding. On the other hand, despite the novelty of civilian space travel and Simonyi’s cyber-extended nerd entourage, I can’t quite picture whole families huddled around the computer to watch.
By - Posted Feb 20, 2007
As a marketer and communicator, I’m fascinated with what companies are doing in Second Life, the 3D online world entirely built and owned by its nearly two million residents. The Second Life economy is built on the Linden dollar in which millions of U.S. dollars (at the current exchange rate) change hands each month. But just as in other social networking sites (like MySpace and Facebook), marketers and communicators who participate are viewed with contempt
By - Posted Mar 08, 2007

Faces of EContent

“I’m part of a team that helps the company go to market in the publishing industry.”
By - Posted Feb 22, 2007

Case Studies

IBM provided California State University, Long Beach with 200 WebAdapt2Me licenses and server software that integrates it with the campus’s existing web delivery environment.
By - Posted Feb 27, 2007