Interwoven Inc. and IBM are both extending content management capabilities to wider user bases.
Interwoven this week will announce the latest version of its flagship product, TeamSite 6.0, which touts mainly ease-of-use improvements that enable more personnel in an organization to use the software. The upgrade features a redesigned ContentCenter user interface, and it adds separate interfaces for business and power users, a new forms publishing template, and a tool kit for interface customization.
The Sunnyvale, Calif., company will also announce ContentServices 2.0, a Web services software development kit that allows content management features, such as workflow and versioning, to be accessed from within Java 2 Platform, Enterprise Edition and Microsoft Corp. .Net-based applications as WSDL (Web Services Description Language) files. Version 2.0 uses Systinet Corp.s Web Applications and Services Platform to provide Simple Object Access Protocol-XML/HTTP access to content management functionality. Developers can integrate that functionality into packaged applications—such as portals and customer relationship management—as WSDL files, Interwoven officials said.
Meanwhile, IBM is expanding its Lotus Software divisions Lotus Workplace offerings into content management via acquisition, announcing last week that it had bought Web content management software developer Aptrix, known officially as Presence Online Pty. Ltd., of Sydney, Australia. The deal adds Web content management to the Workplace portfolio so users can collaborate on assembling and deploying content to a portal or Web site.
The new Lotus offering built on Aptrix technology will be called Lotus Workplace Content Development and is available now, said Lotus officials, in Cambridge, Mass.