Enterprise Content Management

Printer company Lexmark is making a content management play with the purchase of privately-held Perceptive Software for about $US280 million in cash.

Elcom has announced the launch of CommunityManager.NET Version 7, a complete web CMS deigned to integrate with Microsoft Office, SharePoint and HP TRIM for streamlined document management across the business network and the Web.

Symantec has announced the acquisition of VeriSign’s identity and authentication business for $US1.28 billion in cash..

Recommind has announced MindServer Search 7.0, the latest version of its flagship enterprise search product, adds new Web 2.0 collaborative features such as social tagging and delivery of content via RSS.

A quartet of high profile corporate and government customers have helped Microsoft launch Office 2010 and SharePoint 2010 for business users in Australia, with the consumer launch of Office to follow in June after which the much-anticipated online versions of office applications will also become available.

Information Management Specialist Unique World has launched its xRM (anything relationship management) capability into the Australian market, which is an extension of traditional Customer Relationship Management (CRM) technology.

Vitras has announced the release of a new Cumulus DAM Client for Apple's iPhone and iPad - called SuduS - as well as a VideoRemixer for editing video inside Cumulus. 

Rights Management Services (RMS) have been added to the Open Text ECM Suite to allow enterprises to safeguard confidential and sensitive information from unauthorised uses for content even after it leaves the secure vault of the content repository.

Filebound Australia has announced the appointment of Lee Bourke, formerly Director of Digital Execution at the SEMA Group, to its Board of Directors. Lee has a strong pedigree in Business Management, Document and Records Management and Technology.

Tim LeeHealey is CEO of pioneering US forensic firm AccessData, which creates solutions that address criminal and internal investigations, ediscovery and information assurance. On a visit to Sydney to attend a seminar for forensic investigators, LeeHealy took some time out to discuss the status of digital investigation and ediscovery with IDM.