E-Business
Adobe ships ColdFusion 8
Adobe Systems Inc. announced the immediate availability of Adobe ColdFusion 8 software. ColdFusion 8, a tool for building dynamic Web sites and Internet applications integrates with complex enterprise environments.

ColdFusion 8 enables developers to integrate their ColdFusion applications with other Adobe technologies such as Adobe Flex, PDF, Adobe Integrated Runtime (AIR), and Adobe LiveCycle. ColdFusion 8 also uses Ajax-based components, enabling developers to design and deploy engaging applications by integrating complex environments into intuitive interfaces.

ColdFusion 8 is available in two editions: ColdFusion 8 Enterprise Edition is a solution for delivering multiple Web sites and applications on one or more servers, or on existing J2EE application server installations; ColdFusion 8 Standard is a configuration for single applications that are ideal for small to medium-sized businesses. Enterprise Edition is available for US$7499 per 2-CPUs, and Standard Edition is available for US$1299 per 2-CPUs. ColdFusion may also be used for development at no cost with the free Developer Edition, a full-featured server for development use only. Special upgrade pricing is available to owners of valid ColdFusion MX 6 and 7 licenses. ColdFusion 8 is immediately available for purchase online from the Adobe Store, directly from Adobe, and through Adobe’s network of partners and resellers. To learn more about ColdFusion 8, please visit: www.adobe.com/products/coldfusion.

Data Management
BEA releases BEA AquaLogic BPM 6.0
BEA Systems Inc. announced the general availability of BEA AquaLogic BPM 6.0, a suite designed to integrate the modeling, execution and monitoring of end-to-end business processes to support real-time process optimization. This release of BEA AquaLogic BPM 6.0 introduces ad-hoc collaboration and business intelligence capabilities that can help business participants share knowledge, coordinate business activities, and conduct real-time process simulations to help optimize process outcomes. It supports industry standards, including Business Process Modeling Notation (BPMN), XML Process Definition Language (XPDL 2.0) and the Business Process Execution Language (BPEL 2.0).

BEA AquaLogic BPM 6.0 is designed to help companies evolve their use of BPM from optimizing the business to transforming the business. These include:

  • Process participation through business users’ tool of
  • Define and change business rules with ease
  • Service orchestration and integration

BEA AquaLogic Business Process Management 6.0 is now generally available and downloadable at: http://commerce.bea.com/products/aqualogic/bpm/albpm.jsp.

EMC unveils Documentum 6 platform

EMC Corp. announced the EMC Documentum 6 enterprise content management (ECM) platform – enabling rapid and flexible development, configuration, and deployment of enterprise content applications. 

The highly flexible Documentum 6 platform supports content management and archiving applications, supplying common tools and services to manage content, processes and repositories.  Innovations for the Documentum 6 platform include: 

  • Documentum Enterprise Content Services
  • Documentum Composer
  • Documentum Branch Office Caching Services

The Documentum 6 platform is designed to enable development of Web-services-based content management applications. In support of this message, EMC issued an open challenge to software developers and software development teams for entries for ECM applications based on the Documentum 6 platform. 

The Documentum 6 enterprise content management platform will be generally available at the end of August.  To register, please visit www.software.emc.com/documentum6. For more information on Documentum 6, please visit http://software.emc.com/solutions/business_need/content_management/index.htm.

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