Wednesday, April 19, 2006

RedDot - CMS and Portal

www.reddot.co.uk A Hummingbird company, we provide organisations with comprehensive content management software solutions to communicate clearly through the web and across their enterprise. Our solutions provide a way to better create, access, manage and distribute content on the web, or within an organisation. Our software is recognised throughout the industry as easy to implement and use. Our 1,600 customers, located throughout the world, have over 3,500 implementations of our content management solutions.

Approva - Greater visibility. Better controls.

www.approva.net We control controls. Approva is the leading provider of enterprise controls management software. We enable business, finance, IT and audit to automate the on-demand testing, closed-loop remediation and continuous, exception-based monitoring of controls within and across their business systems. Using our solutions customers are able to significantly increase visibility into their controls. Our solutions deliver:

* Cost-effective sustainable compliance
* Streamlined audit process
* Reduced exposure to mistakes, fraud and inefficiencies

Our controls solution addresses all of the major financial and operational business processes including financial close, procurement, sales, customer fulfillment and payroll. In addition, our automated solutions act as key preventative and detective controls, further strengthening our customers’ control environments.

Products: Our BizRights Platform and Enterprise Controls Suite enables correlation of intelligence across system, security and business process controls including change management, segregation of duties, sensitive access, master data, process configuration and transactions assuring controls effectiveness and accuracy. From a single platform, our software addresses SAP, Oracle/PeopleSoft, Hyperion and legacy applications.

iUpload - Content Management and Corporate Wiki/Blogging

www.iupload.com iUpload is a leading content management and corporate wiki and blogging software company whose solutions help organizations optimize the marketing potential of their content. Whether you're an individual, a corporation or a community, iUpload provides a powerful one-stop solution for creating, managing and distributing all of your content, while giving you a new social marketing platform that extends your corporate voice and strengthens your brand across multiple communities.

ProClarity - Business Intelligence and Dashboards

www.proclarity.com Acquired by Microsoft, ProClarity has been delivering innovative analytic solutions to Global 3000 companies since 1995. Located in Idaho, USA, and with regional sales and services offices in North America and Europe, ProClarity currently supports more than 2,000 customers globally including, Hewlett-Packard, AT&T, Nabisco, GE and Ericsson.

Vertical Industry Focus

Having delivered innovative solutions for leading retail, healthcare, financial service and insurance organizations, ProClarity has extensive knowledge and understanding of the challenges these companies face in order to gain a competitive advantage. ProClarity’s solutions are configurable to address critical business processes across these strategic vertical industries. ProClarity is focused on Global 3000 companies and line-of-business OEM software vendors who have proactive approaches to gaining the greatest competitive value from business data.

ProClarity Analytic Platform

ProClarity's development platform is the system for building custom analytic solutions. Analytic applications built with ProClarity are enterprise scaleable and help individuals transform information into understanding. ProClarity products and services increase the speed at which organizations can make informed decisions optimized to directly influence performance. ProClarity solutions are tailored around business processes and decision-making workflows.

Query and Analysis: When you need answers to question such as—'Why is inventory low?' 'Why is revenue fluctuating?'—ProClarity delivers better than anyone. The ProClarity Analytics Server, built for Microsoft SQL Server Analysis Services, is the powerful foundation of the ProClarity business intelligence solution. It can take you where you need to go.

Dashboards:It's one thing to say that sales are down. It's another thing to see it. The new ProClarity dashboard not only shows you clearly what is happening in your business. It leads you effortlessly to why.

Scorecards: Only with ProClarity and Microsoft can you create a scorecard solution on an open platform that includes zero-footprint, thin-client Web analytics. And only with ProClarity scorecards can you quickly jump from monitoring key performance indicators (KPIs) to discovering root causes.

Reports and Publications: Start with Microsoft's full-featured reporting capabilities and add ProClarity's data visualization tools and simple, high-quality publishing options - not to mention our analytic capabilities - and you suddenly have reports that do a whole lot more than sit on someone's desk.

Customers and Partners

Some of the worlds most recognized brands across retail, wholesale distribution, logistics and manufacturing leverage ProClarity's solutions to solve their most critical and complex business intelligence challenges. Organizations such as AT&T, Compaq, Ericsson, GE Capital, Hewlett-Packard, JCPenney, Nabisco, Nordstrom, Pfizer, Time, Inc. and VA Hospitals. ProClarity also maintains strategic partnerships with top technology, consulting, OEM and ISV organizations that help extend our solutions and establish ProClarity as a world-class leader in business intelligence solutions. ProClarity's alliance partners include Microsoft, Intel, Unisys and IBM.

Thursday, April 13, 2006

Voyence - Where change is key

www.voyence.com Your business, your reputation, your network: The leader in automated network compliance, change and configuration management. Voyence is the leading provider of configuration and change management solutions that automate critical change, compliance and activation processes. The company's solution, VoyenceControl NG, helps organizations drive down operational costs, increase availability, improve security, and demonstrate regulatory compliance. VoyenceControl NG is the only configuration and change management solution based on a multi-tiered architecture that can effectively manage tens of thousands of devices across a heterogeneous infrastructure.

* Compliance/Security Management
* Change/Configuration Management
* Extending Network Management
* Global 1,000 Customers: Managed Service Providers and Enterprise IT infrastructure businesses 900,000+
* Over 300,000 Devices and 1,000 Networks Under Management Worldwide
* Marquee Investors: Canaan Partners, Sevin Rosen, Center Point, InterWest Partners
* Experienced Management: BMC, CA, EMC Smarts, HP, IBM/Micromuse

Wednesday, April 12, 2006

Vontu - Protect Data at Rest and in Motion

www.vontu.com Vontu is the market leader in Data Loss Prevention software. More companies trust Vontu to protect their confidential data and sensitive information than any other company in the world.

Why? Perhaps it's because we deliver the only solution that protects both data at rest and data in motion. Or maybe it's because Vontu is proven to meet the scale and accuracy requirements of Fortune 500 companies and government agencies. Or it could be the fact that we help companies get return on existing investments in access control and encryption investments? Or maybe it's because of our 100% customer satisfaction and renewal rate.

In fact, more than one million users data worldwide are protected by Vontu. We are proud to be the choice of companies of all sizes, in all industries, around the globe.

Vontu is the Choice of Global Companies

* 32% of customers are fortune 100 companies; 58% are Fortune 1000
* 3 of the top 4 commercial banks
* 2 of the top 3 credit reporting agencies

SOA Software - Comprehensive enterprise SOA management and security

www.soa.com SOA Software is the leading provider of comprehensive enterprise class SOA and Web services management, security, and governance solutions. It is the largest specialist vendor of SOA solutions and the only company that offers a complete SOA infrastructure solution.

SOA Software provides software and solutions for Enterprise, B2B, and Legacy SOA, with its Service Manager, XML VPN, SOLA, and Registry products. Service Manager is the industry-leading complete Web Services Management solution. It includes security, monitoring, reliability and registry services to deliver a one-stop shop for organizations building Web services and SOA. XML VPN delivers powerful B2B Web services security and provisioning as both software and an appliance. This allows companies and their partners to share internal applications as critical parts of each other’s business processes. SOLA is the only production proven mainframe Web services solution for CICS programmers. The Registry is a UDDIv3 compliant services repository, enabling comprehensive configuration and meta-data management.

These enterprise-class products combine to create the only complete SOA Infrastructure solution available today. This offers end-to-end security, monitoring, reliability, registry and provisioning capabilities for Enterprise SOA, B2B XML and Web services, and Mainframe Web services.

SOA Software is a privately held company that has raised more than $35 million and is backed by leading investors including Redpoint, Mellon Ventures, Paladin Capital Group, and Palisades Ventures Fund.

Fortify Software - Protect your software at the source: The code itself

www.fortifysoftware.com Fortify Software offers the industry’s most proven, accurate and effective solutions to ensure software security and mitigate risk. We help leading companies take a holistic approach to their greatest security vulnerability: the software applications that run their businesses. We work with our customers to fortify their software, protecting their vital assets against hackers and malicious users.

Our solutions include leading edge software products which automate and enhance key audit and development processes and integrate with the most popular software development platforms and testing environments. Product deployment is augmented with expert services including training, best practices guidance, and technology transfer consulting. We also partner with leading services providers in the security industry to further ensure customer success.

Enterprise customers are choosing Fortify's automated software security solutions to build, test and deploy secure applications. Leading financial services firms such as Bank of America, Fidelity and Goldman Sachs as well as commercial technology product vendors Sygate and Macromedia headline a number of new customers added within the most recent quarter. Combined with existing customers such as Wells Fargo, eBay and Financial Engines, Fortify Software is quickly becoming the de facto vendor of choice for software security products.

Courion - Provisioning for rapid business impact

www.courion.com Dynamic Community-based Provisioning empowers you to deliver transparent compliance, sustained efficiencies and improved business velocity, by effectively adapting to and leveraging your changing business operations, technology infrastructure and organization.

Unlike competitive technologies that concentrate on security-centric solutions at the expense of business operations, Courion takes a holistic approach to provisioning by securely connecting people to critical enterprise resources. Working within an organization's existing IT environment to provide immediate pain point relief, Courion securely automates routine, manual processes for user provisioning, password management, audit and regulatory compliance, and profile management.

Background

Courion was founded in 1996 and introduced PasswordCourier, the industry’s first self-service password reset and password synchronization solution. Today, Courion provides enterprise-level provisioning solutions through its Enterprise Provisioning Suite to over 270 companies. Courion is a privately-held company headquartered in Framingham, Massachusetts, USA.

Courion’s Enterprise Provisioning Suite

Courion’s products securely automate routine, manual processes for user provisioning, password and profile management, industry and regulatory compliance, profile management and digital certificate management. By leveraging the existing infrastructure and integrating disparate workflows within the enterprise, Courion solutions drive operational efficiency, optimize user productivity, strengthen security, reduce costs and ensure efficiency in achieving policy compliance. Its product suite offers the broadest spectrum of user support, facilitating multi-dimensional views of security administration, help desk and end user staff, while maximizing security policy automation and business value delivered. Each product in the Suite can be purchased and implemented independently, or together as Courion’s Enterprise Provisioning Suite.

Kalido - Master Data Management

www.kalido.com Kalido provides adaptive enterprise data warehousing and master data management software to Global 2000 companies. The KALIDO application suite (KALIDO) delivers consolidated views of enterprise performance and can rapidly adapt them to major changes in the business such as mergers and acquisitions, market consolidation, or new regulatory requirements. Kalido customers include some of the largest companies in the world, such as BP, Cadbury Schweppes, Owens Corning, Philips and Unilever. A privately held company, Kalido is headquartered in Burlington, Mass. and London, UK.

ItemField - The Next Generation of Data Transformation

www.itemfield.com Itemfield is the first enterprise software company to deliver next-generation data transformation. Gartner has called next-generation data transformation a fundamental building block of the enterprise nervous system.

Itemfield was founded in 2000 by a group of middleware and advanced technology experts. Since the release in 2002 of its flagship product, ContentMaster, more than 70 enterprise customers, including seven of the Fortune 50, have successfully used Itemfield’s next-generation data transformation technology to dramatically increase IT productivity and application integration infrastructure usability, while enabling new classes of enterprise solutions that integrate complex documents, transaction data, proprietary content and legacy data formats.

Itemfield’s breakthrough data transformation technology expands the current definition of business integration infrastructure beyond application integration and middleware to a unified information layer by allowing any form of enterprise data, including structured, semi-structured and unstructured data, to be transformed via XML from one comprehensive environment, without the need for costly IT development.

With Itemfield, data structure and format create no constraints, and the possibilities for business integration are now limitless.

Our Vision
The focus of Itemfield’s three-phase strategic vision is to enable enterprises to:

* Visualize their data, no matter how it is represented
* Transform their data automatically from any format to any other format without custom programming
* Integrate their data using existing software infrastructure platforms so that it can be easily understood by applications and people, and integrated into business processes.

Itemfield is the first to execute such a vision. Itemfield is headquartered in San Mateo, California. The company is privately held and is backed by leading venture capital firms Accel Partners, Foundation Capital, Gemini Funds, and Evergreen Ventures.

Thursday, April 06, 2006

Factiva - A whole new way to look at search

www.factiva.com Factiva, a Dow Jones and Reuters Company, announced that the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has issued United States Patent number 6,938,046. The patent, titled “Polyarchical Data Indexing and Automatically Generated Hierarchical Data Indexing Paths”, covers Factiva Intelligent Indexing - the Factiva Industry, Region and Subject Taxonomy and Factiva Company Taxonomy which is applied to all of the content, in all formats and languages, in Factiva’s business news information services.

“Factiva is committed to innovation and creating tools that help businesses organize information so employees can locate content quickly and easily,” said Clare Hart, president and CEO, Factiva. “Factiva Intelligent Indexing is such a tool and by implementing a comprehensive taxonomy, companies can connect employees to the organization’s information assets, ensuring they have easy access to the information they need to be productive and make better decisions, faster.”

Factiva Intelligent Indexing is a method of data categorization, using polyarchical indexing codes and automatically generated expansion paths, for future searching and information retrieval. It involves applying a code, which relates to a subject matter, to a particular document. The codes are then linked with the categories created to represent various subject matters. In order to search for those Factiva documents which contain content in a particular category, Factiva’s search applications can simply retrieve all documents containing the code linked for that category.

Factiva's comprehensive, award-winning taxonomy has been developed over the last 25 years, can be integrated into a portal or intranet, and is flexible, multilingual and easily extensible to satisfy the growing needs of an organization.

Hart continued, “Unstructured data is believed to account for 80 to 85 percent of a typical organization’s internal information. A high-quality, well-maintained taxonomy is crucial if users are to be able to find the right answers quickly and precisely in repositories of articles and documents that are expanding at phenomenal rates. Unless this data is categorized using standard vocabulary terms, it can be extremely difficult to find the precise information needed to make effective business decisions.”

Factiva, a Dow Jones & Reuters Company , provides essential business news and information together with the content delivery tools and services that enable professionals to make better decisions faster. Factiva’s unrivalled collection of more than 9,000 credentialed sources includes the exclusive combination of The Wall Street Journal, the Financial Times, Dow Jones and Reuters newswires and the Associated Press, as well as Reuters Fundamentals, D&B, and Bureau van Dijk company profiles.

Factiva’s innovative, XML-based and Web services-enabled technology platform provides access to this rich content collection via Factiva’s role-specific products or through customized enterprise, group or personal solutions. Executives, information professionals, marketers, salespeople, and other professionals can easily monitor and understand the latest news, market trends, and business challenges relevant to them – directly from the Microsoft Office and job-specific applications they use every day.