Elegant gadgetry

Clearview Software's ECM solution now features a first-of-its kind Iriss desktop "gadget" that dramatically eases the user’s ability to participate in all phases of content life cycle management. Clearview ECM has been designed and built from the ground up using Microsoft technology (including .NET, SQL Server 2005, Office 2007 and SharePoint Server 2007), as well as industry standards such as SOA, XML and Web services.

Iriss gets its name from the Clearview corporate logo, as well as from the acronym for the functionality it delivers: integrated repositories, integrated search and store. Clearview's Mike Ball explains that Iriss "floats" on the desktop like other Vista "gadget" applications, waiting for the user to activate on-demand content or document services. With simple drag-and-drop functionality, information workers can quickly retrieve document or content information directly from their line-of-business applications, eliminating the need for special and costly programming or integration services.

Further, he says, documents or other types of business content created on the desktop are just as easily dropped on the Iriss Desktop Gadget and then stored in the Clearview ECM repository. The Iriss Desktop Gadget goes beyond providing basic content services to the casual desktop user by providing access to all information across the enterprise with the Clearview repository federation and aggregation technology.

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