• November 26, 1997
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News Shorts: November 26, 1997

Marketing VP Ann Palermo to leave PC Docs

KMWorld has learned that Ann Palermo, VP of Marketing at PC Docs (Burlington, MA), will be leaving the company at the end of this week. Mrs. Palermo has been VP of Marketing at PC Docs for two and a half years, having been brought in by Larry Bohn, who left PC Docs several months ago. During her tenure the marketing department at PC Docs has grown from three people to 28. Palermo leaves to assume the role of VP of Worldwide Marketing for CKS

, establishing the U.S. offices of the company. CKS is a $17 million UK-based provider of single sign-on security software for large enterprises. CKS is currently on an IPO track, and is funded by Hancock Ventures and managed by Alex Brown.

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NEPS and Intercon Associates unveil DocNet

NEPS (Londonderry, NH) and Intercon Associates (Rochester, NY) have jointly introduced the DocNet document automation and management system. DocNet is Internet/LAN/WAN-based, combining electronic form delivery and publishing capabilities with database query, version and revision control, document security, audit reporting and other document management functions. "We're very excited about DocNet and the extensive document management, forms publishing, and Internet document delivery capabilities it brings to the marketplace," said NEPS president Darryl Dobin. Available by the end of the year, DocNet costs $4,995 per server with twenty clients, or $19,995 per server with unlimited clients.

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Xerox unveils intranet document management solution

Xerox Engineering Systems (Rochester, NY), a Xerox New Enterprise company, has introduced the Intranet Docs electronic document management system for accessing and distributing engineering and enterprise documents via the Internet or intranets. This system allows a user to view engineering and large-format documents from a standard Web browser regardless of the user's location. A Xerox Virtual Printroom (XVP) archive can be added to store documents for desktop viewing. A standard Intranet Docs software package costs about $30,000.

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Novell reports Q4 '97 financial results

Novell (Provo, UT, Nasdaq: NOVL) reports Q4 '97 financial results. Revenue of $269 million compares with Q4 '96 revenue of $383 million. A net income of $7.2 million compares with a net income of $59 million in Q4 '96. This quarter marks the return to profitability after several months of losses and restructuring with in the company. Novell has reduced in costs and expenses since Q2 '97 by $26 million. During the quarter Novell introduced GroupWise 5.2, the newest version of its workflow automation tool, and the GroupWise WebPublisher Web-based document management system. New customers signed during the quarter include Whirlpool, Lenscrafters, Colgate-Palmolive, WorldCom, Liberty Mutual, State Farm Insurance, BASF and the State of Ohio DHS.

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Pegasus and Fujitsu Software sign integration agreement

Pegasus Imaging has agreed to integrate Fujitsu Software's (San Jose) TeamWare Flow workflow engine with its Transflo document management product. Already running at customer sites in production, the combined system is being used to facilitate claims processing, streamline billing and rating, and automate the processing of driver applications. "This latest partnership embeds TeamWARE Flow within TRANSFLO and extends workflow features to people who may not have previously experienced its benefits," said John West, Fujitsu Software's business development manager. Said Leslie Berlin, Pegasus VP: "It was the logical choice for us." Earlier this quarter Fujitsu Software signed a similar agreement to integrate the TeamWare Flow with Interleaf's (Waltham, MA) RDM, to create a workflow, document management and publishing solution.

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Informative Graphics introduces TIFF conversion

Informative Graphics (Phoenix) has released MakeTIFF, a software bundle that converts existing to TIFF files. MakeTIFF converts native formats like Office 97 and AutoCAD DWG drawings to single- or multiple-page TIFF files. MakeTIFF can be used for batch conversion or on a file-by-file basis. The solution is designed to provide "a range of choices for document viewing," said Informative Graphics president Gary Heath. MakeTIFF is bundled with program launch, print controlling software and IGC's Myriad viewing application, and is priced at $895.

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EagleEye offers new enterprise security management software

EagleEye Control Software (Tel Aviv, Israel), a New Dimension Software (Irvine, CA) subsidiary, has announced Version 2.0.1 of its Control-SA enterprise security management software. Included in the latest version are eight new platform offerings, including Oracle, NCR Unix, Sybase, SAP R/3, and Lotus notes. Other upgrades include a new template facility for automating and standardizing the setup of all security related definitions, more robust batch processing capabilities, an enhanced GUI and increased scalability. Pricing for Control-SA starts at $25,000.

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Via Christi selects AMS' document management and workflow system

American Management Systems (AMS, Fairfax, VA) will expand its existing implementation of AMS' AccountLink document management and workflow application for the Via Christi Regional Medical Center (Wichita, Kansas). AMS will install additional hardware and software, including document imaging platform components from FileNet (Costa Mesa, CA), for Via Christi's 470-bed St. Joseph Campus. AMS will also provide implementation and systems integration services, nearly doubling the size of a previous system installed at Via Christi's 621-bed St. Francis Campus in 1995. "AccountLink is an important element of our patient accounting infrastructure," said Via Christi CIO Gary Strong.

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GATF and PIA agree to merge

Graphic Arts Technical Foundation (GATF, Pittsburgh) and Printing Industries of America (PIA, Alexandria, VA) have announced an agreement to merge the two organizations. Passed jointly by each organization's board of directors at the 1997 Graphic Arts Industry Summit, the agreement calls for the paperwork to be prepared for approval at the earliest possible date. "Both organizations will benefit by servicing an expanded market," said GATF president George Ryan. PIA president Ray Roper added that the union will "give the industry one central source for technical and management information and assistance." A joint product catalog is planned for January; a consolidated 1999 budget is expected to be presented in May.

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Datawatch posts Q4 and YE '97 financial results

Datawatch Corporation (Wilmington, MA, Nasdaq: DWCH) reports Q4 '97 revenue of $8 million, up 4% from Q4 '96. A net loss of $1,067,000 compares with a Q4 '96 net income of $342,000. For the year Datawatch reports revenue of $32,047,000, up 7% from YE '96, and a net loss of $1,995,000, compared to a YE '96 net income of $1,125,000. "Fiscal 1997 sales were well below our expectations, resulting in significant losses," said president and CEO Bruce Gardner. During the quarter Datawatch introduced the Monarch/ES data warehouse, and sold its Macintosh software products to Dr. Solomon's Software. Datawatch also signed an agreement to integrate Monarch with Eastman Software's (Billerica, MA) OPEN/coldplus report archiving system.

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RAID market expanding, says Disk/Trend

By the year 2000, sales of RAID subsystems will reach an estimated 1.5, according to a new report from Disk/Trend (Mountain View, CA). Shipments of these disk drive arrays has increased from 775,000 in 1996 to an estimated 986,000 this year. The study predicts that total sales of RAID systems will increase from $10.7 billion in 1996 to over $17 billion in the year 2000. The list of companies that offer RAID systems has been whittled down to 149 companies, compared with 179 companies in 1995. Software based array products are expected to hold 14% of the 2000 market, according to the report, with usage concentrated in RAID-1 applications.

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Enterprise management solutions from CA and Cisco

Computer Associates (CA, Islandia, NY) will integrate its Unicenter TNG enterprise management solution with Cisco Systems' (San Jose) CiscoWorks For Switched Interworks (CWSI) and CiscoView products. Unicenter TNG users can incorporate Cisco routers, switches, remote access servers and other devices in their Business Process Views. "Enterprise clients are looking for comprehensive, built-in management of Cisco's complete line of industry-leading network gear," said Yogesh Gupta, CA senior VP of product strategy. "And we are delivering just that." Said Richard Ptak, director of Systems Management Research at D.H. Brown Associates (Port Chester, NY): "This integration of CA and Cisco solutions will provide users with superior control of their IT resources without compromising on cost or functionality.

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