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XML-Based Technology Will Allow Enterprises to Quickly,
Information Week, 2/08/99 on Portals: "it could transform the desktop"
COLUMBIA, Md., February 16, 1999--In a few days, businesses in any industry will have, for the first time, an XML-based turn-key opportunity to capture the benefits of what Information Week's most recent cover story called, "the newest IT trend." At the Health Information Management Systems Society (HIMSS) conference in Atlanta, on February 22, 1999, Sequoia Software Corporation, in conjunction with Microsoft Corporation, will introduce the world's first XML-based Portal Development Software (PDS).
A portal is a web-based solution for the acquisition, management, and presentation of customized information to a specific, designated audience. According to Information Week, "businesses are blending disparate data streams into a single user interface ... it could transform the desktop." Portals are gaining increased media attention and mindshare. Vertical portals on the Web are luring traffic from major sites and Intranets are being transformed into corporate portals.
Sequoia's new XML (Extensible Markup Language)-based Portal Development Software will give businesses and other large enterprises a single vendor and primary technology standard for all their portal development needs.
Prior to launch, Sequoia has contracted over 7,500 licenses to end-users, integrators, application vendors, and vertical portal developers since the first of the year.
This is the first product in what Sequoia officials expect will be a new product category. The company will demonstrate several vertical portals produced by different integrators licensed to use the Sequoia product.
To receive the white paper and portal development software CD which will be distributed to all HIMSS attendees, contact Jeff Mason, Sequoia vice president of marketing communications.
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