Thomson Releases New Version of TEAMS, The Best-In-Class Enterprise Asset Management Framework For Media Intensive Applications

TEAMS Provides an Open, Scalable Solution That Manages The Entire Lifecycle of All Media Asset Types, While Leveraging Your Investment in Existing Technologies

ROCKVILLE, MD. September 01, 1998.

TEAMS, a division of ThomsonConsulting - the technology subsidiary of the $6 billion Thomson Corporation today announced the release of TEAMS 1.1, an open, 100 percent Java, component-based framework for managing all media asset types (documents, images, video, audio, text, and data) across the enterprise. Media intensive organizations are empowered by TEAMS to deliver dynamic content tailored to their unique customer requirements. Organizations can quickly capture, manage, and dynamically re-express and distribute their valuable information assets across all traditional and interactive media, exploiting new on-line business opportunities.

From the experts in content and media management, TEAMS has proven itself by providing numerous business solutions for media intensive corporations. TEAMS enables these companies to cost-effectively control and leverage the value of their media assets as we move into the 21st century.

``We've taken the feedback from our customers and incorporated them into TEAMS 1.1,'' said Scott Bowen, General Manager of TEAMS. ``We've been the experts in content and media management for over 10 years. Thomson Corporation's rich heritage in the content management business is reflected in our product for media- intensive organizations who want to control their assets.''

Major new TEAMS features include:

``TEAMS has continued to pioneer robust solutions for publishing enterprises. Its newest release incorporates key features that our research validates as critical,'' said Michael Moon, President of GISTICS Inc. ``As the publishing enterprise shifts into interactive relationships with its readers, it must become more agile in how it organizes and presents information 'by the drink.' XML and more effective natural search and retrieval capabilities speak to this important publishing need.''


TEAMS is a division of ThomsonConsulting, the technology software development and global consulting arm of The Thomson Corporation, the $6 billion information conglomerate. With locations in Boston, Chicago, London, New York, San Francisco and Washington, D.C., ThomsonConsulting has occupied a pre-eminent position in online publishing, information management and workflow solutions for over a decade. For more information, visit TEAMS' Website at


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