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Bluenog Releases ICE 4.5 to Enterprise 2.0 Community

Built on Open Source Content Management, Collaboration, Portal, and BI Projects

Bluenog has announced the availability of Bluenog ICE 4.5, the only Enterprise 2.0 application development platform built on pre-integrated open source collaboration, content management, presentation and reporting projects.

ICE 4.5 is the new release of Bluenog's award winning flagship commercial product. Its Integrated Collaborative Environment of content management, portal, and business intelligence software now includes an Enterprise Wiki, secure group calendaring features and enhanced centralized administration. ICE 4.5 aggregates functionality from over a dozen popular open source projects into a single commercial product, with additional integration and features, all supported by Bluenog. This pre-integration eliminates the need for developers to manually code features such as security permissions and access to legacy systems across all their applications.

"Organizations are definitely looking for more integration between content management, portals and collaboration," said Kathleen Reidy, Senior Analyst, Enterprise Software for The 451 Group. "Acquiring these components together in an integrated offering has the potential to save time, energy, and cost."

Bluenog ICE 4.5 is the first solution of its kind to seamlessly integrate an Enterprise Wiki with its content management and portal development framework. Based on the popular JSPWiki open source project, ICE 4.5 allows users to easily create and share content through an intuitive portal interface. Stored in a secure, enterprise-wide repository, all Wiki pages can be readily searched, with access permissions defined at the Wiki and page level. ICE 4.5 also introduces an enterprise group calendaring application based on the widely used open source project, Bedework. Bluenog has extended Bedework with secure, restricted access to calendars based on user, group and role. Another noteworthy feature introduced in ICE 4.5 is ICE Central. This Central Administrative Console includes an improved interface for handling user groups and permissions across ICE's CMS and Portal components. Additionally, its propagation tool enables bulk import/export of ICE CMS Content Types and Content Data assets.

"Bluenog ICE 4.5 is the logical next step in our vision to bring the economics and development model of open source to the enterprise," said Suresh Kuppusamy, Chief Executive Officer, Bluenog. "Now, for less than the cost of a full-time developer, organizations can develop content-driven web applications."

The new release extends ICE's CMS functionality with an enhanced rich text editor and configurable HTML cleaner. These new features allow for a more customizable, browser friendly Ajax-compatible style.

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