Magazine article Information Today

Thomson Technologies' TEAMS Helps to Manage Digital Content

Magazine article Information Today

Thomson Technologies' TEAMS Helps to Manage Digital Content

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Thompson Technologies has announced TEAMS a modular, 100 percent Java based software solution on for managing dig digital content. According to the company. TEAMS speeds organizations' ability to capture, manage, and dynamically re-express and distribute their valuable information assets including both hard-copy and on line text, images, and video--across traditional and interactive media, Thomson Technologies is the technology software development and global consulting arm of The Thomson Corporation, the $8 billion information conglomerate.

"In today's fast-paced information economy, every type and size of organization from boutique Web site designer. to sprawling corporations-can be considered content publishers.' TEAMS allows these content creator to keep pace in "Internet time' by dramatically simplifying the capture, storage, and management of all media types and by empowering users to easily re-express and repackage their high-value content into new products and services, deliverable through a variety of channels," said Scott Bowen, general manager of TEAMS. "We have leveraged the unparalleled publishing and technology expertise of Thomson Technologies to create an infinitely flexible, contemporary infrastructure--a cornerstone technology- that will allow users to exploit the immense market opportunities created by emerging, electronic delivery options for their traditional hard-copy product offerings."

Electronic publishers face hurdles such as widely distributed and disconnected content databases, minimal content reuse, ineffective rights management, and the inability to keep pace with new, more nimble competitors. TEAMS addresses these issues by providing a comprehensive, customizable media asset management for the enterprise. With the TEAMS "electronic production factory," information-centric companies can revamp and optimize their ability to broaden information-dissemination channels, create new, highly tailorable media products, and custom build component-based applications to meet ongoing content management challenges.

"The technology behind TEAMS is one of industry's first true distributed Java-based offerings in the enterprise space," said Dipto Chakravarty, director of systems development. "The concept of a component-based framework-which emphasizes a modular approach to crafting intelligent software-makes TEAMS an enterprise solution that provides for flexibility, scalability, and extendibility for media asset management. …

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