SOURCE: Kapow Technologies

June 11, 2007 08:07 ET

Kapow Technologies Doubles Its Enterprise Mashup Solution Footprint

Company Adds Web 2.0 and Content Migration Editions to the Kapow Mashup Server Family; Gives Developers One-Click Deployment of REST, RSS, and Atom Services

NASHVILLE, TN--(Marketwire - June 11, 2007) - Gartner ADI Summit -- Kapow Technologies today announced two new editions of the Kapow Mashup Server family, extending its lead as the only mashup solution that provides universal access to data and services across the enterprise.

According to industry analysts, mashups are one of the most promising trends in IT today, with the potential to enable a new wave of productivity gains by knowledge workers, whose application needs are largely unaddressed today with current IT capabilities. As proof, Kapow Technologies has completed approximately 200 enterprise mashups projects over the past three years, the majority of which involve collecting unstructured web-based content programmatically and automating the flow of that data into other web applications, portals, and databases.

"Now that mainstream companies are realizing advantages of the mashup paradigm, they are looking for more powerful -- and more simple -- ways to provide expanded data resources to knowledge workers," said Stefan Andreasen, founder and CTO of Kapow Technologies. "Consequently, we have extended the capabilities of the Kapow Mashup Server family into the areas of content migration and Web 2.0 applications, providing lightweight feeds and service interfaces to previously unavailable data sources."

New Kapow Mashup Server Editions

All enterprise mashups have one thing in common: they require programmatic access to the underlying data and services that comprise the building blocks of the mashup. While there are a lot of different companies that focus on providing the visual composition tools for mashup components, Kapow Technologies is one of the few that enables access to the underlying data sources and services to be mashed up. New editions of the Kapow Mashup Server family are:

--  Web 2.0 Edition - This new offering greatly increases Kapow
    Technologies' ability to develop data-centric mashups, giving IT the
    capability to build a new class of quick-to-assemble applications based on
    lightweight RSS feeds and REST services. Web 2.0 Edition is optimized for
    easy and quick creation of mashable components from just about any web
    resource, making it possible to reuse web data or business logic from
    inside the company or the public web. Once the feeds have been generated,
    they can be published as lightweight feeds or services, typically used by
    mashup builders to develop quick-to-assemble ad hoc applications that
    combine web content from different sources into a new application. Another
    key benefit of the Web 2.0 Edition is that IT organizations can cost-
    effectively address the 'long tail' of their application backlog, using
    mashups as a means to rapidly deploy IT solutions to the edge of the
    enterprise.
--  Content Migration Edition - This edition eliminates the traditional,
    expensive, cut-and-paste approach to migration of content between or into
    enterprise content management (ECM) systems, automating the process and
    significantly reducing the need for human intervention. Using the Kapow
    Mashup Server, source content can be quickly and easily collected and
    converted to the appropriate format that maps to the relevant target schema
    or template, all in an automated fashion. This unique approach allows any
    web-based content to be rapidly incorporated into a content management data
    store, greatly extending the reach and interoperability of an ECM solution.
    
Existing offerings of the Kapow Mashup Server family include the Data Collection Edition, which enables API-based access to a wide variety of structured and unstructured data, from a wide variety of sources, both in the web tier and the filesystem. Kapow Technologies' fourth offering is the Portal Content Edition, which enables cost-effective delivery of web based content and functionality into portal servers.

For detailed examples of what organizations of all types and sizes are doing with enterprise mashups today, click here.

Kapow Mashup Server Availability

The new Kapow Mashup Server editions are available in July. For more information about the Kapow Mashup Server, visit www.kapowtech.com.

Also, developers can begin exploring mashups for their organizations is through openkapow, the world's first online mashup building community. The site features hundreds of pre-built mashup robots, and provides the ability to create and test new mashups on a hosted server.

About Kapow Technologies

Kapow Technologies is a market leader in Mashup Serving, Feed Serving and Web Scraping software that enables companies to deploy content-intensive applications, such as enterprise mashups and Web 2.0 services, at a fraction of the time and cost compared to traditional software methods. Because of these benefits combined with the company's patented, unique visual scripting approach, Kapow Technologies has attracted more than 250 customers including Global 2000 firms such as Audi, DHL, AT&T, Bank of America, Wells Fargo, CSFB, Intel, Vodafone, U.S. Department of Defense, Health & Human Services, and Transportation Security Administration,. The company also serves Web 2.0 startups including SimplyHired, Momondo.com and Ziggs.com. Partners such as EMC, BEA Systems, IBM and Oracle make Kapow Technologies their top choice for projects including data collection, content migration, as well as mobile application mashups and service oriented architectures.