RSuite® Version 5.3 Debuting At 2017 Frankfurt Book Fair

Posted by Sergei Moore on Oct 4, 2017 11:49:55 AM

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Annapolis, MD – Next week, the Orbis Technologies, Inc. team will once again exhibit at the Frankfurt Book Fair in Germany to showcase the brand new version of RSuite, the award-winning Enterprise Content Management solution. Leveraging the power of the underlying MarkLogic database, RSuite 5.3 provides semantic data management and embeds content visualization, which enhance its enterprise-strength content management and publishing automation capabilities to provide a best-of-breed publishing solution.

To learn more about RSuite’s latest innovations and see a demonstration at the Book Fair, please stop by Stand C57 in Hall 4.2, or contact us to schedule an appointment.

About RSuite®

RSuite® is the MarkLogic-based enterprise content management solution optimized for the creation, management, reuse and delivery of multi-format, multi-channel content. It combines the power of the MarkLogic platform with an enterprise‐strength workflow engine, a fully-integrated authoring and editorial interface, and an automated composition engine to support both print and digital outputs.  For more information, please visit https://www.orbistechnologies.com/rsuite.

About Orbis Technologies, Inc.

For over a decade Orbis Technologies, Inc. has been a leader in building and deploying mission critical content and information management solutions.  Beginning as a DoD software solution provider in 2006, Orbis continues to expand market presence to Fortune 500 businesses, Federal agencies, and global publishers and media companies.  Our disciplined approach to software solutions and product development has afforded us the opportunity to work with premier clients around the world.  We firmly believe in structured software solution development methodologies and hold ourselves to the highest standards to deliver quality products, services, and solutions that fully meet or exceed our customer requirements. 

 

Orbis is headquartered in Annapolis (MD), with additional offices in Audubon (PA), Orlando (FL), Vienna (VA), and Chennai (India).  The company may be found on the web at www.orbistechnologies.com.

 

 

Topics: #FBF17

Orbis Heading to GEOINT Portfolio Conference Next Week

Posted by Sergei Moore on Sep 14, 2017 10:31:34 AM

Orbis Technologies, Inc.’s to Showcase REnDER Product at Key Geospatial Intelligence Industry Event

Annapolis, MD – September 14, 2017 In less than one week, Orbis’ REnDER team will make the short trip over to Chantilly, VA, for the 2017 GEOINT Portfolio Conference. Hosted by the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) and the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA), this two-day classified event takes place September 20th and 21st, featuring noted speakers, industry-specific presentations, and discussion of current and future GEOINT capabilities and challenges.

This prestigious event will also include over 40 unclassified industry technologies and products that will be unveiled during the Technology Exposition portion of the conference. The show will be a great opportunity for attendees to gain knowledge of the latest technologies in geospatial intelligence and technology innovations. As one of the most prominent gatherings of its kind, the GEOINT Portfolio Conference is sure to be an excellent avenue for REnDER to be exposed to the Defense and Intelligence communities.

The Redaction and Exploitation Releasability (REnDER) Tool is a one-of-a-kind automation tool designed to automate intelligence work product redaction and  dissemination processes. The software automatically redacts work product content and NITF metadatabased on built-in releasability rules sets, and then subsequently disseminate Intelligence Work Products to Coalition partners. REnDER reduces the redaction time significantly, while enhancing the releasability rules creation process. In addition to image redaction, REnDER also supports Full Motion Video (FMV), allowing analysts to automatically generate and redact FMV Intelligence Work Products.

About Orbis Technologies, Inc.

Founded in 2006, Orbis is recognized as an industry leader in providing Solutions, Software and Services for next-generation Big Data Enterprise Content Management platforms. With a client roster of Fortune 500 businesses, U.S. military and intelligence community organizations, federal agencies, and global publishers and media companies, Orbis has software deployed in over 50 cities across four contents around the globe.  Orbis Technologies is headquartered in Annapolis, MD, and with additional offices in Audubon, PA, Orlando, FL, Vienna, VA, and Chennai, India.

 

 

The 10th Annual RSuite® User Conference is Upon Us!

Posted by Sergei Moore on Sep 7, 2017 11:38:27 AM

RSuite Enterprise Content Management System Hosts 10th Annual User Conference

Annapolis, MD – Orbis Technologies, makers of the RSuite Enterprise Content Management System, will host its 10th User Conference and Tech Day on September 18th – 19th at the Convene Cira Centre in Philadelphia, PA.  This annual event allows both current members of the global RSuite community and those considering RSuite to interact, discuss trends, and get a sneak peek at what’s next with RSuite.  

This year’s themes include building in semantics for a more powerful solution, making RSuite useful to a broader range of users and content, and improving support for enterprise-scale usage. The focus on semantics will highlight the power of combining RSuite with Orbis semantic solutions.

 “While there are many opportunities for our community to engage throughout the year – RSuite User Group Meetings, online forums, etc. – the User Conference is special,” stated Lisa Bos, Corporate Executive Vice President, Content Management Software at Orbis.  “This event gives our users, potential users, and industry partners a significant ‘leg up’ in an industry that moves ridiculously fast.”

The two-day event features technical and non-technical sessions, as well as both customer and industry expert panels.  The full agenda and links to registration may be found at https://www.orbistechnologies.com/2017-rsuite-user-conference-and-tech-day/agenda.

The RSuite User Conference is made possible in part by the generosity of our platinum sponsor, MarkLogic (www.marklogic.com), and Silver Sponsors, Artlin Consulting and Data Conversion Laboratory.

About RSuite

RSuite is the MarkLogic-based enterprise content management solution optimized for the creation, management, reuse and delivery of multi-format, multi-channel content. It combines the power of the MarkLogic platform with an enterprise‐strength workflow engine, a fully-integrated authoring and editorial interface, and an automated composition engine to support both print and digital outputs.  For more information, please visit https://www.orbistechnologies.com/rsuite.

About Orbis Technologies, Inc.

For over a decade Orbis Technologies, Inc. has been a leader in building and deploying mission critical content and information management solutions.  Beginning as a DoD software solution provider in 2006, Orbis continues to expand market presence to Fortune 500 businesses, Federal agencies, and global publishers and media companies.  Our disciplined approach to software solutions and product development has afforded us the opportunity to work with premier clients around the world.  We firmly believe in structured software solution development methodologies and hold ourselves to the highest standards to deliver quality products, services, and solutions that fully meet or exceed our customer requirements. 

Orbis is headquartered in Annapolis (MD), with additional offices in Audubon (PA), Orlando (FL), Vienna (VA), and Chennai (India).  The company may be found on the web at www.orbistechnologies.com

Publishing process got you in a pickle?

Posted by Lisa Bos on Sep 1, 2017 11:28:16 AM

Long, long ago Jeff Wood made me a t-shirt that read "Publishing Process Got You in a Pickle?" accompanied by a hokey animated pickle graphic. It came up during today's planning meeting for the upcoming 2017 RSuite User Conference and had us all roaring.

Publishing Process Pickle.png The joke behind the shirt is lost to history, but we're still here seventeen years later, helping publishers re-imagine complex processes and deliver content in new ways. Today our customers include not only professional publishers, but also publishing teams in enterprises across a variety of industries.

If you have publishing challenges of your own, think about coming to the RSuite User Conference on September 19. I'll be sharing RSuite's past, present, and future in an uncomplicated way as I walk through our product roadmap. Don't miss the opportunity to see what's in store for the next versions of RSuite, including:

  • building in semantics for a more powerful and informative solution
  • making RSuite useful to a broader range of users and content
  • improving support for enterprise-scale deployments

(Yes, I still have the t-shirt. No, I won't wear it to the User Conference.)


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Topics: RSuite, #ProductRoadmap, RSuiteUC17

July RSUG Meeting:  RSuiteUC17 & RSuite 5.3

Posted by David M. Turner on Aug 2, 2017 6:28:00 AM

We had another useful RSuite User Group Online meeting last week, so here's a quick synopsis for those who missed it.

What’s the RSuite User Group?

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RSUG meetings are open to active RSuite clients, selected partners, and consultants working with active RSuite clients.  This group meets online every other month to discuss new developments, product enhancements, and questions related to our technology.

New RSuite LinkedIn Group

One of the announcements in yesterday’s meeting regarded the creation of the new RSuite User Group LinkedIn Group.  If you are a member of the RSuite Community, we welcome you to join by clicking the button below:

RSUG on LinkedIn

 

 

RSuiteUC17 Preview

Barry Bealer, Corporate Executive VP, provided a high-level overview of the upcoming RSuite User Conference in September.  Some of the highlights of this year’s event include:

  • Client Presentations: featuring the AMA, Macmillan, StayWell, The IET, and others.
  • Lightning Round Demos: 7-minute demos of fascinating new features and functionality in RSuite
  • Technical Training: including sessions on Semantics, Visualization, RSuite Edit, and RSuite Publish.
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Early Bird registration ends August 7.  Visit the RSuiteUC17 page for more details.

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RSuite 5.3 Preview

Lisa Bos, Corporate EVP of Content Management Software, next provided a presentation of what’s “On Deck” for RSuite – version 5.3. A key feature of 5.3 is the incorporation of Semantics, which leads to better metadata/data management and ultimately better content management.

Lisa gave a lesson on the basics of semantics, including foundational information regarding concepts such as triples, graphs, and taxonomies, as well as some of the benefits of semantics for publishing.

Other key features of 5.3 will include:

  • Powerful new possibilities for linking data
  • Means for managing “unmanaged” data
  • A new and vastly improved Admin user interface

RSuite clients and partners interested in learning more about RSuite 5.3 can log a ticket or start a forum on the RSuite Community Site.


A recording of the session is available for members of the RSuite Community.  Contact dturner@orbistechnologies.com if you are interested.


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Early bird registration ends August 7, so register now!

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Topics: RSuiteUC17, rsug, user group

RSuite User Conference Sessions Announced!

Posted by David M. Turner on Jul 21, 2017 1:49:00 PM

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Orbis has just announced the agenda for this year's RSuite User Conference.  Our dynamic 2-day event features both technical and non-technical sessions, helping attendees find solutions to key challenges publishers face today.


Stay tuned for additional announcements regarding sessions, speakers, and other refinements to our program.  Follow #RSuiteUC17 on Twitter or watch this blog for additional updates as they become available.

Register by August 7 and save up to $100.

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MarkLogic is the exclusive Platinum Sponsor of the RSuite User Conference.

Topics: RSuite User Conference, RSuiteUC17

Orbis Technologies to Showcase AARDVARK and RSuite Enterprise Solutions at MarkLogic Data Integration Summit

Posted by Sergei Moore on Jun 13, 2017 11:29:53 AM

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Orbis Technologies is a proud sponsor of the upcoming MarkLogic Data Integration Summit to be held on Tuesday, June 20, 2017 in Washington, DC. In addition to being an event sponsor, the Orbis team will be showcasing two of their enterprise solutions that are powered by MarkLogic:  AARDVARK and RSuite.

AARDVARK is the product of choice for tactical intelligence users.  AARDVARK contains multiple Web-based applications and analytics that provides analytic, situational awareness, and intelligence production capabilities built upon the MarkLogic platform.  Advanced automated extraction and information fusion finds hidden relationships in order to support the creation and analysis of social networks, organizational diagrams, and intelligence work products that are shared and searchable across the enterprise.  AARDVARK provides templates for reporting and provides capability to create, modify, and export charts, graphs and dashboards.  

RSuite is a world leading enterprise information management solution optimized for the creation, management, reuse and delivery of multi-format, multi-channel content. It combines the power of the MarkLogic technologies  with an enterprise workflow engine, a fully-integrated authoring and editorial interface, and an automated composition engine to support both print and digital outputs. 

"We are very excited to be a sponsor of this event, and even more excited to showcase AARDVARK and RSuite, and how they highlight our growing product portfolio,” said Orbis Technologies Chief Executive Officer, Brian Ippolito. “Our partnership with MarkLogic allows us to provide mission-critical enterprise content and information management solutions for clients around the world.”

Register here for the  MarkLogic  Data Integration Summit

Join us on Tuesday, June 20, 2017 at the MarkLogic Data Integration Summit 2017 at the Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater, Washington, D.C.

#MarkLogicSummit

 

Topics: RSuite, MarkLogic, #MarkLogicSummit, AARDVARK

Orbis Technologies, Inc. Showcases RSuite Enterprise Information Management System at MarkLogic World Chicago and London

Posted by Sergei Moore on May 11, 2017 7:35:13 PM

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Annapolis, MD – May 11, 2017 Orbis Technologies, Inc. will be showcasing the award-winning RSuite Enterprise Information Management System at MarkLogic World Chicago (May 16th – 17th) and London (June 13th).  Built on MarkLogic, the leading NoSQL database on the market today, RSuite offers enterprise class customers the ability to store and manage any digital content, apply semantic search for content discovery, and automate business processes to reduce time to market pressure.

In addition to demonstrating RSuite’s core capabilities, the Orbis team will also highlight recent usability and design improvements as part of its demo. A key addition attendees can expect to experience is the use of RSuite for flexible management of business documents, as well as high-value content that requires controlled models and processes. Lastly, the Orbis team will provide a sneak peak into the software’s upcoming powerful content management exploitation of MarkLogic triple store for semantic metadata management.

With a client roster of Fortune 1000 business, U.S. military and intelligence community organizations, federal agencies, and global publishers and media companies, Orbis has software deployed in over 50 cities  on four contents around the globe.  As a market leader in semantic-driven solutions, Orbis continues to leverage an extensive product base, including RSuite, while integrating best of breed technology solutions for mission-critical global deployements.

“As a platinum sponsor of MarkLogic World Chicago and London, we are thrilled to be showcasing our RSuite Enterprise Information Management System”, stated Brian Ippolito, Chief Executive Officer of Orbis Technologies, Inc..  “Our partnership with MarkLogic allows us to provide mission-critical enterprise content and information management solutions for clients around the globe.”

About RSuite®

RSuite is the MarkLogic-based enterprise information management solution optimized for the creation, management, reuse and delivery of multi-format, multi-channel content. It combines the power of the MarkLogic platform with an enterprise‐strength workflow engine, a fully-integrated authoring and editorial interface, and an automated composition engine to support both print and digital outputs.

About Orbis Technologies, Inc.

Founded in 2006, Orbis is recognized as an industry leader in providing services and technologies for designing and developing next-generation Big Data platforms and solutions. Orbis provides solutions and services to assist commercial and government clients with near-internet sized data integration challenges.  For more information, please visit http://orbistechnologies.com/.


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Topics: RSuite, MarkLogic, #MLW17

RSI merges with Orbis Technologies, Inc.

Posted by David M. Turner on Apr 11, 2017 3:00:00 PM

 Orbis Technologies, Inc. and RSI Content Solutions Merge to Form a Global Content  Management Software and Solutions Company

Annapolis, MD – April 11, 2017 —Orbis Technologies, Inc. and RSI Content Solutions announced today the merger of the two companies. The merger creates a global Big Data company that provides software and services around the world.

The combined operating entity will assume the Orbis Technologies, Inc name with corporate headquarters in Annapolis, MD. This combined company immediately assumes a market leader role in global enterprise content and information management with products and solutions deployed around the world.

With a client roster of Fortune 1000 business, U.S. military and intelligence community organizations, federal agencies, and global publishers and media companies, Orbis now has software deployed in over 50 cities on four continents around the globe. Having serviced over 300 global customers, Orbis is positioned for continued growth and will invest in sales and engineering staff globally to meet current market demands.

“The merger of Orbis and RSI brings together two market leaders to provide next generation content management solutions and services to a global market”, stated Brian Ippolito, Chief Executive Officer of Orbis Technologies, Inc. “The combination of the organizations, the global customer base, and the integration of our product suites provides the marketplace with unique enterprise content and information management solutions."

As part of the merger, RSI Content Solutions co-founder Barry Bealer assumes the role of Corporate Executive Vice President, Global Software Sales and Consulting Services and co-founder Lisa Bos assumes the role of Corporate Executive Vice President, Content Management Software.  The Orbis leadership team of Matt Fernendez, Chief Financial Officer, and Thuy Pisone, Chief Operating Officer, remain in their current position.

About Orbis Technologies, Inc.

Founded in 2006, Orbis is recognized as an industry leader in providing services and technologies for designing and developing next-generation Big Data platforms and solutions. Orbis provides solutions and services to assist commercial and government clients with near-internet sized data integration challenges.  For more information, please visit http://orbistechnologies.com/

About RSI Content Solutions

For over 17 years, RSI Content Solutions has been at the forefront of implementing enterprise content management solutions for publishers, media companies, Fortune 1000 businesses, government organizations, and more. With headquarters in Audubon, PA, an engineering center of excellence in Chennai, India, and affiliate offices around the world, RSI has helped over 250 global organizations implement appropriate content management solutions. For more information, please visit www.rsicms.com.

Topics: #merger

Choosing an XML Model

Posted by Mary McRae on Mar 24, 2017 10:17:16 AM

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After seeing my infographic above, one of my colleagues asked me why I am so passionate about JATS (Journal Article Tag Suite NISO Z39.96) and its sister tag suite, BITS.  There are two big reasons: first, their suitability for the task, and second, the dedicated team of experts that designed them and continue to develop them.  That doesn’t mean I’m not an advocate for other tag suites.  I am, so long as they serve my passion about XML and using the right vocabulary for the job at hand.

The JATS standard has been developed for the STM (Scientific, Technical, and Medical) journal publishing community and contains the markup necessary for publishers to develop, manage, produce, and deliver research articles.  There are 3 flavors, listed from most to least restrictive:

  • Article Authoring (Orange in the infographic)
  • Journal Publishing(Blue in the infographic)
  • Journal Archiving and Interchange (Green in the infographic)

The vast majority of JATS users work with JATS Blue.  BITS, on the other hand, extends the JATS model for book-like structures and includes tags for front matter, back matter, parts, and chapters.  A third tag suite based on JATS is in use at ISO and is being standardized for use by international standards bodies and SDOs (Standards Development Organizations), which submit their standards to the international bodies for approval.

Which one should I use?

If you’re a journal publisher, any or all of these forms of JATS might be the right tag set for your journals.  It really depends on your particular situation.

Take authoring, for example.  For most journal publishers, content is written by researchers who don’t author in XML, so there’s little need for the JATS Authoring DTD.  These publishers might transform the original content (often supplied in Microsoft Word) to the JATS Journal DTD (Blue) after the content creation process.  Other publishers have found they need to restrict the way their authors create content and require them to use the JATS Authoring DTD (Orange).  Publishers converting an older, print-only back catalog may choose to use the JATS Archiving and Interchange DTD (Green), since its loose structure supports varying styles used over the years and does not require rework.

It’s not uncommon for a publisher to use multiple flavors of JATS and BITS and then to customize them.  What makes the most sense for your team depends on your content, your workflows, and the platforms that host your content; you may have to consider alternatives to JATS.

How do I choose the one DTD that works for everyone in my organization?

Sometimes you don’t choose only one!

It may make business sense to force everyone to use the same model, but it’s certainly not required.  Many of our clients use multiple DTDs effectively for different communities of users within their organizations–the key is how you build your environment.

Start by finding yourself a good consultant

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Contact me at mmcrae@rsicms.com and I can help you find a consultant.
  The best way to find out what you need is to hire a business analyst/content architect.  After he learns about your business objectives and does a thorough analysis of your content, workflows, and processes, he can recommend the best  vocabularies and customizations to be deployed at each stage of the process.  He can help you develop transforms to make your tag sets interoperable and to make it easy to go from your authoring DTD to whatever other publishing and delivery models your organization requires.

Invest in technologies to facilitate your choices

If you publish scientific articles, journals, or related content, there are a number of great tools on the market that support JATS and JATS-based DTDs out-of-the-box.  Others help you to build the transforms needed to maximize your efficiency and create seamless delivery between authoring, publishing, and archiving.  And of course, I can’t finish without pointing out the usefulness of a native-XML publishing automation system like RSuite to bring everything together.

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Useful Resources

Topics: DITA, XML, XML Schema, DTD, JATS, S1000D, BITS

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