Smith Micro Unveils WebDNA Intranet Edition

By SmallBusinessComputing Staff | Posted October 21, 2002
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Wayne N. Kawamoto
Managing Editor, www.smallbusinesscomputing.com

Smith Micro Software, a developer and marketer of software and eBusiness solutions, announced the release of WebDNA Intranet Edition. According to the company, WebDNA Intranet Edition enables companies of virtually any size to easily and cost-effectively deploy a rich, enterprise-level Intranet website, creating a platform for efficient exchange of documents, information, and ideas across the organization.

WebDNA Intranet Edition is based on Smith Micro's Internet application generator, WebDNA. Using WebDNA's development and management tools, site administrators should be able to deploy a host of features and applications that include company news, event calendars, employee contact directories, classified ads, benefits forms, photo albums, career development sections, and more. What's more, WebDNA Intranet Edition supports privilege-based document exchange, which may encourage collaboration among departments and/or groups involved in complex projects and/or reports.

Designed for all Solaris, Windows, Unix, Linux, and Mac platforms including OS X Version 10.2 (Jaguar), WebDNA Intranet Edition is designed to offer a secure, SSL-based development platform that allows companies to create a sophisticated environment for employee interaction. The company says that human resource FAQs, handbooks, organizational charts, feedback/request forms, and other forms of critical information can be instantly updated. And a search function makes locating and gathering important data easy as well.

To encourage document exchange among departments and work teams, administrators using WebDNA Intranet Edition should be able to create group-based privileges so that members can submit files for use by other participants in the group. Later in 2002, a new follow-on release of Intranet Edition will be available that supports direct content management without IT administrative involvement. Authorized employees in a specific workgroup will be able to "check out" a document or file, edit it as needed, then "check in" to re-post it on their particular area of the company Intranet. Department supervisors will maintain control of their portions of the site, approving any and all files before re-posting.

As part of the WebDNA Intranet Edition unveiling, Smith Micro announced a free upgrade offer that may allow companies to save money by purchasing Intranet Edition now for $3,499.95, then upgrade at no additional cost to the new Content Management version later this year. WebDNA Intranet Edition is available for immediate purchase direct from Smith Micro. Promotional pricing is for a limited time only.

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