Justice champions DMA standard

In the past year, the World Wide Web has drawn new companies into the document
management market, Schneider said. "It's young and growing," he said, "a
little like the database management market 15 years ago." 

Within just a few years, document management will surpass database management in volume
and importance, Schneider predicted. 

Several database vendors have developed universal database management systems that
integrate conventional data with video, audio, image, fingerprint and spatial

A host of companies-Interleaf Inc., Documentum Inc., IBM Corp., Eastman Software Inc.,
Xerox Corp., FileNet Corp. and Saros Corp., now part of FileNet-participated in developing
the DMA technical specification, which follows Microsoft Corp.'s object definition

AIIM has published the draft specification for vendors and end-user organizations to
evaluate during the next six months. 

There are still some rough spots in the draft specification, Xerox senior engineer Larry
Bonham said. But he said the biggest Fortune 100 companies agree with Justice's Schneider
that no alternatives on the horizon can give the same functional richness as DMA's

Contact AIIM International's Marilyn Wright at 301-587-8202, ext. 662. 

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