Ajax based universal data manager

Ever been through the nightmare of planning to unify all data sources your business is dealing with ? Ever thought of what could happen to sensitive data when you're travelling all around the world, physically or virtually, aggregating experience and datasources from all over the place  ? Seems that web based content and data managment is a must these days, and it pays to look at ajax based software from California based Informatica, which develops its application on the basis of SmartClient library. SmartClient library is part commercial, part GPL  : you can download client side libraries and develop your own modules to serve data to JSON, XML, or whatever data format you can handle to provide. PowerCenter, that's the name you want to remember when searching for data unification and centralization, accessible anywhere. Migration, synchronisation, warehousing are common tasks accomplished by PowerCenter Enterprise Platform, for which the AJAX based client side we could experience is only the visible part of the infrastructure iceberg it aims to support.

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Content Manager from Webgate anywhere

A lot of nice names for this commercial J2EE based content management system that demonstrates extensive use of best dynamic HTML practice, with the help of the very special extJS library. The problem with that demonstration is that it will take you a while before you can test it on your development servers as you will have to go through commercial business AND serious java expertise in collaboration with Innovation Gate, the german company that develops this system. But it's worth the try : this CMS goes further than basic content and workflow management : cross browser is not enough, WGA is also "cross client" : Browser (IE and Mozilla), Lotus Notes, MSWord, HTML- and XML-Editors or Email are acceptable platform to work with the system that allows publishing content to any media : Web, Cell phone, PDA, pdf. Finally, WGA allows to integrate any data source and to deal with it as "virtual repositories". Invoices from SAP, business cases from CRM, data sheets from relational databases - all "business objects" are treated as content, just as if they were Web content maintained by authors.