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Image Servers - Vendor Competitive Evaluation Profile: Equilibrium Technologies Inc

  • ID: 53172
  • Report
  • January 2002
  • Region: Global
  • 48 pages
  • Future Image Inc
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Equilibrium Technologies Inc. is not a household name, but DeBabelizer, its premier desktop product, is. The company must convince the market that its Image Server, MediaRich, is worthy of the same level of confidence and trust that the desktop product has earned over the years. Equilibrium is gaining momentum with scaleable, extensible technology deployed using a scaleable, extensible business model.

This report provides an in-depth profile of the company with particular emphasis on MediaRich. Company information is organized into the following sections: Introduction, Vision, History, Funding, Management, Current Structure, Business Model, Technology, and Products. Image Server product information is organized into the following sections: Description, Feature Set, Strengths, and Partnerships. The report concludes with sections on Competition / Challenges and Forecast from our analysis along with an outlook for the company and product in the image server market. (48 pages, 21 figures)
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Executive Summary

Definitions and methodology

Part 1: Why CPXe?
1.0 Changing Consumer Print Behaviors - A life or death challenge
1.1 The Need for Standards
1.2 CPXe usage scenarios

Part 2 The promise of Web services
2.1 The concept of Web services
2.2 Web services defined
2.3 Loose coupling
2.4 Web service standards still in their infancy
2.5 The biggest challenge: security
2.6 Web service implementations now and in the future
2.7 Pragmatism prevails

Part 3: How CPXe Works
3.1 CPXe overview
3.2 Description and classification
3.2.1 Dictionary, catalogs, and product identifier
3.2.2 XML schema and WSDL
3.3 Web services implementations for applications
3.3.1 UDDI
3.3.2 SOAP
3.4 Search: UDDI versus catalogs
3.5 Order Handling
3.6 Security
3.7 Summary Technical Evaluation

4. Adoption Dynamics - Drivers, Inhibitors, Opportunities and Risks
4.1 Adoption by Consumers (end users)
4.1.1 Inhibitors
4.1.2 Drivers
4.1.3 Recommendations
4.2 Retail Photofinishers
4.4.1 Risks
4.4.2 Opportunities
4.4.3 Recommendations
4.3 Online/Mail Order photofinishing service providers
4.3.1 Risks
4.3.2 Opportunities
4.3.3 Recommendations
4.4 End-User Product (“Gateway”) vendors
4.4.1 Risks
4.4.2 Opportunities
4.4.3 Recommendations
4.5 Suppliers to print service providers
4.5.1 Risks
4.5.2 Opportunities
4.5.2 Recommendations

5. Conclusions and Recommendations

Appendix A Security Web Services Standards
Appendix B Other Web Services standards
Appendix C Glossary of Terms

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