At the Internet World trade show in New York, Snowbound Software Corp. introduced STORM for the Web, a solution for storing, retrieving and delivering documents on demand.
Snowbound STORM is a Enterprise Java Bean Web server repository that allows any user to access any kind of document or image (or even any unstructured information) in a Web browser. Developed for companies that need a flexible solution for retrieving, delivering and storing their corporate information, STORM lets data in any form — including checks, insurance forms, legal documents, engineering drawings, photographs, objects, data streams, scanned images and binary code — work with the STORM repository.
Organizations can import information to STORM’s repository or to their own established file systems and databases. The product’s Web-centric approach to information distribution lets users securely access their data from any Intranet/Internet connection, utilizing any Web browser, according to Simon Wieczner, CEO of Snowbound Software.
It’s compatible with a range of Enterprise JavaBean 1.1 application servers, including JBoss Group’s JBoss, Macromedia’s JRun, Sun Microsystems’ iPlanet, BEA’s WebLogic and IBM’s WebSphere, among others. Since Java is platform-independent, multiple platforms such as the Mac (both the traditional operating system and Mac OS X), Windows, OS/2, Unix, Sun Solaris, HP and IBM can retrieve and store info. Plus, STORM accommodates non-Java components, such as COM/ActiveX/.NET, CORBA and ASP/JSP/Servlet components, among others.
What’s more, it can be customized to include functions such as data manipulation, data conversion, data annotation, high-resolution printing and automatic versioning, among others, Wieczner said. Security features include data encryption and secure connections, and users have the option of disabling the browser’s cache. Companies can implement STORM by utilizing Snowbound Software’s technical services, or by purchasing a set of components with a complete API (application programming interface) to customize STORM and build their own solutions.