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Was Wile E. Coyote ahead of his time? Can the generic be specific? Our technology teaches in ways you wouldn’t expect, helping you manage content with extreme efficiency. Beep-beep.

WHAT?!
The Amorphous Content Management Engine—ACME is a presentation-oriented way to describe most content.  Much like BUDDHA, there is a flexible data structure, with a primary reliance on an extensive array of “Media Assets” ranging from Colors to Non-Linear Video.

ACME is used to take knowledge present in an organization and share it with a broader audience.  It doesn’t have some of the interconnective system features of BUDDHA, but is very powerful unto itself.

As a concept, ACME represents the ability to take a structural solution to solving a problem and be very specific in the implementation of that solution.  If you know how to drive a car, the you have most of the toolset necessary to propel most 4-wheel road-wise vehicles.  Further, you understand vehicular locomotion.  ACME can be extremely specific to an organization or very broad-based for an industry group.  Similarly, the high-level solutions which can solve some problems may be valid for a world of others.

WHY?
GroundWork developed ACME to quickly describe most rich media types and connect them in any logical structure possible, without having to reinvent the wheel.

HOW?
Using XML as our database, we created a system of discrete data files which could be associated together to form a specific relational hierarchy to relay knowledge of all types.  ACME started out as a client-only content solution, but then evolved into a server-based structure.

OUTCOMES
Using ACME, 80% of most information-sharing needs can be accommodated.  More specific than data shared on a website, it is data that has a longer shelf life and is easier to update and yield the same consistent end appearance, since ACME deals only with data and not interface and appearance.  Of course, some of that “data” is video, imagery, and spatial information.

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