Ektron is the latest Web CMS vendor to offer hosted solutions. There are a number of folks moving in this direction. Its a worth dwelling for a minute on the implications here. Its possible that the web cms market will fragment into two camps - those with an ASP model and those with ECM growth paths. The land in the middle could get a bit rough in the next 12-24 months.
From their press release:
Amherst, NH, January 6, 2004 – Ektron today announced that as part of the company’s commitment to offer a complete solution, customers can now deploy content management solutions in a private hosted environment. With hosting provider Verio, Ektron provides its customers a stable infrastructure to rapidly implement Ektron Content Management Solutions. The combined offering delivers enterprise Web content management functionality backed by the NTT/VERIO Global IP Network at an affordable monthly fee. Read