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Web Content Management System (CMS) News & Articles

Justify Your Web CMS Project Cost

At some point, someone will ask you to justify your Web content management system (Web CMS) project. Fortunately, there is a business case to be made for a Web CMS on both the cost and revenue sides of the ledger.

If no one is requesting a business rationale and the project is proceeding regardless, reconsider your bearings. All major technology efforts beget tough decisions and difficult trade-offs, so it is best to have a business plan in place as a touchstone to keep the team focused-especially if your CFO will be writing big checks to outside vendors.

…read Tony Byrne's full article in this month's AIIM E-Doc magazine.

SharePoint Portal and SharePoint Services Updated

Microsoft SupportMicrosoft has release service pack two (SP2) for Office Sharepoint Portal Server (SPS) and Windows SharePoint Services (WSS). There's no big excitement here save for sys admins who might be tired of SPS/WSS stability and performance issues.

Get to Gilbane, ECM CMS Conference

Hey we're four weeks off the next Gilbane CMS conference. This one runs November 29th through December 1st at the Westin Copley Place, Boston. The agenda covers new technologies and of course blogging, RSS, wiki's, and then some good old staple around Enterprise Content Management (ECM) best practices and implementation lessons.

Open Source CMS, Mambo to Joomla

Joomla Open Source CMSThe full and true story about what has happened to the well-known Mambo Open Source CMS is not known to me, nor am I that interested in investigating it. A simpler bit of information is that a significant number of the Mambo core dev team have now created the Open Source Matters (OSM) foundation, have rebranded Mambo as Joomla and are now developing and making releases based on a stable Mambo code snapshot.

Developing the Sitellite CMS Open Source Community

Canadian-based Simian Systems produce the Sitellite CMS in both open-source and commercial flavors. Sitellite is a PHP based Web CMS, built on the Sitellite Application Framework (SAF) and increasingly sprouting some enterprise features.

Recently announced, Simian has launched Sitellite Forge a Sitellite community website geared to increase collaboration and code sharing in the community. To get things started a Sitellite add-on contest is spinning the wheels up, with prizes ranging from iPods to commercial Sitellite licenses.

TYPO3 Web CMS Book

typo3-book.jpgOur like minded chums at Packt publishing have put out another very practical Content Management book.

This one is entitled “TYPO3 Enterprise Content Management”.

Its a cross between a tech book and a parable that in the end serves a number of audiences well and manifests a dream longstanding in the TYPO3 community.

Hurricane Katrina and the Dot Com Bubble

There has never been more information. And that's exactly the problem. Too much information too quickly published is just as bad as too little.

Web CMS Content Classification and Taxonomy Integration

PaperThin CommonSpotPaperThin, a mid-market Web Content Management (CMS) vendor has announced advanced content classification and discovery capabilities in their CommonSpot Content Server version 4.6. The product's taxonomy module now provides out-of-the-box taxonomy management for Web content administrators and contributors. New features include a taxonomy term editor and a taxonomy API, along with a facet-based navigation element.

BEA and Day to Bridge Enterprise Content Repositories

BEA and Day Software, a provider of content management and content infrastructure software, today announced that they have entered into an alliance to deliver a JSR 170-compliant connector for BEA WebLogic Portal.

The Day repository connector is designed to enable BEA WebLogic Portal to interact with enterprise content repositories, such as Day's Content Repository Extreme (CRX), that are compliant with the new JSR 170 industry standard.

Verisign Grabs Moreover Technologies

In a move rumored to be worth between $25 and 30 mil, Verisign has announced the acquisition of London-based Moreover Technologies. This follows closely on the heels of Verisign's $2.3 mil acquisition of Dave Weiner's and the related ping server.

Content Managment & Personalization

Content Management Professionals (CM Pros), the international professional association for content management experts, today announced the speaker line-up for its Fall 2005 Summit, to be held at the Westin Copley in Boston, Massachusetts on November 28.

Interwoven ECM Conference, London

InterwovenThe Interwoven GearUp '05 Europe conference is scheduled to kick off next week in London, featuring presentations from world-class ECM customers; over 20 leading partner sponsors; developers; and other ECM industry experts. The event's theme reflects a fundamental focus for European enterprises and professional services firms: learning to 'Profit from Your Content.'

PaperThin Named to Deloitte's Fast 50

PaperThin, a mid-market Web Content Management (CMS) vendor has again been named to Deloitte's Technology Fast 50 Program for New England. The program is a ranking of the 50 fastest growing technology companies in New England by Deloitte & Touche.

The company has achieved over 300 percent revenue growth over the past five years.

Mozilla Firefox 1.5 Beta 2 Released

Mozilla Firefox 1.5 Beta 2 is now available for download. Also known as the 1.8 Beta 5 milestone, this is the last beta release of the next major Firefox update and is aimed at testers, extension/theme authors and Web developers. The final release of Firefox 1.5, is scheduled for later this year.

Firefox 1.5 Beta 2 can be downloaded from the Firefox project page.


IXIASOFTIXIASOFT, a producer of native XML databases and search engines, has announced the availability of TEXTML Server 3.6. This latest release targets organizations who requiring enterprise scalability, enabling efficient management, search, and sort for extremely large document databases.

Mozilla Launches Online Developer Center

FirefoxMozilla Corp., the developer of the Firefox Web browser, has announced the public beta of the Mozilla Developer Center (MDC).

MDC provides comprehensive resources for building Web sites and Web applications for all Web browsers. The site also features technical information for developers who are targeting support for the upcoming release of Firefox 1.5 as well as resources for developing Firefox-specific Extensions and plug-ins.

Day Launches JSR-170 CMS Repository Connectors

Day Software a provider of content management and content infrastructure software, has announced that the company is launching a series of standardized connectors for leading legacy repositories.

The repository connectors are fully compliant with the Content Repository for Java Technology API standard (JSR170). The first of these groundbreaking interfaces to be delivered is for EMC Documentum.

Kentico Revs Web CMS, Adds Web Forms Support

Kentico Software, a Czech Web Content Management (Web CMS) software vendor, has updated their Kentico ASP.NET CMS product to v1.7, adding Web Forms and Staging capabilities. The new version allows business users to create, publish, and generate reports from on-line forms without any programming.

University Websites Come of Age

University websites have matured significantly over the last 2-3 years. There are fewer pictures of buildings and smiling faces, and greater focus on helping students decide why they should enroll.

emagiC Retools Web CMS for .NET

Emagine launches the first version of emagiC Web CMS based on .NET technology. The new release expands Emagine's CMS product range. emagiC CMS.Net is designed and developed for version 2.0 of the .NET framework.