The tools called WebWorks are partially still in the works, coming from an expected source – Vamosa (news, site) – and designed (as ever so slightly hinted in the name) to make the web work and work better with proper controls by web managers.

Vamosa Continues to Play in the ECoG Space

A little while ago, we had a talk with Vamosa, as they were explaining they’re recently- found fondness of Enterprise Content Governance (ECoG).

When thinking about ECoG, try to think around the following principles and questions:

  • Does your website have the right level of Section 508 and W3C compliance?
  • Is your brand management implemented correctly?
  • Are you using metadata, classifications and taxonomies efficiently?
  • Are your internal governance processes stored and managed correctly?
  • What are your internal processes to reduce cost?
  • What are your external processes to reduce exposure yet to maximize compliance?

In a nutshell, ECoG gives organizations the ability to implement and apply controls when content is created, updated, moved or otherwise managed.

Moving onto the Web that Works

The latest software, WebWorks, comes shortly after Vamosa took MetaVis tools on a ride around Europe. That time it was about the MetaVis Architect Suite -- a set of tools that help manage and migrate content within SharePoint. As the content governance world around SharePoint is getting richer and richer (and more confusing) by the minute, check out our look at differences among Metalogix, MetaVis and AvePoint.

The beta release of WebWorks is designed to help web operations teams. Web Operations Management is (while about people) part process, part tools. Just ask Lisa Welchman, who says that web governance, as one of the component of Web Operations Management (WOM), is defined as policies and standards for web products set by authoritative administrative structures.

WebWorks is to be delivered as Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) collaborative portal that can be used by web teams to exercise better control over enterprise content.

Vamosa says that with this new product there’re better ways to solve the digital haystack, while reducing the complexities of optimizing web sites by checking on the must-have elements of content governance and identifying problem areas in:

  • Accessibility
  • Compliance
  • SEO
  • Branding

And, voila, now web teams are presented with these challenges in a collaborative portal environment in a dashboard view so that they can jump right on prioritizing and resolving all the identified challenges.

As WebWorks goes GA in July 2010, we’ll take a closer look at the product and keep you posted.