Microsoft .NET Connected
Ektron, a Web CMS and Document Management provider, has attained .NET Connected designation from Microsoft for their Ektron CMS400.NET .NET Web Content Management Product. The Microsoft .NET Connected recognition acknowledges software solutions that demonstrate a significant level of Web Services interoperability and are built upon Microsoft technologies. CMS400.NET is among the first Web CMS systems to earn Web-services-enabled distinction via the Microsoft review process."The .NET Connected logo identifies the products and solutions that have been independently verified as supporting industry standards and meeting the high standards set for interoperability," said Peter McKiernan, senior product manager with Microsoft's Platform Strategy Group. In a recent Forrester Research report titled, The Total Economic Impact of Developing and Deploying Applications on Microsoft and J2EE/Linux Platforms, analysts John Rymer and Bob Cormier state, "The cost advantage to develop, deploy, support, and maintain custom applications on the Microsoft .NET platform was 28.2% less for large enterprises and 25% less for small to medium-sized organizations." Ektron has embraced the .NET platform with both their CMS400 and DMS400 products. According to Ektron's David Aponovich, the success of the .NET products has surpassed all expectations. Ektron CEO, Bill Rogers, states, "The .NET value proposition is solid, especially for added security and enhanced flexibility. At Ektron .NET has increased developer efficiency by four-fold -- that's good for us, and most importantly, it's good for our customers."