Executive Summary

By Jim Rapoza  |  Posted 2002-09-02 Print this article Print

: Flash Communication Server MX"> Executive Summary: Flash Communication Server MX

Usability Good
Capability Excellent
Performance Good
Interoperability Fair
Manageability Fair
Scalability Good
Security Fair
Macromedias new addition to the Flash family will make many businesses decide to take a second look at implementing Flash applications. The Flash Communication Server MX provides excellent, infinitely configurable collaboration capabilities, which make it possible for companies to build the collaboration applications they need.


Communication Server MX costs less than one session from many collaboration service providers and even at its highest price point is very affordable, given its range of capabilities.

(+) Makes possible any number of powerful, customized collaboration applications; any experienced Flash developer will find the product easy to work with; good sample applications included.

(-) Server component runs only on Windows; applications require latest Flash MX player.

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  • www.macromedia.com.

    Jim Rapoza, Chief Technology Analyst, eWEEK.For nearly fifteen years, Jim Rapoza has evaluated products and technologies in almost every technology category for eWEEK. Mr RapozaÔÇÖs current technology focus is on all categories of emerging information technology though he continues to focus on core technology areas that include: content management systems, portal applications, Web publishing tools and security. Mr. Rapoza has coordinated several evaluations at enterprise organizations, including USA Today and The Prudential, to measure the capability of products and services under real-world conditions and against real-world criteria. Jim Rapoza's award-winning weekly column, Tech Directions, delves into all areas of technologies and the challenges of managing and deploying technology today.

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