Ektrons CMS100

By Jim Rapoza  |  Posted 2002-01-28 Print this article Print

Ektrons CMS100

Companies looking for an inexpensive and simple way to bring Web and intranet content under control will find Ektrons CMS100 to be a good tool for the job. The product lacks some key content management features but implements the ones it does have very well.

SHORT-TERM BUSINESS IMPACT // Businesses will be able to implement CMS100 in little time and with little training.

LONG-TERM BUSINESS IMPACT // Company sites could easily outgrow the basic CMS100. Also, the product could fall behind as businesses move to greater use of XML- and Java-based services.

PROS // Very easy to use and implement; extremely affordable.

CONS // Lacks many basic features, such as check-in/check-out; users on non-Windows systems lose some functionality.

Ektron Inc., Amherst, N.H.; (603) 594-0249; www.ektron.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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