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By Jim Rapoza  |  Posted 2005-09-19 Print this article Print

Evaluation Shortlist

Hosted blogging platforms A wide variety of ISPs and major Internet companies offer some form of hosted blogging, often for free or included with another service. The best known of the hosted services is Googles venerable Blogger (

PHP-Nuke and Plone Two of the best-known open-source portal platforms, PHPNuke.orgs PHP-Nuke and the Plone Foundations Plone both provide blogging capabilities as well as robust collaboration and content management features (,

SixApart Ltd.s Movable Type One of the longest-standing blogging platforms, Movable Type is now a commercial product and is available in both installed and hosted options (

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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 Rapoza's 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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