8Re: What do they do well - and what do they still need to do
- Sep 24, 2003I've just completed building a large-scale publishing
system on top of Interwoven, which is considered one
of the top CMSs and I keep shaking my head at the
conceptual limitations of the system.
as Mike J points out, most of these CMS's are really
"page generators," which allow simple link management.
But Interwoven---just to pick on them--has no index
of the pages you've posted to a site. So unless you
keep a really good Excel spreadsheet record on your
own, you haven't a clue about the number, distribution
and content of the pages on your site.
We've looked at trying to paste Adobe Acrobat 6.0 or
website spidering shareware on top of the Interwoven
mess to have some kind of audit feature of what's on
the site---but why is this our problem?
I've seen home grown CMS's--including one I expanded
into a large-scale CMS at Knight Ridder
newspapers--and I've seen shareware and a few
commercial low-end SiteBuilder type applications. But
where is the leadership in CMS's for large-scale
corporate and institutional Websites?
I think a root of the problem is that all the venture
cash was burned up two years ago and companies like
Interwoven and Vingette are holding on by the
fingernails. (Interwoven stock has fallen from $65 a
share three years ago to $3 a share now---which means
it was a $7 billion company and now it's a $350
Just ranting, but perhaps there's a CMS that's
--- firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
> 1. Re: CMS: What do they do well - and what do they still need to do
> From: "mikejaixen"
> 2. Re: Re: CMS: What do they do well - and what do they still need to do
> From: "melanie.kendell"
> 3. Re: Re: CMS: What do they do well - and what do they still need to do
> From: David Heller
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