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-- Ektron excels with content management ease-of-use, and offers developer-friendly platform for rapid development and customisation --

London, UK, June 15, 2005 – In conjunction with this week’s InternetWorld 2005, Ektron announces availability of a new Technology Audit from the Butler Group, a leading UK-based IT research and analyst firm. Authored by research analyst Richard Edwards, the in-depth review of Ektron CMS400.NET highlights one of the first native .NET content management systems.

In the report’s summary, Edwards offers the following:

“With organisations of all shapes and sizes taking to the Web in a big way, Ektron CMS400.NET is ideally placed to meet the requirements of the SME market. The company has well-established credentials, and is able to offer a product that leverages the popular Microsoft Windows operating system. The product’s multi-lingual support, adherence to standards, simple UI, and attractive price, means that CMS400.NET is likely to appeal to all constituencies – business content author, administrator, developer, and finance officer. Replete with features, CMS400.NET provides extensive out-of-the-box functionality which can be extended and enhanced even further through the .NET Framework development environment.”

Ektron CMS400.NET is an out-of-the-box system combining basic and advanced functionality to create, organise, publish, manage, share, search and reuse information -- on public sites, intranets, extranets or any Web-based application. Ektron also delivers a fully customisable, extensible platform for .NET development, and newer features such as XML forms, content translation and localisation, XML indexing for advanced search and complete document management.

“Years ago, Ektron anticipated a market gap, whereby small and mid-sized organisations would require content management solutions with features beyond page editing tools, and less complexity than high-end enterprise systems,” says Ektron CEO Bill Rogers. “We focused on the basics, such as WYSIWYG editing, user-defined workflow and permissions, and intuitive interfaces for business and technical users. Over time, we deepened our feature set without compromising ease-of-use, affordability or developer-friendliness.”

Many UK organisations use Ektron CMS400, including The London Symphony Orchestra, Ashurst Law, Capco, Mason Owen and the British Museum. A growing number of Web development firms, interactive agencies, and system integrators offer Ektron CMS including UK partners such as Creator, Indigo, Intercea, DG Newmedia, Nucleus, and QMediastream.

The Butler Group’s Technology Audit of Ektron CMS400.NET is available at Ektron’s site at: http://www.ektron.com/why_ektron.aspx?id=951 or from The Butler Group at: www.butlergroup.com.


About Ektron

Ektron helps organisations manage people, process and information with software that delivers out-of-the-box content and document management functionality, and a customisable platform for .NET development. Headquartered in Amherst, New Hampshire, Ektron partners with leading Web firms, interactive agencies, and system integrators, and also sells products directly to end customers. Ektron has more than 13,000 customer integrations worldwide including SMBs and larger organisations such as Intel, Pfizer, Celestica and Unilever. www.ektron.com

For more information:
Beth Strohbusch
Ektron Director of PR
E: bstrohbusch@ektron.com
P: (UK) +44 1189 784 933
P: (US) +1 414 259 3983

Published on: 12:00AM on 15th June 2005