[thelist] Intranet cms recommendations [OT] busines v/s technical requirements

Will willthemoor at gmail.com
Wed Aug 20 23:18:03 CDT 2008

What a great answer.

I'd really look into Drupal.  It meets all of the requirements (business and
technical). You can also find companies that offer enterprise support for

I think Expression Engine is the sleeping giant on your list but not until
2.0 comes out (which should be soon).

Good luck,

Bennett <Paul.Bennett at wcc.govt.nz> wrote:

> Hi Will,
> Good point. The reason for this is that our intranet content development
> will ly
> On Wed, Aug 20, 2008 at 3:09 PM, Paul be centralised, as opposed to
> decentralised, so, while consultation has been undertaken with the
> organisation, the long-term responsibility for editing, maintenance and
> development lies with my team.
> How does this impact on business requirements?
> Our intranet in the past has become simply a dumping ground for everyone's
> rubbish or the repository for everyone's bright ideas. We've come to firmly
> believe that just because anyone can enter content, it doesn't mean they
> should. Unstructured user-contributed content tends to become jargonistic,
> business unit centric and structurally out-of-control pretty fast.
> To avoid this, my team have been given the all-clear to be 'gatekeepers'
> for content and intranet extension. While users may draft new pages or edit
> existing pages, all changes will be ratified by a central editor / writer
> and structural changes will be ratified by a manger / IA
> This means we need to specify less of "the intranet cms must enable users
> to..." and more of "the intranet cms must not be a pain in the rear for us
> to live with for the next 5 - 8 years".
> In that sense our intranet will be more similar to a traditional website
> ("I need to find information") than to a collaboration tool ("I need to
> share this with everyone/ Jim/ Bob/ Sue") like SharePoint enables.
> We have other collaboration tools which can be rolled out on an as-needed
> basis.
> Does that answer your question?
> Regards,
> Paul
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