Monday March 12, 12:13 pm Eastern Time
Digital Creations Announces Zope-Based Content Management Framework
Open Source Framework Speeds Time-to-Market for Corporate Intranets, Community Web Sites, and Content Publishers
FREDERICKSBURG, Va., March 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Digital Creations,
developers of Zope(TM), the leading Open Source Web application server
announces the release of its new Content Management Framework (CMF). CMF makes
it easy to rapidly build content management systems so even non-technical
users can maintain systems, safely speeding content creation and publication.
``We use Zope to build content management systems, delivering them far
faster than other providers,'' said Rob Page, co-founder and COO of Digital
Creations. ``We have packaged the expertise in the Content Management
Framework, allowing developers to rapidly create and deploy flexible, high
CMF enables the secure distribution of content to those responsible for
maintenance and updates. Templates simplify the entire content creation
process, which is managed through the Web. Role-based Permissions ensure
proper implementation of content publication. Workflow, like other business
rules, can be fully customized to fit the organization's rules. Version
Tracking and Rollback capability ensure that any changes can be quickly and
easily made, without impacting the rest of the site.
CMF treats the three tiers of a Web site -- content, business rules and
presentation -- as Managed Content, resulting in an extremely flexible system.
Security, Permissions and Version Control can be applied to each layer
separately. Changes can be made off-line, and rolled out immediately once
approved. Multiple presentations are supported. Members can choose the look
and feel they prefer. Business rules can be customized, and different groups
can have different rules.
Information is added to the site and indexed on a real-time basis, so as
soon as Permission is granted for content to be made public, the text is
available for searching. Searches are affected by roles, so search results
will not include items the user does not have Permission to view. Both meta
database and full text searching are available, improving the quality of the
CMF integrates with many standard tools, components and protocols,
including XML, WebDAV, RPC, SOAP, and LDAP. It also works with Oracle, Sybase
and other ODBC-compliant relational databases. CMF runs on most versions of
Windows and Unix, including Linux.
Availability and Support
CMF is released as Open Source, which means it comes with the source code
at no charge. The beta version of CMF can be downloaded from cmf.zope.org and
technical support is available by posting messages to the Zope mailing lists,
one of which is specific to the CMF. Support is also available from Digital
Creations, on a fee basis.
Digital Creations provides a full range of consulting services. For
organizations requiring assistance implementing CMF, the Company is the
superior choice because services are supported by the developers who created,
and continue to enhance, CMF.
Zope is the leading Open Source application server, specializing in
content management, portals, and custom applications. Digital Creations
introduced Zope as an Open Source product in 1998, and it is now the platform
of choice for demanding content publishers, managers and application
developers. As an Open Source solution, Zope comes with complete source code,
and is available at no charge. There are over 20,000 developers around the
world contributing to Zope, providing on-going support and enhancements. More
information, including the Zope source code, is available at
About Digital Creations
Digital Creations is the leading provider of enterprise content management
solutions based on the Open Source Zope application server and its new Content
Management Framework (CMF). Digital Creations rapidly creates and deploys
high-performance content management solutions that are scalable, reliable, and
easily maintained. Source code is delivered with their systems, so clients
have complete control over their software. Customers include Fortune 1000
companies, newspapers and other media, telecommunications firms, government
agencies, the military, educational institutions and Internet businesses.
Whitney & Company and Opticality Ventures are investors in Digital Creations.
The company is headquartered in Virginia, with offices in New York and Oregon.
For more on Digital Creations and Zope, go to http://www.digicool.com .