Are You Overpaying for Content Management?
Companies are spending hundreds of thousands of dollars on software to manage their websites and other documents -- and getting dubious returns. There's got to be a better way. The numbers aren't pretty. According to a Jupiter survey of chief information officers at companies with more than $50 million in revenue, 53 percent will have deployed new content-management systems by the end of this year. Given the expense involved -- a high-end CMS like Vignette can cost upwards of $100,000 for the software alone, plus another multiple of that in installation costs -- you'd think these companies would be choosing wisely and getting exactly what they need. Unfortunately, that's not always the case.