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Difference between a CMS and a portal or intranet??? 500 globes!!!

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Hi,

Well, the problem is I have got an assignment to present a complete scheldule of transfering my company's intranet to CMS (content management system). Can any one tell me what is the difference between a CMS and an intranet or portal, if there is any. I am really confused cauz I have just entered this world of CMS.

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CMS = Content Management System - a way to manage the content of your website.

Most portals do not necessarily include CMS functionality.  Rather, they might be more akin to a document repository.  

Intranet is just what you call the internal website of a company.  Your intranet would be a good place to use a CMS or a portal.

A website with good CMS info is here:
http://www.cmswatch.com


CMS products can range from anywhere from free (open source) then start around $5,000 all the way to $250,000 before integration costs.

Do you have any idea what your price range is?

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"CMS" is a (buzz-) word for a way to maintain the contents of a website with a browser. It (usually) requires a login and after logging in one can update, delete and add information displayed. the information is usually stored in a database.

"portal" is something like a collection of links. Something like yahoo - yahoo is a very general portal, most portals have a focus on a certain subject.

"intranet" is a small internet that is only availabe from within the network it is situated. It is "internet" in the sense that it uses internet technology. But is is not part of "the internet" because it can not be reached from the outside world.


All three concepts can be combined.

Do you want to know more buzz-words???

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just an FYI...Ektron won Best of Show at AIIM this year...


http://biz.yahoo.com/prnews/040316/netu027_1.html

http://www.ektron.com/cms300.aspx
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>>Wow, the Ektron is a really REALLY nice product-


Ektron right now is pretty much the best bang for the buck out there.  



hey Khurram, any of this helping?  if you can let us know more specifically what you need we might be able to make more recommendations...

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Well to be more specific, I want a free or very low cost CMS solution that would help me to design the intranet of my company. The technology must be ASP oriented, with database to be prefered as MS-Access or MS SQL.

thanks

Khurram.

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http://www.hotscripts.com/ASP/Scripts_and_Components/Content_Management/index.html

there's a whole list of CMS's, some free, some for money. Make your choice

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Ok, I'm sticking with Ektron, it's one of the lowest priced around.

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Hmmm... how much does it cost???
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well...is it the final price??? I mean is there any more payment required??? like support and etc... and incase we don't want support then can we continue on our own???

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and one more thing.... what if I want to buy it for more than 1 site... like 2, 3, 4 or even unlimited sites...???

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You'd probably want to talk to someone at the company about it, not to us...

the other payment required that I am seeing is a maintanence subscription, which gives you free updates when they release new versions, and two extra license keys for your development and staging URL's.
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