The clock is ticking on license renewal for Cascade.
I think I got 27 days to renew. But I am hesitant to do so. Why?
First some context: This is my first foray into higher edu. Most of my career has been in web content development for news organizations. I care most about what’s on the page; not the backend stuff.
Yesterday a team member informed me that for us to get the most out of Cascade requires the addition of a full-time Web Developer. Then there is the 2k for eight hours training (book now to reserve a seat next Spring). Ouch.
We are not a big university with a robust Web team. Even IT lacks someone who eats, drinks and breathes code.
OmniUpdate (especially theSoftware-as-a-Service option) seems almost turn-key in comparison to Cascade. Is there a reason I shouldn’t make the switch? Yes, there is the re-training involved (and cultural buy-in for CMS has been rather “modest” at best).
My core requirements: A stable system that won’t have us running to an XSLT manual every five minutes, can accommodate our new redesign and supported by good customer service at a comparable to what we pay currently.
I don’t expect much do I?
Am I crazy for contemplating a switch? Or should we all buck-up and brush up on our XML?
Any advice and insights would be most appreciated.