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Which CMS?
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We are currently using a homebrewed CMS right now (which I can't wait to get away from), and are starting to look into other options. However many of the popular CMSs out there aren't an option as I…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Mark Rothbaum Mar 17, 2010.

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Mark Rothbaum replied to Heather Harpell's discussion Which CMS?
"You might want to check out the recent survey on Higher Ed CMS Usage: http://doteduguru.com/id4579-results-higher-ed-cms-usage.html The data may help you uncover options and to see satisfaction ratings for them."
Mar 17, 2010
Kevin Miller replied to Heather Harpell's discussion Which CMS?
"The thing to keep in mind, however, is that vendor buy-in is a fickle beast - we have worked through years of a good vendor relationship that started to turn south when they removed features from a new version and were unresponsive when we wanted to…"
Mar 17, 2010
Nathan Gerber replied to Heather Harpell's discussion Which CMS?
"We have been using CMS systems for almost 11 years now and have done four full implementations. Each one helped us learn more and more about what we really needed and how to scope that for campus. We now are using OmniUpdate to maintain our 30,000+…"
Mar 17, 2010
Kevin Miller replied to Heather Harpell's discussion Which CMS?
"Use use Drupal, which can connect to (in version 6) MySQL and PostgreSQL and very soon will be able to connect to any database back-end. We like Drupal because it is open source, easily extensible, and has both a large community for support and a…"
Mar 17, 2010
Brad Morse replied to Heather Harpell's discussion Which CMS?
Mar 17, 2010
Brad Morse replied to Heather Harpell's discussion Which CMS?
"For those who have not read this article yet... These are results of a survey the website conducted on CMS's used within higher…"
Mar 17, 2010
Steve replied to Heather Harpell's discussion Which CMS?
"The right CMS for me might not be the right CMS for you."
Mar 3, 2010
Lee Brunjes replied to Heather Harpell's discussion Which CMS?
"We are also running Terminal Four's Site manager. I think Gareth plugged it rather well. It even plays nice with C# if you are a Windows and IIS place."
Mar 1, 2010
Mark Van Tilburg replied to Heather Harpell's discussion Which CMS?
"Yes, getting the real content experts (for your academic departments, that's the faculty, and for administrative divisions, that's usually middle managers) to be comfortable and actually enjoy building new content and updating old stuff is…"
Mar 1, 2010
Bob Martens replied to Heather Harpell's discussion Which CMS?
"Currently we are using Plone 2.1.1 (I think) but just started serious discussions about the switch to Plone 3 and what that will mean for the site. We've been relatively happy with Plone as a CMS, even if it takes a while to wrap your mind…"
Feb 27, 2010
Debbie replied to Heather Harpell's discussion Which CMS?
"We are using EZPublish CMS. http://ez.no/ We've been happy with it so far, but we had no CMS university-wide, so we really do love it."
Feb 26, 2010
Gareth J M Saunders replied to Heather Harpell's discussion Which CMS?
"We're using TERMINALFOUR Site Manager which definitely can run with an MS SQL Server database. Features include: * 100% Open Platform with cross platform support * Operating Systems (Windows, Linux, Solaris) * Databases (MS SQL, MySQL,…"
Feb 23, 2010
Angela Gann replied to Heather Harpell's discussion Which CMS?
"The benefits of using a PHP-based CMS is that it will run on Windows or Linux. This is my first foray into the collegiate CMS space, so I can only tell you my experience as a general web developer. I think a lot of it depends on how technical your…"
Feb 22, 2010
Bob Tupaj replied to Heather Harpell's discussion Which CMS?
"We have been using OU Campus from OmniUpdate since August 2008. OU Campus allows for the flexibility of coding in different web programming languages while querying database applications, since you publish out to your own servers. We write web site…"
Feb 12, 2010
Brad Morse replied to Heather Harpell's discussion Which CMS?
"I am a huge fan of ExpressionEngine - I researched for about a month and decided to go w/ ExpressionEngine. I looked into Drupal and just fell in love w/ EE. The license cost $99 - one time fee. If I did not find out about EE, I would of developed…"
Feb 10, 2010
Edgar Riley replied to Heather Harpell's discussion Which CMS?
"We've recently helped a few schools (Ball State University, University of Alberta, Colorado Technical University, Sheridan College) move from legacy systems to Sitecore CMS. It's well designed and compatible with MS SQL. If you are…"
Feb 8, 2010

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