Digital Creations Announces Zope-Based Content Management Framework

Open Source Framework Speeds Time-to-Market for Corporate Intranets,

Community Web Sites, and Content Publishers



Mar 12, 2001, 00:00 ET from Digital Creations

    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
 performance systems."
     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
 results.
     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
     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
 http://www.zope.org .
 
     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 .
 
 

SOURCE Digital Creations
    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
 performance systems."
     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
 results.
     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
     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
 http://www.zope.org .
 
     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 .
 
 SOURCE  Digital Creations