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Are you running your public facing website via SharePoint?  If so how do you and your users like it? 

 

If you use another CMS what is it and how well is it working for you?

 

Thanks!

 

David Carson                                                                                                                              

Chief Information Officer

432-335-6649 (Office)

432-335-6780 (Fax)

dcarson@odessa.edu

www.odessa.edu

 

Odessa College

201 W. University Blvd

Odessa, TX  79764

 

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Message from dthibeau@post03.curry.edu

David,

 

We use ingeniux.  I like it because it’s hosted elsewhere and I don’t have to worry about it J.  I believe that the users who manage the content are happy with it.  We’ve been live for only about a year and it’s been quite reliable.  From what I’ve seen the system is quite flexible and allows for a lot of control over the content.

 

http://www.curry.edu  our web site if you want to take a look

 

http://www.ingeniux.com/products/ingeniux-cms-website-content-management-software                   the vendor if you have any interest in seeing what they offer

 

Good luck!

 

Dennis Thibeault

CIO, curry College

 

Back when we searched for a web CMS (WCM) a few years ago, I didn’t recommend SharePoint because it appeared we’d be looking at significant customization and ongoing support costs to make it work well as a public-facing web site.

 

Gartner’s latest Magic Quadrant for WCM (late 2011) puts SharePoint towards the middle of the pack but with significant concerns, including that it “lacks refinements” needed by marketers and that customization needs and licensing costs could make it more expensive than a purpose-built WCM.

 

In my view, mitigating factors could include plans to deeply integrate with existing SharePoint content/processes or capitalizing on an existing, significant investment in SharePoint (which we didn’t have at the time).

 

We use Sitecore for our WCM. I really like it, and I’d still choose it despite our recent, significant investment in SharePoint. I’d be happy to discuss in more detail.

 

Dallas-area consultant Eric Brown, who has experience with both Sitecore and SharePoint, has a comparison: http://ericbrown.com/sitecore-or-sharepoint-cms-platform.htm

 

Aren Cambre

 

David,

Good afternoon. Furman University uses Sharepoint for our public facing web site, and our portal. It's working pretty well for us. 

http://www.furman.edu

We are running Sharepoint 2007 and use the Telerik Rad Editor with it so our Mac users can edit content in our templates. We plan to go to Sharepoint 2010 this summer. Sharepoint 2010 is supposed to have better Mac support, and we're looking forward to seeing how well it works for our Mac users.

We have good luck extending Sharepoint with 3rd party add-ons like the Telerik editor, and we've also been able to integrate tools like WordPress into our Sharepoint CMS architecture.

Good luck selecting a CMS.

Fred

From: The EDUCAUSE CIO Constituent Group Listserv <CIO@LISTSERV.EDUCAUSE.EDU>
Date: Mon, 5 Mar 2012 17:55:18 -0500
To: <CIO@LISTSERV.EDUCAUSE.EDU>
Subject: [CIO] SharePoint Websites

Are you running your public facing website via SharePoint?  If so how do you and your users like it? 

 

If you use another CMS what is it and how well is it working for you?

 

Thanks!

 

David Carson                                                                                                                              

Chief Information Officer

432-335-6649 (Office)

432-335-6780 (Fax)

dcarson@odessa.edu

www.odessa.edu

 

Odessa College

201 W. University Blvd

Odessa, TX  79764

 

********** Participation and subscription information for this EDUCAUSE Constituent Group discussion list can be found at http://www.educause.edu/groups/.

I have a question about your College/Universities website navigation…..  If you have “tabs” that direct traffic to specific content eg, Academics, Athletics, About the institution…. What do you call the tab that directs current students to content all types of content for them, including Current Students, Student Resources and Student Life, where student resources might be academic course work, scheduling, registration, Fin Aid, Clubs and groups, Resident Life…   or do you have this content broken out differently? We call ours “My Molloy”

 

Thanks for your input.

 

Best,

Rob

 

Dr. Robert Paterson

Vice President – Information Technology, Planning and Research

Molloy College

Rockville Centre, NY

 

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Our public site for this is "Current Students".  The stuff behind a secure login is "My SAIL".

Theresa

We call our public links FUTURE STUDENTS and STUDENTS.  The stuff behind the scenes (to our Portal) is called the WILDCAT CONNECTION.  
 
 
Carmen Rahm
 


>>> Theresa Rowe <rowe@OAKLAND.EDU> 9/19/2012 1:03 PM >>>
Our public site for this is "Current Students". The stuff behind a secure login is "My SAIL".

Theresa

Our site is http://www.wfu.edu. The tab is called "Students," and it has a hover submenu with the items:
  • Prospective
  • Current
  • Incoming
  • Careers
The "current" students page has links to many campus resources.  There are many links on this page.

Rick
Associate Provost for Technology & Information Systems
Wake Forest University



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