Improve Your ROI on WebSphere

Improve Your ROI on WebSphere

Wouldn't it be great if we could use WebSphere to benefit all within the walls of the enterprise? SiteTelligence can make that happen. SiteTelligence is another layer between WebSphere and business users that enable them to build and maintain their own Web applications.

The obvious benefit is a dramatic decrease in development costs and a huge improvement in ROI. When delivered effectively, this concept radically changes the ROI model so that sites that previously were out of the question financially now become justifiable. Business users can maintain sites themselves with SiteTelligence, eliminating the cost associated with IT involvement in recurrent tasks while freeing technical resources for more mission critical work.

SiteTelligence also provides the ability to enforce adherence to standards. Dollars spent on branding could be easily undermined by proliferation of nonstandard or amateurish sites. SiteTelligence not only enforces standards, but also allows users to change the style of multiple sites in one easy step.

SiteTelligence is not a shrink-wrapped product, but rather a set of tools and processes. The SiteTelligence Engine retrieves content and rendering instructions from any JDBC compliant database and displays content for Web sites in a predefined standard manner dictated by the user's corporate style guide. The SiteTelligence rendering engine uses standard JSP pages to deliver sites so that the user's desired HTML editor, (Dreamweaver, Front Page, etc.) can be used to alter the look and feel of the site.

The content gets into the database via the SiteTelligence Wizards: Content Wizard and Form Wizard. These applications walk users through a simple process to create and preview sites. They can even create forms for feedback, registration, questionnaires, or surveys.

For users searching for better ROI on WebSphere and internal and external Web sites, SiteTelligence can pay for itself beginning with the creation of the second site. For more on this graphical tool, see

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Don Berman is CEO and cofounder of CS Strategies Inc., based in Upper Saddle River, N.J. CS Strategies is an IT product development and services company specializing applications that extend enterprise applications. Prior to cofounding the company, he served as manager of Consulting Services for InSci, and technical marketing consultant/sales for Viewpoint Systems and KnowledgeWare. Since 1989 Don has spearheaded the introduction and adoption of legacy extension, client/server, and internet/intranet technologies for many Fortune 1000 companies, serving in roles ranging from architect/designer to senior technology advisor.

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