Enterprise content management software supplier Interwoven has introduced a tool to help end-users manage their websites.
Livesite Content Publishing Server creates, deploys and manages websites and offers a graphical interface to allow non-IT staff to carry out web tasks.
Designed for public internet, intranets and extranets, Livesite also provides IT departments with the tools to deliver the necessary controls and security, Interwoven said.
"There used to be a time when business users were generally satisfied with IT departments handling the creation of websites, when IT did not constantly have a backlog of business user requests, but those days are long gone," said Kevin Cochrane, Interwoven vice-president, web content management products and solutions.
Interwoven said in today's business climate end-users are increasingly taking charge of the online channel. Cochrane said, "Business users are eager to take on this role - to have control and flexibility in managing initiatives."
Andrew Warzecha, an analyst at Meta Group, said, "As firms struggle to keep pace with the growing demand being placed on the online channel, it is becoming increasingly important for enterprise content management suppliers to deliver products that empower non-technical users to take ownership and still keep ultimate control in the hands of IT.
According to Meta, users are looking for a new generation of web content management technology with greater usability to take the pressure off IT departments.