Austrian Ministry recommends Plone for Schools and Universities
"280 Content Management Systems evaluated"
The Austrian Ministry for Education started a large evaluation for CMS's for usage at schools and universities in autumn 2002. BlueDynamics participated this evaluation in the role of a Zope-Europe Member for Zope. Later they switched the product from Zope over to Plone.
The evaluation was done in three major steps, every step shorted the list of the products. In August 2003 the shortlist was presented.
In a workshop the ministry selected 3 systems for recommendation for schools and universities out of this shortlist . Since the product Dayta from the German company tomcom is based 100% on Plone, and tomcom joined also the EduPlone team just before, Dayta was handled as Plone during the workshop.
So now, one year after the start, the official results are presented:
Typo3 and PHPNuke are recommended beside Plone. Due Plones clear architecture, it's features supporting the W3C standards as well as some important education standards provided by EduPlone, Plone was the preferred choice for complex highend solutions.
Detailed information follows as soon as they become available.