The new year has arrived yet a whole bunch of Web sites still think it's 2005. Let me explain. As an analyst, I often pay attention to details, such as copyright notices on Web sites. If a a company updates the year promptly, it signifies to me that they're careful about the small things.
So, more than a week into 2006, how are we doing? Well, a lot of companies are still sticking with 2005 -- including a lot of Web content management companies. You'd think at least they'd get this one right. After all, a common feature is the ability to set triggers for Web page changes -- for example, ensuring that the press release doesn't go up before the company has briefed the analysts.
So even though they sell the feature of automated content updating, ten out of twenty Web content management companies that I track aren't using the feature -- that is, they still have 2005 copyright notices on their own Web sites. The laggards are ATG, BEA, CrownPeak, Day Software, Ektron, Interwoven, iUpload, Mediasurface, Open Text, and Stellent.
- ATG (www.atg.com) -- 2005 on the Legal page
- BEA (formerly Plumtree Software) (www.plumtree.com) -- 2005
- Convio (www.convio.com) -- 2006
- CrownPeak Technology(www.crownpeak.com) -- 2005
- Day Software (www.day.com) -- 2005
- Documentum (EMC) (www.documentum.com) -- 2006
- Ektron (www.ektron.com) -- 2005
- FatWire Software (www.fatwire.com) -- 2006
- IBM (www.ibm.com) -- No copyright notice
- InStranet (www.instranet.com) -- 2006
- Interwoven (www.interwoven.com) -- 2005
- iUpload (www.iupload.com) -- 2005
- Mediasurface (www.mediasurface.com) -- 2005
- Microsoft (www.microsoft.com) -- 2006
- Open Text Corporation (www.opentext.com) -- 2005
- Percussion Software (www.percussion.com) -- 2006
- RedDot Solutions (www.reddot.com) -- 2006
- Stellent, Inc. (www.stellent.com) -- 2005
- Vignette (www.vignette.com) -- 2006
- WebSideStory (www.websidestory.com) -- 2006