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Netrics.com Launches E-Site, Software That Automates Web Updates

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Netrics.com Launches E-Site, Software That Automates Web Updates

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Netrics.com has announced the availability of e-Site, a Web site update and publishing system. E-Site is a robotic Webmaster assistant that automates Web site updates using simple e-mail attachments. E-mail is also used for all team member and system activity communications.

E-Site lets Webmasters distribute the task of Web site updating throughout an organization while maintaining a high level of publishing control. Authors simply attach files (HTML, .gif, jpg, etc.) to standard email messages addressed to the e-Site system. The system receives the message and processes the update based on the action typed in the subject field.

E-Site has two parts: the e-Site Administrator and the e-Site Robot. The Administrator is a Java application that runs on virtually any system. The Administrator is where the user defines all aspects of the system, including authors, approvers, permissions, and directory properties. The eSite robot runs on the Web server and receives all updates by e-mail and processes them. E-Site implements three distinct configurable security solutions ranging from simple e-mail address verification to one-use passwords.

E-Site includes many publishing management features, such as update approvals, page expiration reminders, and update notifications. Authors request approval for content and the designated manager is contacted by e-mail. Once approved, the document is published to the live site. Automatic e-mail reminders are sent to authors before an update is expected and to authors and managers in the event that an update is late. …

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