Ektron (ektron.com) has released eIntranet, a complete solution for intranets that integrates elements of Ektron's core technology and gives businesses a powerful and trusted intranet solution. The company says eIntranet combines social software and Web content management (WCM) in one enterprise application, and the familiar interface and Ektron's robust WCM functionality raise the daily value of the intranet for businesses. Some of eIntranet's new features include: 1. activity streams and timeline navigation, 2. micro-messaging, 3. analytics, 4. widget-based functionality, and 5. easy to deploy, customize and extend.
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