Moneyweb goes live with new Cambrient portal

Cambrient, South Africa’s leading Web development and content management company, has redeveloped Moneyweb’s content management system (CMS) to upgrade its technology and site functionality.
The new site went live on Cambrient Contentsuite (CCS) on February 5 and allows Moneyweb to manage all its content, pages and functionality on the website. This includes rich content creation tools, page rendering, caching, system administration and reporting.

“The CCS is a robust, enterprise-scale content management system serving thousands of page impressions an hour, with simple, easy-to-use content publishing and management tools,” says Jarred Cinman, software director of Cambrient. “This brings Moneyweb up to date with current CMS technology and enables the company to run a smooth, efficient and up-to-the minute news content site.”

Listed on the JSE, Moneyweb Holdings is an integrated media company focused on providing investment information. Moneyweb, the company’s local flagship, provides online financial news content. Marketingweb and international brand are sub-sectors operating under the Moneyweb brand. The company also produces Moneyweb Power Hour, an hour-long radio broadcast that takes place every weekday.

The CCS system took four months to build and implement. It includes Really Simple Syndication (RSS) engine that was built into Cambrient’s system and allows subscriptions to Moneyweb’s latest published content via RSS feeds. A new search engine was also deployed allowing faster searches through large content sizes.

“No deal in the history of our business has more significantly shown that we are a competitive CMS provider,” says Kevin Lourens, CEO of Cambrient. “To be entrusted with the technology platform behind Moneyweb is, we believe, an enormous achievement and the culmination of nearly five years of development and growth.

“It’s only the beginning,” adds Lourens. “We have many exciting ideas for the future developments of Moneyweb’s CMS, which will extend their online business offerings in various ways made possible by the flexibility of the CCS.”

There are now more than 30 major installations of Cambrient Contentsuite, including corporate intranets for MTN, Nedbank and Pick 'n Pay, and apart from Moneyweb, websites for Appletiser, Bond Exchange of South Africa and Webber Wentzel Bowens.

About Cambrient
Cambrient is a leading content management company in South Africa. Offering both services and software products, Cambrient is the most experienced local team in the industry, with almost 10 years’ experience in the field.

The company has an extensive and excellent track record in servicing many small and large companies in the country – as well as some significant international customers.

Cambrient owns and manages its own software intellectual property, and has put in place a suite of products over the past five years which are regarded as world-class.

Its product suite includes a powerful content management system for large and medium organisations, as well as a business process management system, on which most of its large projects are based.

Services include a full spectrum of consulting services, project management, and website and Intranet development.

Cambrient believes in making a difference to the lives of end users, and its systems are designed with this in mind. Whether it's the software the company develops, or the advice it offers, Cambrient understands user needs when it comes to content management.

The business is 100% privately held, and is based in Johannesburg, South Africa.
21 Feb 2007 14:43