Why invest now? Viewpoints of some users
More and more popular: newsdesk (here at Nordjyske Medier, DK)
Michael Gill, Editor-in-Chief, Financial Review, Australia
What are your expectations for the coming year?
We have developed a Flex-based application model for our digital platform. It is integrated with a Cyber Newspaper production platform, with its own editorial integration tools. We are gradually converting all of our editorial process to PC-based Cyber with Indesign for layout and art. And we are integrating news, magazines, graphics and photo images into a single desk production that is coupled with our digital production arrangements.
We will move to new accommodations in mid-year with the opportunity to upgrade communications and technology infrastructure and redesign the workplace to enable thorough integration of all production and easy management of content planning and scheduling.
Why do you think it is now the right time to invest in an editorial system?
I am not thoroughly convinced of any particular platform and am finding that a focus on common platforms (PC), simplified software and a fundamental requirement for robust performance levels are the best design criteria.
We are investing because we have confidence that we have a business model for digital investment and growth.
Eitan Kave, CEO Yedioth Information Technologies, Israel
Yedioth decided to replace it's existing editorial system (NetLynx) as it is 20 years old and imposes many restrictions on our daily editorial work.
We signed a contract with ATEX on April 2006. We plan to start first production on February 2007 and finish the implementation by end of 2007.
It is not a matter of good time or not - we simply can't relay on old technologies for our day-to-day production. Our initial plan to change the system was delayed for a few years (budget allocation) until the risk was too high.
Page first published: 14.12.2006