News Limited drops Vignette

News Limited has decided to replace its web publishing system Vignette with FatWire.
Written by Suzanne Tindal, Contributor

News Limited has decided to replace its web publishing system, Open Text-owned Vignette, with rival FatWire.

Vignette will be replaced over the next few months, according to sources. Vignette has been acquired by Open Text, which announced the completion of the acquisition yesterday. It promised to continue supporting Vignette products and the company's install base.

News Limited's new FatWire implementation will create a new national standard web publishing system for the company. A News Limited spokesperson had not responded to requests for comment at the time of publication.

News has recently been active in the field of shared services, appointing executive Clive Parsons to create a national IT group to provide technology services to the company.

News Limited asset CareerOne.com.au, which has become a joint venture with Monster, also announced some technology changes this week as the first stage of its move to Monster's platform went live.

The new features include: a simplified home page with Monster's search technology; the ability to apply for jobs in less than 60 seconds; global integration, which allows jobs to be accessed internationally; new job templates to strengthen employers' brands; beautifying of job listings so employers can make their job ads stand out; better functionality in the resume database to make recruiters' jobs easier and auto-refresh functions, which mean refreshed jobs appear high in search results.

Chief executive of CareerOne.com.au Michael Harvey said in a statement that this was the first step of more new features and product launches to come. "Today's announcement marks the first chapter in a journey that will see CareerOne fully transition onto Monster's world-class technology platform, enabling us to provide an unrivalled experience for both job hunters and advertisers," he said.

Branding on CareerOne.com.au has been updated to say that the site is "Powered by Monster". There were no current plans for further rebranding, according to the company.

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