Graduate Institute Selects Ektron CMS400.NET

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Pacifica Graduate Institute launches new Web site on the Ektron content management platform.

Ektron Inc., a technology and market leader in Web content management software, today announced that Pacifica Graduate Institute, an accredited graduate school with two campuses near Santa Barbara, California has selected Ektron CMS400.NET as the Web content management (WCM) platform for their Web site.

Pacifica Graduate Institute offers six graduate programs in the fields of psychology and the humanities and has over 3,000 alumni worldwide. As more and more people return to graduate school, Pacifica looked to enhance their Web site with rich multi-media features while making it effortless for students and prospective students to search and locate information.

"We needed a way to organize our vast array of content and also wanted to share the stories of alumni, faculty and students through video and pictures," said Erik Davis, director of institutional advancement at Pacifica Graduate Institute. "With over 3,000 pages, it is extremely important to have a content management platform that would allow us to update information in real time and scale as the Web site continues to grow."

"We are continuing to see an increase in colleges and universities looking to move toward complete content management platforms," stated Mark Hardardt, senior vice president of sales and business development at Ektron. "The number of applicants searching for program information and online course enrolment is escalating and WCM solutions will help universities meet these needs and other system-wide requirements."

About Pacifica Graduate Institute
Pacifica Graduate Institute, with two campuses nestled between the foothills and the Pacific Ocean, a few miles south of Santa Barbara, CA, offers six graduate degree programs framed in the traditions of depth psychology. In addition to offering graduate degree programs, Pacifica hosts a variety of public lectures, conferences, and workshops each year.

The accredited graduate degree programs are offered either through monthly, three-day learning sessions, or in a unique blend of distance learning and residential on-campus sessions. Students come to Pacifica in pursuit of a wide variety of academic, professional, and personal goals. Pacifica Graduate Institute is now accepting applications for Fall 2009. For more information, visit http://www.pacifica.edu.

About Ektron
Founded in 1998, Ektron is committed to providing revolutionary, scalable Web content management and authoring solutions. Ektron CMS400.NET empowers developers and non-technical business users alike: developers can take advantage of built-in Server Controls to deploy a Web site out of the box or customize the deployment using CMS400.NET's well-documented API, and business users benefit from an intuitive user interface for managing their Web site's content and messaging. From enterprise level deployments to single sites, CMS400.NET ships with a wide array of functionality, including social networking, Web 2.0, SEO and synchronization tools. Headquartered in Nashua, N.H., Ektron has more than 20,000 customer implementations worldwide, including LG, Sony, and Johnson & Johnson. For more information, visit: http://www.ektron.com.

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