Oh, yeah, I still work here. I just got out of a meeting where we decided that if HR wants part of the pie, it has to eat the whole thing as far as the administration of this PIA is concerned.
It was decided that we would be going to a 3rd party product from day one. As an automotive corporation, we don't really have the resources (Why get head count for IT when we can get more engineers, who actually make us money? I.T. is just a siphon that steals money from where it actually does some good!) to even vaguely attempt that. Most of my research was geared toward finding the proper tool that fulfilled the 80/20 rule. I honestly think I found that in Plumtree. Unfortuantely, money was more an issue than functionality in the end, and I'll have to attempt most of the design my self, as far as creating the "pagelets" and taxonomy are concerned, in the PeopleSoft product.
The amount of connectivity that is needed, versus that which is offered in the chosen product is a joke compared to what I would have had out of the box with Plumtree, so now they are going to pay me a Software Engineer's wage to develop what amounts to HTML. BAH! I hope they realize that I'm going to do it all in C++ and Perl and insure my position here in my reign of terror FOREVER!!!!
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