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Website development, maintenance a breeze with WYMSY


MARBLEHEAD, MA--March 30, 2005—  Severe weather forced cancellation of many scheduled programs this winter, including one offered to small businesses by The Enterprise Center at Salem State College.  But for the first time, informing attendees of schedule changes on the organization's Website has been a breeze, thanks to WYMSY Website Management System,  a new Website design and management tool from BrightWork.

"I've developed four Web sites, and in the past making a change was arduous.  It was difficult.  Everyone would have moaned and groaned because it would be a pain to put new content on the site," said Christine Sullivan, Executive Director of The Enterprise Center.  “With WYMSY, all it takes is a few clicks.  My staff and I could post content after just a few minutes of training, without having to learn code.  It's that easy."

Launched by Marblehead, MA-based BrightWork, Web-based WYMSY enables companies to keep content fresh and current. There is no software to buy, no updates to install:  all functionality is included with BrightWork's Web hosting services.  Updating content is as easy as editing Word documents, and design changes are automatically carried to all pages.  There is also a fully functional e-commerce module included.

"We developed WYMSY for companies [with no IT staff] that want or need a customized Web site with easy, robust content management capabilities," says Jane Bright, BrightWork's COO.  "For Web designers who want to speed Web design, this is a compelling alternative to templates on one end of the spectrum and time-consuming Front Page and Dream Weaver at the other."

WYMSY is also licensed to Web hosts.

"We have to watch our budget, and having the ability to update our Web site content ourselves quickly and easily has been enormously helpful,” says Sullivan.  “Also because updating isn't a big deal, it's more likely to happen promptly."

Web hosting by BrightWork, including all WYMSY functionality, ranges from $19-$50/month.

About the Enterprise Center (www.enterprisectr.org)
The Enterprise Center at Salem State College is both a business incubator where start-up small businesses may lease space in the center's building, and a virtual center for North Shore entrepreneurs at every stage of business development. The Center provides a supportive and nurturing environment for new and expanding enterprises, offering assistance, advice, and numerous free programs designed to help small business owners and employees improve their business skills.   

About BrightWork  (www.wymsy.com)
Marblehead, MA based BrightWork is a Web applications developer.  Their newest product, WYMSY Website Management System, provides Web hosting with all the tools needed to develop a Web site, create and edit pages, manage files and engage in e-commerce.  There is no software to buy or download.  Site administration tools and flexibility make WYMSY far superior to cumbersome content management systems.  Updating content is as easy as editing a Word document.