stoner3221 - 2:51 pm on Nov 5, 2005 (gmt 0)
There is an abundance of technology available now that can be used in directory development. I personally like to experiment and trial and it gets very expensive at times.
Efficient submission processing on one of the directories Iím affiliated with that offers free submission was a long project but has resulted in one of the best submission processing systems I have ever worked with. Itís nothing the user will see but enables us to offer services at well below competitive market values due to major labor savings. We have also had some very good results in the cross-referencing of submissions. I canít speak for other directories but the ones Iím affiliated with have continual development projects to improve services.
In my opinion any directory that sticks with the 90ís directory format and the ODP submission processing system will not be around in the future.
On the other hand directories have to be kept simple and easy to use due the nature of the majority of the directory users. Combining simplicity and advanced technologies available can be a challenge.