Flash, Ektron and XML (Oh My), three technologies you don't see powering websites today.
The client had requested a Flash-based image rotator on the homepage that was managed through the CMS. The solution we came up with was to have the Ektron CMS output XML and allow Flash to read the XML to get the text and images.
We also built a non-Flash version of the image rotator that used AJAX to read the XML and recreate the Flash effects using jQuery’s animation abilities. Personally, this is the only approach I would have used but the client felt very strongly about the use of Flash.