Paul Rubens’ February article in CIO magazine, 7 Reasons Not to Use Open Source Software, has received quite the backlash in open source circles. I’d like to take a moment to add my own two cents, but I won’t be fanning the flames of the hardline open source fire. Let me be clear—I take issue with this article, but I don’t disagree with most of it. Instead, I think it only tells part of the story, failing to give open source credit where it’s due.
"After under-buying and over-buying, the most common mistake I see in buying a CMS is looking at the wrong list of vendors. The WCM marketplace is saturated and hard to navigate, in truthfulness. Many organizations fall victims to this complexity and chose from completely wrong tools."
Irina Guseva, Senior Analyst for the Real Story Group, "5 Minutes With Irina Guseva", CMS Wire, April 8, 2014.
Given the flurry of product announcements this week, my desk is stacked high with press releases and requests for review. The most notable of these recent announcements are for ImpressPages 4.0, Jahia 7, and Umbraco 7.1. Each of these content management systems deserve their own review. However, this is a Friday and time isn't on my side. So, I thought at the least there would be value in mentioning the release of these products and give you the option to follow up on your own for additional information.
A few days ago, I received an advance copy DPCI's press release announcing that DPCI has contributed an open source module to integrate Drupal with the Adobe Digital Publishing Suite. As far as I can tell, the Drupal 7 module is currently a sandbox project but I assume it will eventually be released as a full module once the code is worked out.
I usually don't blog about specific modules or plugins of a CMS unless I've actually used them for myself or they're huge to the story of the CMS. However, I owe mention of this module to Joe Bachana, President and Founder of DPCI. Several years ago, he invited me to sit on a Drupalcon panel discussing enterprise trends in content management. Besides Joe and myself the panel included Bryan House, Acquia and moderator Jacob Morgan, Chess Media Group. That panel was a milestone event for me (huge audience) and forced me to acknowledge that I not only had a voice in this industry but also people willing to listen.
So without hesitation, DPCI's press release regarding their new Drupal module follows.
Kentico Software today unveiled Kentico 8, which brings new enhancements to Kentico’s integrated marketing solution. According to Kentico, this release is intended to help marketers and developers launch integrated marketing campaigns that engage today’s fragmented audiences across all digital channels.
Magnolia Conference 2014 is scheduled for three days, from June 24th to June 26th. CMS Report is pleased to also announce that we will be a media partner for this year's conference. To signup for the conference, you will want to visit the registration page for the conference. You better hurry, because early bird pricing expires on March 31.
NavigationArts, a digital agency centered in User Experience (UX), and Jahia, a provider of Java-based open source Enterprise Content Management System (CMS) solutions, serving hundreds of global brands are proud to announce that NavigationArts has been named Jahia’s first Certified Premium Partner in the United States.
I've been so busy lately that I haven't had time to put out a plug for my review of the Magnolia CMS on CMS-Connected last month. This was probably one of the easiest shows I've done in the sense that the Internet connection was good and the rest of the show seemed to complement my own segment well. My thanks to Boris Kraft, Co-Founder and Chief Technology Officer for Magnolia, for briefing me well about their product and spending some extra time with me during the demo.
Open-source PHP framework ImpressPages recently released a preview of its upcoming 4.0 version. Users can get their hands on the new website management tool with built-in content editor and get a hint of what’s really coming up. Let’s see what’s so new about it.
Los Angeles, CA – Mar. 18, 2014 – Siteport, a site migration software and services company based out of Long Beach, California, announces a new SharePoint connector to their suite of Content Management System (CMS) connectors.
“SharePoint was created primarily for internal use-cases,” said Diego Rebosio, Siteport CEO. “However, many customers who also used it for their external-facing websites. They’re not finding it as flexible as the enterprise web content management systems on the market. For this and other reasons, many are deciding to move their sites and Siteport now gives them a quick and easy way to do so.”