With many successful high profile implementations, open source web content technologies have changed from being too risky to consider to too risky to ignore. Organizations looking to redirect licensing expenditures to web design and customization now have legitimate options that they need to understand.
There are a number of enterprise ready open source web content management solutions that deliver necessary functionality while creating opportunities to control costs. However, most companies know very little about open source software models and find their usual selection techniques ineffective to evaluate these technologies. Furthermore, open source is not a homogeneous class of software. There are many different open source business models and organizational structures that affect customer experience with the solution.
In this presentation, Seth Gottlieb will discuss the types of business needs that are well supported by the leading open source web content management technologies. He will also describe the different types of open source projects, how to evaluate them, and what types of companies tend to succeed with them.