Updated WCXM Evaluations of Adobe, CoreMedia, CrownPeak, e-Spirit, eZ Systems, Limelight Networks, and OmniUpdate

  • 30-Jan-2013

As we release version 21.4 of our Web Content and Experience Management (WCXM) evaluation research, I wanted to give you a quick rundown of the latest developments across seven vendors we included in this update:

  • Adobe: CQ 5.5 shows further steps in integrating with a multitude of other Adobe products, yet much here remains a work in progress.
     
  • CoreMedia: As a CMS often sold to the likes of media publishers and broadcasters, CoreMedia has been focusing on addressing one of the challenges of the media industry – reduction of content delivery overhead via introduction of a CDN architecture.
     
  • CrownPeak: A new UI graces the CMS after a decade of only minor facelifts, and it should make a difference especially for new users, who can just concentrate on figuring out what is where in the application.
     
  • e-Spirit: Status quo can be a good thing. With almost stereotypical conservatism, the company hasn’t introduced many changes, but does follow a useful best-of-breed approach in terms of packaged integrations with its neighboring vendors, such as SAP, Hybris, and ATG.
     
  • eZ Systems: Big changes at the C-level have been followed by considerable changes at the technology level. Now labeled eZ Publish 5 Platform, the CMS has new underpinnings from Symfony and Twig to APIs.
     
  • Limelight Networks: Another fairly status quo situation, but with an outlook for cloudy skies. Since its acquisition, the development pace of the former Clickability has slowed down. There are still a few releases happening yearly, but none of them suggest major product innovation.
     
  • OmniUpdate: As ever, churning out plethora of small updates, one release after another, all in pursuit of its main passion – higher education websites.

As always, for full details on each aforementioned vendor head over here and download the full chapter on any Web CMS that interests you.

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