We need more loosely-coupled WCM offerings

  • September 17, 2013

As the Web CMS marketplace pendulum has swung from content management to experience management over the past few years, we've seen a greater emphasis on "coupled" architectures. That's not always a good thing...

HP/Autonomy Strategy - Still Buy Instead of Build?

  • September 3, 2013

Though any improvements are welcome, my personal opinion is that these efforts are too little, too late for platforms in desperate need of fundamental refactoring to pay down enormous technical debt -- if not by HP, then by someone else. So, perhaps like you, I follow what's going on at HP for authentic signs of a larger strategy...

Drupal versus SharePoint

  • June 27, 2013

My take is that Drupal and SharePoint are really very different systems, though I can see why people compare them...

How Does SharePoint 2013 Stack Up for WCM?

  • June 19, 2013

Yesterday we released an update to our Web Content & Experience Management (WCM) vendor evaluation research with an emphasis on the .NET mid-market tier, including fresh takes for our 20-page reviews of...

Do You Really Want a Power-User Interface for Your WCM Platform?

  • June 13, 2013

Web CMS vendors frequently tout their systems' usability, but in fact a big evolution towards complexity has been underway in the WCM world for the past several years.  That's right: user interfaces for editors and marketers are getting more complicated rather simpler...

What to make of the Salesforce-ExactTarget acquisition

  • June 4, 2013

Acquisitions generally bring turbulence to existing customers, and as subscribers to our Digital Marketing Technology research know, ExactTarget licensees have already been on a bit of a roller-coaster ride.  That said, this is one of those cases where I believe the acquisition is on balance a positive thing for the market as a whole....

The Case Against Adobe CQ - WEM

  • June 3, 2013

Adobe is nothing if not a good marketer of software, and the company understands in particular how to talk to creatives, editors, and marketers, the three key business stakeholders in any web content management effort. Also, analysts and media make a habit of fawning over the company. As a result, Adobe CQ has a tendency to land on a lot of enterprise short lists for CMS selection, including frequently when it doesn't belong. So, let's pause for a moment and consider just a few of the manifold reasons why Adobe CQ might not be a good fit for your organization...

Gilbane Conference continues this December

  • May 21, 2013

People often ask us advice on the best conferences for web and experience management technologies and practices.  One consistent event is the Gilbane Conference, now in its eleventh year.  This December Gilbane is partnering with InfoToday...

Rethinking Global Web Operations and Technology?

  • April 24, 2013

For most of the past decade, global enterprises have been rationalizing and professionalizing their web publishing operations, setting global standards, upgrading local talent across various regions, investing in better technology.  All good. 

But I'm perceiving a new twist on this trend, and I'd be interested to hear your take...

User Management in Your WCM System

  • April 15, 2013

In our WCM selection advisory services, user security and entitlements continue to come up as tricky issues. These are certainly not new challenges, but vendors address them in different ways, and certainly customers vary in their requirements here. So to provide a little education, below I've excerpted bits of the front matter from...