There's never a dull day in the Web Content and Experience Management industry. If it's not an acquisition of a product to complement existing functionality (Sitecore announced today their acquisition of an eCommerce vendor), it is a drastic change of ownership, as with Vizrt selling off its Escenic WCMS.
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
April and May often seem like a long continuous road trip for The Real Story Group analyst team. We're out teaching and speaking at many of the industry's premier events, and meeting with our subscribers both near and far
We continue to expand the breadth of our in-depth evaluations of Media Asset Management vendors. This week we’ve added one more vendor to our MAM evaluations line up: GlobeCast Netia.
At any given time it seems like we're advising at least a couple major enterprises as they transition away from OpenText "Web Site Management,"-- a.k.a., RedDot
Experienced web professionals know that with content management systems there is no such thing as an easy upgrade. Upgrades have the potential to affect your existing customizations, plug-ins, and integration code. They can turn a perfectly healthy implementation into a dysfunctional and embarrassing work-in-progress
The whole affaire, as well as a recent request I received from a Digital Asset Management vendor, reminded me that the world of technology analysis is no less shifty -- it's just that the attempted manipulation of the system for personal and business gain is of a different nature
Beyond the age-old debate between open source and proprietary software communities, one truism has persisted over the years: when there is one technology platform dominates in any market for any sizable period, we all suffer
Though our primary audience is those of you with a particular focus on broadcast, sports, news, and entertainment-oriented time-based media, we're also addressing the challenges that non-media-centric corporations have in managing the growing short-form audio and video that corporate marketing departments increasingly create
As much any of the other five continents where we have research customers, we see that Europe is particularly regionally inclined: small vendors flourish in their local markets, often keeping out larger global competitors. But perhaps moreso than the rest of western Europe (UK excluded), out of DACH has come come of the largest technology powerhouses in content management, from the likes of SAP and CoreMedia to Day (since acquired by Adobe) and e-Spirit, to open source projects such as Magnolia, OpenCMS, and Typo3
In version 21.2 of our Web Content and Experience Management (WCXM) evaluation report, we’ve updated evaluations of Alfresco, Hippo, Enonic, and Sitefinity. Here’s a quick rundown of what’s happening with these vendors and their Web CMS products:
More activity in the DAM M&A space: Recently, the maker of a multi-channel publishing system WoodWing bought Dutchsoftware with its “Elvis DAM” digital asset management system. According to WoodWing, this purchase will allow them to enter the DAM market, as well as expand the set of offered functionalities to its customers.
We've been furiously updating our Brand & Digital Asset Management research these past few months, and today we release an update that adds an evaluation of Switzerland-based vendor Vision Information Transaction (VIT) and their software, Picturepark
For fans of content technologies (I know you are out there!) this time of year also marks the start of the 2012 autumn conference season. We love this time of year as it is our chance to reveal our latest research findings and meet you face-to-face