Major forces are buffeting the Web Content & Experience Management (WCM) marketplace, and key vendors and open source players are tacking in different directions in response. Some are expanding the scope of functionality, others are narrowing their focus, while others simply sail on like it's still the good old days.
We increasingly see WCM vendors putting pressure on their SI partners to become more like loyal resellers. For WCM, you don't want a reseller. Look for independent services firms that know a small handful of tools really, really well. Then work only with those integrators and consultancies who will sit on your side of the table, rather than just parrot the vendor line
There's more news from WordPress land. This time around, customers are wondering whether WordPress can be used as a lightweight digital asset management (DAM) system, given Automatticâ€™s (the makers of WordPress) acquisition of file-sharing startup CloudUp
It's not often that organizations look beyond WordPress when trying to address the need for some simple web publishing and/or blogging service. There's a kind of a haze around WordPress that sometimes obscures alternatives. Certainly this is good for WordPress founder Matt Mullenweg. But is it actually good for you?
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