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Big Web CMS vendors in 2007 and 2012

What a difference 5 years can make! Much has happened in the crowded and still young CMS marketplace since 2007, but contrary to what most analysts expected, the number of CMS vendors has not gone down. New vendors have emerged, local vendors have successfully gone international and on top of that, many of the large
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Untangling SharePoint pricing & licensing for WCM

SharePoint is a complex product with a complex pricing model. In an attempt to try to clear things up, I talked to Microsoft’s Subsidiary Product Marketing Manager for SharePoint, Åren Ekelund about how much SharePoint 2010 will cost in a web content management scenario. Products such as Windows, Office and SharePoint are typically bundled, the different
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Open source doesn’t always represent best value

Despite much hype we did not see a breakthrough for open source CMS last year. When I launched the discussion last year, we  received some great comments, e.g. on intellectual property and warranty, suggesting that in some cases open source is not the right decision. In the past decade, several governments have issued statements with
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Major progress in SharePoint 2010 and SharePoint déjà-vu

Last week I attended Microsoft’s SharePoint conference in Las Vegas with over 7,000 delegates where they released the first details of SharePoint 2010 (“Twenty-ten”).  The amount of changes on the platform is impressive – this release is by far the most ambitious SharePoint release yet and there was a lot of excitement around it from
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The real definition of a “key account”

Buyers who account for the majority of revenue for a given product are normally offered preferential treatment of some sort. This would seem fair, but to the surprise of many online professionals this is often not the case when it comes to software vendors or digital agencies. Over the years I’ve talked to practitioners around
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Who should be on your CMS shortlist?

Selecting the right CMS is not an easy task with; there is in excess of 1,000 vendors in the very dynamic CMS marketplace. Unfortunately industry analysts tend to evaluate too many vendors for the needs of most buyers. Consider CMS Watch which has 42 systems in their Web CMS Report and Gartner with 18 vendors
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Is content management important to Microsoft?

Microsoft used to have a product called Content Management Server 2002; the sole purpose of this was to be a content management system. This was followed by the popular SharePoint 2007, in which “Content Management” was reduced to only one of six pillars. With SharePoint 2010, the packaging has been changed once again and the
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SharePoint 2010: On governance and upgrading

Earlier this week Microsoft released sneak peak videos of SharePoint 2010, which have created quite a buzz among the many working within the SharePoint goldmine. A blog post by US-based SharePoint expert Mauro Cardarelli, co-author of “Essential SharePoint 2007 – Delivering High Impact Collaboration“, called Planning for SharePoint 2010, caught my attention as he called
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DIY SharePoint

The municipality of Aalborg; Denmark’s fourth largest city, recently relaunched their website using SharePoint 2007. They chose the unusual route of running the project in-house with minimal involvement from third party system integrators. I talked to the responsible project manager, Niels Højdahl Pedersen, about the lessons learned. Accessibility for SharePoint 2007 will cost you Q:
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Be careful with SharePoint integrators

Last week I chaired a discussion on “Working with integrators” at our annual practitioners-only SharePoint Day. The topic is relevant for other systems as well, but we quickly agreed that finding the right system integrator is an overlooked SharePoint success factor. Everybody around the table acknowledged that system integrator costs usually take most of the
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