Five tips for avoiding the CMS price hype

By |July 31st, 2013|

In the Web CMS space there is a question that makes even the most experienced vendor salespersons start to stutter and typically a question that evokes one of the least satisfying sales replies you are ever likely to get – namely ‘how much is your software’.

The answers usually start with responses like ‘how long is […]

Marketing departments can’t keep up with the Web

By |June 17th, 2013|

Marketing departments are overwhelmed by the fast development of web technologies, social media and mobile devices. Managing the digital customer experience requires so many resources that marketing teams simply have far from enough time to do everything required.

At the same time many innovative software vendors, including some formerly known as CMS vendors, are building sophisticated […]

CMS interfaces: The disconnect between theory and reality

By |May 28th, 2013|

In theory….theory and practice are the same. In practice they are not – a famous quote attributed to Albert Einstein and a truth also when it comes to design of interfaces. Users will ask for one thing, vendors will develop them and users will say – this is not what we asked for. How do […]

Top 10 CMS vendors in the UK in 2013

By |April 9th, 2013|

Selecting the right content management system remains a tricky task in an overcrowded marketplace. Unfortunately most industry analysts tend to cover too many vendors, while leaving out important national vendors.

Based on input from our members as well as our extensive experience with CMS selection, this shortlist is intended to help you navigate the UK marketplace. The […]

Sharing is Caring: Dutch government promotes re-use of open data

By |October 10th, 2012|

In recent years, the Dutch government has made some bold choices to open up its online information in many different ways. This resulted amongst others in 2010 in a brand-new website rijksoverheid.nl, the main site for communication between the Dutch central government and its citizens. This site is based on open-source CMS technology from Dutch […]

What’s the least you can expect from a modern CMS

By |July 9th, 2012|

Content management systems have been around for more than a decade, but still buyers keep getting caught by surprise as they find expected common and out-of-the-box functionality missing in their chosen Web CMS.

One frequently sought solution is to include everything in the Request-for-Proposal to avoid surprises like this, but as many buyers have learned, this […]

Introducing a single Digital Police Office for the Netherlands

By |May 8th, 2012|

The police force of the Netherlands is undergoing a huge and radical transformation. Until now, the police has been strongly decentralized, with many local, independent forces each responsible for their region. To improve efficiency and street safety across the country, this will change and a single National Police force will be created.

In line with this […]

Big Web CMS vendors in 2007 and 2012

By |January 19th, 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 […]

One CMS for intranet and website?

By |November 30th, 2011|

Should you pick a single CMS for both your intranet and website, or should you keep the two separate and select two different platforms? It’s a timeless and legitimate question with no obvious wrong or right answer.

At first glance, using a single CMS is an appealing way to consolidate, control costs and re-use investments. In […]

Semantic Technologies: What is in it for the (unhappy) CMS customer?

By |October 3rd, 2011|

Today there are probably 1,000+ content management systems in use in the European Union. Very few of these are using semantics-based technologies, which holds the promise to substantially improve employee productivity and how we use our skills online.

Today most of us are simply managing content, and not really involved in managing […]