When last surveying open source Web CMSes (content management systems) I provided some common-sense advice. For example, it’s important to look for not just functionality but also frequent updates, a healthy user community, and the availability of professional support. Some points are still true today, but new offerings may get you rethinking the role of these products in your enterprise.The one constant among these offerings, as with any open source area, is there’s no such thing as free. You’ll still need to budget for datacenter staff to install and maintain applications, consider costs for custom programming and commercial add-ons, and factor in training. Today’s CMSes, however, are friendlier for IT staff to maintain and generally don’t have the extreme end-user learning requirements of a few years ago.Another positive is more standardization, which may translate to lower development costs. For example, Alfresco’s based on a JSR-170 repository, integrates with JSR-168 portals, and can be extended by those with Java skills.Still, think carefully about each product’s nucleus, and how that fits with your existing infrastructure, commercial or open source. The other solutions in this roundup — DotNetNuke, Drupal and Joomla, and Plone — were respectively constructed with VB.Net, PHP, or Zope (Python)…. Read full this story
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