This week in the CMS industry (don't start the acronym war on me), we saw WCM vendors change jobs to become analysts and continued sparks (or flames for some) around the (seemingly never-ending) debate on whether WordPress is a CMS.
I don’t think of WordPress (WP) as a WCMS, but that’s just me. I’m happy to call it a blog publishing application, or even a web publishing system, but having worked in the content management industry for over ten years as a practitioner, consultant and analyst, I have a pretty clear understanding of what a WCMS is…at least in my own mind.
You know, there is a lot of things that I can do to manage content using Microsoft Office, and nobody will call it a CMS.
Just like with selecting wine, there's no best wine (or best CMS, for that matter) — massive, exuberant, tannic Cabernets will probably not go well with delicate fish like flounder. But there's just the right one to go with what's on your dinner plate.
In other news in the world of Web CMS and Enterprise CMS:
- How to Make Money with Open Source Software.There are many different ways to approach making a living, or at least covering your costs, with open source. Still, there are some common business models that you'll see throughout the open source marketplace.
- Ovum: The Future of Digital Content is not Free. The internet is not free. Or so says London-based research firm Ovum.
- Alert: What's Coming for Open Source CMS in April 2010. Curious to find out what open source ECM and WCM folks are up to? We have the scoop.
- Google Acquires Episodic, New YouTube Flavors Imminent? Looks like Google's still on an acquisition streak. This time the Web giant has picked up a video hosting platform called Episodic, which boasts measuring and monetizing capabilities in addition to broadcasting. Smells to us like a YouTube overhaul.
- Subscriptions and Partnerships Grow Alfresco's Revenues by 61%.Some things do well during a recession and open source enterprise content management is one of them. Proof in point is the release of Alfresco's annual figures that shows 61% increase in revenues.
- eZ Publish 4.3: New Admin Interface, Support for Collaboration and UGC.eZ Systems has officially released version 4.3 of their Web CMS eZ Publish. And while we alluded to what was new before, we didn't get into details. Until now.
- Document Management Roll-up: Google Fixes Outlook Glitch, No MS Office For Blackberry, iPhone. Microsoft has received a lot of attention this week with the technical preview version of its soon-to-be-released upgraded Dynamics CRM and the announcement of no mobile Office solution for the iPhone.
Most Popular Articles
These articles were what you fancied most this week, according to Uncle G's analytics data.
- PHP vs Java vs Ruby. An oldie, but a goodie on basic advantages of each of these three platforms.
- The Difference Between Usability and User Experience. As long as there’s been an Internet, the discussion between user experience and usability has been explored. Although they are conceptually linked, taken separately, they highlight different elements of the human-computer interaction.
- 3 Ways to Customize SharePoint 2010 Document Sets. In two recent articles we walked you through the evolution of document management in SharePoint 2010 and a new feature called Document Sets. In a final follow-up article we will look at how those Document Sets can be customized so as to make them more flexible and more adaptable.
- Social Media Minute: Yahoo Mail Integrates Facebook, Google in Trouble with Privacy Police? Eleven congressmen have petitioned the Chairman of the FTC to investigate complaints surrounding Google Buzz. In addition, the Google acquisition of Admob may come under scrutiny.
- Facebook Lets Users "Like" Social Media Marketing. It looks like Facebook is still up to its old tricks — the world's top social networking platform has set the "Like" functionality to entirely replace the "Become a fan" button on brand Fan Pages.
- April 12 is the New Release Date for Visual Studio 2010. Originally scheduled for late March, Microsoft withdrew the delivery date saying they needed more time for testing due to performance and virtual memory issues. The new date? "Visual Studio 2010 and .NET Framework 4 will launch on Monday, 12 April 2010."
- Installing SharePoint 2010 on Windows 7. Did you know you can run SharePoint 2010 environments on both Windows 7 and Windows Vista SP1?
Polls and Your Votes
With the release of SharePoint 2010 looming, we were curious to know what your plans were — if you had any at all — in regards to implementing the next version of Microsoft's business collaboration platform. Our poll revealed that while many of you are not in a SharePoint frame of mind, those that are seem focused primarily on its collaboration and social media capabilities.
Also, check out our previous polls:
Content Management Jobs
Here's what's been brewing lately in the CMS jobs and careers field. Both seekers and employers, catch the best fish of the season on our content management job board.
- Vice President, Marketing at Tapulous
- Sr. Marketing Manager at Yebol
- Technical Writer at GreenWood, Inc.
- Sr. Web Content Developers at Computer Associates
- Drupal Developer at Bay Web Soft
Traveling or Virtual, There are Events to Attend
Wondering how to spend your time in the next few weeks or months? Attend a conference, or maybe just a webinar or two. Have a look at our Industry Events Calendar to see what's happening in your area.
- May 5, 2010 – CMS Expo 2010 (Evanston)
- May 6, 2010 – J Boye Philadelphia 2010
- May 20, 2010 – Gilbane Conference San Francisco
- Are You Too Old to Work in Tech? IT's Midlife Crisis
- If Hadoop Disappears, Will the Label on Your Distro Matter?
- Inside Acquia's Gartner Ascension, Web CMS' Next Road Trip
- Customer Success is a Failure
- EMC Should Sell Documentum, HP Should Buy It
- SharePoint is Already Legacy
- Connecting Workers to Information in the Digital Workplace