They started out in a single office in Norway back in 2005. Now eZ Systems is all across the world and last time we heard they were headed over to Japan.
But that wasn’t good enough for this open source content management provider -- eZ Systems has announced plans to open a new office in Paris.
With over 92 partners across Western Europe, eZ Systems is one of the most well known Web CMS in that area. Having approximately 100 customers in 2008, not to mention those customers served by partners, eZ Systems says that 35% of the income generated by area comes from the media market. Guess it's ezy to see why they are heading off now to Paris.
The office is expected to open this fall -- which should mean any time because fall is almost over -- an plans to offer support, training and maintenance services along with the assistance provided to partners.
They don't intend to stop their expansion either. eZ Systems says they have plans for 2009 that includes a London office and possibly new offices outside of France.
With the plans for the SaaS based version of their Web CMS ez Publish, they may need all these new offices to help with supporting their customer base.
Enterprise PHP Framework Conference
If open source content management interests you, then you may want to consider attending the Enterprise PHP Framework Conference next January. This is a free conference being hosted by eZ Systems. It was originally their own developer/partner conference, but they've opened the doors to the entire PHP community and are looking for event topics to cover.
Current topics planned include high-traffic PHP web applications and the new MVC component from eZ Components.
Certainly an event to consider. But maybe you just want to read about the eZ Publish Web CMS. If that's the case, then buy the PDF version of the book: eZ Publish Advanced Content Management.
In any case, there are lots of ways to learn about this CMS solution, in whatever form you choose to get into.