Over the last twelve years of my experience in IT, I have focused ten of them in the segment of Content Management, and have seen as many changes and dynamics as the internet itself. For purposes of this writing, I’d like to focus on some key differentiators of open-source solutions and enterprise systems, as there is a fair amount of gaps and overlap between what they provide, who they serve, and their roadmap in the future of the content management paradigm…assuming we all know what a content management system should provide. Another key factor is the size of the organization. Larger organizations may have hundreds of users, making the administration tasks a difficult comparison to a small organization, where users can be setup and administered relatively quickly, regardless of the application. Granted that most of my time has been involved with implementing and improving on applications provided by a vendor (Interwoven), I was pleasantly surprised to see how quick and easy it was to rollout an open-source product (Drupal) with minimal know-how of the underlying technologies to make it work.
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