Basex estimates that the U.S. market for content management reached about US$ 4.1 billion in revenue in 2008. By 2014, they estimate that it should jump to US$ 10 billion.
While we’ve seen many top-tier consolidations in the market recently (Autonomy, Open Text), which Basex says is a sign of proprietary CMS market maturity, mid-tier vendors (FatWire, Day) are thriving for the most part.
Meanwhile, open source content management projects (Joomla!,Drupal,Plone) are getting more attention as well and see rapid growth. It should be noted, though, that some organizations lack understanding of how exactly open source works (in terms of reliability and licensing, for example), ordon’t even consider it for “political reasons,” according to the firm.
Basex says thatAlfresco andBluenog are “leading the charge” in the commercial open source market. Umm, many may not agree with this stance. What about players likeNuxeo and Acquia? If we were to judge market leadership by the number of customers and license deal sizes mentioned in this report, the math wouldn’t be the same. But let’s go on
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