WordCamp Portsmouth UK presented
WordUp Edinburgh presents A slightly less spectacular Enterprise
 
<ul><li>Core Competencies </li></ul><ul><li>Development </li></ul><ul><li>Maintenance </li></ul><ul><li>Support </li></ul>...
Challenges with WordPress in the Enterprise <ul><li>Integration (Authentication) </li></ul><ul><li>Skills gaps (servers, P...
Enablers <ul><li>Simple single sign-on (SSSO) </li></ul><ul><li>Small agile core teams </li></ul><ul><li>Slower upgrade cy...
Ongoing issues <ul><li>Cost shifts from platform to building core competencies </li></ul><ul><li>Great benefits come from ...
Challenging times <ul><li>Smaller more agile delivery teams </li></ul><ul><li>Blue Sky Labs </li></ul><ul><li>Commitment t...
Flexibility    Control
How do we bridge the gap? <ul><li>Enterprise Support </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Separate security patches from functional upgra...
Ubuntu Approach
Does WordPress want the Enterprise ?
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WordPress in the enterprise - can it work?

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Presentation by Andy Gilpin and Martin Young from Blacknight WordUp 2011

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  • Most people use WordPress to provide them or their organisation with a web presence. This session takes a look at some examples of how people use WordPress within their organisations, where the intended audience is internal people. Estimated timings: Intro: 5 mins Theme 1: use case examples – 20 mins Theme 2: challenges – 15 mins Theme 3: where next? – 10 mins
  • WordPress in the enterprise - can it work?

    1. 1. WordCamp Portsmouth UK presented
    2. 2. WordUp Edinburgh presents A slightly less spectacular Enterprise
    3. 4. <ul><li>Core Competencies </li></ul><ul><li>Development </li></ul><ul><li>Maintenance </li></ul><ul><li>Support </li></ul><ul><li>Security </li></ul><ul><li>Governance </li></ul>What is Enterprise Our definition in WordPress world – Is when more than one person taking on responsibility for the core competencies
    4. 5. Challenges with WordPress in the Enterprise <ul><li>Integration (Authentication) </li></ul><ul><li>Skills gaps (servers, PHP, Apache, WordPress) </li></ul><ul><li>Multiple separate teams (Governance multi-level, time constraints) </li></ul><ul><li>Trust in Open Source (Windows generation) </li></ul><ul><li>Security (Hacking) </li></ul><ul><li>Managing expectations (Quick results bring increased demand) </li></ul><ul><li>Supporting it (when you separate dev from support) </li></ul><ul><li>Quality Control (Themes, Plugins) </li></ul>
    5. 6. Enablers <ul><li>Simple single sign-on (SSSO) </li></ul><ul><li>Small agile core teams </li></ul><ul><li>Slower upgrade cycles </li></ul><ul><li>External support </li></ul><ul><li>Third party products (Woothemes, WPMU Dev) </li></ul><ul><li>Training </li></ul><ul><li>Room to play </li></ul><ul><li>Quick results </li></ul>
    6. 7. Ongoing issues <ul><li>Cost shifts from platform to building core competencies </li></ul><ul><li>Great benefits come from the flexibility of WordPress but enterprise demand control </li></ul>
    7. 8. Challenging times <ul><li>Smaller more agile delivery teams </li></ul><ul><li>Blue Sky Labs </li></ul><ul><li>Commitment to Open Source </li></ul>Pick your fights Credit: Conservative Party
    8. 9. Flexibility Control
    9. 10. How do we bridge the gap? <ul><li>Enterprise Support </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Separate security patches from functional upgrades </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Trusted repositories (Themes &Plug-in) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Support legacy releases (Ubuntu Model?) </li></ul></ul>
    10. 11. Ubuntu Approach
    11. 12. Does WordPress want the Enterprise ?

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