"The Future of Enterprise Content Management" by Aleksander Farstad @ eLiberatica 2008


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This is a presentation held at eLiberatica 2008.


One of the biggest events of its kind in Eastern Europe, eLiberatica brings community leaders from around the world to discuss about the hottest topics in FLOSS movement, demonstrating the advantages of adopting, using and developing Open Source and Free Software solutions.

The eLiberatica organizational committee together with our speakers and guests, have graciously allowed media representatives and all attendees to photograph, videotape and otherwise record their sessions, on the condition that the photos, videos and recordings are licensed under the Creative Commons Share-Alike 3.0 License.

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"The Future of Enterprise Content Management" by Aleksander Farstad @ eLiberatica 2008

  1. 1. The Future OfEnterprise Content Management Aleksander Farstad CEO eZ Systems
  2. 2. Munich Germany 2003 – Why are you here???
  3. 3. ● How many Content Management Providers are there in the market today?
  4. 4. ● More than 1000!
  5. 5. ● Who is the Largest global player in the ECM market today?
  6. 6. ● Documentum?
  7. 7. ● Vignette?
  8. 8. ● OpenText?
  9. 9. The 5 million EUR Company● That actually is a 250 million EUR Company
  10. 10. About eZ● The World´s largest Open Source Enterprise Content Management software company – More than 200 000 installations – More than 2,4 million downloads – More than 230 global partners – More than 4000 paying customers – More than 28 000 registered community members
  11. 11. New Media SolutionLagardère Active: Elle & Premiere
  12. 12. The Enterprise Open Source Business Model of eZ● 100 % Open Source delivered with Total Product Responsibility Proprietary model EOS by eZ Services Services Maintenance and Maintenance and Support Support Subscriptions Licenses Licenses
  13. 13. With the Power of the Ecosystem
  14. 14. Superior Products!● Together we make superior products through Open Innovation!
  15. 15. Value!● The Enterprise Open Source Business Model creates unique value for money! – More efficient development model – More efficient distribution model – More efficient support model
  16. 16. Less risk!● Investment protection from the combination of: – 100 % Open Source – A large Ecosystem – Total Product Responsibility
  17. 17. ● How many ECM providers will there be in 5 years?
  18. 18. Consolidation in a growing market● Industry consolidation● Enterprise consolidation● Globalization● More mature and demanding customers● Niche Specialization
  19. 19. --> Grow, eat, be eaten, focus or die!
  20. 20. And the winners are!● The ones being able to reach a critical size● The ones serving the most demanding customers● The ones that are most efficient at innovating together with these customers for solving their needs● The ones that are most efficient in distributing and providing solutions to these customers
  21. 21. Some hard facts from eZ... ● Spain 2008: Top tier proprietary vendors give away their license for free...but still loose the deal● New York 2007: Customer writes off a 1 million USD license 3 months after they bought it...and implements an open source software (eZ) instead...
  22. 22. Why do this happen?● Open Source provides a real alternative● Which not only provides a lower cost● But a better solution● Delivered at a much quicker time to market● Giving an unbeatable TCO
  23. 23. eZ Systems ASAleksander Farstad af@ez.no