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Open-source web CMS: are we asking the right questions? James Robertson, Step Two Designs (jamesr@steptwo.com.au)
{  Vendor-neutral CMS consultancy  }
{  CMS expert  }
{  intranet expert  }
{  Open-source CMS?  }
Commercial CMS
Products in the Australian market
Products in the Australian market
Products in the Australian marketplace
 
 
Full list Australian products: www.steptwo.com.au /resources//australian-cms
Open-source CMS
Selection of open-source solutions
Benefits of open-source solutions <ul><li>Low cost </li></ul><ul><li>Pay for services, not software </li></ul><ul><li>Ease...
{  There are two types of open-source CMS  }
{  Community-based open-source   }
{  Commercial open-source   }
 
Selecting a solution
{  “Open-source” is the wrong question  }
{  Instead: how is the CMS going to work in practice?  }
{  Three questions  }
{  #1: usability for the expected authors?  }
{  #2: self-sufficiency for site administrators?  }
{  #3: how much development and by who?  }
Scenario A Decentralised authors Self-sufficiency for site admins Out-of-the-box solution
Scenario B Centralised publishing Strong web skills Resources for site setup
Scenario C Unique business needs Extensive integration Development resources
A few other things to think about
{  Don’t make it about the technology  }
{  Plan a finite lifetime for your new CMS  }
{  Match the CMS to where you are currently at  }
{  Again: how do you want the CMS to work in practice?  }
 
{  Questions?  }
<ul><li>James Robertson,  Step Two Designs </li></ul><ul><li>Email:  [email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>Twitter:  s2d_james...
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When selecting a new content management system, where does open-source fit in, and is this the right question? Includes audio (55 min), recorded at the LGWebNetwork conference in Sydney in August 2008.

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  1. 1. Open-source web CMS: are we asking the right questions? James Robertson, Step Two Designs (jamesr@steptwo.com.au)
  2. 2. { Vendor-neutral CMS consultancy }
  3. 3. { CMS expert }
  4. 4. { intranet expert }
  5. 5. { Open-source CMS? }
  6. 6. Commercial CMS
  7. 7. Products in the Australian market
  8. 8. Products in the Australian market
  9. 9. Products in the Australian marketplace
  10. 12. Full list Australian products: www.steptwo.com.au /resources//australian-cms
  11. 13. Open-source CMS
  12. 14. Selection of open-source solutions
  13. 15. Benefits of open-source solutions <ul><li>Low cost </li></ul><ul><li>Pay for services, not software </li></ul><ul><li>Ease of customisation </li></ul><ul><li>Open platforms </li></ul><ul><li>Pool resources across organisations </li></ul><ul><li>Community support </li></ul><ul><li>‘ Try before you buy’ </li></ul><ul><li>Future proofing </li></ul>
  14. 16. { There are two types of open-source CMS }
  15. 17. { Community-based open-source }
  16. 18. { Commercial open-source }
  17. 20. Selecting a solution
  18. 21. { “Open-source” is the wrong question }
  19. 22. { Instead: how is the CMS going to work in practice? }
  20. 23. { Three questions }
  21. 24. { #1: usability for the expected authors? }
  22. 25. { #2: self-sufficiency for site administrators? }
  23. 26. { #3: how much development and by who? }
  24. 27. Scenario A Decentralised authors Self-sufficiency for site admins Out-of-the-box solution
  25. 28. Scenario B Centralised publishing Strong web skills Resources for site setup
  26. 29. Scenario C Unique business needs Extensive integration Development resources
  27. 30. A few other things to think about
  28. 31. { Don’t make it about the technology }
  29. 32. { Plan a finite lifetime for your new CMS }
  30. 33. { Match the CMS to where you are currently at }
  31. 34. { Again: how do you want the CMS to work in practice? }
  32. 36. { Questions? }
  33. 37. <ul><li>James Robertson, Step Two Designs </li></ul><ul><li>Email: [email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>Twitter: s2d_jamesr </li></ul><ul><li>Website: www.steptwo.com.au </li></ul><ul><li>Blog: www.steptwo.com.au/columntwo </li></ul><ul><li>Articles : www.steptwo.com.au/papers/subscribe </li></ul><ul><li>Facebook (“Friends of Step Two”): www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=7095593237 </li></ul>

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