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  • 1. Open Source vs. Proprietary CMS Software
    Which is right for my organization?
    Ann Yoders, Project Manager
    Matt Crudello, Director of Web Solutions
    Stuart Holland, Web Consultant
  • 2. Goals for Today
    Our goal for today’s session:
    Understand differences between open source and proprietary solutions
    Give you concrete steps you can take to evaluate these models
    Take it home! Show how you can apply the Big 4 in your organization
  • 3. Agenda
    About TerpSys
    Describe ‘open Source’ and ‘proprietary’ software model evolution
    Discuss pros and cons of each model
    Identify the ‘Big 4’
    Discuss other key considerations
    Share our process by example
  • 4. Meet the Presenters
    TerpSys is a customer service company focused on helping mission based organizations use technology to achieve their missions.
  • 5. Defining Terms: Open Source in 2010
    History of Open Source
    1900s industrial age
    1960s - ARPANET
    1998 - Netscape Navigator
    2000s - ‘Free Open Source’ vs. ‘Commercial Open Source’
    Today, the open source software movement is characterized by:
    Volunteer group of peer developers collaborating
    End product and source material available at no cost
  • 6. Defining Terms: Proprietary Systems in 2010
    Changes in proprietary market in 2000s
    Drive towards consumer initiated customizations (SDKs)
    Interoperability (APIs)
    Licensed platforms as fertile communities to build extensions to core code
  • 7. Summary of Markets
    Open source movement has evolved
    Better organized, increasing participation, successful projects
    Proprietary systems have ‘opened up’
    Greater interoperability
    APIs for extensions and customizations on top of platforms
    Widgets, App platforms, gadgets, etc.
    Greater opportunities for both open source and proprietary software solutions now than there were 10 years ago
  • 8. Advantages and Disadvantages of Each Model
  • 9. Poll: Open Source ‘Use’ Awareness
    How many times a day do you think you use Open Source technology?
    So often, I can’t even keep track
    Poll will appear for 15 seconds, then we’ll close it and share results in a moment.
    No obligation to answer, but it makes for a more interesting presentation!
  • 10. Open Source all Around Us
    Operating Systems
    Productivity Software
    Image Editing
    Member Databases
    Content Management
  • 11. CMS Considerations – The ‘Big 4’
    Understand your financial capabilities
    Consider long term costs and not just year 1
    Technical philosophy
    ‘Nature’ of development process
    Innovation /Motivation Factor
    Are you motivated to find ‘good travelling’ partners?
    Can you wait for fixes?
    Solution Complexity
    How much customization is required?
    Ongoing investment
  • 12. CMS Considerations – Other Factors
    • Community / Company Stability
    • 13. Developer/Community Support
    • 14. ‘Feature Fit’ to Prioritized Needs
    • 15. Product Stability
    • 16. Security
    • 17. Initial Cost vs. Total Cost of Ownership
    • 18. Software Ownership
    • 19. Technology Platform Compatibility
    • 20. Support Model
  • Making the CMS Decision
    Define the project need
    Consider your Budget (Year 1 vs Total Budget)
    Consider your Philosophy
    Evaluate your Innovation / Motivation Factor
    Consider your Complexity
    Consider your in-house strengths / skills
    Identify Long / Short List of platforms
    Key Areas of Concern from ‘Considerations?’
    Evaluate Software - Determine Feature Compatibility
    Determine Gaps
    Determine long-term costs
    Make decision
    Big 4
  • 21. DC’s Environmentally Motivated Organizations
    • Organizational Background
    • 22. Building first site
    • 23. Staff of six
    • 24. Limited technical knowledge
    • 25. Purpose of Site
    • 26. Raise DEMO’s professional appearance
    • 27. Engage constituents by providing information and educational materials
    • 28. Encourage activism in the community
  • 29. D.E.M.O. – The ‘Big 4’
  • 30. D.E.M.O. – Additional Considerations
  • DEMO – Cost Evaluation
  • 41. Summary
    • Consider the ‘Big 4’
    • 42. Determine your budget
    • 43. Weigh your philosophy
    • 44. Evaluate your willingness to innovate
    • 45. Analyze your envisioned solution’s complexity
    • 46. Examine other considerations
    • 47. Make an Informed Decision
  • Questions and Answers
    How May We Help You?
    Thank You!
  • 48. TerpSys Overview
    We Delight Our Customers!
    We Help Organizations Use Technology to Achieve their Mission.
    Over 150 Web Sites Delivered for Associations, Non Profits, Government and Non-Governmental Organizations
    We Offer Networked and Web Based Solutions Including:
    Custom Website Development
    Interactive & Visual Design
    CMS/AMS Integration
    SEO / Web Analytics Consulting
    Founded in 2000
    • SharePoint Services
    • 49. Application Development
    • 50. Visual Design
    • 51. User-Centered Design