Working with Technology Seminar
Technology Platforms
& Decision Criteria
(overview)
VINOGRADOVO, October 9-10 2013
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• Technology and Digital Asset Management
• Content Delivery/Distribution Network
• About a particular platform and its ...
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1.Purpose of a Platform
2.Planning Process and Decision Criteria
3.Open Source vs Proprietary Software Platforms
4.Major...
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What is a technology platform?
General definition:
Technology platform is a term for technology that enables the creati...
Decision criteria – preliminary questions:
 What is your current situation of your online
operations?
 How you're going ...
Decision criteria – selection process overview
 Briefing with staff
 Prioritized features list
 Evaluation
 Business c...
Decision criteria: Technical considerations
 Infrastructure
 Scalability
 Integration
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Decision criteria: Technical considerations
 Infrastructure
 Scalability
 Integration
 System Requirements
 Security
...
Decision criteria: Business considerations
What is included in a set-up/
implementation fee?
 Project Management
 Functi...
Decision criteria: Business considerations
Proprietary software
- means the company that developed
the software owns the s...
Decision criteria: Open Source Pros & Cons?
PROS
A ready made community
Community driven =
community serving
No licence...
Decision criteria: Product evalution
1. Does your company have a technology
preference? (.NET, Java, PHP, Python, ...)
2. ...
Decision criteria: The most popular features of a CMS platform
 WYSIWYG editor
 SEO
 Media management
 Templates
 Plu...
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Open Source CMS Comparison
Source: OpenXcell Technolabs
Open Source CMS Comparison
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CMSs by their Popularity meter
Source: OpenXcell Technolabs
Comparison: Functionality & Easy of use
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Source: OpenXcell Technolabs
Commercial platforms popular in Russia & Ukraine
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 1С-Битрикс - http://www.1c-bitrix.ru
 NetCat - http://netcat.ru/
 ...
Most popular CMS in Russia and Ukraine
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Useful Links in Russian and English
 WordPress CMS на русском языке
http://ru.wordpress.org/
 Joomla CMS на русском язык...
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  1. 1. Working with Technology Seminar Technology Platforms & Decision Criteria (overview) VINOGRADOVO, October 9-10 2013
  2. 2. 2 • Technology and Digital Asset Management • Content Delivery/Distribution Network • About a particular platform and its features Agenda: This session is not about
  3. 3. 3 1.Purpose of a Platform 2.Planning Process and Decision Criteria 3.Open Source vs Proprietary Software Platforms 4.Major Open Source Platforms comparison Agenda: What we will cover?
  4. 4. 4 What is a technology platform? General definition: Technology platform is a term for technology that enables the creation of products and processes that support present or future development. Source: Wikipedia® Definition related to computing platforms: Platform is an underlying computer system on which application programs can run. Source: TechTarget Definition related to digital publishing: A set of tools that faciliates to create and provide a reliable, affordable and easy to use way to develop, maintain and grow your web presence.
  5. 5. Decision criteria – preliminary questions:  What is your current situation of your online operations?  How you're going to deploy the site?  Do you have competence to decide on technology, platform, framework, etc?  Do you have the right people? Always consider how easy it’ll be to move to another platform (or another vendor) once you outgrow your first one. 5
  6. 6. Decision criteria – selection process overview  Briefing with staff  Prioritized features list  Evaluation  Business considerations  Vendor considerations  Technical considerations 6
  7. 7. Decision criteria: Technical considerations  Infrastructure  Scalability  Integration 7
  8. 8. Decision criteria: Technical considerations  Infrastructure  Scalability  Integration  System Requirements  Security  Support  Ease of Use  Management  Interoperability  Flexibility  Built-in Apps/Plugins 8
  9. 9. Decision criteria: Business considerations What is included in a set-up/ implementation fee?  Project Management  Functional Specification  Information Architecture (structure and hierachy)  Sketches/Mock-ups/Wire-Frames  Web Design  HTML/CSS coding of design  System set up  Customization  Testing  Approval  Training What is included in a regular monthly fee?  Hosting/Connection (SLA)  Upgrades/Maintenance  Bug fixing  Change requests  New features development  Support • Upgrade & Update Services • Support Availability • Critical Software Non- Conformance • Response/Resolution Time • System & Network Availability  What is excluded? 9 Outsourced development and deployment
  10. 10. Decision criteria: Business considerations Proprietary software - means the company that developed the software owns the software and no one may duplicate it or distribute it without that company's permission Developed by closed group/ company Sold to clients – many different ways of licensing May not distribute, copy or modify No access to source code 15 – 20% maintenance fee to access patches, support Open source software - is free to use and provides the original source code used to create it, so anyone can modify according to needs. Developed by group of geographically distributed developers, mostly for no pay Can be copied, modified, redistributed, incorporated in other OSS apps freely Some vendors charge for distributing it (like Redhat Linux) Use of open standards allows broader interoperability No vendor lock-in – can swap out OSS with greater ease Platform independence 10 Which one better fits your needs?
  11. 11. Decision criteria: Open Source Pros & Cons? PROS A ready made community Community driven = community serving No licence costs No vendor lock in Infinitely customizable Investment is typically in training staff rather than a third party - staff development! CONS Fear of no-one to blame No vendor guarantees Project folding is more common than vendor folding Open source may be incompatible with other deployed software Proprietary software is often more feature rich Documentation quality is variable 11
  12. 12. Decision criteria: Product evalution 1. Does your company have a technology preference? (.NET, Java, PHP, Python, ...) 2. Do you care if the solution will be purchased via a commercial license or via an open source license model? (commercial, commercial/community open source) 3. Do you care if the solution will be installed on your enterprise servers or provided as a hosted service? (On-premise or SaaS delivery models) 12
  13. 13. Decision criteria: The most popular features of a CMS platform  WYSIWYG editor  SEO  Media management  Templates  Plugins  Social media extensions  Statistics  Link management  Content syndication  Workflow/Different user levels  Versioning/Archiving  System updates  Content Scheduling  Discussion / Forum 13
  14. 14. 14 Open Source CMS Comparison Source: OpenXcell Technolabs
  15. 15. Open Source CMS Comparison 15 CMSs by their Popularity meter Source: OpenXcell Technolabs
  16. 16. Comparison: Functionality & Easy of use 16 Source: OpenXcell Technolabs
  17. 17. Commercial platforms popular in Russia & Ukraine 17  1С-Битрикс - http://www.1c-bitrix.ru  NetCat - http://netcat.ru/  UMI.CMS - http://www.umi-cms.ru  Amiro.CMS - http://www.amiro.ru  HostCMS - http://hostcms.ru  ABO.CMS - http://abocms.ru  Twinlight CMS - http://www.twl.ru  Informica - http://www.webway.ru/services/informica/  (and many others ...) Comparison online: http://www.cmslist.ru/find_cms/
  18. 18. Most popular CMS in Russia and Ukraine 18
  19. 19. Useful Links in Russian and English  WordPress CMS на русском языке http://ru.wordpress.org/  Joomla CMS на русском языке http://joomla.ru  Drupal CMS на русском языке http://www.drupal.ru  Бесплатные CMS системы http://bestfreecms.ru/stati/  Oбзор рынка систем управления контентом http://www.cmslist.ru  ПРЕИМУЩЕСТВА И НЕДОСТАТКИ CMS 1С БИТРИКС (BITRIX) http://seopure.ru/1s-bitriks/preimushhestva-i-nedostatki-cms-1s-bitriks-bitrix/  Системы класса Content Manager System http://www.bestreferat.ru/referat-210409.html  Плюсы и минусы использования CMS (ЦМС) http://alsites.ru/2013/05/plyusyi-i-minusyi- ispolzovaniya-cms/ • Try out open source products online with full admin access http://www.opensourcecms.com • CMS Comparison: Drupal, Joomla and Wordpress http://www.rackspace.com/knowledge_center/ article/cms-comparison-drupal-joomla- and-wordpress • Choosing an open-source CMS http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9236 648/ • 2013 Best CMS Comparisons and Reviews http://cms-software- review.toptenreviews.com/ • Why The Washington Post Uses WordPress (video) http://wordpress.tv/2013/07/29/yuri-victor- why-the-washington-post-uses-wordpress/ • When Editors Design: Controlling Presentation In Structured Content http://coding.smashingmagazine.com/2013/06 /26/controlling-presentation-in-structured- content/ 19

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