WordPress in the Enterprise II

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  • An employee in a large organisation isn’t spending their own money – savings are important, but so is their job security/promotions.We use Dell’s, and so do they…
  • They want you to take responsibility, offer ongoing support. Be careful of relying too much on complex plugins. Performance is critical.
  • They really don’t care about the GPL, but you can sell one massive benefit – they’ll never have to remember how many CPUs they’re using, or how many users they have.
  • WP-DirAuth, Consider using OpenAuth instead of LDAP
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  • WordPress in the Enterprise II

    1. WordPress in the Enterprise II<br />Not as dull as it sounds…<br />
    2. Hello<br />Corporation: <br />An ingenious device for obtaining individual profit without individual responsibility.*<br />* may not be true<br />
    3. Reality<br />Large companies come in all shapes.<br />Some are awesome, some are not.<br />
    4. Selling WP<br />You’re actually dealing with individuals<br />But their biggest fear is not the same as a consumer’s<br />Cultural matching<br />
    5. Their Concerns<br />Accountability<br />Longevity<br />Hassle<br />
    6. WHAT THEY AREN’T<br />WordPress Enthusiasts<br />Interested in the GPL *<br />* Except for the licensing simplicity<br />
    7. WP’s DISAdvantages<br />Poor LDAP support (plugins variable)<br />Workflow Across Multisites is Poor<br />Not always great on ISS<br />Core Privacy Not Well Defined<br />
    8. WP’s Advantages<br />Intranet & Internet Capabilities<br />Supports Proxies<br />Low Costs<br />
    9. WP’s Advantages II<br />Low Training Costs<br />Easy to Hire Developers<br />It’s not SharePoint<br />
    10. Things we Built<br />Portal Building With Widgets<br />Have Already Used Custom Post Types<br />Training Documentation<br />Spectacu.la Discussion<br />
    11. Show TIME!<br />Only going to show front-end sites<br />
    12. Thank You<br />David Coveney<br />@davecoveney<br />0151 331 5144<br />WordCamp UK 2010<br />

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