CMS Watch Finds Increased Success For Portal Buyers

Dec 21, 2007

CMS Watch, a buyer-oriented analyst firm that evaluates content technologies, released research finding that enterprise portal technology buyers have largely moved beyond marketplace hype to take a more realistic -- and more successful -- approach to portals as a special type of enterprise web platform. Customers have discovered that portals represent very technically challenging integration platforms. However, CMS Watch sees a greater trend towards adequate staffing, shorter implementation times, and greater success rates against more realistic requirements. CMS Watch research also found greater acknowledgement of portals as technology platforms has helped propel a plethora of successful open source solutions (e.g., eXo, Jetspeed, Liferay, Red Hat / JBoss, Sun, uPortal) that tend to appeal to IT shops. Open source marketplace penetration appears broader among enterprise portals than we see in other content technology spaces.