The content management market is seeing dramatic change thanks to new open source and commercial open source entries that are making significant inroads with customers. According to "The Definitive Guide to Today's Content Management Systems and Vendors," a 150-page report series from Basex, a knowledge economy research firm, the advent of open source software has significantly changed the process of selecting a content management solution.
Basex estimates that the U.S. market for content management was $4.1 billion in 2008 and will reach $10 billion by 2014. Open source content management is gaining traction in some circles and the overall open source software market is growing rapidly The Content Management Systems report also finds that: Choosing the right content management system is far from straight forward and requires an in-depth understanding of both the organization's needs and what the market has to offer. Companies need to be prepared to manage multiple forms of content including wikis, blogs, RSS feeds, social networks, podcasts and video. Companies that spend hundreds of thousands of dollars for content management systems might do equally well with platforms that cost one-tenth that amount.
The complete report series, with a special introductory price of $1,799 (regular price is $1,999) including a one-hour consultation with a Basex analyst, is available from the Basex website