• Friday, December 18, 2009

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WCM needs a new name. Or, perhaps, an old one.

This post was originally written as a comment on Jon Mark's excellent post Visions of Jon: WCM is for Losers but it got out of hand and...

  • Thursday, December 17, 2009

    Seth Gottlieb Posted an article

Are content managers ready for personalization?

I have been catching up on product demos recently and have seen some really elegant functionality for marketers. Several products have int...

  • Monday, December 7, 2009

    Seth Gottlieb Posted an article

The Content Here Map of the Information Market

I generally dislike the "map of the market" approach to describing a software market because the actual use of software is too spe...

  • Friday, December 4, 2009

    Seth Gottlieb Posted an article

Presentations from the Boston Gilbane Conference

I am catching up from a whirlwind of activity at the Gilbane Conference in Boston this week. I gave three presentations (below), organized...

  • Monday, November 23, 2009

    Seth Gottlieb Posted an article

How much technology ownership can you outsource?

Over the past few years we have witnessed the transfer of website ownership out of the technology organization and into the department that ...

  • Friday, November 20, 2009

    Seth Gottlieb Posted an article

When it is not all about the software

When I help companies through a CMS selection , I focus on the whole solution rather than just the functionality of the software. Factors s...

  • Monday, November 16, 2009

    Seth Gottlieb Posted an article

Deane Barker's tips on requests for proposals

While it may seem counter-intuitive to listen to a supplier telling you how to buy, you should definitely read Deane Barker's article &q...

  • Wednesday, November 11, 2009

    Seth Gottlieb Posted an article

Recovery.gov on Sharepoint now?

Nadav Schreibman just commented on my post "Is Drupal the right platform for whitehouse.gov?" to say that Recovery.gov is now run...

  • Seth Gottlieb Posted an article

Hints of change at Alfresco

I am beginning to see hints at serious changes happening within Alfresco . Historically the company has essentially operated as a commercia...

  • Tuesday, November 10, 2009

    Seth Gottlieb Posted an article

Should you host your intranet and corporate website on one platform?

Often times by the time a client gets to finding me, they have reached a point where they are ready to throw away their entire web infrastru...

  • Wednesday, November 4, 2009

    Seth Gottlieb Posted an article

The world's worst WCMS

I just read Philippe "@proops" Parker's tweet : there's no "best" wcm, says @jarrodgingras, but is there a worst...

  • Tuesday, November 3, 2009

    Seth Gottlieb Posted an article

10 Django Master Class action items

Edit: I wrote a follow-up post describing how I was doing with these action items . Enjoy! A couple of weeks ago I attended Jacob Kaplan-Mo...

  • Monday, November 2, 2009

    Seth Gottlieb Posted an article

Should we start listening to Gartner now?

I just read Matt Asay's article "Time to upgrade upgrade open source perceptions of Gartner" where he gives Gartner credit fo...

  • Wednesday, October 28, 2009

    Seth Gottlieb Posted an article

Is Drupal the right platform for whitehouse.gov?

By now, most people have heard that whitehouse.gov has been migrated over to Drupal . Apparently, the administration has built a level of c...

  • Seth Gottlieb Posted an article

The CMS Myth on the value of drop-in labs

The CMS Myth presents nice strategy for training CMS users: drop-in labs . The idea is similar to a college professor's "office ho...

  • Thursday, October 15, 2009

    Seth Gottlieb Posted an article

Shortened URLs and spam filters

One of the more frustrating things about email these days is spam filtering. It stinks to miss important messages that your spam filter tho...

  • Wednesday, October 14, 2009

    Seth Gottlieb Posted an article

Open Core

In case you have not been following the open source blogosphere, there is an interesting discussion happening around a new term called "...

  • Tuesday, October 13, 2009

    Seth Gottlieb Posted an article

Daniel Jacobson on de-coupled publishing systems

Daniel Jacobson, NPR's Director of Application Development, has an excellent article on the philosophy of de-coupling the content manag...

  • Friday, October 2, 2009

    Seth Gottlieb Posted an article

Attending Django Master Class

I am looking forward to attending a Django Master Class, taught by Jacob Kaplan-Moss, on October 16th in Springfield, Virginia . I have bee...

  • Wednesday, September 30, 2009

    Seth Gottlieb Posted an article

Another flower war

Not quite the War of the Roses, there is a little skirmish happening between Magnolia International (as in the CMS company) and Ma.gnolia (...

  • Tuesday, September 29, 2009

    Seth Gottlieb Posted an article

Feature Request: Audience-Inspired Keywords

In order to maintain my vendor neutrality, I refrain from advising software companies about their products. But that doesn't stop me fr...

  • Tuesday, September 22, 2009

    Seth Gottlieb Posted an article

Paul Graham on Post Medium Publishing

Paul Graham, has an interesting essay on Post Medium Publishing . The general gist of is that publishers have never really been in the &quo...

  • Monday, September 14, 2009

    Seth Gottlieb Posted an article

New Alfresco Review

I am pleased to announce an updated version of my Open Source Web Content Management in Alfresco report . The report evaluates Alfresco En...

  • Thursday, September 10, 2009

    Seth Gottlieb Posted an article

Snow Leopard Issues

For some reason, I upgraded to Snow Leopard at my first opportunity. To tell the truth, the end-user improvements are pretty modest and it ...

  • Wednesday, September 2, 2009

    Seth Gottlieb Posted an article

Ingredients for a good software development project

While nearly all of my consulting work is in software selection and technical strategy, I try to have at least one implementation project in...

  • Tuesday, September 1, 2009

    Seth Gottlieb Posted an article

Jeff Potts explains the difference between Alfresco's DM and AVM Repositories

Jeff Potts has written an excellent article explaining the functional differences between Alfresco's two different repositories (the or...

  • Friday, August 28, 2009

    Seth Gottlieb Posted an article

The Drupal Divide

Recently there has been a lot of chatter about friction between the designers and developers within the Drupal community (see posts by Earl...

  • Tuesday, August 25, 2009

    Seth Gottlieb Posted an article

Drupal Panels Tutorial

Readers of the Drupal for Publishers know that Drupal lacks a native system for associating different page layouts for different sections ...

  • Monday, August 24, 2009

    Seth Gottlieb Posted an article

Art of Community Now Available

Jono Bacon's new book The Art of Community: Building the New Age of Participation (Theory in Practice) is now available. I first hear...

  • Friday, August 14, 2009

    Seth Gottlieb Posted an article

What the Customer Really Needed

This great cartoon showing how a product is understood and described by different stakeholders is definitely going in my toolbox for explai...

  • Wednesday, August 12, 2009

    Seth Gottlieb Posted an article

Eric Barroca Debunking Commercial Open Source Myths

Nuxeo CEO Éric Barroca has an excellent post that breaks down the hype and decodes the marketing speak around commercial open source softwa...

  • Seth Gottlieb Posted an article

The J. Boye Short List

Today J. Boye posted a shortlist of vendors that "you should always consider" when selecting a web CMS. While many will take iss...

  • Friday, August 7, 2009

    Seth Gottlieb Posted an article

Hippo CMS 7's New Content Type Editor

Arjé Cahn posted a short video demonstrating the Hippo CMS 7's new content type editor . The process is all GUI driven and looks very s...

  • Thursday, August 6, 2009

    Seth Gottlieb Posted an article

Dimensions of Success (or Ways to Fail)

While most of my consulting work is in product selection, I think the most interesting and rewarding type of project is evaluating the resul...