Web Packages Meet New Challenges
Open-source Magnolia more than holds its own against commercial Rhythmyx.These challengesand the responses to themcan be seen clearly in two recent releases of Web content management products: the open-source Magnolia 2.0 and the commercial Rhythmyx 5.5 from Percussion Software Inc. In many ways, Magnolia represents the third wave of the open-source challenge to commercial Web content management products. Bricolage (bricolage.cc) took on the high end with enterprise-class features capable of running the busiest, most complex Web sites. Plone (www.plone.org) provided an easily deployed, highly configurable platform ideal for portals and company intranets. Now Magnolia 2.0 takes on the usability of low-end and midtier Web content management products, providing an easy-to-use, intuitive interface that rivals or exceeds those of most competitors.
Many commercial Web content management vendors have responded to these challenges by climbing the enterprise platform software stack and offering more broad-based enterprise content management products, either through mergers and acquisitions or through increased feature sets.
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