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For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

Should Your Web Content Management System Run In The Cloud?

The Answer Should Be "Yes" More Often Than You'll Admit Today

September 11, 2015

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Web content management (WCM) systems are the cornerstone of digital experience platforms. But these tools have been slow to come to the cloud. Both vendors and end-user companies are to blame. WCM vendors worry about the impact of the cloud on their traditional business models and software architectures. Application development and delivery (AD&D) professionals have let customizations and security impede their cloud embrace. But vendors and service providers are growing their cloud WCM businesses. And firms are realizing that faster deployment, always-current software, better support for mobile devices, and the ability to scale to hundreds or thousands of sites make the cloud attractive for more scenarios all the time. AD&D pros should first ask, "Why not use SaaS [software-as-a-service] for WCM?" before considering other cloud options. In this report, we catalog the cloud offerings of 30 WCM vendors to help you choose the right solution for your WCM initiative.

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Table of Contents

  • The Cloud Is Finally Coming To Web Content Management Systems
  • What Scenarios Are Best Suited To WCM In The Cloud?
  • First Ask, "Why Not Use SaaS For WCM?"
  • WHAT IT MEANS

  • SaaS: A Vendor's Point Of View
  • Supplemental Material
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