It’s a debate that has been going on for years, and one that’s not likely to be resolved anytime soon: Is it more advantageous for today’s companies to rely on an open source or proprietary content management system to manage their websites? Kentico Software, the Web Content and Customer Experience Management provider, recently dispatched Technical Evangelist Bryan Soltis to the web-based CMS-Connected program where he discussed this very topic with Arje Cahn, Co-Founder and CTO of HIPPO, an open source CMS provider. Both men passionately defended their positions.
“There’s a place for proprietary and a place for open source,” stated Soltis. “The main difference between the two is that, in an enterprise setting, I don’t want to rely on a community to provide me with the answers. I want to go to the source, to the vendor who wrote the software, to solve my business problem. I’ve only found that kind of dedicated, high-level technical support in the proprietary space.”
Kentico makes an integrated marketing solution that is easy to use and drives cost effectiveness for businesses of all sizes, on-premise or in the Cloud. It gives customers and partners powerful, comprehensive tools and customer-centric solutions to easily create stunning websites and manage customer experiences in a dynamic business environment. With over 450 web parts, easy customizations, and fully documented API, the Kentico Web Content Management Solution quickly gets websites operational. When combined with the full set of integrated solutions, which include Online Marketing, E-commerce, Online Communities, and Intranet and Collaboration, Kentico fully optimizes the digital customer journey across multiple channels.
About Kentico Software
Founded in 2004, Kentico (kentico.com) is headquartered in the Czech Republic with offices in the US, UK, Benelux, and Australia. A Microsoft Gold Certified Partner with 1,000 digital agency partners, Kentico powers more than 25,000 websites in 100 countries. Customers include Bacardi, Great British Chefs, Gibson, Mazda, Microsoft, Mighty River Power, Run and Become, Sony, and Vodafone.
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