Open Source Portals and CMS offerings maturing

More and more clients (even the large ones) have started taking Open Source Portals and CMS offerings more seriously. I and a friend of mine (Pranshu – http://pranshujain.blogspot.com/) who’s an expert in this area have been discussing this trend and we did some research. We basically searched for jobs on a popular job site and … Read moreOpen Source Portals and CMS offerings maturing

Internal and External Content Management

There is already a lot of confusion in the CMS space because of the numerous categories that products fall into. There is Document Management, Asset Management, Web Content Management and many such categories based on which CMS products are differentiated. An analyst firm has come up with another categorization – Web Content Management for internal … Read moreInternal and External Content Management

Sizing for Dummies

Sizing Portal applications during Pre-sales activities

More and more customers have been asking for sizing inputs during RFP phase itself. Sizing depends on many factors and hence it is not a trivial exercise to arrive at sizing information at this stage. Some of the inputs that are required for sizing are:

  • Page views per second
  • Hits per second
  • Hit to cache ratio
  • Think time of users
  • Service time
  • Concurrent sessions
  • Ratio of static and dynamic pages
  • Usage of SSL
  • Usage of clusters

The above is only a partial listing.

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Interwoven is confusing

So now they’ve announced MediaBin Presentation WorkBench for PowerPoint Files. Tomorrow they’ll have a workbench for PDfs, another one for word docs, xls and so on. I’m already confused with the product lot they have – mediabin, worksite, teamsite, livesite, mailsite, records manager and a zillion others. It would be better if they could educate … Read moreInterwoven is confusing

Direct Integration Approach

This approach can be used if the external applications expose their functionality thru an http (or https) interface. There are different options to achieve the integration and following factors affect the choice: Format of data provided by the application. Flexibility provided by the application to customize the look and feel and other aspects Complexity of … Read moreDirect Integration Approach