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Open Source Barometer III: The Impact of Web 2.0

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The results of the latest Alfresco Open Source Barometer are in. As is my custom, I wanted to point out some of the highlights.

 

In a blog post, Alfresco's chief marketing officer, Ian Howells, explained the enterprise content management provider designed this edition of the survey to "investigate the impact of Enterprise 2.0 technologies and SharePoint on the stack." To that end, the company asked approximately 25,000 of the newest members of its user community (which numbers near 75,000 and spans the globe) on which Web 2.0 technologies or platforms they use or plan to use Alfresco's solutions.

 

The survey indicated that 66 percent of respondents want to access their content via a Web browser, and that 63 percent use integrated blogs, 60 percent have integrated wikis and 62 percent use integrated business process management tools. In terms of Sharepoint's impact, the survey found that 92 percent of respondents do not use Microsoft's Silverlight, and 86 percent do not use or intend to use .NET/Web parts.

 

Why is this data significant? Howells says, "Open source users want an open stack." Even when they are using Windows to evaluate software.

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