In the recent past I’ve see a sudden surge in the interest the customers have been shown in Open Source Portals and Content Management Solutions. Customers have been increasingly seeking our opinion on adoption of Open Source alternatives in the PCM space.For the sudden down turn the industry has seen, enterprises have been under tremendous pressures to cut costs while still being able to maintain / increase customer base as a result the IT budgets have been cut down. This has forced CIO to start looking out for cost effective options.
This trend has been further fueled by but the maturity of Open Source products like Alfresco, Liferay, Drupal, etc.Over the next 1 to 2 years the Open Source wave will gain momentum with more products showing up in the radar and the existing ones gaining strength. These products may not pose an immediate threat to the proprietary product vendors but they definitely need to start gearing up for it