CMS Watch Finds Enterprise Portals Buyers Wary of New Product Releases
Enterprise Portals Market Is in Limbo
Boston MA, USA and Delhi India (PRWEB) -- CMS Watch announced today that its updated enterprise portals
research finds that technology buyers are facing a dilemma as many portal software vendors are updating their
software. IT Directors who are procuring a new portal solution for their enterprises typically do not want to be the
first to deploy brand new software. Rather, they want a product that has matured before making any commitment
to buy it. With so many major vendors in transition, the market has entered a limbo phase.
These findings come from the latest CMS Enterprise Portal research, which evaluates thirteen portal solutions
against many potential use cases.The latest research has found that product vendors are overhauling their product
offerings; Microsoft, IBM, and Oracle are all in varying phases of development.
“This is good news and indicates that the marketplace is active. However, buyers need to remain cautious with
any upgrades to ensure that they genuinely understand their respective vendors’ product roadmaps,” notes Alan
Pelz-Sharpe, CMS Watch principal analyst.
According to the latest “CMS Watch Enterprise Portals Cross-Check 2010,” no less than 6 vendors find a place
in the “Overhaul” or “Refresh” sectors, indicating significant changes in future products. “It is rare to see so many
products in one market go through such overhaul at the same time, but as portal technology has returned to
fashion, the vendors realized that their offerings were overdue for an upgrade,” says CMS Watch Analyst Jarrod
The open source section of the portals market is also undergoing a change, and this further restricts buyer
options. However, the CMS Watch Enterprise Portals research finds that in a generally healthy open source
portals marketplace, there is a period of major restructuring underway with the merging of eXo and JBoss to
create the new GateIn option. Enterprises of