EPiServer and Ektron, two content management system (CMS) vendors acquired by Accel-KKR in December 2014, have merged today to form a single company. The combined company “will operate under the EPiServer name and continue to use the Ektron and EPiServer brands”. For Ektron and EPiServer customers this spells a period of uncertainty. Until the two… read more >
DCG research and articles about: CMS replacement
February 4, 2015. Online webinar with Marianne Kay and Mary Laplante. read more >
It was an exciting weekend for the folks at Ektron, having received a second round of growth equity funding from their primary backer, private equity firm Accel-KKR. Unfortunately, they learned a hard lesson about public relations in the process. While their announcement said they received a “significant” investment, their inspired base of ex-employees illegally leaked documents… read more >
In the web content management space, acquisitions are a fact of business life. About a third of all leading WCM systems are results of past acquisitions. For example, Adobe acquired content management capabilities through Day Software in 2010. Oracle acquired Fatwire in 2011, as well as Stellent in 2006. OpenText acquired Vignette (2009), and also… read more >
The acquisition of your chosen CMS vendor by another firm leads to many questions about the future path for the vendor, the CMS product, and the support services. It can also open the door to assessing the technology and considering alternatives. This Q&A session covers recent acquisition of Telerik (Sitefinity) by Progress Software, and looks… read more >
CEM is an imperative because you're either competing with superior customer experiences -- or you're not even part of the game.
Tim Walters, Ph.D.,
The CEM Imperative.