Its been said before (see David Pullinger’s excellent blog item) but we do need to break the dominance of propriety CMS’s – I quote myself here:
‘Its worth adding that whatever ‘the new system’ – if we need one – that we look must be something that breaks the current model, i.e. being tied to a ‘propriety’ CMS provider with long development cycles, who discontinue products at will, that any changes have to be actioned by an expensive ‘partner’.
Also we need an implementation model that is agile, build a bit get it working, build a new bit etc. A big bang approach has caused many of the current issues.
In addition we need to reduce our overhead management costs – all the paperwork for implementation, upgrades, project plans, managing hosting etc. – there must a be a better way’.