Plone takes your Content into the Future
Is Plone still a serious knowledge- and communication process-management solution for professional enterprise applications? Since 2006 the author is using the system to collect, manage and archive enterprise related informations both for his own customer related business sectors and offering consulting for customer applications as well.
Enterprise communication solutions have changed over time from pull medias like intranets and extranets doing enterprise grade security content-management (ECM) to current social communication solutions interacting with the generation facebook, twitter and beyond in various ways. There are bigger challenges than managing the content and the website representation. User interfaces for the next generation devices and migration of your services to the upcoming followup technologies are challenging the usability of your current systems for the next five to ten years.
The talk will point out for decisionmakers why the Plone system architecture is: Good for the user and integrator – Good for the organisation – Good for the developer.
See the recording of the talk on Vimeo.
Plone was build systematically on the rock solid base technologies of their times and is still evolving in this kind. This unique system-architecture is extraordinary useful to change and adapt the system over time. Leaving old stuff behind and being open to new concepts.
The users side of the game
Users want to work with something simple like Google or Wikipedia. A lot of customising of the system can be done by integrators just by configuration without touching the codebase. Reproduceable setups can be deployed over a lot of similar instances inside of organisations. This helps to keep the users familiar with their system. We will show why content authors and integrators in organisations love Plone and the power of workflows.
Organisations need to keep the wheel spinning
If you are challenged by new trends in electronic communications, you need to adapt your current solutions, transform the ways you act and use medias and migrate your content into different representations. Being responsive is not just a matter of flexible weblayouts for devices. We point out where Plone has its own "App" culture with a big bunch of high quality modules and a lot of base functionality in the security proven core and high level quality add-on packages.
Developers want a simple solution easy to develop, but not too simple.
The Plone community is well known for its expertise with big clusters holding tons of data, high availability and long term support. To make this happen the Plone ecosystem is using leading edge processes and technologies to keep the quality of the code at top level. We will see why testing, continous integration and professional deployment are crucial for the success of Plone. The community is able to drive new approaches as custom design and later migrate to mainstream standards by using its modular code structure to replace a technology.
The slides are available from Slideshare.