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Plumtree to Make Linux Shift

Plumtree Software Inc. is preparing to release its first vertical applications for the retail and pharmaceutical industries while porting its portal, content management and application development platform to Linux.

The retail vertical application will be a part of the company's G6 release, which will also make all the company's applications available on the SuSE Linux platform.

Looks like Plumtree is taking its claim of supporting any and all platforms very seriously. After 5.0J this is another one which will interest a lot of government folks who are building applications based on Linux. With a stiff competition from Microsoft and IBM with an ever closing feature gap Plumtree has to come up with these to stay ahead in the race.

Plumtree Unveils 2005 State of the Portal Market Report

Plumtree today unveiled a new report, "The Corporate Portal Market in 2005: Portals, Composite Applications and Integrated Activity Management," reveals that CIOs at large enterprises rank portal projects among their highest spending priorities for 2005. It offers insightful analysis into five key areas: the evolution of the corporate portal market, market segmentation, portal usage and functions, deployment costs and return on investment. This original study is available for download at http://www.plumtree.com/05/PortalMarket/

Other interesting findings in the Plumtree report include:

* Personalization features are declining in importance
* Collaboration is critical and becoming common place
* Applications are on the rise and the use of portal software for Integrated Activity Management applications is the most important and fastest growing trend among Plumtree customers
* Portals are here to stay -- 97 percent of Plumtree customers said their company's preference is t…

What to Look for in Web Content Management

How do you pick the right Web content management (WCM) system? First, recognize the different demands of internal- and customer-facing sites, and when it's the latter, look for integrated content delivery so you can track content usage and segment site visitors. These are among the findings of two recent reports on WCM by Forrester Research.

Kyle McNabb, one of the authors of these reports, says "Historically, content management solutions simply published or deployed managed content to a separate, unmanaged application such as a portal server or J2EE application. That meant delivery was left to IT developers to figure out and manage. But many organizations now say this model is a bit flawed."

Forrester's core advice, then, is to choose a system based on your core need, be it internal- or external-facing. Forrester's "Wave" report for the first quarter 2005 ranked WCM vendors Tridion, FatWire and Vignette among the leaders for external Web sites, while EMC…