Last week Website Magazine published their June issue which contained a list of the Top 50 Content Management Solutions available in the market. The list included both open source as well as proprietary content management systems and the ranking was based on a custom formula of website popularity based on average daily unique visitors and page views.
Aside from the list itself, Website Magazine also tried to explain in layman’s terms the definition of a content management system and how they add value to a business. The high level description of a “system that helps digital Web workers manage content in whatever form or type it is available” was fairly good, but the elaboration of “Content management systems act as the skeleton for a Web presence, providing a framework — if you will — for the future growth of a company’s digital assets” was even better, in my opinion. And in terms of evaluating CMS systems, I really liked the statement that “The best content management system is the one that provides features that match the demands and growth projections of your enterprise”.
DotNetNuke made the list at the #13 position, behind a number of very successful enterprise software systems and widely deployed open source projects. It was not surprising to see very large enterprise solutions like Adobe, Oracle, IBM, OpenText, and Autonomy ( acquired by HP in late 2011 ) in the top 15. For that matter, it also made sense that Wordpress, Joomla, and Drupal ranked highly based on their massive open source user communities. Other Microsoft .NET CMS systems were identified further down the list including SDL, SiteCore, Sitefinity, and Kentico.