Water & Stone ( a full service digital agency located in Bali, Indonesia ) is once again in the process of conducting their annual Open Source CMS Market Survey ( formerly referred to as the CMS Wire Open Source CMS Market Survey ). The survey is intended to measure the rate of adoption and brand strength of the most popular open source web content management systems and provide consumers with important information relevant to selecting a CMS for their organizations.
Last year at around this time, I posted a blog which was focused on increasing awareness of the survey and encouraging community members to participate in hopes that we would get better representation amongst the other CMS systems and improve on our results from the 2009 survey so that they were in closer alignment with our actual standing in the CMS market.
I am happy to report that our efforts paid off, as DotNetNuke received a very favorable review in the 2010 survey. The Rate of Adoption was analyzed using a variety of different techniques including downloads, surveys, third party analysis services, developer support, and books in print, and DotNetNuke was consistently ranked in the top 5 of all open source CMS systems included in the survey. And from a Brand Strength perspective, we also made the top 5 in terms of project site popularity, brand familiarity, conversion rate, and product preference – but most important of all we significantly improved our brand sentiment score, moving from position #20 in 2009 all the way up to #7 in 2010! The full report can be reviewed here.
Anyways, as I mentioned earlier, Water & Stone recently announced that they are running the Open Source CMS Market Survey for 2011. Based on our strong showing in 2010 and the fact that surveys like these can have tremendous influence on consumers and customers in the market, I highly encourage everyone in the DotNetNuke community to take a few minutes and complete the questions located at the link below:
Your ongoing commitment to the DotNetNuke product is appreciated and helps demonstrate a high level of confidence in our ecosystem. The release of DotNetNuke 6 this summer has pushed our Rate of Adoption to new heights, and if we can complement that with a solid demonstration of Brand Strength I think it will definitely cement our position amongst the top 4 open source CMS systems in the world today.