If the general inclination of the CXO-crowd is to buy from larger, established vendors, then does SpikeSource represent a credible channel for independent vendors and open source projects? In one model (e.g., Alfresco, Drupal), the result is a packaged solution on top of an underlying server platform. In the other model (e.g., SuiteTwo), multiple products are integrated into a packaged platform solution that is broader than what each vendor could achieve independently. It's an interesting approach and one I'll continue to track (in the areas I cover).
As the inventory of solutions becomes more diverse, some questions that SpikeSource will need to address will be:
- How does SuiteTwo integrate with the Alfresco and Drupal solutions?
(Customers might expect that they will/should coming from the same "packager")
- Can I swap out a component of SuiteTwo in favor of one of the other solutions (Customers might expect to mix-and-match)?
- Can I include Alfresco or Drupal in a "SuiteTwo Extended" package?
(Customer might expect to design their own builds)
Recent Press Announcements
Redwood City, CA. – September 25, 2007 – SpikeSource, a provider of packaged and maintained open source solutions, today released a new SpikeIgnited™ version of the Alfresco Enterprise Content Management (ECM) solution. This new SpikeIgnited version of Alfresco, based on Alfresco Enterprise Edition, is SpikeSource’s second solution released this quarter that has been tested and certified for Microsoft Windows Server.
Redwood City, CA. – August 6, 2007 – SpikeSource, a provider of enterprise-class open source solutions, today announced a new version of the company’s popular Web 2.0 integrated software platform, SuiteTwo.
Redwood City, CA. – July 26, 2007 – SpikeSource, a provider of enterprise-class open source solutions, today announced a new SpikeIgnited™ version of the Drupal Web content management solution.
Redwood City, CA. – July 26, 2007 – SpikeSource, a provider of business-ready open source applications, today announced plans to work together with Microsoft Corp. to certify all of SpikeSource’s SpikeIgnited solutions on the Microsoft Windows platform.
Redwood City, CA. – June 18, 2007 –SpikeSource today announced the release of a hosted version of SuiteTwo, powered by Intel, a turnkey appliance that allows organizations large and small to implement leading Web 2.0 technologies that increase revenue, reduce expenses, improve productivity and extend brand.