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Sitecore
Type Private
Founded Denmark Denmark (2001)
Headquarters Copenhagen, Denmark
Key people Michael Seifert, CEO
Industry Software
Products Sitecore CMS 6.2, Sitecore Intranet Portal, Sitecore Foundry, Sitecore Online Marketing Suite
Website http://www.sitecore.net

Sitecore is a business, headquartered in Denmark, that provides web content management, online marketing, and intranet portal services to other businesses and organizations worldwide. The company was founded in 2001, in Copenhagen, Denmark, by five fellow technical professionals[1]. Sitecore has offices and representatives that cover over 50 counties around the world.

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Products

Sitecore's Web Content Management System is currently in version 6.2, which was released on October 26, 2009[2]. Sitecore also offers Intranet Portal Software and Sitecore Foundry for management of multiple affiliate websites. Additional modules include a SharePoint Connecter Module, SEO Module, Forum Module, Newsletter Module, and StatCenter Module. On June 30, 2009, Sitecore also released its Online Marketing Suite, which combines web content management with website analytics and marketing automation capabilities.[3]

A free version of Sitecore CMS with limited licensing[4] is available as Sitecore Xpress.

Content Management Framework

Sitecore CMS is also a full-featured, content-driven Content Management Framework with separation of content and presentation. Featuring the concept of unified structural elements called Content Items, the system can be used for various content delivery scenarios with several output formats including, but not limited to, HTML,PDF, Flash / Flex and Silverlight.

Relation to Microsoft SharePoint

Sitecore has been compared to Microsoft SharePoint, [5] Microsoft's primary web-based Content Management System and a product of the Microsoft Office platform. Although there are certain areas where the features of both products overlap, both systems aim at different fields of application. Whereas Microsoft SharePoint is typically used in intranet collaboration scenarios[6], Sitecore is regularly employed to manage both public and internal web content.

Technology

Sitecore, which is built on Microsoft .NET 3.5 technology, delivers personalized content to visitors dynamically[7].

Sitecore's architecture allows for various data providers. Current data providers which Sitecore supports include:

Customers and Partners

Over 1,700 organizations use Sitecore software, including Microsoft, Sara Lee, Siemens, Toshiba, Omni Hotels, Computer Associates, and WebTrends. The Sitecore customer, Atlanta Falcons NFL team, won the 2007 InfoWorld 100 Project of the Year award[8] for their website. Sitecore customer Ball State University, won several notable awards including Best Overall Site of the Year[9].

Sitecore has over 300 certified implementation partners around the world. Sitecore software is sold across industry verticals, including education, finance, government, healthcare, manufacturing, non-profit, service, technology, travel, entertainment, and others.

Sitecore is a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner and was named Microsoft ISV Partner of the year in 2004[10].

References

  1. ^ "Sitecore Company". http://www.sitecore.net/Company.aspx. Retrieved 2008-05-28.  
  2. ^ "New Sitecore Release Provides More Functionality to Build Compelling Web Experiences Easier and Faster". http://www.cmscritic.com/archives/185-New-Sitecore-Release-Provides-More-Functionality-to-Build-Compelling-Web-Experiences-Easier-and-Faster.html. Retrieved 2009-10-28.  
  3. ^ "Marketers' Abilities Leap Forward With Sitecore's New Online Marketing Suite Software". http://finance.yahoo.com/news/Marketers-Abilities-Leap-iw-15407459.html?x=1. Retrieved 2009-07-02.  
  4. ^ "Sitecore Xpress licensing". http://xpress.sitecore.net/sitecore/content/Express/LicenseAgreement.aspx. Retrieved 2009-03-22.  
  5. ^ "What Microsoft SharePoint Can Learn from Sitecore as Web Development Platform". http://jgnk.spaces.live.com/blog/cns!457F4BDBA1A371A5!271.entry. Retrieved 2009-10-28.  
  6. ^ "Microsoft SharePoint Feature Description". http://www.microsoft.com/sharepoint/prodinfo/what.mspx. Retrieved 2009-02-18.  
  7. ^ "Butler Group Technology Audit of Sitecore CMS". http://www.butlergroup.com/research/KCInterPages/%7BC4BF8385-1C2C-4F78-8FC7-A28AFC8AAA6D%7D.asp. Retrieved 2009-01-21.  
  8. ^ "Atlanta Falcons Wins InfoWorld 100 Award Using Sitecore's CMS content". http://www.thefreelibrary.com/Atlanta+Falcons+Wins+InfoWorld+100+Award+Using+Sitecore's+CMS+and...-a0172945936. Retrieved 2008-05-28.  
  9. ^ "eduStyle Awards for Higher Education websites". http://www.edustyle.net/awards/winners.php. Retrieved 2009-01-21.  
  10. ^ "Microsoft Solution Finder - View partner". https://solutionfinder.microsoft.com/Partners/PartnerDetailsView.aspx?partnerid=cc1823274864e641a36e31d261cd7e1e. Retrieved 2008-11-13.  

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