March 4, 2008 - CMS Watch, an independent analyst firm that evaluates content technologies, released research finding that software as a service (SaaS) Web content management vendors are on the rise in North America.


This conclusion stems from the most recent release of The Web CMS Report 2008, in which CMS Watch interviews Web content management customers around the globe to evaluate 40 solutions in the marketplace.


"One of the by-products of Web 2.0 is new attention to public-facing Web sites - a scenario where hosted Web CMS services tend to excel - as opposed to the more enterprisey Intranet implementations where SaaS suppliers can't compete as successfully," said CMS Watch research analyst, Jarrod Gingras.


CMS Watch also found that SaaS-based Web CMS solutions remain less prevalent in Europe.


"National boundaries seem to matter more when providing hosted services as opposed to software products," argues CMS Watch Denmark-based Contributing Analyst, Janus Boye. "The regional and international expansion that we've seen among traditional installed CMS vendors in Europe hasn't been replicated in the SaaS space," added Boye.


The Web CMS Report 2008 provides an overview of current Web content management products and best practices, including updated evaluations of 40 Web CMS vendors across two editions (Global and European). The Report is available for purchase online.

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