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From d...@cocoon.apache.org
Subject [Cocoon Wiki] New: GT2004Gianugo
Date Tue, 12 Oct 2004 15:55:02 GMT
   Date: 2004-10-12T08:55:02
   Editor: RogierPeters <rogier@hivemind.nl>
   Wiki: Cocoon Wiki
   Page: GT2004Gianugo
   URL: http://wiki.apache.org/cocoon/GT2004Gianugo

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New Page:

== Impress your boss: Cocoon success stories ==

Business cases, real world stories about cocoon. His most impressive presentation ever. 11
Cocoon succes stories.

I count about 9 speakers waiting to take the stage!

Open Source by itself doesn't have sales force. People inside a company can be enthousiastic
about open source, but the boss wants a glossy brochure and a fancy pen. This presentation
is a sort of sales kit, that you can show your boss.


...all of the "success stories" speakers take the stage.  Photo op!

In alphabetical order:
Jack Ivers... from Agile partners based in the US. Global 100 health company. Can't give specific
information. Presence in most countries around the world, many websites, 2 of which are based
on cocoon.
Each country needs their own marketing presence i.e. website. Limited expertise, limited budgets.



every web project was one-off
engaged jacob neilson who said it was a "jarring experience" to move round the various web
sites.

First solution was "Site Builder 1"
 -> template built on TeamSite CMS.
 -> Now accounts for >50% of customer's sites worldwide

Cons:
* websites were pretty static
* need for dynamic sites. Interwoven uses strange templating language for this
* need for 'real' webapplications
* no inheritance from the recipes

So then came "Site Builder 2"... and Cocoon.
SoC better in Cocoon
Multi-channel better (e.g. RSS, web services etc)

Challenges from the client:
Client had tried and failed with Cocoon 1
Concerns about performance of xslt
Client was open source friendly
Interwoven still used for content editing.


In the process of developing a Real Blocks-style framework of pluggable components.

Vision: Replace Interwoven altogether. Cocoon hosts both content editing and delivery



Next up: Bertrand
Marketing hat on! Did project for swiss tv network. www.tsr.ch. Existing cms worked well for
standard news, but needed multi-channel and multimedia. Fast editing to stay up to date with
TV. 

Project team: 2 developers, 2 trainees
They came to him because of Cocoon!

Next: Arje 
Hippo. Intranet application for large dutch travel agency.  Really heavy traffic.
3000 employees, 300 shops. Need to send breaking news to employees fast.

10,000 documents already, new ones added ~30 per day (~10,000/yr).
25 editors.
Every PC auto-boots at 9:00 and displays the homepage (accounts for the heavy traffic).  Employees
*required* to read the latest news at start of day.

Used squid as a dumb cache in front of cocoon. Caches the complete webpage. Could also be
done with mod_cache. 
http://www.squid-cache.org

Next: Pierpaolo Lento, MyTV
Interactive applications for digital sattelite television
MHP Multimedia Home Platform, uses JavaTV API, Java CDC profile
Application management based on Cocoon. State management, external contents

Next: Gianugo Rabellino
Client: large italian bank
400.000 e-operations. High loads, high spikes.
Conversion of the existing infrastructure. 
Integration of different datasources. Strong digital signatures.

Selling points
SoC - some (e.g. XSLT) was even outsourced.
RAD: prototype showed ~30% time reduction over competitors
M-DEV ready
i18n
etc...

XML services platform abstracts from datasources by converting everything to XML. 

Next: Manfred
RZB Group worldwide
Management commited to open source, and donating code back to community

Lists similar selling points to the others.  Also notes the community itself as a good feature.

Next: Wim van Acker, Schaubroeck 
client: Public local government, municipalities, public centers for social welfare
Used xreporter ( an outerthought/cocoon project ) for a payroll system.

Lastly:
Alfred Nathaniel
SWX e-services (Swiss Exchange)
Ten websites under swiss exchage. He is leading the development team.

Still more: Pier Fumigali
The VNUNET experience
Key advantage: not a software company, a publishing company with certain requirements. 

And: Matthew Langham S und N
Client: Vodafone. High load site w/ load balancing, apache front-end. 

Again: Gianugo proxy for Andrej Taramina
Chaeron personalised letters.

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