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IBM Developerworks chooses Drupal CMS and explains why

Selecting a Content Management System (CMS) is never an easy task. So when IBM Developerworks (opens in new tab) wrote an article on "Using open source software to design, develop, and deploy a collaborative Web site, Part 1", it quickly caught the attention of many webmasters who were keen to see which CMS was chosen by the team of Senior IBM software engineers.

The team compared Drupal, Mambo, Typo3, Movable Type, Wordpress and Text Pattern packages. At the end of the day, they chose to use Drupal based on a number of features including Themability and Session Control.

The IBM guys actually get down with the job, providing a good, objective and sensible look at how to choose a CMS by actually working on a dummy website, built using Drupal 4.6. Screenshots of the website can be found in the article mentionned above.

The article, the first in the series, has been written using Drupal 4.7 which shows how dynamic the Drupal community.

You can read more about drupal and even watch a Videocast on their website, Drupal.org (opens in new tab).

Désiré has been musing and writing about technology during a career spanning four decades. He dabbled in website building and web hosting when DHTML and frames were en vogue and started writing about the impact of technology on society just before the start of the Y2K hysteria at the turn of the last millennium. Following an eight-year stint at ITProPortal.com where he discovered the joys of global tech-fests, Désiré now heads up TechRadar Pro. Previously he was a freelance technology journalist at Incisive Media, Breakthrough Publishing and Vnunet, and Business Magazine. He also launched and hosted the first Tech Radio Show on Radio Plus.