SOURCE: Jahia North America

Jahia North America

April 14, 2011 10:48 ET

Jahia's Innovative New Partner Program Spurs Module Creation and Project Wins

Beta Program for Jahia 6.5 Fosters Jahia Partner Ecosystem With Joint Breeding Ground for Innovative Solutions

WASHINGTON, DC--(Marketwire - Apr 14, 2011) - Jahia, provider of next generation Java-based open source CMS software combining web, document, and portal, search and social features, today announced a new partner program with the upcoming Jahia 6.5, to serve as a joint breeding ground for innovative solutions and foster project wins.

Key components of the new partner program include advanced training, advanced support, extensive technology feedback, co-marketing, and the sharing of new programs and modules on JahiaApps Forge. This program has been tailor-made to Jahia 6.5 Beta, an open source platform that allows solution builders to develop state-of-the-art web applications with compelling user experiences for business users, unlimited extensibility, and zero-code page composition.

Glenn Korban, the Director of Technology at Oshyn, a L.A.-based system integrator expert in Content Management and Web services, knows exactly what it's like to be a valued partner of the Jahia team in terms of giving back and expanding the platform's capabilities. Korban was so excited by 6.5 that he released his own top 5 favorite features, which included the simplified content editing, natural development model, portlets and modules, integration framework and social features. To paraphrase:

"As a matter of full disclosure, my personal bias in choosing my Top 5 exciting features in Jahia 6.5, is geared toward those features I think can best help our development team deliver high value features for our clients and deliver solutions as efficiently and cost-effectively as possible," says Korban. "Sure, I like the wiz-bang features too, but for me those usually don't rank as high as the stuff that helps pay the bills and keep clients happy."

Korban, like many other valued channel partners of Jahia's, are constantly collaborating, editing and looking for new ways to expand Jahia's scope of effectiveness, reliability and simplicity. But more importantly, they're looking for ways to give back to the open source program that put them in a position to best serve the needs of their clientele and those who relied on them to get the job done quickly and effectively.

"Jahia's success is directly tied to the success of our partners. Our new program for Jahia 6.5 has met very positive responses from partners such as Avantia (US), Logica (Europe), Oshyn (US), Quoin (US), Smile (Europe), Sopra (Europe), and NSI (Europe), and will accelerate the fulfillment of their clients' most demanding web project needs," said Elie Auvray, CEO of Jahia Solution Group SA. "Our partners will create many new business solutions through this program, which will place them in a unique competitive position with greater opportunity for differentiation. The program will also, in turn, widen the range of what our platform can deliver."

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About Jahia
Jahia software integrates all types and sources of content across intranets, extranets, and the Internet, within one simple user interface, at a lower total cost of ownership than other proprietary or open source systems. Content can include business, collaborative and social application portlets, widgets, gadgets, pictures, Microsoft Office files, and RSS feeds. Founded in 2002 in Switzerland, Jahia has its North American headquarters in Washington DC, and offices in Montreal, Canada and throughout Europe. Jahia has over 300 customers in more than 15 countries across the globe. For more information, please visit www.jahia.com.

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