Notes from the CEO
The flower in Kentico logo symbolizes life and growth. And this month, I can see growth everywhere. We are finishing version 5.0 that will be available in late December and that will move Kentico towards large web sites and enterprise-class Web Content Management Systems. Version 5.0 will be optimized for large number of documents, users and other objects both inside and in the user interface.
With all optimizations and improvements we did in the previous versions, we can already see partners successfully launching major sites, such as VisitEurope.com
or McDonald's Ireland
And I'm excited to see that community around Kentico keeps growing rapidly - whether it means 50 Kentico Gold Partners
or another issue of Kentico Developer Magazine
published by Richard and Candice Pendergast.
In numbers, we grew by 710% over the last three years and we were ranked as one of the fastest growing companies
in Central Europe by Deloitte again.
The growth allows us to enhance our team and we hired two Microsoft employees
- Michal Neuwirth and Thom Robbins this month.
One could add that our prices are also growing. Yes, we are going to increase the prices with 5.0 release
, but we also changed the licensing structure to keep Kentico CMS affordable for a wide range of customers. It allows us to keep improving our product and fullfil our mission - helping you deliver better web sites.
New Licensing for Kentico CMS 5.0
Kentico CMS 5.0 will be available in late December 2009. It will bring many improvements and it will also come with new licensing and higher prices. You can find the details in our blog post
If you plan to purchase Kentico CMS, do that now and save thousands of dollars!
Contact our sales at firstname.lastname@example.org
or +1 888 225 2767 if you want to purchase Kentico CMS for the current price.
Kentico Developer Magazine Second Edition
Richard and Candice Pendergast together with Ralph Spandl and Matthew Lee have just published second edition of Kentico Developer Magazine, featuring articles on:
- Smart Search Presentation
- Migration from Wordpress to Kentico
- Customizing FCKeditor in Kentico
- Case studies on Separation Science, EuroKing and XiaGuo web sites
You can read the magazine here
or visit the Kentico Developer
The authors are looking for contributors, so if you'd like to share your expertise, please contact Richard Pendergast.
Kentico Webinars Now Available On-line
Back in August, we started doing monthly partner webinars led by our CTO, Martin Hejtmanek. The recordings of webinars are publicly available with one-month delay. Here you can find the first two webinars:
Kentico Awarded Deloitte Technology FAST 50 Again
Kentico was ranked as 5th fastest growing company in Deloitte Technology FAST 50 Central Europe awards, in the Rising Stars category. This year, we were ranked 5th again with 710% three-year growth.
Two Microsoft Employees Join Kentico
We are happy to welcome two Microsoft employees who joined Kentico team in October:
They bring their extensive experience which will help us move Kentico to a new level.
VisitEurope.com Runing on Kentico CMS
, the tourism portal managed by European Travel Commission, was re-launched with Kentico CMS. This wonderful web site was created by our long-term Gold Partner in U.K., Last Exit
McDonald's Ireland Running on Kentico CMS
, our Gold Certified Partner in Ireland, have just launched a new McDonald's Ireland
site with Kentico CMS. Beside great design, the site offers lots of multimedia and a store locator
based on Google Maps.
Site of the Year - Nominations Extended to October 31
If you haven't nominated your site to the Kentico Site of the Year Awards, you can do that until October 31, 2009.
Click here to nominate your site
Kentico Has 50 Gold Certified Partners
We are happy to announce that we awarded 50 Kentico Solution Partners with Gold Certified Partner status.
Top 10 partners by number of awarded points are:
- Reed Business Information, Australia
- IBL-Software BV, Netherlands
- orange8 interactive ag, Switzerland
- DATA, Inc., USA
- Supremo Sp. z o.o, Poland
- DPS Technology, Czech Republic
- Get Started Pty Ltd, Australia
- Basic Data Solutions, Australia
- Biznet IIS, U.K. and Ireland
- DVA, U.K.
Congratulations to all partners who achieved the Gold Partner level!
Kentico on LinkedIn
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