Appnovation Included in Independent Research Firm Report on Open Source Digital Experience

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Appnovation today announced that it has been included in a recent Forrester Research Report: Spice Up Your Digital Experience Platform With Open Source Flavors by Mark Grannan, August 3, 2016.

Appnovation, the global technology enabled services firm that delivers innovative and high-performing open technology solutions today announced that it has been included in a recent Forrester Research Report: Spice Up Your Digital Experience Platform With Open Source Flavors by Mark Grannan, August 3, 2016. Published earlier this month, the report examines the current state of open source digital experience in the enterprise and evaluates the options and strategies available for open source adoption.

“Open technology remains the core focus at Appnovation, and we’re very proud to be included in this report,” said Arnold Leung, CEO Appnovation. “As a company, we believe that there is great potential on the open source market.

"We watched the industry moving towards open source and open standards back in 2007, and we’re proud to continue to collaborate with and contribute to the communities that make open source technologies so successful and truly innovative, providing our customer’s with the best digital strategy for the enterprise.”

Some findings from the report from Appnovation’s customers include:

  • Gabriel Villablanca of O2E Brands explained his rationale: “We needed to go beyond a basic support-maintain relationship. We needed to know about what’s coming next from passionate developers, so we hired Appnovation to rebuild our initial efforts and conduct periodic architectural reviews.” Gabriel made further comment, adding: “Open source is less worrisome in areas that don’t impose risk on the business. For those pieces of the stack that are truly sensitive, like customer records, we go with the most-tested, least-risky option.”
  • Nancy (Kopfensteiner) Morrissey, director of digital systems at the National September 11 Memorial & Museum, told Forrester that she found technical challenges on Drupal are commonly related to performance. “We source Drupal support, which layers on ‘magical’ solutions such as memcached and Varnish to mitigate the risk and accelerate our technical performance."
  • As Cordell Schacter of the New York City Department of Transportation told Forrester, "We’re going to have a combination of tools, and we’ll need the freedom to make those choices. We’ll avoid those technologies that paint us into corners."

The report concludes, “Open source forever changed enterprise software with community development and transparent code… However, for the bulk of the market, easy access to community-reviewed-software that is innately extensible will be enough. Open source for DX will be optional, while open technology for DX is here to stay.”

The full report is available for download by Forrester subscribers or for purchase here. Learn more about our comprehensive and effective digital transformation offerings include Open Collaboration and Best of Breed solutions and services.

About Appnovation Technologies
Appnovation Technologies is a global IT services firm that delivers creative, innovative and high performing open technology solutions. Using only proven and commercially supported open technologies like Drupal, HTML5, MuleSoft, Alfresco, Janrain and MongoDB, Appnovation creates feature-packed web and mobile experiences and possesses the capabilities to deliver some of the most robust and complex enterprise-level content management, identity management, integration and business intelligence solutions on the market. Working out of 10 office locations around the world, Appnovation and its 200+ employees have successfully delivered thousands of projects to hundreds of clients, ranging from startups to the Fortune 500, government entities & non-profit organizations, and has been internationally recognized in such categories as design, development, innovation and business success. You can learn more by visiting

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