By alexmoreno, 17 April, 2024

We may all know some of the most popular CMS choices out there for enterprise. I am talking about systems like Sitecore or Adobe’s AEM.

What is more interesting as well is to look at the numbers they drive through the top Enterprise customers, namely the 500 Fortune companies.

I wanted to take the list that Zyxware built, and make some extra numbers. As a result, you can see how little penetration those companies have in the Enterprise arena… which can only be good news for Open Source.

Both Drupal and Wordpress significantly outpace their proprietary counterparts. To put it into perspective, while AEM or Sitecore typically cater to a handful of clients (less than 5 to 10), Wordpress boasts nearly 50 company adoptions, with Drupal surpassing 60 Fortune companies.

What truly underscores this narrative is that Open Source commands a substantial share of these enterprise deployments. Collectively, Open Source platforms serve nearly 80% of Fortune 500 companies, when competing against AEM and Sitecore. This statistic is nothing short of remarkable.

It's time to shift our focus from mere platform comparisons such as Drupal versus Wordpress or Joomla. Instead, it's about consolidating efforts against proprietary software. The momentum is undeniably on our side, but the journey doesn't end here. We must continue advocating for agility, fostering innovation, and accelerating the development and deployment of new features. Together, we can propel the Open Source movement forward.

The good news? The race has already started, and we are ahead. Let's keep it that way.


Open Source wins in Enterprise