I think the sell is going to be hard if the CTO wants to conform to a world dominated by J2EE and .NEt projects. One chooses Zope 3 because they are more concerned about productivity, quality, and scalability. There are trend followers and trend setters and I believe Zope is going to be a part of the future. Zope 3 is the best technology I've seen since Linux. At the same time, that there are not any presentations sort of speaks for itself. From my experience, the Zope community is more interested in building quality technology than selling it. Sun and Microsoft push their technologies because they make money. Keep in mind that neither Sun, Microsoft, or Oracle use J2EE for their core applications. That should speak volumes. The only compelling information I've seen revolves around Python being roughly 5 times faster to develop in than Java, from an ROI perspective.

We recently bought Microsoft .NET CRM solution only to can it in favor a Zope solution. It was quicker to create our own CRM from scatch then to install the Microsoft product, and our product is more robust.

I would be interested in anything you come up with our see, and I would be glad to offer more on our experiences.


On Jan 11, 2007, at 5:31 PM, Roy Mathew wrote:

Philipp von Weitershausen wrote:
|Christophe Combelles wrote:
|> Roy Mathew a écrit :
|>> Hi all,
|>> Does anyone know of a canned presentation or slides/papers that would
|>> help convince an openminded CTO/CIO that Zope (z3) makes business
|>> sense in a world dominated by huge J2EE and .NET projects.
|> yes :) but I guess everybody knows it
|> http://oodt.jpl.nasa.gov/better-web-app.mov
|That's about Zope 2/Plone (which still makes it a great presentation,
|but I don't think it's what Roy's looking for)

Indeed, I like that presentation very much, and it helped convince our
technology managers that Zope made sense; however, it is too
technically focused - I was hoping for a 15-20 minute sort of thing
with some punch, for the higher level execs.

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