Umbraco is a web-based content management system designed to provide a user-friendly interface for employees and customers to interact with your organization. Umbraco can be used to create a website for an entire entity or a single program, mobile application, or even a kiosk interface. Thanks to superior design, accessing Umbraco-run applications is a seamless experience regardless if you are using a PC, laptop, Android, or iPhone. Umbraco is capable of running rich media such as e-learning materials and video presentations. Content on Umbraco can be quickly set to multiple, spoken languages with ease. Umbraco successfully runs applications for different organizations ranging from small businesses to large corporations such as Microsoft, Heinz, WIRED, SCANDISK and others.
The concept of open source is an increasingly popular concept in the information technology industry. When a product is open sourced, the company opens up the source code, or the actual computer code that comprises the application, without charging a fee. Further, those who download this code can modify it for their own purposes and profit, depending upon the license agreement pertaining to that code. This would be comparable to Coca-Cola posting their fabled recipe on their website for Pepsi and others to download and use. Some may think that this is an insane business move, but it works well in the computer world. For example, Microsoft just made their computer code development platform, Visual Studio, open source instead of continuing to charge up to US$10 thousand per subscription. Regardless of whether you are a PC fan or an Apple fan (or prefer to work as little with computers as possible), you can see that there is something about open source if a large and successful IT company like Microsoft decides to do it.
In addition sparing you the cost of paying to download what otherwise could be an expensive software package open source has at least two other major benefits.
We have made a careful study of available web development platforms and have worked with Umbraco for large projects. We find the Umbraco staff intelligent and supportive and their software exemplary.