Significant revenue growth seen with SilverStripe CMS

Date Submitted: November 10 2009 02:34 pm
New Zealand open source content management vendor SilverStripe has recorded its best company growth in its 10 year history, in contrast to the tough global economic conditions that have adversely affected much of the IT industry. SilverStripe recorded 190% revenue growth between 2007 and 2009, ranking SilverStripe the 37th fastest growing business in New Zealand as calculated by Deloitte for their 2009 New Zealand Fast 50 awards.

SilverStripe CEO Brian Calhoun explains that the company growth reflects the belief in open source and people: "This is a big deal for us because it shows that the things we believe in; open source, excellent web user experience, and a focus on the humans who use web technology, are all qualities that are appreciated by the business community."

Demand for SilverStripe's services are also represented in physical book sales. In October 2009, a 432 page SilverStripe developer manual was published. This book has sold out on multiple occasions at Amazon.com and ranks in Amazon's top 100 fastest selling website programming books worldwide. The book allows website developers to build complex websites using SilverStripe's open source software, which has been downloaded over 250,000 times.