Joomla or Drupal for Intranet

Wong, Channing CWong at MARINCOUNTY.ORG
Tue Jun 26 15:34:05 EDT 2012

Our library went with an outside vendor peddling a Drupal solution.  If you have PHP and MySQL programming experience, Drupal is a very powerful and extensible platform.

If you or the person signing off on the project does not have at minimum a good understanding web applications and Linux servers, I would think twice.  With poor coding that can lead to out of control memory usage, which will lead to stability issues.  Do extensive due diligence when selecting a vendor and make sure your agreement includes some type of SLA otherwise they'll nickel and dime you at any hint of ignorance.

If you are looking for a free and open source Intranet, I'd rather look at Alfresco Community Edition.  It has a LGPL license, seems more mature and feature rich Intranet solution out of the box which can also integrate AD.  As a LLP I'm guessing you're a Law Firm or Accountancy, so you may have regulatory data retention or tracking requirements.  You might also need to take that into your consideration.

Channing Wong

TSS or something



"Will yelling at Billy help?... Look, if you want to play your best you got to play like a team. Remember, you need teamwork to win, not arguments."

-Flint, CW-4 Chief Warrant Officer, G.I. Joe

From: Web technologies in libraries [WEB4LIB at LISTSERV.ND.EDU] on behalf of Juliano, Liana [ljuliano at NOSSAMAN.COM]
Sent: Tuesday, June 26, 2012 11:34 AM
Subject: [WEB4LIB] Joomla or Drupal for Intranet


We are looking to migrate our intranet from a clunky, custom platform to a CMS. The two top runners right now are Joomla and Drupal. I know that both support Active Directory, but I am wondering if anyone has used either to integrate with other systems. Specifically I would like to integrate with our document management system and our time and billing system.

I do plan on doing these integrations right, but want to know that the functionality is there when we are ready. Any insight you can provide would be greatly appreciated.


Liana Juliano
Information Manager
777 South Figueroa Street, 34th Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90017
ljuliano at
T 213.612.7800   F 213.612.7801
D 213.612.7822


PLEASE NOTE: The information in this e-mail message is confidential. It may also be attorney-client privileged and/or protected from disclosure as attorney work product. If you have received this e-mail message in error or are not the intended recipient, you may not use, copy, nor disclose to anyone this message or any information contained in it. Please notify the sender by reply e-mail and delete the message. Thank you.


To unsubscribe:

Web4Lib Web Site:


Email Disclaimer:


To unsubscribe:

Web4Lib Web Site:


More information about the Web4lib mailing list