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  • Tryzens partners with EPiServer to join up the content and commerce experience

    Tryzens partners with EPiServer to join up the content and commerce experience

    New partnership complements and strengthens Tryzens’ existing web content management & e-commerce solutions offering increased vertical reach Tryzens, the leading retail managed services and systems integrator, has signed a partnership agreement with EPiServer, a leading provider of digital marketing and e-commerce solutions. A focus on content marketing is now crucial for e-commerce companies to drive conversions and nurture customers through their buying cycle. The partnership compliments…

    By RealWire
    Posted April 17, 2015

  • Bedrock Data Launches Platform to Integrate Business Data, Raises $3.11 Million in Funding

    Bedrock Data Will Sync and Automatically Update Data From Services Like HubSpot, Marketo, Mailchimp, Cvent, Salesforce, SugarCRM and More

    Boston-based Bedrock Data™ today announced the launch of its data integration platform for businesses, along with $3.11 million in Series A funding led by .406 Ventures. This announcement marks the official launch of the company after over a year of development, testing and customer on-boarding.

    By CMS Report
    Posted April 14, 2015

  • Beating Google AdWords: How Social Media Platforms are Expanding Their Advertising Reach

    Beating Google AdWords: How Social Media Platforms are Expanding Their Advertising Reach

    Many social media sites are trying to push back against the juggernaut known as Google and its mammoth advertising operation. Perhaps it’s no secret how important advertising revenue is to most social media platforms. After all, free services have to find money to operate from somewhere. Fully taking advantage of advertising, however, has been tricky thanks to Google AdWords and its powerful influence across the web. AdWords’ reach is impressive and plays a crucial role in Google’s growth. In fact, AdWords is the mega-corporation’s primary source of revenue. Needless to say, many social media platforms see this and want to expand their own advertising efforts in a push to compete with Google every step of the way. Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn know the value of a more expansive advertising scope, and though each is working independently of the other, it’s fascinating to see that they’ve come up with similar strategies to achieve their goals.

    By Rick Delgado
    Posted April 09, 2015

  • Off Topic: 5 Social Apps That Will Get You In Beach Shape

    Off Topic: 5 Social Apps That Will Get You In Beach Shape

    Summer is upon us and it’s time to run to the beach, take off those layers—and realize you’ve gained a few winter pounds.  But good news! The mobile phone stuck to your keister can help put it back into beach shape.  Mobile apps such as those designed and built by Fueled have been revolutionary in changing the quality and efficiency of our lives, and multiple platforms exist for your different habits and tastes.  Need a buddy to encourage your progress?  A coach to scare and inspire you into shape?  Fitness tracking and scientific data technology to bring you into the 21st century of fitness?  Read below about five different social apps to help you get into shape for the beach.

    By CMS Report
    Posted April 03, 2015

  • CMS Industry Working Together to Standardize Personalized Web and Digital Experience

    Standardizing personal experience sounds impersonal, doesn't it? Yet, that's what we're talking about here and there are plenty of software folks believing it's the right time for such an effort. When companies manage or utilize a number of systems involved with customer experience management, there is a need for those systems to transfer data from one system to the next. It is a huge challenge for CIOs, trying to streamline heterogeneous technologies and the data and transactions flowing from each solutions from their information system, while at the same time avoiding losing control over the collected data.

    Working together, Jahia and Enonic have launched a new project at the OASIS international consortium to develop a standard that will enable the creation, management and delivery of personalized web and digital experiences. This initiative lead to the creation of the OASIS Context Server (CXS) Technical Committee (TC). Think of this effort similar to what brought us Content Management Interoperability Services (CMIS) but instead of a standard for content, we're talking about a standard for personalized data.

    By Bryan Ruby
    Posted March 24, 2015

  • Altocloud Receives $2 Million Funding and Launches Predictive Communications Platform for Online Sales

    Altocloud Receives $2 Million Funding and Launches Predictive Communications Platform for Online Sales

    The year is still young, but it is already a busy one for software startup, Altocloud. The Mountain View, California company just announced $2 million seed funding and the commercial availability of its predictive communications platform for customer sales and engagement. The funding, led by Delta Partners, Digicel Group and ACT Venture Capital, brings Altocloud’s total funding to $3 million. Altocloud's new platform intelligently identifies the optimal online visitors and delivers tailored chat, voice, video and content so customers get the information and help they need at exactly the right moment.  

    By Bryan Ruby
    Posted March 16, 2015

  • Mailbag: DCG and Constellation Working Together for Clients Navigating the Disruption

    Scott Liewehr emailed me today announcing that Digital Clarity Group and Constellation Research, Inc. are forming a strategic alliance to better serve their clients. Scott is CEO of Digital Clarity Group and it's no secret CMS Report is an admirer of both him and his company. Yet Scott's email still surprised me. Why would DCG, rising among the ranks among analyst firms, strike an alliance with Constellation?

    The press release that accompanied Scott's email gives reasons for the strategic alliance, but I'll add one observation of my own. Both DCG and Constellation likely recognize they share the same understanding of how legacy research firms are failing their clients and believe a fresh approach to handling "digital disruption" is necessary. An understanding that can easily translates to the buyer seeking out this kind of research that two heads are better than one.

    By Bryan Ruby
    Posted March 09, 2015

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