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  • The Content Management Professionals Say Goodnight

    The Content Management Professionals Say Goodnight

    This week, the Board of Directors for the Content Management Professionals announced the ending of CM Pros. The decision to close down the organization was evidently made by the Board in Summer 2014.

    Although the CMS Pros didn't play a significant part in my content management endeavors, I'm still a little saddened by their departure. I understand the difficulties of advocating the technical side of content management when the more glitzy marketing side of the house is talking content strategy. But this isn't the cause of my sadness, but my nostalgia for the days professional organizations had real value to people like you and me.

    By Bryan Ruby
    Posted September 26, 2014

  • Blend Interactive Names Karla Santi as CEO

    Blend Interactive Names Karla Santi as CEO

    One of my favorite local companies, Blend Interactive, recently made some news this past week. Blend Interactive has named Karla Santi as their Chief Executive Officer (CEO). Santi has been a partner at Blend Interactive since the company formed in 2005, where, to the public, she served as Creative Director and, behind the scenes, handled a good chunk of operational oversight.

    By Bryan Ruby
    Posted July 15, 2014

  • Mailbag: You have to mention DNN 7.3

    Mailbag: You have to mention DNN 7.3

    So I'm halfway through my three month sabbatical from blogging and I get an email from my good friend, Shaun Walker. For those that don't know Shaun, he's the CTO and co-founder for DNN Corp. You know, the guy that started DotNetNuke. To make a long story short, Shaun wanted to remind me that the DNN community recently released 7.3 which focuses on platform performance. Shaun thought it would be a good idea to mention the release to readers here at CMS Report. Given that this was the man that identified wayback that the future of content management systems was in cloud, mobile and social media...it is difficult for me to ignore such requests.

    However, I'm not fully giving up my three-month break from blogging. Instead, I'll do what any good blogger in my circumstances would do...steal from Shaun's own blog post about DNN 7.3. It's the only way I know how to keep DNN fans happy while my summer plans stay intact.

    By Bryan Ruby
    Posted July 06, 2014

  • DCG updates their North American Guide to Web Content Service Providers

    DCG updates their North American Guide to Web Content Service Providers

    The nice thing with friends in high places is the ability to see advanced copies of guides and books before they hit the public. Digital Clarity Group (DCG) has announced the immediate availability of an update to the North American edition of its popular Guide to Service Providers for Web Content and Customer Experience Management. Over the past few days, I've combed through the pages and remain as impressed with the guide as I was with its original release. The 2014 publication presents new research on key trends in client-provider relationships and adds profiles of agencies and integrators not covered in the 2013 Guide.

    By Bryan Ruby
    Posted June 25, 2014

  • 5 Worst Mistakes When Selecting a CMS

    5 Worst Mistakes When Selecting a CMS

    So your business has finally taken the crucial step of selecting a Content Management System. Perhaps it’s your first CMS, or perhaps you’re ready for the switch from a solution that just isn’t cutting it anymore. You want to get the most value you can out of your solution. You’re probably making lists of expectations, or products to compare. As you go through your selection process, don’t get overly wrapped up in processes only to lose sight of the bigger picture. Take a step back and make sure to avoid these pitfalls.

    By jmadej
    Posted June 10, 2014

  • Avoiding Pitfalls: Common Mistakes Made When Implementing A CMS For Your Website

    Avoiding Pitfalls: Common Mistakes Made When Implementing A CMS For Your Website

    By using a Content Management System (CMS) web application; the creation, customization, and management of your website information becomes faster and much easier. You no longer need to master the web programming language just to be able to edit, preview, and publish content and web elements to your blog such as texts, animations, images, and video content. That is why a lot of businesses are now considering the need to leverage a CMS solution for their online presence.

    CMS software applications come in various types and are offered by different vendors -- proprietary CMS tools hosted by web IT companies and open source systems such as Wordpress, Joomla, and Drupal. Not choosing the ideal CMS and not implementing the solution wisely can cause trouble once your website is officially launched. These pitfalls include slow speed, no available updates and support, the tendency of getting hacked (due to unsecure framework), and frustrations brought about by not meeting the expectations and demands of your business.

    To avoid these pitfalls, we’ll discuss with you the top mistakes you must avoid when choosing and implementing a CMS solution.

     

    By Kyle H. Albert
    Posted May 06, 2014

  • Should Your Small Business Use Virtualization?

    Virtualization seems to be the way to go in the business world today. Many companies are talking about it, and most have either already implemented it or are thinking of using it. Though there are costs to virtualizing, most businesses say they’re worth it since virtualization often brings big savings in the long run. When talking about virtualization, however, most of the discussion revolves around how large companies are able to take advantage of the technology. Often left out of the conversation are the risks and benefits associated with small businesses employing virtualization. There are a number of important items to consider before deciding if it is right for your small business.

    By Rick Delgado
    Posted May 05, 2014

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