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  • When Big Data And BYOD Collide

    2013 has been a big year in the tech space. Rather than focusing on just one big trend, there have been several changing the way we store, access and use our data. Big data and BYOD, in particular, have been competing for attention from IT professionals. However, these two trends are not separate from each other. In fact, these two trends are actually complementary with the progression of one contributing to the other. By looking at these two trends collectively, we can see how they are contributing to the way businesses use data.

    By Gil Allouche
    Posted December 24, 2013
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  • Quoting IT: You still need your IT department for your CMS

    Quoting IT: You still need your IT department for your CMS

    "Of course, the idea of making enterprise-grade software easier to use is a commendable one in the world of Web CMS.  That said, I’ve never seen a successful CMS project where either IT or Marketing/Business were left out of the decision making process."

    - Irina Guseva, Selecting a cloud CMS without your IT department - is that OK?, Real Story Group, December 18, 2018.

    By CMS Report
    Posted December 21, 2013
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  • Joomla! allows you to go your own way with Joomla Framework 1.0

    Joomla! allows you to go your own way with Joomla Framework 1.0

    A couple years ago, if you would have asked me what I thought about Joomla! I would have told you I think they've lost their way. Their community of developers seemed to be searching on how best to innovate and take risks with a well established stable content management system. I feared that the open source group was stuck looking back that all we could expect was dull incremental changes to their CMS. Despite the fear, I knew better. Open source communities have a way of reevaluating their priorities and produce spectacular results where you least expect them.

    In the second half of 2012, we started seeing something "new" from Joomla! As they started to embrace displaying and managing content on mobile devices, they also embraced the idea that not all core development has to be confined "in-house". With Joomla 3.0 they became the first major CMS that included the Twitter Bootstrap framework to make their CMS better in the mobile arena. This week, Joomla! has turned the tables and now offers the opportunity for you to allow their framework to make your own web applications better. With Joomla Framework 1.0, Joomla! has proven that they're much more than content management but also a platform for developers to spread their wings.

    By Bryan Ruby
    Posted December 13, 2013
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  • Quoting IT: Big Company Doesn't Equal Job Security

    Quoting IT: Big Company Doesn't Equal Job Security

    "Working for a large company no longer means job security, it just means you work for a large company."

    Jacob Morgan, Chess Media Group, "Why Big Company Doesn't Mean Job Security", Forbes, November 14, 2013.

    By Bryan Ruby
    Posted November 16, 2013
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  • Opinion: Technology is no longer a disruptive force

    Opinion: Technology is no longer a disruptive force

    When Google announced in 2012 that they were bringing Google Fiber to Kansas City, my father called me and said he was interested. As an information technologist, I was excited. I told the “old man” that Google Fiber was going to change everything. Last month, Google Fiber finally came to my parents' neighborhood, and I made the six-hour drive to visit the house I grew up in.

    After watching my parents interact with Google Fiber, I confirmed not only that Google Fiber was a game changer, but I also discovered something I hadn't expected: in a world where technology companies prefer to deliver shock and awe, Google made every effort to deliver no surprises to homeowners. On the surface, my parents weren't doing anything different than they had before Google brought their tech to town. This ultimate game changing disruptive technology could not be more non-disruptive to the families who are about to consume it.

    By Bryan Ruby
    Posted October 25, 2013
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  • 8 Benefits of an Enterprise CMS

    8 Benefits of an Enterprise CMS

    So why is content management so important to the enterprise? The most vital asset that a company has is its data. As such, users must have immediate access to relevant data in order to maintain a successful business that can remain competitive within a given industry. Many companies have a tough time managing all of their data. They don't have a good system for organizing it and delivering it to users in a timely manner.

    Enterprise content management or ECM refers to the formal means of organizing and storing the documents and additional content for an organization that are relevant to its processes. The term includes all of the methods, techniques, and tools that are used throughout the duration of the content. There are real benefits for using an ECM and while this may be "stuff" we already know, it's good to remind ourselves why this is a valuable asset for your business.

    By  Kristen Gramigna
    Posted October 21, 2013
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  • My review of e-Spirit's FirstSpirit CMS

    My review of e-Spirit's FirstSpirit CMS

    In September's CMS-Connected show, I once again had the privilege of being a guest reviewer for their "CMS In the Spotlight" segment. This time around I reviewed e-Spirit's FirstSpirit CMS. Never heard of it? Honestly, I hadn't either until CMS-Connected Producer Gary Eisenstein assigned me the gig. Come to find out, FirstSpirit CMS helps run a number of international sites from companies like Bosch, KLM, Speedo, Sterling Jewelers, and Nintendo of Europe. While doing my homework, I walked away from the demo impressed with the amount of effort e-Spirit had done to improve usability for authors and editors.

    On a personal note, I've heard a number of people praising my performance in this September show. I don't do well with praise so to tell you the truth I think I did just "average" for this one. I'll let you decide on this one. Embedded below is my segment from last month's CMS-Connected. Once you do watch this segment, be sure and check out the complete show at CMS-Connected. I especially encourage you to watch the segment with Sprout Content's very smart Dechay Eaton Watts.

    By Bryan Ruby
    Posted October 06, 2013
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