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  • CEO Corner: Proprietary CMS Vendors: It’s Us Vs. Them

    I just finished reading Dave Scalera’s post on the Acquia blog “Open Source lies: Confessions of a former Commercial CMS Salesperson” and it got me thinking about the Open Source vs. Proprietary thing.

    I know, here we go again.

    What I’ve come to realize is that it doesn't matter what’s better. It matters what people believe is better.

    By Michael Assad
    Posted August 07, 2013
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  • The CMS-Connected Review of Liferay Video

    The CMS-Connected Review of Liferay Video

    I had the privileged of reviewing Liferay Portal for CMS-Connected's "In the Spotlight" segment. This is the first time, I've done a show with new co-host Butch Sterns. The end result is what I think is a great question and answer review of Liferay's products followed by Scott Liewehr's analyst perspective of Liferay the company. In the show, I talked about Liferay Portal and Liferay Social Office. I also had a chance to briefly mention Liferay Sync.

    By Bryan Ruby
    Posted August 06, 2013
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  • Quality content and links are associated with high Google Search rankings says new research

    But ‘keyword domains’ are becoming less important according to a comprehensive analysis of factors that correlate with ranking highly in Google UK searches in 2013

    By RealWire
    Posted August 01, 2013
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  • Acquia Builds Acquia Cloud Site Factory Next to Drupal Gardens

    Acquia Builds Acquia Cloud Site Factory Next to Drupal Gardens

    Acquia Cloud Site Factory is both Software as a Service (SaaS) and Platform as a Service (PaaS). Acquia's new product and service shouldn't be a surprise to Acquia watchers and Drupal fans. TheFactory builds on Acquia's proven Drupal Gardens OpenSaaS software and infrastructure, on which more than 100,000 sites have been built. Here at CMS Report we've covered Drupal Gardens since the days before it was even a real product and it's been an interesting story to revisit from time to time.

    Over the years, my impression have always been that Drupal Gardens was a great way to start a Drupal site quickly, but also worrisome once your site needed to grow beyond the Garden's offeringsOne of Drupal's strengths has always been that it just isn't a CMS, but also a framework. Drupal's framework lets you push beyond the limits of your original vision for the site, but within the walls of Drupal Gardens that same ability to innovate always seemed a bit too confining for my taste. Acquia Cloud Site Factory seems to be the company's answer for those customers that needed more from their SaaS.

    By Bryan Ruby
    Posted August 01, 2013
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  • WordPress.tv: The State of WordPress 2013

    WordPress.tv: The State of WordPress 2013

    Matt Mullenweg recently gave his State of the Word speech at WordCamp San Francisco 2013. In the embedded video below the fold he speaks about the WordPress project’s past and future. In the speech, the soon-to-be release of WordPress 3.6 is discussed as well as the planned releases of WordPress 3.7 and 3.8. Interestingly, there is also the discussion of the role of WordPress as blog, content management system, and application platform.

    By CMS Report
    Posted July 30, 2013
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  • DotNetNuke Rebrands to DNN and Expands Product Suite

    DotNetNuke Rebrands to DNN and Expands Product Suite

    Over the years, we all have abbreviated DotNetNuke as DNN as we've discussed this open source .Net based content management system. It looks like the corporate folks upstairs have finally made this interchangeability official. DotNetNuke Corp will now be known as DNN.

    The new DNN has also taken the time not only to announce the branding of the new company logo, but also announced a new and refocused suite of products and services. Today, DNN has announced DNN Evoq, a suite of integrated applications enabling enterprises to create online experiences and powerful interactive communities. DNN Evoq intends to make it easy for users, including those with minimal IT experience, to integrate social functionality with their existing websites.

    By Bryan Ruby
    Posted July 09, 2013
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  • CEO Corner: CMS Has Become One-Size-Fits-None

    A few months ago, CMS Australian enthusiast Said Salameh posted this excellent breakdown comparing the number of steps required to complete simple tasks between eight leading open source content management systems. He illustrates how simple things like editing a page or adding an article can take ten steps or more – far more than necessary. His post spawned a discussion on the Web Content Management group on LinkedIn drawing out frustrations from many in the industry about the complexity of content management systems – particularly open source systems.

    By Michael Assad
    Posted July 08, 2013
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