• New Version of DNN’s Evoq Social Introduces Group Spaces and Group Directory

    New Version of DNN’s Evoq Social Introduces Group Spaces and Group Directory

    SAN MATEO, CA--(March 4, 2014) - DNN, whose award-winning marketing solutions power hundreds of thousands of websites and a large number of communities worldwide, today released the latest version of Evoq Social, an online community solution that fosters and enhances conversations among customers, employees, partners and prospects. The new version ships with an enhanced set of features and options for deploying social groups, encouraging conversations and enhancing collaboration.

    Evoq Social’s group capabilities have been enhanced. Now called Group Spaces, this feature provides more tools for group owners, community managers and administrators to help members discover new groups, along with ways to invite new members via notifications or email. A new Group Directory allows groups to be searched, created, tagged and moderated similar to other Evoq Social features and is tightly integrated with Evoq Social’s gaming mechanics engine.

    By CMS Report
    Posted March 04, 2014
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  • Now What? Conference 2014 Returns to Sioux Falls

    Now What? Conference 2014 Returns to Sioux Falls

    You're rebuilding your website and you don't want to make the same mistakes as the last one. This time around it needs to be different. This time you realize that building a website is a lot easier than maintaining a website. You're in luck. The second annual Now What? Conference — the conference that gives you the know-how to manage your website post-launch — has finalized its lineup and looks to expand upon last year's successful event with bigger names and a full day of workshops.

    If Sioux Falls, SD is less than a day's drive, I encourage you to go to this conference. The conference and various workshops will be held on April 23rd and April 24th. Created by Blend Interactive, the conference promises to bring together web and marketing professionals from across the region. Something that rarely happens in our region, you will hear some of today’s leaders come together and cover post-launch web maintenance, web analytics, content strategy, and talk shop with colleagues and speakers.

    Now What? Conference 2014 packs two days full of smart talks and workshops from smart people. Workshops will focus on real-world tasks and governance methods, while the main conference will give you the tools and the inspiration to fuel change and progress within your organization.

    By Bryan Ruby
    Posted March 04, 2014
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  • CMS Report on this Thursday's CMS Connected Webcast

    CMS Report on this Thursday's CMS Connected Webcast

    If you have some free time this Thursday then you might want to tune into the CMS Connected's live webcast. As a periodic guest, I will be reviewing the Magnolia CMS platform in the show's Vendor Spotlight segment. Magnolia is an open source java-based content management system that is used in more than 100 countries across the world, by governments and leading FORTUNE 500 enterprise.

    Showtime is set for Thursday, February 27th at 12:30pm ET / 9:30am PT. If you plan on watching the webcast live, be sure and register for show at CMS-Connected.com.

    The primary focus of the show will be on something we've been covering here at CMS Report a lot lately, the shift to "Big Data". As part of our discussion on Big Data they will welcoming Seth Earley into the studio. Seth is a 25 year veteran of the technology industry and currently heads a consulting firm of which is is the founder and CEO.

    Also, joining the show will be regular co-hosts, Scott Liewehr and Butch Stearns. A first, I think, DCG Principal Analyst Jill Finger Gibson will also weighing in on some of our big news stories of the show.

    By Bryan Ruby
    Posted February 26, 2014
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  • The Joomla CMS: 50 Million Downloads Later

    The Joomla CMS: 50 Million Downloads Later

    Today, we received an announcement from the folks at Joomla! which we couldn't pass up. The Joomla CMS has been downloaded more than 50 million times. Just as impressive, Joomla is currently being download at 1 million downloads a month.

    Joomla is used to build, organize, manage and publish content for websites, blogs, Intranets and mobile applications. A few other milestones to note is that Joomla is also currently the world’s second most utilized CMS behind WordPress and ahead of Drupal. If you do the math, that translates to 3.1% of all the world’s Web properties now run on the Joomla platform. Joomla! is also claiming that about 630,000 people have had input into the CMS since its launch in 2005.

    By Bryan Ruby
    Posted February 25, 2014
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  • Opera Study: Mobile operators and customers still struggling with video delivery

    Opera Software today released a comprehensive study and infographic of five major smartphone markets – the United States, Brazil, Russia, India and Indonesia – that found that mobile video stalling and buffering continues to be a problem for operators and their customers, leading to measurable consumer dissatisfaction and stalling rates that range between 40% and 73% of all videos played.

    By RealWire
    Posted February 24, 2014
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  • Big Data and Mobile Partner Up

    Big Data and Mobile Partner Up

    Last October, Facebook announced that 49 percent of advertising revenue comes from its mobile platform. The percentage was up from zero just 18 months before. How did the company manage that? With big data, of course. The social media site used data analysis to determine how many ads should be featured, and how a user would react to a particular ad before placing it in the news feed.

    Facebook is just one example of how big data and the rise of mobile technology are influencing each other. Mobile data is a big source of the rising volume of data known as big data that companies can use to understand their customers better. At the same time, mobile developers use big data to help them develop their product and cater to their audience, and sometimes data is the product mobile developers are offering to their consumers. Let’s look at this partnership in action.

    By Gil Allouche
    Posted February 21, 2014
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  • Things to Consider when Shopping for a Flash Storage Vendor

    With the cost of flash decreasing, many businesses have started looking into incorporating flash storage into their storage systems. Like every other technology, it’s very important to learn about the vendor and the features of their particular product so performance isn’t affected by a poor configuration. Here are some key factors to look into before selecting a flash storage vendor.

    By Rick Delgado
    Posted February 20, 2014
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