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  • 5 ways to use social media for better emergency response

    As some of you know, I'm very interested in how government and large organizations are using information systems, collaboration tools, and social media. This past weekend, I had a chance to read some of the trade magazines stacked under my desk and collecting dust. I came across a great article published in Government Computer News that discussed how emergency management is using social media tools such as Facebook and Twitter. The artice, written by Rutrell Yasin, lists five ways to use social…

    By Bryan Ruby
    Posted December 02, 2010

  • A couple new features in Elgg 1.7.4

    Brett Profitt just announced the release of Elgg 1.7.4 via the Elgg blogs. While the majority of changes in this release are bugfixes, there are two notable changes in Elgg 1.7.4 related to Twitter and user validation. Brett writes about the new features: Twitter Services has been upgrade to use oAuth and extended for easier support of 3rd party plugins.  For users, this means The Wire will post to Twitter again.  For developers, this means you can easily integrate Twitter in your plugins.…

    By Bryan Ruby
    Posted October 15, 2010

  • Elgg 1.7.2 has been released

    Elgg 1.7.2 was released this week and it is primarily a bugfix release. I usually don't post stories about web application releases that add no new features but felt inclined to do so this morning. Elgg is one of those social media applications that I've always wanted to use for a project but never got around to using. If I can't find the right project to need Elgg then at least I can talk about it and keep it in my thoughts. Some of the more significant bug fixes in this release include:…

    By Bryan Ruby
    Posted August 26, 2010

  • Contensis web CMS release focuses on clarity and simplicity

    A ground-breaking web CMS, proven across multiple sectors and enterprises, has achieved a release that its developers believe will see take-up explode. The latest version of the Contensis web CMS boasts a range of new features which put it at the cutting edge of the content management market and throws down the gauntlet to its competitors. Contensis is already the choice of major companies, universities and local authorities and its new 'R6' release makes it the serious contender for any web…

    By Contensis
    Posted August 18, 2010

  • EPiServer releases EPiServer Relate+2

    I continue to hear great things about EPiServer from Blend Interactive's Dean Barker and other folks in the CMS industry. Their accolades for this CMS is one of the reasons I decided to begin focusing on EPiServer here at the site.Honestly, I don't know enough about EPiServer which is why some of the EPiServer fanboys have promised getting together with me sometime to talk about this platform.  Until my education is complete, I'm going to resort to cheap writing by using press releases and…

    By Bryan Ruby
    Posted July 02, 2010

  • 2010 Enterprise Trends in Content Management

    What are the enterprise trends in content management? This past month, I've given a lot of thought on the evolution of content management and social media in large organizations. Perhaps the amount of time I've recently spent on the plane traveling both coasts of the United States gave me too much reflecting time on this subject. Most of us understand the impact Enterprise 2.0 has had on enterprise content management, yet I feel like we're missing pieces to the puzzle. Luckily, there are a lot of smart people out there giving us clues to what the current enterprise trends are with content management.

    By Bryan Ruby
    Posted May 05, 2010

  • Elgg 1.7 Released

    Elgg 1.7 was released this week. Elgg is an open source social platform and is made for individuals, groups and institutions to create their own fully-featured social environment. This new version of Elgg introduces some new features but much of the development time was spent improving the core API to make Elgg a stable platform for future development. Some of the significant changes in Elgg 1.7 include: Proper UTF8 support in the database -- This allows developers to use MySQL's native…

    By Bryan Ruby
    Posted March 05, 2010

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