Acquisition brings fully integrated e-commerce capabilities to Sitecore’s experience platform
Sitecore, a global leader in customer experience management software, announced this week that it has acquired commerceserver.net. Sitecore acquired commerceserver.net from SMITH (formerly Ascentium), a global digital experience agency that builds, sells and supports the Commerce Server e-commerce engine.
SMITH is also a Sitecore Strategic Commerce Alliance Partner and will continue to work with Sitecore and its customers. The commerceserver.net brand, has over 3,000 customers and 25 partners in North America, EMEA, and Asiana spanning retail, manufacturing, e-government, in both business-to-consumer and business-to-business commerce scenarios.
Sitecore’s acquisition lays the foundation for one of the industry’s first .NET based, enterprise-grade Customer Experience Management (CXM) platform with a native, fully integrated e-commerce engine. The integration of e-commerce functionality with Sitecore’s leading experience platform allows marketers to own the experience they deliver to every customer or prospect that engages with their brand, potentially creating high value customers.
Agility Inc.’s co-founder Jonathan Voigt, previously CTO, is taking over as CEO to provide leadership and a focused vision moving forward. Heading into 2014, the company is planning to expand its team to offer premium services and extended support to meet the growing needs of its customers and partners.
There is a new version of OpenCMS available, OpenCms 9. OpenCms is an enterprise ready web content management solution built in Java and XML from open source components. OpenCms can has historically been easily deployed on almost any existing IT infrastructure and suited for medium and large enterprise internet or intranet applications. This new version was developed by Alkacon Software GmbH with the support of the international OpenCms developer community.
Yesterday, The Joomla! Project and Community announced the availability of Joomla CMS 3.2.0 Stable. Since the release of 3.1.5, over 1085 commits have been made to the code base with 50 different people contributing to commits. But this release has a lot more than just bug fixes and includes a host of long awaited features for the open source content management system.
Nuxeo, the provider of a content management platform for business applications, today announced the availability of Nuxeo Platform 5.8, a major Long Term Support version of the open source content management platform. With advances in workflow, content synchronization, and REST APIs, this version is a major step forward for developers and product managers who build content-centric applications to manage business information.
An accumulation of three previously released 5.7.x Fast Track versions, this new version contains a host of new features and enhancements for developers, administrators, and end users that have already been fully vetted by early adopters in the Nuxeo community. Nuxeo Platform 5.8 includes a new set of resource-oriented endpoints for the REST API, adaptive capabilities for the integrated workflow engine, improved processing and navigation of digital assets, and Nuxeo Drive, a desktop synchronization client for the Nuxeo content repository.
SetSeed recently announced version 8 of its CMS that offers a compelling alternative to WYSIWYG-based content management. Expanding on this well-received concept, SetSeed 8 adds an all-new interface with improved mobile experience and new APIs that allow web designers and agencies to use SetSeed to power an own-branded website builder product.
SetSeed CMS is a multi-tenant white-label CMS platform that helps web designers and agencies create better websites faster. Ben Vallack created SetSeed CMS to solve typical problems of other CMSs like plugin-bloat, usability issues, workflow bottlenecks and WYSIWYG shortcomings.
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.
For the first time in a few years, I'm missing Liferay's North American Symposium currently taking place in San Francisco. However, we still have plenty of information coming our way with regards to CMS related news from people present at this conference. Probably the biggest news yesterday is that Liferay, Inc. revealed Liferay Portal 6.2 to the crowd.
Liferay 6.2 offers a more refined, mobile-ready version of the company’s flagship product. The new version should also help enterprises execute their engagement strategy across channels and audiences by making it easy to create mobile-responsive websites that connect with users across every stage of the relationship lifecycle.
“Today’s enterprises need to interact with their customers, partners, and employees through compelling, seamless experiences across several channels,” said Bryan Cheung, CEO of Liferay. “Liferay Portal 6.2 is a modern, intuitive platform designed to help enterprises understand and reach their customers across mobile, web, and live contexts.”
Rivet Logic Corporation, a leading consulting and systems integration firm, announced yesterday the availability of two plug-ins to integrate Liferay Portal and Crafter CMS. The plug-ins seamlessly integrate Liferay with Crafter and are designed to enable the creation of rich digital experiences that improve customer and employee engagement.
Movable Type brings scalability, stability and security to the newest version of its publishing platform
Movable Type, the publishing platform developed by Six Apart, announced yesterday the launch of its latest version, Movable Type 6, which is now available in North America and Japan. The version’s debut marks the next phase of the Movable Type Creating Momentum campaign in North America, aimed at reestablishing Movable Type’s foothold as the premier content management system, particularly among mid-market and enterprise businesses.