It sound simple, give your employees the opportunity to bring their own devices to work. The company can perhaps be less aggressive in their cyclical replacements of hardware and your employee is happy because they don't have to lug around two devices, theirs and yours. I absolutely like the concept of Bring Your Own Device. But implementing BYOD and benefiting from BYOD isn't so easy. As an IT manager, it scares me that the employee's device may have control over the company's software and device. As an employee, it scares me even more that company's software could control my device and have access to my personal data. At the end of the day, this only goes well if you have established a good BYOD policy for your business.
Attached below is an infographic provided to us by StudyWeb. Want to convince your company to allow you to bring your own laptop to the office, or maybe you're considering implementing a BYOD policy at your company? Check out the pros and cons below, and use the guide to assist you in creating an official policy that will help protect your company from the pitfalls of BYOD.
The year is still young, but it is already a busy one for software startup, Altocloud. The Mountain View, California company just announced $2 million seed funding and the commercial availability of its predictive communications platform for customer sales and engagement. The funding, led by Delta Partners, Digicel Group and ACT Venture Capital, brings Altocloud’s total funding to $3 million. Altocloud's new platform intelligently identifies the optimal online visitors and delivers tailored chat, voice, video and content so customers get the information and help they need at exactly the right moment.
Jahia, a leading open source User Experience Platform (UXP) vendor, announced today that Piyush Patel, joins Jahia CEO Elie Auvray and COO Emmanuel Garcin in the Executive Leadership team of the company as Executive Vice President of Strategic Alliances & General Manager Americas.
Scott Liewehr emailed me today announcing that Digital Clarity Group and Constellation Research, Inc. are forming a strategic alliance to better serve their clients. Scott is CEO of Digital Clarity Group and it's no secret CMS Report is an admirer of both him and his company. Yet Scott's email still surprised me. Why would DCG, rising among the ranks among analyst firms, strike an alliance with Constellation?
The press release that accompanied Scott's email gives reasons for the strategic alliance, but I'll add one observation of my own. Both DCG and Constellation likely recognize they share the same understanding of how legacy research firms are failing their clients and believe a fresh approach to handling "digital disruption" is necessary. An understanding that can easily translates to the buyer seeking out this kind of research that two heads are better than one.
This is the third year for the Now What? Conference which is held in one of the fastest growing modern communities in the region, Sioux Falls, SD. If you're within a half day's drive from this great city, I encourage you to register for the conference. The conference and various workshops will be held on April 29 - 30, 2015. Created by Blend Interactive, the conference will be bringing together web and marketing professionals from across North America. Something that rarely happens in our region, you have an opportunity to hear from today’s content management leaders as they come together and cover post-launch web maintenance, web analytics, content strategy, and talk shop with colleagues and speakers.
SiteSupra, a hosted CMS and website builder, has now released their software as an open source CMS and development framework. SiteSupra Open Source Edition brings a new dimension to the web development market, as an open source product that may be hosted outside SiteSupra's own servers.
The first time I heard the mention of customer experience management was at CMS Expo 2012. In one of the sessions, Robert Rose spent much of his time at the Expo warning the audience that content management systems need to do more than just content management. Rose believed experience management needed to be given a higher priority over web content management. Yesterday, DNN announced with Evoq 8 they are now ready to "move beyond web content management" and enable "marketers to publish, personalize, and measure content anywhere online". The improvements in Evoq 8 are focused on today's marketing needs for better customer engagement.
Evoq 8 allows DNN to introduce to its customers integration with cloud content repositories, real-time personalization, content analytics, and advocacy marketing capabilities. To be honest, many of these features and improvements in Evoq 8 are features we have seen in other modern content management platforms. This is why some critics have suggested that "DNN is making this transition rather late in the game, at a point when there are a number of tools for content marketing". The criticism is understandable, but the term "late" to describe Evoq 8 or DNN is inaccurate.
This week, Nuxeo announced the availability of Nuxeo Platform Fast Track 7.1 (FT 7.1). The Nuxeo Platform is the company's flagship product, a "highly customizable and extensible content management platform for building business applications". FT 7.1 follows November's release of Long Term Support (LTS) 6.0 and continues a very aggressive roadmap of continuous improvements for the platform leading up to LTS 8.0 by year's end.
Among the platform enhancements and improvements are a new service for metadata read and write on binaries, computed image views, extended field constraints, a new reference engine and a streamlined workflow graph editor.
Almost a year ago to this date, Sitecore and Microsoft announced they would collaborate on an offering to bring the best of experience marketing and commerce together. Today, Sitecore announced at the National Retail Federation’s Annual Convention in New York the availability of Sitecore Commerce 8 powered by Microsoft Dynamics. This solution is intended to enable enterprises to bridge the gap between in-store and digital experiences.
Over the past 12 months, Sitecore and Microsoft have developed the product together and co-designed its architecture to capitalize on the strengths of both Sitecore and Microsoft Dynamics AX. The combined solution allows businesses to create connected customer experiences optimized for visitors’ digital behaviors, devices and preferences, complete with real-time order management across any channel.
Kentico, a provider in Web content and customer experience management, just released a new version of their content management system, Kentico 8.2. This new version provides several new and improved features with the primary focus on collaboration and ecommerce. Kentico 8.2 also offers improvements that the software developers believe will help businesses launch and manage digital marketing campaigns faster and easier than previous versions.