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  • Common Mistakes Businesses Still Make When Moving to the Cloud

    Common Mistakes Businesses Still Make When Moving to the Cloud

    The cloud is where you need to be. At least that’s what companies are being told these days. The hype surrounding cloud computing is difficult to ignore, and organizations are responding by moving to the cloud in droves. This surge in cloud adoption makes the whole movement seem more like a fad at times, but it’s important to note that cloud computing does bring some significant benefits to the table. In other words, there’s a reason businesses are jumping on the bandwagon. At the same time, all this transitioning to the cloud can lead to mistakes, especially when companies aren’t prepared for the challenges and pitfalls they may encounter. A number of mistakes have become all too common and often lead to more costly implementations and frustrated IT workers. Businesses should take care to avoid some of the more prevalent cloud transition mistakes that crop up.

    By Rick Delgado
    Posted: June 21, 2015

  • Critical Considerations for Content Marketing Success – Part I

    Critical Considerations for Content Marketing Success – Part I

    This two-part series will focus on the factors you must consider in order to create a successful content marketing program. This first article focuses on strategy, expectations, funding and resources. The second article in this series will focus on promotion, and target audience.

    By Hitesh Matlani
    Posted: June 12, 2015

  • Benefits and Downsides to Consider When Choosing an Open Source or Proprietary CMS

    Benefits and Downsides to Consider When Choosing an Open Source or Proprietary CMS

    The market has a wide variety of content management systems that have different capabilities. Some content management systems are designed with a particular end in mind.

    There are a lot of arguments for and against open source and proprietary CMSs. Depending on your budget abilities, the size of your company and rules governing compliance in your company, you might opt for a proprietary CMS. But if your organization is small, you might opt for an open source CMS.

    Below are more details on the pros and cons of both proprietary and open source CMSs.

    By CMS Report
    Posted: June 10, 2015

  • Beautiful at Any Size: Mobile First Design and Development

    Beautiful at Any Size: Mobile First Design and Development

    When designing a website or web app, it’s essential to consider the screen of the person who is going to be using it – and nowadays that means it’s more likely to be a mobile screen. In 2014, 1.8 billion phones, 256 million tablets and 276 million PCs were shipped, meaning more phones were shipped in three months than there were PCs shipped all year. But mobile devices and PC’s don’t exist in their own worlds; users are increasingly switching between devices throughout the course of completing a task. A Google study on The New Multi-Screen World found that “90% [of users] use multiple screens sequentially to accomplish a task over time.”

    The new reality is that your website or web app needs to be designed to look good on any device, no matter the screen size.

    By CMS Report
    Posted: May 28, 2015

  • Does Cloud Computing Take Away Too Much Control?

    Does Cloud Computing Take Away Too Much Control?

    It’s not easy to ignore the hype surrounding the cloud. Businesses all over the world are coming to realize that cloud computing offers numerous advantages, from more productivity and capabilities to lower costs. These benefits have lead to the growth of a wide variety of cloud providers, each offering its own unique take on services and products. The result has been a groundswell of support as organizations of all types look to the cloud for solutions to common and complex business problems. Research from Verizon shows that nearly two-thirds (65 percent) of all companies are using some form of the cloud, and that number is only increasing. But as more and more organizations adopt cloud computing, a stern reality is also settling in -- to fully utilize the cloud, one must give up a significant degree of control. With so many businesses now employing the cloud in various ways, have we reached the point where we are giving up too much control?

    By Rick Delgado
    Posted: May 20, 2015

  • Hippo Debuts Content Performance Platform and Launches Hippo CMS 10

    Hippo Debuts Content Performance Platform and Launches Hippo CMS 10

    “This release transforms the CMS into a data-driven intelligent marketing technology that measures real-time content performance against the online goals of the enterprise – attracting visitors, improving engagement and increasing conversion.”

    By jmadej
    Posted: May 19, 2015

  • 3 Ways Big Data Will Positively Affect Businesses

    3 Ways Big Data Will Positively Affect Businesses

    Big Data continues to attract a passionate amount of attention among consumers, media, and businesses. It also attracts intense attention among analytics, digital channels, and cloud based technologies. All these are attributable to the current technology megatrends. Big Data has enabled managers to measure and know more about their businesses. It enables business owners to improve their decision-making and performance. Big Data has the potential of transforming both traditional and current businesses as well.

    Big Data can significantly affect internet search results, finance markets, and business informatics. Yes, that is how powerful it is. For sure, Big data is the next big thing in the technology field. It will not only promote business growth, but it will also help companies to outperform each other.

    By CMS Report
    Posted: May 18, 2015

  • Direct Meets Digital: How Direct Marketing Has Evolved With Technology

    Direct Meets Digital: How Direct Marketing Has Evolved With Technology

    Direct marketing has gone through a number of transformations over the years.

    And while certain aspects have changed, strategically driven direct marketing is still as viable as ever in helping businesses attract today’s discriminating customers and meet their high demands.

    With the advancement of technology---in particular the Internet, Social Media, smartphones and other mobile devices---direct marketing has taken on a digital component. As a result, marketers can focus less on appealing to the masses and more on modeling and optimizing advertising to target individual prospects and customers. Here’s a look at some of the ways that direct marketing has evolved with technology.

    By Jared Jaureguy
    Posted: May 14, 2015

  • Proper Data Insights Need Tools and Talent

    Proper Data Insights Need Tools and Talent

    Contrary to popular belief, the big data process isn’t a funnel. For whatever reason, we’ve come to think the more information we dump in from the top, the more actionable, quality insights will come out through the bottom. That just isn’t the case. We’re creating more data every day than any other point in history, but not all of this information is a golden opportunity. Most of it’s just noise. The real key to success is being able to navigate through the clutter and determine what pieces of information are pertinent.  

    By Jonathan Buckley
    Posted: May 14, 2015

  • 4 Reasons Why Your CMS Should Support a Decoupled Architecture

    4 Reasons Why Your CMS Should Support a Decoupled Architecture

    Given the pure number of tools, platforms, features and functionality that comprise today’s Digital Marketing landscape, the selection process can be overwhelming. So what should you really care about when assessing tools and making technology selections? Let’s look at why your search should start, and end, with tools that boast a decoupled architecture.

    By jmadej
    Posted: May 06, 2015

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