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  • IT usage report shows cloud-based apps are a reality in the enterprise

    Centrix Software, a leading expert in workspace management, today revealed results of its latest IT end-user report. The cloud-based application usage research shows that cloud-based apps are a reality in the enterprise, with nearly 90% of today’s organisations using them. However, it’s also highlighted there’s still much confusion around how the move to the cloud should be prioritised, which app types are most suitable, who pays for cloud apps, and what the top risks are.

    By RealWire
    Posted January 30, 2015

  • Akamai Q4 2014 State of the Internet - Security Report

    Summary: Number of DDoS attacks nearly doubled in a year Expanded global DDoS traffic sources Nearly half of all DDoS attacks used multiple attack vectors AMSTERDAM. - January 29, 2015  - Akamai Technologies, Inc, the leading provider of cloud services for delivering, optimizing and securing online content and business applications, today announced the availability of the Q4 2014 State of the Internet - Security Report. The report is produced by Akamai's Prolexic Security…

    By RealWire
    Posted January 29, 2015

  • What is the Weakest Link in Network Security?

    What is the Weakest Link in Network Security?

    Companies and their IT departments must focus on proactive techniques in order to meet future security risks head on. Relying on traditional preventative software alone can no longer be a company's only option when it comes to data breaches and other malicious network security attacks.

    By Rick Delgado
    Posted January 29, 2015

  • DNN Continues the Journey Beyond Web Content Management with Evoq 8

    DNN Continues the Journey Beyond Web Content Management with Evoq 8

    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.

    By Bryan Ruby
    Posted January 28, 2015

  • EPiServer and Ektron Merge to Support Digital Experience Platform in the Cloud

    EPiServer and Ektron Merge to Support Digital Experience Platform in the Cloud

    Stockholm-based EPiServer and Nashua, New Hampshire-based Ektron today announced the two companies have merged to create a new global digital experience leader of scale, with potent technology capabilities and a broad partner ecosystem. The combined company is backed by technology-focused private equity investment firm Accel-KKR.

    The combined company, which will operate under the EPiServer name and continue to use the Ektron and EPiServer brands, has a vibrant community of more than 8,800 customers in some 30 countries backed by a robust network of more than 880 partners. It provides marketers, digital and online teams with the power, insight and agility to act on a business moment, and the confidence to realize their aspirations with a technology foundation that supports more than 30,000 websites worldwide.

    By RealWire
    Posted January 27, 2015

  • Information Technology: 5 Reasons To Go Virtual

    Information Technology: 5 Reasons To Go Virtual

    When you think of all the major technical trends discussed lately you may have noticed another one beginning to throw itself into the conversation, virtualization. While virtualization has been around for more than a decade, we're only just beginning to unleash its true potential.Organizations who prepare themselves now will have a head start, which in a fiercely competitive environment, can mean everything.

    By Rick Delgado
    Posted December 26, 2014

  • Cloud Technology Partners gets $9 Million in Funding

    Cloud Technology Partners gets $9 Million in Funding

    Cloud Technology Partners, the leader in transforming businesses through cloud solutions, today closed a $9.1 million Series B financing round led by Oak Investment Partners and the Pritzker Group. The funding will be used to rapidly scale Cloud Technology Partners' sales, marketing and delivery capabilities.

    By CMS Report
    Posted December 09, 2014

  • Why Businesses Should Consider Flash Array Storage For Their Big Data Needs

    Why Businesses Should Consider Flash Array Storage For Their Big Data Needs

    Business demands are always fluctuating, so to keep up in a world that seems to be constantly on the move, the best choice is to go with flash array storage.

    By Rick Delgado
    Posted December 05, 2014

  • 6 Ways Small Businesses Can Improve Network Security

    6 Ways Small Businesses Can Improve Network Security

    It’s amazing the influence technology has. All these new gadgets have made our lives easier in so many ways, but they have also dramatically changed the cultures that embrace them. For example, digital theft is becoming a more common threat than physical theft.

    We’ve heard examples of large corporations having their customer information hacked, or even celebrities having their personal photos stolen. And while we think criminals would only go after the big guys, small businesses aren’t in the clear. Without massive IT budgets and industry professionals, their networks are often left unprotected and become easy targets for intruders.

    So what can small businesses do? How can they improve their network security without spending so much that it draws away from the normal day-to-day operations of their business? Here are 6 simple tips small businesses can follow to avoid attacks and keep their data safe.

    By Rick Delgado
    Posted December 02, 2014

  • The Weather Channel is using Drupal and Acquia Platform

    The Weather Channel is using Drupal and Acquia Platform

    When I talk about Drupal, information technology and the weather all in the same breath, I'm known to be very enthusiastic and opinionated in such discussions. I can't help myself. I'm biased toward Drupal as it is one of my favorite content management systems. I'm also a former meteorologist working in information technology for a very large organization that is heavily involved with the weather. Needless to say, a year or two ago when I heard that The Weather Channel started using Drupal to meet the needs of it's customers and meteorologists, it caught my attention. I think the use of Drupal is a win-win for everyone around and given my background, I wish my own employer had adopted a similar solution.  I think organizations miss out on a lot when they don't utilize open source or even proprietary systems in favor of an in-house CMS.

    The news keeps getting better for Drupal fans. This week both Acquia and Mediacurrent announced that The Weather Channel is standardizing on the Acquia Platform for Weather.com. Weather.com started using Drupal last year to increase the agility of its content creation and publishing. Now, the company has moved the entire website, which serves more than 20 million pages of content, to the Acquia Platform, which brings together Drupal and Acquia’s solutions for digital engagement and experience management. The team at Weather.com worked with Acquia and digital agency partner Mediacurrent for its site development and migration from its legacy web content management system Percussion.

    By Bryan Ruby
    Posted November 21, 2014

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