At the 2013 CMS Expo Learning & Business Conference I have the privilege of moderating a panel focused on the Cloud. That's actually a broad topic, but I think it's a topic that is increasingly becoming well understood by the CMS community. Last year, I moderated a similar panel and, in my opinion, we spent way too much time trying to define the Cloud. This year, I'm hoping we're past the "what is it" phase and spend much more time talking about real problems, real benefits, and the challenges the content management industry may be facing by moving toward a Cloud solution.
(ISC)²® (“ISC-squared”), the world’s largest not-for-profit information security professional body and administrators of the CISSP®; and the Cloud Security Alliance (CSA), a not-for-profit organization with a mission to promote the use of best practices for providing security assurance within Cloud Computing, today announced they have signed an agreement to collaborate on a new professional certification for information security. The combined initiative will address a significant concern over the security of modern business systems by establishing a common global understanding of professional knowledge and best practices in the design, implementation and management of cloud computing systems.
On my to-do list for quite some time has been wanting to talk briefly about some of the new features included in the latest release of Agility CMS. You may recall that CMS Report migrated over to Agility's Magazine Publishing Suite last Fall. So, keeping up to date on new features added to Agility CMS is not only a news story but also something of personal interest to me.
If I learned anything from my open source vs. proprietary CMS post, comparing CMS’s based on the method used to code them is no longer that relevant. Following the great discussion that was triggered convinced me that comparing along this dimension no longer contributes much to the CMS selection process.
The other thing I learned was that being cheeky, while good for attention, probably isn’t the most forthcoming way to educate the readers of this great publication. So this time around, I promise to be more thorough and objective! Hopefully we’ll get some insights from the community again as well!
CloudSigma’s Flexible Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) Provides Scalability and Geographic Reach for Gorilla’s Dynamic Cloud-Based Services for the Broadcast and Media Industries
Las Vegas, NV – April 9, 2013 – CloudSigma, an international, customer-centric, pure-cloud Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) provider, today announced that Gorilla Technology Group, a leading provider of workflow solutions for the media and broadcast industry, is launching its new media collaboration services in CloudSigma’s public cloud. Taking advantage of CloudSigma’s rapid scaling capability, flexible deployment model and strategic geographic presence, Gorilla Technology’s collaboration services will provide media and broadcast organizations with a versatile cloud layer which bridges multiple non-linear editing systems such as those from AVID, Apple and Grass Valley so they can easily share digital content with production houses, media dubbing firms and other industry service providers.
What I find silly about this week's proprietary versus open source discussion is that I don't think proprietary is the biggest threat to open source. The biggest threat to open source is from within. Open source as a whole needs to do a much better job in preventing the discussion of Open Source Community versus Open Source Vendor from getting out of hand. Open source must accept the role commercial vendors have in their community or they will soon find their community is financially unsustainable and difficult to be taken seriously. Vendors must also prove to open source that the community is better off with them than without them or that vendor is going to have have little influence at the community's leadership table.
It takes awhile for open source as a community to respond positively to the changes that new or successful vendors may bring to their community. Most new vendors in open source soon realize that their standing in such communities is ranked not by their company's success but by how much they give or don't give back to their open source community.
OpenKM, a leading developer of open source, web-based enterprise document management solutions, today announced the launch of OpenKM Cloud, a new cloud-based offering that makes deploying and managing OpenKM fast, simple and affordable in the cloud.
Yesterday, Dries Buytaert announced on his blog that Acquia has released the next generation of Mollom, the Mollom Content Moderation Platform. The new Mollom platform is being billed by Acquia as the "first cloud content moderation platform built for the enterprise". Mollom is capable of reducing the time that’s required to moderate large volumes of user-generated content. Personally having used Mollom to assist me in moderating small to medium sites, I suspect the need for something like Mollom is even greater for enterprises with an even larger web presence.
Business websites can be crippled by spam; more than 90 percent of the content submitted to websites is unwanted spam, much containing links to irrelevant sites and suspicious offers. Manually deleting spam from comments, registration and contact-form submissions is arduous work. Mollom solves the spam problem for businesses with a cloud platform that filters and removes virtually all spam submissions.
Enterprise cloud synchronization provider, TeamDrive has announced an upgrade to its solution that allows secure folder based synchronization between its Hybrid Cloud platforms, smartphone and tablet users while enforcing strong encryption and security policy control.