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  • Centerview Capital invests $55 Million into Acquia

    Centerview Capital invests $55 Million into Acquia

    Acquia has announced that they have closed a $55 million equity financing round through the help of Centerview Capital Technology. Centerview Capital specializes in partnering with the management teams of midsize companies they see as "high potential" for growth. Centerview Capital Technology led the financing round, with support from existing investors including New Enterprise Associates and Split Rock Partners. This funding will help Acquia scale its global operations, sales and marketing as well as the development of its solutions for building, delivering, and optimizing digital experiences.

    By Bryan Ruby
    Posted September 28, 2015

  • What is Internet of Things (IoT) and its Impact on Industries?

    What is Internet of Things (IoT) and its Impact on Industries?

    The Internet of Things (IoT)  is the idea to expand the existing Internet infrastructure (such as IP or UDP/TCP) to devices in order to facilitate communication between the devices themselves and between the devices and humans.The underlying functionality of IoT allows objects to be controlled and sensed remotely across an existing network infrastructure.  Hence, it creates tremendous opportunities for a direct integration between our physical world and the computer-based systems.

    By Chandni Bhagchandani
    Posted September 28, 2015

  • Overcoming HIPAA Compliance Challenges With Cloud Faxing

    Overcoming HIPAA Compliance Challenges With Cloud Faxing

    What makes the traditional faxing process even more cumbersome and insecure for many provider offices is that often, the information that is sent via fax becomes electronic, when staff enters the information into a database or electronic health record by hand or via scanning, thereby changing it to information that must be secured under the HIPAA electronic PHI rules. All of this, in addition to the cumbersome and time intensive process of using a traditional fax machine, has many providers wondering how they can send PHI and still maintain HIPAA compliance.

    One solution to the faxing-HIPAA compliance dilemma is a secure cloud faxing solution. These solutions give providers more flexibility when sending faxes, while also increasing the overall security of the PHI they contain.


    By CMS Report
    Posted September 25, 2015

  • On the road to a better Agility CMS

    On the road to a better Agility CMS

    While the Agility CMS has been in Beta for much of 2015, the Production release will be rolling out to Agility's clients and their sites this Fall. While gradual improvements were made in the CMS, probably the biggest change for Agility Inc. was in late 2013 with the appointment of their new CEO, Jonathan Voigt. When Jon was appointed CEO he promised a refocused vision for Agility that would provide better products and improved services for Agility's paying customers. This autumn, Agility fulfills that promise as it rolls out a significant rebuild and redesign of the content management system's interface. Besides the interface improvements, the new version of Agility CMS also introduces a new Dashboard feature as well as significant improvements in software performance and task workflow.

    Agility and their clients have a lot riding on this new release. Let's take a sneak peek at what the new CMS has to offer.

    By Bryan Ruby
    Posted September 24, 2015

  • The Need for Decentralized Cloud Computing

    The Need for Decentralized Cloud Computing

    On an early August morning, users of Amazon Web Services (AWS) woke up to some rather startling and frightening news. Error messages indicated that services were down both for the Simple Storage Service (S3) and Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) solutions that Amazon provides. This severe outage lasted well into the afternoon and early evening before Amazon finally notified its customers that the problems had been corrected and services restored. While the outage lasted less than a day, it sparked a new discussion about what caused it and, just as important, how to prevent such outages from occurring in the future. For some, the solution to the problem was clear: decentralized cloud computing. While some have rejected this idea, proponents say the benefits of a decentralized cloud network are worth pursuing, especially when it comes to future outages.

    By Rick Delgado
    Posted September 22, 2015

  • Gilbane Conference 2015: Content, Technology, and Customer Experience

    Gilbane Conference 2015: Content, Technology, and Customer Experience

    Over the years, I have promoted a lot of conferences for marketers, businesses, and content providers. For the most part these conferences blend in together so much that it is difficult to distinguish one from the other. However, not all conferences are forgotten with time. There are an elite few that stand out from the pack year after year. One of those is the Gilbane Conference.

    The Gilbane Conference is geared for marketers, IT, and business managers that wish to "integrate content strategies and computing technologies to produce superior customer experiences for all stakeholders".

    This year, Gilbane Conference 2015 is being held in Boston, Massachusetts from December 1st through the 3rd. This year, the conference will focus on how best to integrate your content, data, and software to improve the multichannel digital customer experience. Whether you are just getting started with managing multichannel content, need to improve the consistency of the web and mobile discovery experience, or are ready to integrate with an ecommerce, content marketing, business intelligence or other marketing or data management platform, you will want to attend this conference.

    By Bryan Ruby
    Posted September 21, 2015

  • The Ongoing Question of Data Ownership in the Cloud

    The Ongoing Question of Data Ownership in the Cloud

    Cloud computing is a revolutionary phenomenon in the business world, one that has been going on for several years now. As such, it may come as a surprise to some that the questions surrounding data ownership in the cloud remain an ongoing dilemma -- a complicated issue that’s still far from being resolved. It’s one of the biggest reasons many companies are reluctant to embrace the cloud. After all, why risk sending valuable data into the cloud without a guarantee that it will still be yours in the end? While organizations and cloud providers have been struggling to come up with a workable solution to the dilemma, progress has still been made on the issue. Even so, many questions still remain, and businesses would be wise to take proper precautions when making a major transition to the cloud.

    By Rick Delgado
    Posted September 11, 2015

  • CMS Made Simple 2.0 is released

    CMS Made Simple 2.0 is released

    Over the weekend, a lead developer for CMS Made Simple announced the release of CMSMS 2.0. While not a complete rewrite, CMSMS 2.0 is a significant re-factoring and renewal for the content management system. Many of the changes involved are focused on giving the web professional an easier and simpler editing experience within the CMS.

    By Bryan Ruby
    Posted September 07, 2015

  • Driving Employee Engagement with Social Intranet Software

    Driving Employee Engagement with Social Intranet Software

    The article looks at what is the actual enterprise situation when it comes to enterprise intranet solutions and how the gap can be closed with social intranet solutions. The way information and knowledge is stored, shared, accessed or retrieved, needs to be made simpler so that users can build his/her own connects within the company.

    By Chandni Bhagchandani
    Posted September 01, 2015

  • Web Application Security Testing: SAST, DAST or IAST?

    Web Application Security Testing: SAST, DAST or IAST?

    Since early 2011 Gartner has been writing about how to combine Static application security testing (SAST) and Dynamic application security testing (DAST) approaches to application security testing and raising many questions about the subject.

    By Rory Oza
    Posted August 31, 2015

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