"Of course, the idea of making enterprise-grade software easier to use is a commendable one in the world of Web CMS. That said, I’ve never seen a successful CMS project where either IT or Marketing/Business were left out of the decision making process."
- Irina Guseva, Selecting a cloud CMS without your IT department - is that OK?, Real Story Group, December 18, 2018.
As with all WordPress updates, WordPress 3.8 adds some nice features for both users and administrators. There are also lots of bug fixes in this new version which over 188 open source contributors pitched in to fix. The following are the most significant features we found in WordPress 3.8.
A couple years ago, if you would have asked me what I thought about Joomla! I would have told you I think they've lost their way. Their community of developers seemed to be searching on how best to innovate and take risks with a well established stable content management system. I feared that the open source group was stuck looking back that all we could expect was dull incremental changes to their CMS. Despite the fear, I knew better. Open source communities have a way of reevaluating their priorities and produce spectacular results where you least expect them.
In the second half of 2012, we started seeing something "new" from Joomla! As they started to embrace displaying and managing content on mobile devices, they also embraced the idea that not all core development has to be confined "in-house". With Joomla 3.0 they became the first major CMS that included the Twitter Bootstrap framework to make their CMS better in the mobile arena. This week, Joomla! has turned the tables and now offers the opportunity for you to allow their framework to make your own web applications better. With Joomla Framework 1.0, Joomla! has proven that they're much more than content management but also a platform for developers to spread their wings.
Festive Pinterest boards on display from US retailers such as Walmart and QVC
Amazon.com is the most popular US online retail site when it comes to having web content shared on Pinterest, the pin-board style social network, in the run up to Christmas 2013. In a study of ten top US retail sites, images and pages from Amazon.com are being shared most frequently on Pinterest, with Walmart and Apple taking second and third positions respectively.
The Jahia Solutions Group recently sent us a message through our good friend Anne de Forsan. They wanted to let us know that Jahia 7 will be unveiled during JahiaOne. JahiaOne is Jahia's first International User Conference which will be held in Paris for two days, February 6-7, 2014. The open source vendor is presenting this new generation Java CMS solutions at the conference. They're also focused on their own vision of "Digital Industrialization".
Miami, December 3, 2013 - Magnolia International has released Magnolia CMS 5.2. The new version delivers the latest Magnolia 5 content management platform to existing Magnolia CMS users, offering a supported upgrade path with dedicated migration tools. Magnolia CMS 5.2 also offers a new REST API and enhanced support for the Groovy scripting language.
Organizations are investing time and resources to make the intranet their central destination for all their employee needs. The intranet not only serves as a destination for knowledge management, but also helps to connect employees across all departments. This platform has emerged as a powerful communication tool for internal communications and adding newer dimension and functionalities to cater to all employee needs.
So, what is the secret of keeping intranet dynamic and interesting while making it easy to use?
Here are some Top 10 Must-Have Intranet Features for your enterprise which is sure to grab eyeballs and keep your employees connected.
One of the most common concerns businesses have when they consider adopting a cloud computing solution is that they will have less control over their IT system. Thus, they worry that their data will not be secure enough, and their concern is understandable. Data breaches are expensive, both financial-wise and reputation-wise, and with attacks becoming more and more sophisticated, security has become a top priority. Luckily, adopting cloud computing does not mean that you have to give up security, but you will want to do your research when comparing options.
Big data is an exciting opportunity for businesses looking for the information they need to use targeted messaging and personalized experiences to boost profits, but the thought of a company having access to all of their online information has many consumers worried. With information about the National Security Agency’s monitoring of email and phone calls, and social networks like Facebook constantly pushing that privacy boundary, it’s only natural that people are concerned about the privacy and security of their data.
A recent survey found that 88 percent of people consider one industry a threat to their online privacy, but there is also very little understanding of who is collecting data and for what purpose. Even among millennials, a group that conventional wisdom deems willing to give up private information, 71 percent feel they need to be careful about what information they share online. While it can be tempting to ignore privacy concerns, after all giants like Google seem to be able to collect it without any real consequences, without developing trust with the consumer the majority of potential value promised by big data will not be realized.
Acquisition brings fully integrated e-commerce capabilities to Sitecore’s experience platform
Sitecore, a global leader in customer experience management software, announced this week that it has acquired commerceserver.net. Sitecore acquired commerceserver.net from SMITH (formerly Ascentium), a global digital experience agency that builds, sells and supports the Commerce Server e-commerce engine.
SMITH is also a Sitecore Strategic Commerce Alliance Partner and will continue to work with Sitecore and its customers. The commerceserver.net brand, has over 3,000 customers and 25 partners in North America, EMEA, and Asiana spanning retail, manufacturing, e-government, in both business-to-consumer and business-to-business commerce scenarios.
Sitecore’s acquisition lays the foundation for one of the industry’s first .NET based, enterprise-grade Customer Experience Management (CXM) platform with a native, fully integrated e-commerce engine. The integration of e-commerce functionality with Sitecore’s leading experience platform allows marketers to own the experience they deliver to every customer or prospect that engages with their brand, potentially creating high value customers.