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  • Bryan Ruby: Social Media Killed My Family Website

    Bryan Ruby: Social Media Killed My Family Website

    For the first time in 15 years, my family doesn't have a website to call their own. In January 2000, I registered the domain Bryansplace.com. This was the first website I ever built outside of work and it became a sandbox for me to express my interests as well as a way to seek personal growth. From handwritten HTML pages into Frontpage to a number of CMSs, the software and content at Bryansplace evolved as my life evolved.

    Bryansplace.com was the website where my girlfriend and I announced our marriage to the world. As a married couple, we eventually publicly announced the birth of our son via the site. This domain was the site where I talked about camping, computers, and my latest beer recipes. It wasn't all about me either. My wife showcased her photography for the first time online via  our family website. This was also the website my son learned how to navigate the Drupal content management system and talk about his gaming skills. Bryansplace.com was synonymous with "family news". Despite how much I valued the domain, last week I unceremoniously killed the website.

    By Bryan Ruby
    Posted November 15, 2014

  • The Challenges of Bringing BYOD to the Military

    The Challenges of Bringing BYOD to the Military

    While improvements are still needed, the military does appear to be intent on implementing BYOD. There are definite benefits to an organized BYOD strategy, and the military wants to make the most of it while technology continues to advance. As long as security is improved and costs go down, personal devices will likely be part of the military sooner rather than later.

    By Rick Delgado
    Posted November 14, 2014

  • Retention Science: The Impact of Big Data

    Retention Science: The Impact of Big Data

    The world of e-commerce is tough, and it’s only going to get tougher as more and more companies shift away from traditional brick and mortar stores and go with online enterprises. Because of the increase in competition and products offered, it’s more important than ever that companies get their marketing strategies right. And in a world filled with so much noise from email, social media, apps and the like, that too is getting more and more difficult. Not only is it harder than ever to get a customer's attention, but it’s also harder than ever to keep them coming back to your site/store. With big data technology and programs like Hadoop Hive, however, it’s becoming much easier.

    By Gil Allouche
    Posted November 10, 2014

  • End of Life for TYPO3 CMS 4.7 and 6.1, Eyes toward TYPO3 CMS 7

    End of Life for TYPO3 CMS 4.7 and 6.1, Eyes toward TYPO3 CMS 7

    TYPO3 has announced the discontinuation of TYPO3 CMS 4.7 and TYPO3 CMS 6.1. Both versions reached their end of life in in October 2014. Their latest versions are 4.7.20 and 6.1.12 which were released two weeks ago mark the last ones in these branches.

    TYPO3 is encouraging its users to upgrade to the latest LTS version TYPO3 CMS 6.2, which they believe serves as the best basis for existing and new sites running with TYPO3 CMS. Only recently has TYPO3 updated their release cycle process which also gives us a glimpse of what to expect with TYPO3 CMS 7 and beyond.

    By Bryan Ruby
    Posted November 08, 2014

  • Examining the Two Most Touted Benefits of BYOD

    Examining the Two Most Touted Benefits of BYOD

    Bring your own device (BYOD) may not exactly be new, but many companies are still trying to figure out if it’s the right move for them. While roughly half of all organizations have instituted some kind of BYOD policy, that still leaves the same number looking at their options and wondering if allowing employees to use their own devices for work is really worth it. There are many reasons BYOD may be adopted, but the two biggest benefits cited by BYOD supporters are the increases in employee productivity and overall job satisfaction. But do employees who use their own devices actually get more work done, and does it also make them happier while on the job? A careful examination of the claims is necessary, especially for those businesses still on the fence about making BYOD a part of their operations.

    By Rick Delgado
    Posted November 05, 2014

  • Kevin Cochrane joins Jahia’s board

    Kevin Cochrane joins Jahia’s board

    Jahia Solutions Group, the vendor behind the leading open source "Digital Industrialization" platform, announced today that Kevin Cochrane has joined Jahia’s Board. Cochrane is a former marketing executive for both Adobe and OpenText. As a board member, Cochrane is expected to provide strategic support to the company he recognizes as a major disruptor in the market.

    By Bryan Ruby
    Posted November 04, 2014

  • Drupal Security: Not Shocking but Responsible

    Drupal Security: Not Shocking but Responsible

    Over the years, I've made it an unwritten policy not to sensationalize bug fixes and security vulnerabilities in content management systems. While there may be great interest in such stories, I believe such stories have a tendency to cause more harm than good. When sensationalized, such articles tend to cause customers to address security concerns with emotion instead of logic which is never a good thing. So, when the security vulnerability known as "Drupageddon" broke and Drupal developer Bevan Rudge posted "Your Drupal website has a backdoor", I knew this story was going to eventually reach mainstream media. In the meantime, I've been struggling on how best to write this article and what story need to be told.

    By Bryan Ruby
    Posted October 31, 2014

  • Keys to a Great Online Buying Experience for Users and Great Revenue for You

    Keys to a Great Online Buying Experience for Users and Great Revenue for You

    eCommerce solution frameworks like Volusion, Bigcommerce, Magento, Shopify and custom sites built with Bespoke are a good way to begin the process of planning for eCommerce. But, no matter which framework or solution you choose, you will need to carefully plan the online store or shopping cart, using comprehensive information about your customers and prospects and their needs and demands.

    By Hitesh Matlani
    Posted October 29, 2014

  • BYOD vs. COPE: The Fight Over Freedom and Security

    BYOD vs. COPE: The Fight Over Freedom and Security

    One of the biggest trends from just the past few years can easily be summed up through the letters BYOD. Bring Your Own Device policies have been all the rage among companies looking to increase employee productivity while also saving on costs, and it’s a trend that doesn’t appear to be slowing down. According to Gartner, about half of companies will have some sort of BYOD program in place by the year 2017. But all is not sunshine and rainbows for the relatively popular BYOD movement. The issue of security continues to grow as IT departments struggle to keep up with the demands of an ever-evolving landscape of mobile devices and security threats. With this prevalent concern, an alternative strategy has popped up called COPE. Comparing the two reveals both strengths and weaknesses for the competing mobile device methods.

    By Rick Delgado
    Posted October 28, 2014

  • Magento: Everything you need to know about product attribute sets

    Magento: Everything you need to know about product attribute sets

    The Magento platform which delivers ecommerce solutions is a great choice for many reasons. One of them is a great bunch of functions and settings one can adjust its online store to. If you are new to Magento, you might come up with a number of questions. One of the most frequent ones is how to use product attribute sets properly.

    In this article we will provide a detailed definition of what attribute sets are and how to use them with the maximum efficiency.

    By Amasty
    Posted October 24, 2014

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