Recently, the fine folks at CMS-Connected gave me the opportunity to become a periodic guest for the CMS in the Spotlight segment of their show. CMS-Connected is an hour-long monthly news webcast that focuses on the content management industry. For the January show we had Joomla! in the spotlight, but once we went live I soon found myself challenged to adequately cover the CMS given short period of time and format. So the video below contains additional comments I have about Joomla!, Joomla 3.0, open source, people, and the business side of Joomla!
In the recent times when we developed web properties, it has become standard for us to adhere to "Privacy and Accessibility" guidelines. In some cases, the customers have their own set of privacy and accessibility guidelines, and in other cases the customers expect the implementation agencies to follow the latest standard. In either case the core of these guidelines are laid out of by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C).
In Summary it is essential to follow these Privacy and Accessibility guidelines. Lack of follow-up of these would lead to 1) Usability issues 2) Risk in terms of legal compliance, with potential for costly fines (potential for multi-millions) and regulatory orders
This Wednesday, January 23rd, CMS-Connected will be live broadcasting its monthly webcast featuring news, trends and commentary related to the content management industry. The show is regularly hosted by Scott Liewehr and Tyler Pyburn which both do a great job delivering a very fast paced one-hour show covering a wide range of topics. I'm pleased to announce that starting this month, I will be a periodic guest for their "In the Spotlight" segment where provides a 10-minute focus on a specific content management system. For the January show, we'll be shining the light on Joomla!, a very popular open source CMS.
The world of intranets was a simple one before. Nobody ever thought about having the right CMS or ECM or even WCMS to support their intranets. But was it really that simple?! I believe everyone who ever worked on an intranet or used an intranet at work had the same old problem, once a page was created where to find it? Who is allowed to create pages? How to edit them? Who approves them?
Pages over pages created and lost in the intranet limbo. Did they really just disappear? No, not really. They just could not be found anymore - due to the lack of a good content management system. Most intranet software come with a CMS (nowadays) and make everyone’s life easier. But what do you really got to know about content management systems to ensure you got the best one for your circumstances. What does CMS or ECM or WCMS (the world of technology loves its acronyms) really mean?
2012 was characterized by a marked increase of online video in brands’ communication strategies. The top videos of 2012 ranked by Ebuzzing Social, the global experts in social video advertising, show the importance of this emerging format and its potential as a medium for original content and creative advertising. In 2012 the sectors which had the most success in online video were Entertainment, Technology, Luxury and Drinks.
One of the first conferences CMS Report will be sponsoring this year is the Content Strategies Summit being held in Miami Beach, March 20 - 22, 2013. My understanding is that this is a launch event which gives everyone the opportunity for leaders and attendees in the industry to come together and forge something new. This event is intended to rediscover the value of purposeful content that meets your business, brand, and user-experience goals.
"A well-executed CMS selection process takes into account the needs and desires of both marketing and IT, creating a content management environment that has been optimized for those who are responsible for publishing content as well as those who are responsible for providing technical support."
-John Fairley, Walker Sands Communications, "Don’t Let IT Hijack the CMS", CIO Update, October 3, 2012.
Brett Profitt recently posted on the Elgg Blog that Elgg 1.8.12 has been released. Elgg is an open source social networking engine that provides a robust framework on which to build all kinds of social environments. Elgg can be found in a number of settings from campus wide social network to internal collaborative platform for small and large organizations alike. Elgg 1.8.12 has been released with numerous bugfixes and improvements.
I just spent much of my morning looking at all the great content management related stories CMS Report covered this year. Below are the top ten stories of 2012 that we posted here at CMSReport.com. The stories in this list are ranked based on the rate they were viewed since they were first appeared online.
The Tiki Community is proud to announce the release of Tiki 10.0, the latest version of Tiki Wiki CMS Groupware. This release, with more than 600 code contributions by nearly a dozen Tiki Community members, includes many new features, some architectural enhancements, and many bug fixes.