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  • The Future of the CMS in a 30 Minute Video

    The Future of the CMS in a 30 Minute Video

    Early this morning, CMS Report's Bryan Ruby was one of two guests on the eZ Publish Show.  The purpose of the episode was to discuss the future of content management system.  He was joined by host Ivo Lukač of Netgen, and fellow guest Apoorv Durga from Real Story Group.  If you think you can do better in your predictions, and some of you can, please let us know what you think the future holds for content management systems.

    By Bryan Ruby
    Posted July 02, 2013
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  • Study: Google Plus Ones and Relevant Content Closely Linked with High Google Search Rankings

    Study: Google Plus Ones and Relevant Content Closely Linked with High Google Search Rankings

    But ‘keyword domains’ are less important according to a comprehensive analysis of factors that correlate with ranking highly in Google US searches in 2013

    Web pages that rank higher in Google searches tend to have more Google+ plus ones and Facebook shares. While having a relevant keyword in the web site domain name or web address now seems less closely linked with high rankings according to new research. And while pages with higher quality content rank better, top brand web pages apparently continue to automatically rank in top positions without obeying the same rules as other sites.

    By RealWire
    Posted June 25, 2013
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  • Quoting IT: What we need from tech vendors

    Quoting IT: What we need from tech vendors

    What I want from tech vendors: "I need them to listen, learn and be honest and realistic about their capabilities. Many technology vendors are still more interested in selling than in listening to what our real challenges are."

    - Steve Mills, CIO, Rackspace, "CIO Profiles: Steve Mills Of Rackspace", InformationWeek, March 13, 2013

    By Bryan Ruby
    Posted June 24, 2013
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  • New Magnolia CMS 5.0 Focused on Mobile

    New Magnolia CMS 5.0 Focused on Mobile

    Magnolia International announced today the release of Magnolia CMS 5.0, the new generation of its open Java content management system (CMS). Magnolia 5 features a mobile-inspired, HTML5 user interface that is intended to be as easy to use on the desktop as it is on a smartphone. With Magnolia 5, full CMS functionality if provided for both desktop and tablet computers.

    By CMS Report
    Posted June 20, 2013
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  • Alfresco and Acquia to form strategic partnership

    Alfresco and Acquia to form strategic partnership

    The announcement of the partnership is likely an unsurprising move for most involved in the open source content management and document management industry as similar partnerships with other content management providers and Alfresco have already occurred. Nor is this the first time that we've seen Acquia involved with integrating the Drupal CMS with the Alfresco platform. However, this is probably the first time we've seen Acquia and and Alfresco Inc. so publicly announce such a partnership for delivering products and services and perhaps this is a recognition that customers have need for better integration solutions in both product and services.

    By Bryan Ruby
    Posted June 18, 2013
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  • CMS-Connected Video on Demand: iAPPS and Web Governance

    CMS-Connected Video on Demand: iAPPS and Web Governance

    On my "to-do list" is a mention of the availability of my In the Spotlight segment online as well as the rest of the May 2013 CMS-Connected show. One of the nice things about participating on this show with hosts Tyler Pyburn and Scott Liewehr is the chance to get to spread my wings to new CMS territory

    By Bryan Ruby
    Posted June 11, 2013
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  • Quoting IT: Bureaucratic and Centralized Control of IT has Negatives

    Quoting IT: Bureaucratic and Centralized Control of IT has Negatives

    "The real problem we're up against is not technology, it's that management DNA in companies.... When you concentrate the responsibility for innovation at the top, you're holding your capacity to change hostage. It disempowers the little people."

    - Gary Hamel, quoted by Lucas Mearian, "The next corporate revolution will be power to the peons", Computerworld, June 4, 2013.

    By CMS Report
    Posted June 07, 2013
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  • CEO Corner: Analyzing the CMS Analysts: Which one is right for you?

    CEO Corner: Analyzing the CMS Analysts: Which one is right for you?

    Those of you who have been in the content management industry a while will remember the CMS Watch report. I’m not sure when I first heard of it, but I think it was at an AIIM conference in 2005. I remember thinking that if we could just get Agility into that report, we would have it made. Looking back, it’s amazing to see how many of the systems that ranked well in 2005 are either gone or no longer relevant.

    A few years later, I saw an article on CMS Wire that Ektron had made it into the Gartner Magic Quadrant. I realized that it was going to be hard to complete with this level of recognition, no matter how superior Agility is.

    Fast forward to 2013, and Agility is yet to be found in either of these reports. I reached out several times to CMS Watch in the early days, but we were just too small. I called Gartner in 2010 to see what it would take to get on the Magic Quadrant. They were quick to point out that Agility was probably too small, but if we paid $20,000 they would take a closer look.

    It struck me that it might be worthwhile to write an article on the topic to dig deeper into the options available for CMS vendors. Here are my findings.

    By Michael Assad
    Posted June 06, 2013
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  • Movable Type 5.2.6 Features Four Brand New Functions

    Movable Type 5.2.6 Features Four Brand New Functions

    Today, developers announced the availability of Movable Type 5.2.6 and 5.15. The Movable Type 5.2.6 release offers fixes for bugs found after the release of version 5.2.3 and features four brand new functions. At the same time, Movable Type 5.15 also have been released. This update also includes fixes for bugs found in Movable Type EZ versions 5.2.4 and 5.2.5.

    By Bryan Ruby
    Posted June 05, 2013
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  • Crafter CMS: There is a "New" CMS in Town

    Crafter CMS: There is a "New" CMS in Town

    Sometimes timing is everything and some would argue that I should have written this story weeks ago. Earlier this month, Rivet Logic announced the launch of Crafter Software Corporation, which offers commercial support and licenses for the Crafter CMS open source project (previously known as Crafter Rivet). I didn't jump on the story and CMS Report is probably one of the few CMS news sites that didn't talk about the Crafter Rivet spin off into Crafter Software. The honest truth, I just didn't want to rehash the press release on the day the announcement was made without offering some additional perspective of my own.

    By Bryan Ruby
    Posted May 30, 2013
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