New research from Mimecast finds that the role of the inbox is changing as users spend more than half their working day using email
Information workers’ reliance on email is turning them into ‘Inbox Workers’ who spend the majority of their time on email and shun social media at work, according to new research launched today by Mimecast®, the leading supplier of cloud-based email archiving, continuity and security for Microsoft Exchange, Hosted Exchange and Office 365.
The research – the second in Mimecast’s Shape of Email series – surveyed 2,500 information workers in the US, UK and South Africa to explore the average employee’s attitudes to, and frustrations with, email. The report found that on average an information worker will use email for four hours per day; equivalent to more than 37 full 24-hour days over a working year, 111 working days, or 888 working hours.
However, users are also frustrated by the limitations of email. Just one in four users report high levels of satisfaction with their email functionality and one in three expect email and social media to converge in the next five years. It is clear that email needs to evolve if it is to cope with the demands of modern day Inbox Workers, who see email not just as a communications tool but as a file store, search engine and a collaboration platform.
Last week, Agility officially announced the release of their new Agility Magazine Publishing Suite. The Magazine Suite is a cloud-based website publishing solution that is designed for online magazines and blogs. Over the past year, I've had a chance to watch Agility evolve and improve this new product and recently CMS Report completed a migration to Agility's Magazine Suite. In this article, I share my thoughts and experience with Agility's newest product.
Our good friend Cheryl McKinnon, founder of Candy Strategies, tweeted us about the latest news from the Open Source Alliance of Canada (OSACAN). The alliance is a non-profit organization, founded to promote, foster and sustain the use of open source technology in Canadian government. Yesterday, OSACAN announced the establishment of a center of excellence to promote the use of open source technology in the Canadian public sector.
For your convenience, attached is a copy of the press release regarding this non-profit center to be used for promoting the use of open source in government.
I do not know when it exactly happened, but a number of years ago I decided to become a pacifist. I am a pacifist that is in the war of open source versus proprietary. In my opinion, the debate over licensing and software development processes is only mildly interesting as it is the quality of the end product that matters to me most. I walk the fine line of being an advocate for open source and a defender of proprietary software and admittedly I've confused a lot of people that have taken up a particular side of the argument. However, there is always room for reasonable civil discussions of any topic when new data and new perspective is given. This is perhaps why within the past week I enjoyed reading a commissioned study conducted by Forrester Consulting on behalf of Acquia that shows the value of open source without necessarily attacking the value of proprietary software.
EPiServer, an innovator in multichannel digital marketing and e-commerce software, announced today the availability of EPiServer 7 CMS, the first content management system to allow marketers and editors to create content that works seamlessly across channels. Businesses can ensure that their online presence is optimized for conversions and results by delivering a consistent customer experience across mobile, tablet and desktop screens from one platform. With support for driving relevant traffic from social channels and personalizing the communication based on the customer context, marketers can expect increased results and conversion rates.
It took a new article posting yesterday on Accrisoft's blog before I realized the company recently released a new version of their content management system, Accrisoft Freedom CMS v8.2. Freedom CMS is used for building and managing dynamic, database-driven websites where Accrisoft handles the hosting themselves, eliminating the need for in-house server management. Accrisoft is one of the first CMS companies that convinced me that the cloud wasn't as scary as I thought for creating, hosting, and managing content management solutions.
That's a question that the IT staff at United will answer in time, but the mere fact that it can investigate all three client device operating systems is a major change for corporate IT.
-Patrick Thibodeau, With Post-PC Era Comes Real OS Competition, CIO.com, October 26, 2012
While information technology experts have finally come to understand the concepts and benefits of the Cloud, the actual process for deploying their systems to the Cloud utilizing PaaS and IaaS can still remains elusive. For organizations and enterprises using LifeRay Portal the ability to deploy LifeRay Portal to Amazon's cloud services just got easier. Liferay Portal Community and Enterprise Editions have been added to the BitNami Cloud Hosting application library, enabling one-click…
In a brief announcement today, e107 Inc. announced the release of v1.0.2 of its popular website content management system. The 1.0.2 version of the e107 CMS includes some important security fixes as well as several new features.