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  • DotNetNuke Rebrands to DNN and Expands Product Suite

    DotNetNuke Rebrands to DNN and Expands Product Suite

    Over the years, we all have abbreviated DotNetNuke as DNN as we've discussed this open source .Net based content management system. It looks like the corporate folks upstairs have finally made this interchangeability official. DotNetNuke Corp will now be known as DNN.

    The new DNN has also taken the time not only to announce the branding of the new company logo, but also announced a new and refocused suite of products and services. Today, DNN has announced DNN Evoq, a suite of integrated applications enabling enterprises to create online experiences and powerful interactive communities. DNN Evoq intends to make it easy for users, including those with minimal IT experience, to integrate social functionality with their existing websites.

    By Bryan Ruby
    Posted July 09, 2013
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  • CEO Corner: CMS Has Become One-Size-Fits-None

    A few months ago, CMS Australian enthusiast Said Salameh posted this excellent breakdown comparing the number of steps required to complete simple tasks between eight leading open source content management systems. He illustrates how simple things like editing a page or adding an article can take ten steps or more – far more than necessary. His post spawned a discussion on the Web Content Management group on LinkedIn drawing out frustrations from many in the industry about the complexity of content management systems – particularly open source systems.

    By Michael Assad
    Posted July 08, 2013
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  • Acquia Cloud Receives Second FISMA Certification For Federal Cloud Customers

    Acquia Cloud Receives Second FISMA Certification For Federal Cloud Customers

    Acquia, a Drupal solutions provider, announced today that it has received a second Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA) Authorization to Operate (ATO) for federal customers using Acquia Cloud. FISMA compliance provides a path for government agencies to develop next-generation digital experiences with Drupal that incorporate the web, mobile and social communities. 

    FISMA and its associated National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) standards provide a risk-based framework to support security best practices for systems managed by federal agencies. Acquia is the first provider to offer enterprise-class Drupal cloud services with a FISMA moderate ATO, which provides insight and assurance in Acquia’s ability to deliver secure cloud services for government websites and social communities. The authorization, obtained earlier this year as part of Acquia’s work with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, provides documentation to federal agencies that are evaluating the security protocols of Acquia’s cloud services.

    By Bryan Ruby
    Posted July 03, 2013
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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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