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  • Squashing bugs with Joomla 3.4.1

    Squashing bugs with Joomla 3.4.1

    CMS Report doesn't usually mention software point releases that only fixes bugs and brings no features to the CMS users. However, I screwed up last month. I failed to mention the February release of Joomla 3.4. So let me make up for that oversight by mentioning the release of Joomla 3.4.1. With 3.4.1, Joomla's developers have resolved nearly 150 issues with Joomla 3.4.

    By Bryan Ruby
    Posted March 23, 2015

  • The How to Establish a BYOD Policy Infographic

    The How to Establish a BYOD Policy Infographic

    It sound simple, give your employees the opportunity to bring their own devices to work. The company can perhaps be less aggressive in their cyclical replacements of hardware and your employee is happy because they don't have to lug around two devices, theirs and yours. I absolutely like the concept of Bring Your Own Device. But implementing BYOD and benefiting from BYOD isn't so easy. As an IT manager, it scares me that the employee's device may have control over the company's software and device. As an employee, it scares me even more that company's software could control my device and have access to my personal data. At the end of the day, this only goes well if you have established a good BYOD policy for your business.

    Attached below is an infographic provided to us by StudyWeb. Want to convince your company to allow you to bring your own laptop to the office, or maybe you're considering implementing a BYOD policy at your company? Check out the pros and cons below, and use the guide to assist you in creating an official policy that will help protect your company from the pitfalls of BYOD.

    By Bryan Ruby
    Posted March 18, 2015

  • Moving to the Cloud? Take a Deep Dive for Full Benefit

    Moving to the Cloud? Take a Deep Dive for Full Benefit

    It’s likely clear to most companies by now that any realistic view of the future of the business world involves cloud computing in some way. It’s difficult to ignore the variety of benefits that come from adopting the cloud, including more productivity from employees, more business agility, and, of course, significant cost savings. Even with these advantages in mind, many companies still feel a reluctance to make the cloud part of their operations. A move to the cloud is certainly a significant change, one which should not be considered lightly. While many of these reluctant businesses won’t dispute the benefits of cloud computing, they may have trouble seeing how to maximize those benefits to make such a transition worth it. The answer is to take a “deep dive” into the cloud.

    By Rick Delgado
    Posted March 17, 2015

  • Altocloud Receives $2 Million Funding and Launches Predictive Communications Platform for Online Sales

    Altocloud Receives $2 Million Funding and Launches Predictive Communications Platform for Online Sales

    The year is still young, but it is already a busy one for software startup, Altocloud. The Mountain View, California company just announced $2 million seed funding and the commercial availability of its predictive communications platform for customer sales and engagement. The funding, led by Delta Partners, Digicel Group and ACT Venture Capital, brings Altocloud’s total funding to $3 million. Altocloud's new platform intelligently identifies the optimal online visitors and delivers tailored chat, voice, video and content so customers get the information and help they need at exactly the right moment.  

    By Bryan Ruby
    Posted March 16, 2015

  • Thank the Cloud for the Rise of Big Data

    Thank the Cloud for the Rise of Big Data

    Big Data is changing the world. The ability to store, manage and extract actionable insights from vast and deep lakes of disparate data pouring in from multiple sources has transformed businesses, industries, and our lives.

    And for this we can thank the cloud.
    By Jonathan Buckley
    Posted March 12, 2015

  • Jahia Hires New Executive Vice President for Americas

    Jahia Hires New Executive Vice President for Americas

    Jahia, a leading open source User Experience Platform (UXP) vendor, announced today that Piyush Patel, joins Jahia CEO Elie Auvray and COO Emmanuel Garcin in the Executive Leadership team of the company as Executive Vice President of Strategic Alliances & General Manager Americas.

    By Bryan Ruby
    Posted March 10, 2015

  • Mailbag: DCG and Constellation Working Together for Clients Navigating the Disruption

    Scott Liewehr emailed me today announcing that Digital Clarity Group and Constellation Research, Inc. are forming a strategic alliance to better serve their clients. Scott is CEO of Digital Clarity Group and it's no secret CMS Report is an admirer of both him and his company. Yet Scott's email still surprised me. Why would DCG, rising among the ranks among analyst firms, strike an alliance with Constellation?

    The press release that accompanied Scott's email gives reasons for the strategic alliance, but I'll add one observation of my own. Both DCG and Constellation likely recognize they share the same understanding of how legacy research firms are failing their clients and believe a fresh approach to handling "digital disruption" is necessary. An understanding that can easily translates to the buyer seeking out this kind of research that two heads are better than one.

    By Bryan Ruby
    Posted March 09, 2015

  • Counting The Cost Of BYOD

    Counting The Cost Of BYOD

    There are many pro’s and con’s when actioning a Bring Your Own Device to work policy and these effect both employee and employer. When counting the cost of BYOD it is important to recognize both financial and psychological factors.

    By David Khan
    Posted March 04, 2015

  • 5 Mobile Marketing Mistakes – and How to Fix Them

    5 Mobile Marketing Mistakes – and How to Fix Them

    According to a report from Mobile Media Consumption, consumers today spend nearly 60% of their time on the Internet on their mobile devices, as compared to their desktop or laptop computer, tablet and other devices. These findings support what we as modern marketers already know: Mobile marketing is more important today than ever before.

    Unfortunately, many marketers approach mobile marketing as an afterthought, and make costly mistakes that not only add up to lost clicks — but lost customers.

    To help, here are the top five most egregious mobile marketing mistakes — and how they can be fixed.

    By CMS Report
    Posted March 03, 2015

  • Business Agility and SaaS for Small and Mid-sized Businesses

    Business Agility and SaaS for Small and Mid-sized Businesses

    Only big enterprises can afford the high upfront capital expenses of on-premises applications as well as skilled IT professionals to maintain the applications. Since small to mid-sized businesses have to do more with less, SaaS is clearly the best choice for managing growth, and business agility in ever-changing markets. A major reason is because SaaS eliminates the need for an infrastructure investment, platform development or expert manpower, which enables first order initiatives to hold top priority spot. All they need for SaaS is a basic computer with a browser. SaaS is a “pay as you use” subscription delivered to the business.

    By Rick Delgado
    Posted February 24, 2015

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