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  • The Problem with BYOD Stipends and What's Next for BYOD Costs

    The Problem with BYOD Stipends and What's Next for BYOD Costs

    Companies have plenty of reasons to make bring your own device (BYOD) policies a part of their businesses. One of the main attractions, and a primary reason for adopting BYOD in the first place, is how using a personal device makes employees more productive both in the workplace and at home. Another consequence of using BYOD is that employees are more likely to be satisfied with their jobs. But with these benefits also comes the concern over BYOD cost. BYOD’s most vocal proponents say the policy ends up saving businesses money in the long run, but its critics maintain that bring your own device is ultimately costly. One of the main points of contention is companies’ use of stipends as a way to offset the costs of a BYOD program for employees. While BYOD is likely here to stay, it’s very possible stipends on the way out.

    By Rick Delgado
    Posted August 18, 2014
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  • The Future of Cloud Computing

    The Future of Cloud Computing

    Cloud computing, on a personal or business level, hasn’t been around for long. 2010 and 2011 were banner years for the implementation of cloud. There was some movement in the industry before that, but 2010 and especially 2011 were when things really started to take off.

    With the capabilities provided by the internet combined with the technology device revolution, the need for and want of cloud computing came to fruition. For big data especially, cloud computing has been extremely important in making big data a household name. Whether it’s been through IBM, Google, or Amazon Elastic MapReduce, the word on big data has gotten out.

    Before big data in the cloud, it was difficult for most companies to afford any type of big data implementation because of sky-high startup and maintenance costs. By combining cloud and big data, companies pay significantly reduced startup costs and basically eliminate maintenance costs.

    Cloud computing has totally revolutionized the big data world. So, what further changes can we expect in the future? Here are six.

    By Gil Allouche
    Posted August 13, 2014
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  • 5 Reasons to Take Content-as-a-Service Seriously

    5 Reasons to Take Content-as-a-Service Seriously

    If there’s one thing we as marketers have to admit we’re guilty of at times, it’s the use of buzzwords. Especially in the CMS world, acronyms (WCM, CXM, DXM) abound, and the latest terminology can feel like nothing more than the current fad. It’s true, the industry has a terminology overload, but it’s for this reason especially that, when they come around, game-changing concepts need to be explored and identified. Content-as-a-Service, or CaaS, is one such game-changer.

    By jmadej
    Posted August 12, 2014
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  • How Network Security Can Benefit a Small Business

    How Network Security Can Benefit a Small Business

    In a world where security threats seem to rise up every day, protecting vital business data is more important than ever before. Stories of large corporations suffering from security breaches seem to be a common sight in the headlines now. It’s something every company wishes to avoid, but finding ways to fight present and future attackers has proven challenging to say the least. For any business just starting out, in addition to providing quality products and excellent service, establishing effective network security is a must. Without it, the chances of losing customer data increases dramatically. Network security is the route to choose if you want a safe, dependable enterprise with a focus on growth for the future.

    By Rick Delgado
    Posted July 24, 2014
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  • How MDM Can Address BYOD Security for the Enterpirse

    Who doesn’t like the idea of Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) for business? Having employees use their own personal devices for work sounds like a great idea. For one thing, they’ll be more productive as they are already familiar with their devices. They’ll also be more satisfied with their work since they won’t have to struggle with learning how to operate a new smartphone or tablet. Plus, companies can save on costs since they won’t need to buy devices for their employees. So what’s the downside? For many business leaders, the chief concern no matter the BYOD policies enacted is that of security. With employees using their own devices, that opens up more avenues for vital company data to be compromised. That’s why so many businesses now are turning to mobile device management (MDM) systems as a way to address these pressing security issues.

    By Rick Delgado
    Posted July 17, 2014
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  • Blend Interactive Names Karla Santi as CEO

    Blend Interactive Names Karla Santi as CEO

    One of my favorite local companies, Blend Interactive, recently made some news this past week. Blend Interactive has named Karla Santi as their Chief Executive Officer (CEO). Santi has been a partner at Blend Interactive since the company formed in 2005, where, to the public, she served as Creative Director and, behind the scenes, handled a good chunk of operational oversight.

    By Bryan Ruby
    Posted July 15, 2014
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  • How To Take Automated WordPress Backups on Dropbox

    How To Take Automated WordPress Backups on Dropbox

    With so many security issues, hacks and vulnerabilities in today’s WordPress websites the best defense and sure way to protect your website and data is to have a proper automated backups set.

    There are many ways to take backups of your website, some webmasters prefer to take backups manually of their web files and databases. But to save time and be more productive there are many automated tools and services that can be combined and used to take backups.

    By Ahsan Parwez
    Posted July 11, 2014
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  • Securing Your Virtual Environment

    Securing Your Virtual Environment

    So you have you a shiny new virtual environment up and running.  You may have virtualised all your servers, so that your business-critical databases, CRM systems, ERP applications and email all reside in a virtual environment.  It has been a long project, but now it is complete and you are experiencing the operational, performance and cost gains.  Stop! Think! Have you covered all the bases?  Have you thought about security?

    By RealWire
    Posted July 10, 2014
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  • Survey Reveals Enterprises Unprepared for Software Licence Complexities of Virtualization

    Survey reveals 39% of enterprises not managing, or manually managing their virtual environments, negating any anticipated cost savings

    Tensions between application producers and enterprises around virtualization are likely to heat up.  As software vendors and intelligent device manufacturers change their licensing rules to profit from virtualization, the latest IDC/Flexera Software report, based on a survey of both application producers (software vendors and intelligent device manufacturers) and enterprises, shows that 42% of application producers plan on changing their licensing/compliance policies for virtualization. At the same time, alarmingly, a large percentage of enterprises, 39%, either don't manage their software licences at all in virtual environments, or they do so manually.  

    This lack of correlation is likely to increase tensions between buyers and sellers of enterprise software as more organizations are found to be out of compliance with virtualization licensing rules, resulting in steeper "true-up" or cost balancing penalties.

    By RealWire
    Posted July 09, 2014
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  • Mailbag: You have to mention DNN 7.3

    Mailbag: You have to mention DNN 7.3

    So I'm halfway through my three month sabbatical from blogging and I get an email from my good friend, Shaun Walker. For those that don't know Shaun, he's the CTO and co-founder for DNN Corp. You know, the guy that started DotNetNuke. To make a long story short, Shaun wanted to remind me that the DNN community recently released 7.3 which focuses on platform performance. Shaun thought it would be a good idea to mention the release to readers here at CMS Report. Given that this was the man that identified wayback that the future of content management systems was in cloud, mobile and social media...it is difficult for me to ignore such requests.

    However, I'm not fully giving up my three-month break from blogging. Instead, I'll do what any good blogger in my circumstances would do...steal from Shaun's own blog post about DNN 7.3. It's the only way I know how to keep DNN fans happy while my summer plans stay intact.

    By Bryan Ruby
    Posted July 06, 2014
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