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  • Six Reasons Why Salesforce.com Cloud Solutions are Doing So Well

    Six Reasons Why Salesforce.com Cloud Solutions are Doing So Well

    As more and more businesses go for cloud computing, it is inevitable that many companies will offer cloud computing solutions. Salesforce.com is an industry leader when it comes to cloud computing solutions. There are several reasons for this.

    By CMS Report
    Posted July 01, 2015

  • It's all about managing those APIs better says WaveMaker

    It's all about managing those APIs better says WaveMaker

    APIs are nothing new. The application programming interface used by developers as routines, protocols, and tools for building software applications has been around for some time. APIs are used as building blocks that allow programmers to write an application much quicker and more efficiently than would happen without APIs. Despite APIs being around for quite some time, I can't tell you how many times this year non-developers have approached me to talk about APIs. APIs is no longer a topic just being discussed by developers but also by their managers and even the company executives.

    Companies, government, and organizations are realizing that managing and controlling their APIs can offer a strategic advantage. Software providers are noticing this renewed interest in the libraries of code and services offered. Here now in 2015, we're seeing a new crop of tools and platforms that allow programmers to better publish and manage their APIs.

    This week, WaveMaker, Inc., a leading enterprise application Platform-as-a-Service (aPaaS) software company, announced WaveMaker Gateway, a bundle of tools enabling enterprises to open their APIs to the external world. WaveMaker extends its suite of API tools beyond publishing, wrapping, and sharing APIs within the enterprise, allowing authorized partners and third-party developers to consume APIs vital to their business, and allowing API owners to eliminate risks from unintended users.

    By Bryan Ruby
    Posted June 26, 2015

  • MotoCMS 3.0 Officially Goes Live with the New Website

    MotoCMS 3.0 Officially Goes Live with the New Website

    Welcome the future of website building tools! MotoCMS has officially launched its new 3.0 version with refreshed website and blog. This user-friendly content management system offers responsive templates with fully-rebuilt admin panel, visual content manager and tons of new widgets, plugins and features.

    By tina-zennand
    Posted June 25, 2015

  • Off Topic: Starting my Summer with the Blossom Smart Watering Controller

    Off Topic: Starting my Summer with the Blossom Smart Watering Controller

    Spring brought to South Dakota plenty of rain. The lawns are green, the flowers are in full bloom, and it seems we can't go beyond a couple days without a rain shower or thunderstorm. While water is usually plenty for my city, we do things smart around here and restrict water usage for our lawns year round. It's not uncommon in my part of the country to see the weather pattern quickly change from wet to dry. What once was green can turn brown in a hurry.

    If you want a green yard when summer is in full swing, you will do best to respect the water restrictions and program your sprinkler controller the smartest way possible. Here in my city, watering lawns is not allowed during the hours of 12 p.m to 5 PM. Homeowners with even-numbered addresses may water lawns on even-numbered calendar dates and users with odd-numbered addresses may water lawns on odd-numbered calendar dates. Last summer though, my traditional sprinkler controller decided this responsibility was too much of a burden. The failing controller couldn't even keep the time of day correctly yet alone maintain an ideal watering schedule. So this May, I replaced my failing controller with Blossom's Smart Watering Controller in hopes of a greener lawn and a better sprinkler system.

    By Bryan Ruby
    Posted June 24, 2015

  • What Can A Content Performance Platform Do For You?

    What Can A Content Performance Platform Do For You?

    Enterprises don’t want to simply create content in the dark-- to justify and strategically direct content production, they need intelligence helping them determine with content resonates with consumers across these channels. 

    By jmadej
    Posted June 22, 2015

  • Common Mistakes Businesses Still Make When Moving to the Cloud

    Common Mistakes Businesses Still Make When Moving to the Cloud

    The cloud is where you need to be. At least that’s what companies are being told these days. The hype surrounding cloud computing is difficult to ignore, and organizations are responding by moving to the cloud in droves. This surge in cloud adoption makes the whole movement seem more like a fad at times, but it’s important to note that cloud computing does bring some significant benefits to the table. In other words, there’s a reason businesses are jumping on the bandwagon. At the same time, all this transitioning to the cloud can lead to mistakes, especially when companies aren’t prepared for the challenges and pitfalls they may encounter. A number of mistakes have become all too common and often lead to more costly implementations and frustrated IT workers. Businesses should take care to avoid some of the more prevalent cloud transition mistakes that crop up.

    By Rick Delgado
    Posted June 21, 2015

  • Critical Considerations for Content Marketing Success – Part I

    Critical Considerations for Content Marketing Success – Part I

    This two-part series will focus on the factors you must consider in order to create a successful content marketing program. This first article focuses on strategy, expectations, funding and resources. The second article in this series will focus on promotion, and target audience.

    By Hitesh Matlani
    Posted June 12, 2015

  • Benefits and Downsides to Consider When Choosing an Open Source or Proprietary CMS

    Benefits and Downsides to Consider When Choosing an Open Source or Proprietary CMS

    The market has a wide variety of content management systems that have different capabilities. Some content management systems are designed with a particular end in mind.

    There are a lot of arguments for and against open source and proprietary CMSs. Depending on your budget abilities, the size of your company and rules governing compliance in your company, you might opt for a proprietary CMS. But if your organization is small, you might opt for an open source CMS.

    Below are more details on the pros and cons of both proprietary and open source CMSs.

    By CMS Report
    Posted June 10, 2015

  • The eZ Publish Show: Don't forget about Editor Experience

    The eZ Publish Show: Don't forget about Editor Experience

    Last week, we started a conversation on The ez Publish Show hosted by Netgen's Ivo Lukač. The we included Ivo, Digital Clarity's Marianne Kay and myself. The odd question that started the conversation: Did modern CMSs sacrifice good editor experience (EX) for improving customer experience?

    I'm not sure how well we answered the question, but it is a question that acknowledges that while CXM may get a lot of attention these days in the CMS world, there is still plenty of room for improving the EX too. I'll let the video speak for itself, but if you prefer an overview, then you can checkout Ivo's re-cap.

     

     

    By Bryan Ruby
    Posted June 03, 2015

  • Beautiful at Any Size: Mobile First Design and Development

    Beautiful at Any Size: Mobile First Design and Development

    When designing a website or web app, it’s essential to consider the screen of the person who is going to be using it – and nowadays that means it’s more likely to be a mobile screen. In 2014, 1.8 billion phones, 256 million tablets and 276 million PCs were shipped, meaning more phones were shipped in three months than there were PCs shipped all year. But mobile devices and PC’s don’t exist in their own worlds; users are increasingly switching between devices throughout the course of completing a task. A Google study on The New Multi-Screen World found that “90% [of users] use multiple screens sequentially to accomplish a task over time.”

    The new reality is that your website or web app needs to be designed to look good on any device, no matter the screen size.

    By CMS Report
    Posted May 28, 2015

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