Technology is getting faster and smarter. Computers are now able to recognize and learn patterns, and make decisions in real-time. Their improved analytic and decision-making abilities allow them to outperform humans in areas such as medical diagnoses, legal recognition and customized marketing campaigns.
The era of big data has only furthered the usefulness of computers. Marketers now have massive amounts of customer information at their disposal. Using big data analytics allows markers to gain deeper insights and create more detailed models to improve marketing strategies. However, this isn’t an easy transition. Traditionally, marketers had pieces of information about their audience and ads, but mainly relied on intuition when making decisions and building business strategies.
Almost a year ago to this date, Sitecore and Microsoft announced they would collaborate on an offering to bring the best of experience marketing and commerce together. Today, Sitecore announced at the National Retail Federation’s Annual Convention in New York the availability of Sitecore Commerce 8 powered by Microsoft Dynamics. This solution is intended to enable enterprises to bridge the gap between in-store and digital experiences.
Over the past 12 months, Sitecore and Microsoft have developed the product together and co-designed its architecture to capitalize on the strengths of both Sitecore and Microsoft Dynamics AX. The combined solution allows businesses to create connected customer experiences optimized for visitors’ digital behaviors, devices and preferences, complete with real-time order management across any channel.
Kentico, a provider in Web content and customer experience management, just released a new version of their content management system, Kentico 8.2. This new version provides several new and improved features with the primary focus on collaboration and ecommerce. Kentico 8.2 also offers improvements that the software developers believe will help businesses launch and manage digital marketing campaigns faster and easier than previous versions.
Ultimately, the problems that the post-holiday period creates are not enough to stop companies from adopting BYOD policies. Dangers certainly exist when it comes to security. However, with a strict and well thought out policy, many companies will be able to avoid any serious threats. In the end, the potential for savings as well as employee satisfaction and productivity will drive greater implementation of BYOD in the future.
Welcome to the last article of 2014. This year, CMS Report published over 280 articles related to content management systems, content strategy, business strategy, and information technology. So do you want to know which content management system articles were our most popular? Below the fold are the top ten stories of 2014 that we posted here at CMSReport.com.
When you think of all the major technical trends discussed lately you may have noticed another one beginning to throw itself into the conversation, virtualization. While virtualization has been around for more than a decade, we're only just beginning to unleash its true potential.Organizations who prepare themselves now will have a head start, which in a fiercely competitive environment, can mean everything.
When it comes to BYOD security, your company would be better off looking on the inside and focusing on your employees. BYOD still has a lot of benefits to offer, but companies need to go the extra mile in educating and training employees to better handle the numerous security risks they could face. Enforcement of established BYOD guidelines is another excellent way to address security. Only then can businesses proceed to grow with more confidence in tackling whatever threats come their way.
For the moment, wearable is still sitting on the tarmac, getting ready to take of. We should see even more devices next year, but it’s more than likely we won’t reach an age of wearable adoption until we develop personalized gadgets that solve new problems.
Every day customers generate massive amounts of data through POS transactions, social media interactions, mobile devices and more. Much of this data is filled with valuable insights retailers can use to compete in crowded markets and boost the bottom line---but how to go about it? In a November 2014 article on Retailcustomerexperience.com, writer Melissa Amadeo---a specialist in retail marketing and analytics---discusses several strategies retailers can use to find real value in big data. In an…
Somewhere along the way, I admittedly lost sight of TYPO3. It's not that I ever thought TYPO3 wasn't a good content management system but it never seemed like there was ever a lot of exciting things to write about TYPO3. When a CMS has a history that dates all the way back to the late 1990', well it's difficult to shake it off as as anything but a legacy application. So in my slumber I failed to notice that there was a new CMS on the radar, TYPO3 Neos.