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  • Infographic: DIY with CMS as a Service

    Over the past few years, we've talked plenty about Weebly, Drupal Gardens, WordPress.com and other hosted content management systems intended to "just work" out of the Cloud. Considering there are 16 million new websites added to the web every month, it's safe to assume that website design is a thriving business. But what about these DIY site builders? Is the WYSIWYG (what you see is what you get) platform they offer ever a viable replacement for professional expertise?

    The team at WhoIsHostingThis dives into these questions and more with their latest infograpic: Wicked WYSIWYG: What About Those DIY Websites? In this Infographic they compare Wix, Weebly, and SnapPages. You can find this infographic embedded below the fold.

    By Bryan Ruby
    Posted July 21, 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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  • DCG updates their North American Guide to Web Content Service Providers

    DCG updates their North American Guide to Web Content Service Providers

    The nice thing with friends in high places is the ability to see advanced copies of guides and books before they hit the public. Digital Clarity Group (DCG) has announced the immediate availability of an update to the North American edition of its popular Guide to Service Providers for Web Content and Customer Experience Management. Over the past few days, I've combed through the pages and remain as impressed with the guide as I was with its original release. The 2014 publication presents new research on key trends in client-provider relationships and adds profiles of agencies and integrators not covered in the 2013 Guide.

    By Bryan Ruby
    Posted June 25, 2014
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  • Hippo: We don’t build digital platforms for today, we build them for tomorrow

    As mobile evolves, we see that customers engage in a continuous and streamlined way, on multiple devices and at various touch points. Isolated platforms of varying levels of quality and evolution are no longer acceptable. We have to be mindful of the omnichannel customer journey. Regardless of the device they’re engaging on, customers want to remain on the same path, with the same information available to them.  

    By jmadej
    Posted May 20, 2014
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  • Bryan Ruby: Taking a 3 Month Blogging Sabbatical

    Last month, CMS Report celebrated eight years of providing stories to readers focused on content management systems. Over the years, I've told you how grateful and even surprised I am of the success CMS Report has seen. All true, but for fear of sounding ungrateful I've never acknowledged the negatives of blogging over such an extended period of time. Today, I'm acknowledging the costs and the need to take a break from my routine of waking up before sunrise and going to bed late to maintain this site. Starting today, I'm taking a three month sabbatical away from blogging here at CMS Report.

    CMS Report will still be publishing articles from our contributors during my sabbatical, but you likely won't be seeing any articles written by me. I still plan on continuing working as editor but my office hours for the site will be reduced. I'm doing all this simply because I have responsibilities to the "day job" and myself that are begging for higher priority. In the draft for this article, I originally provided three reasons that I'm doing this sabbatical but deleted them from the published article. My reasons for taking such a break are not important but only the outcome. The end result is CMS Report will be fine without me and will likely be a better website as a result of my sabbatical.

    By Bryan Ruby
    Posted May 16, 2014
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  • Top Exec: Why separate “known” and “anonymous” visitors, when they're really on a spectrum?

    This data is powerful. Even with the “unknown” visitors, I can start to aggregate information and see if patterns based on the content they engage with develops. If they do, I can start creating specific content for southern California visitors and deliver better experiences.  Portals and web are one—it’s time to start treating every visitor as an individual.

    By jmadej
    Posted May 07, 2014
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  • Avoiding Pitfalls: Common Mistakes Made When Implementing A CMS For Your Website

    Avoiding Pitfalls: Common Mistakes Made When Implementing A CMS For Your Website

    By using a Content Management System (CMS) web application; the creation, customization, and management of your website information becomes faster and much easier. You no longer need to master the web programming language just to be able to edit, preview, and publish content and web elements to your blog such as texts, animations, images, and video content. That is why a lot of businesses are now considering the need to leverage a CMS solution for their online presence.

    CMS software applications come in various types and are offered by different vendors -- proprietary CMS tools hosted by web IT companies and open source systems such as Wordpress, Joomla, and Drupal. Not choosing the ideal CMS and not implementing the solution wisely can cause trouble once your website is officially launched. These pitfalls include slow speed, no available updates and support, the tendency of getting hacked (due to unsecure framework), and frustrations brought about by not meeting the expectations and demands of your business.

    To avoid these pitfalls, we’ll discuss with you the top mistakes you must avoid when choosing and implementing a CMS solution.

     

    By Kyle H. Albert
    Posted May 06, 2014
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  • Social Human Resources Matters Now More Than Ever

    Big data and social media, individually and together, are changing the world in so many different ways. Not only are Facebook and Twitter some of the biggest developers in big data technology, but the information they gather is so important to so many different companies.

    One of the more important ways that big data and social media are changing the world landscape is through their effects on Human Resources (HR). They totally change how companies do business. Big data in the cloud is making it easier and more affordable than ever for companies to implement big data technology.

    By Gil Allouche
    Posted May 06, 2014
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  • Should Your Small Business Use Virtualization?

    Virtualization seems to be the way to go in the business world today. Many companies are talking about it, and most have either already implemented it or are thinking of using it. Though there are costs to virtualizing, most businesses say they’re worth it since virtualization often brings big savings in the long run. When talking about virtualization, however, most of the discussion revolves around how large companies are able to take advantage of the technology. Often left out of the conversation are the risks and benefits associated with small businesses employing virtualization. There are a number of important items to consider before deciding if it is right for your small business.

    By Rick Delgado
    Posted May 05, 2014
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  • DCG's Guide to European Providers for Web Content and CEM

    DCG's Guide to European Providers for Web Content and CEM

    I've been a big fan of Digital Clarity Group ever since they formed. There are some amazing people working for DCG and the work they put out is even more amazing. Last year they put out their 2013 North America Guide to Service Providers for Web Content and Customer Experience Management and I was blown away. Many of the answers to the questions I'm often asked about various agencies and integrators are in this guide. So I'm pretty excited to also see DCG put the same effort toward Europe with their new 2014 Europe Guide to Service Providers for Web Content and Customer Experience Management.

    By Bryan Ruby
    Posted May 02, 2014
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