"So much ink has been spilled deriding the false concept of a "Facebook friend," but I can tell you that a "Facebook friend" is better than nothing."
- Paul Miller, "I’m still here: back online after a year without the internet", The Verge, May 1, 2013.
CloudSigma’s Flexible Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) Provides Scalability and Geographic Reach for Gorilla’s Dynamic Cloud-Based Services for the Broadcast and Media Industries
Las Vegas, NV – April 9, 2013 – CloudSigma, an international, customer-centric, pure-cloud Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) provider, today announced that Gorilla Technology Group, a leading provider of workflow solutions for the media and broadcast industry, is launching its new media collaboration services in CloudSigma’s public cloud. Taking advantage of CloudSigma’s rapid scaling capability, flexible deployment model and strategic geographic presence, Gorilla Technology’s collaboration services will provide media and broadcast organizations with a versatile cloud layer which bridges multiple non-linear editing systems such as those from AVID, Apple and Grass Valley so they can easily share digital content with production houses, media dubbing firms and other industry service providers.
Just a little reminder, this month's live show of CMS-Connected is today. If you haven't already, be sure and register for the 11 am Central show (March 26th at 12:30 pm Eastern / 9:30 am Pacific). As usual, this show will be action packed! After years of talking to MODX developers, I finally will be holding my end of the bargain and will be talking about what I think of MODX.
Yesterday, Dries Buytaert announced on his blog that Acquia has released the next generation of Mollom, the Mollom Content Moderation Platform. The new Mollom platform is being billed by Acquia as the "first cloud content moderation platform built for the enterprise". Mollom is capable of reducing the time that’s required to moderate large volumes of user-generated content. Personally having used Mollom to assist me in moderating small to medium sites, I suspect the need for something like Mollom is even greater for enterprises with an even larger web presence.
Business websites can be crippled by spam; more than 90 percent of the content submitted to websites is unwanted spam, much containing links to irrelevant sites and suspicious offers. Manually deleting spam from comments, registration and contact-form submissions is arduous work. Mollom solves the spam problem for businesses with a cloud platform that filters and removes virtually all spam submissions.
DotNetNuke (DNN) has announced a social software solution aimed at optimizing customer engagement and loyalty through online communities. DNN Social gives businesses the ability to easily create and manage communities on their existing websites, giving end-users a one-stop destination for consuming content, exchanging ideas and interacting with other community members.
DNN Social enables businesses to effectively control the customer conversation by allowing it to take place on the corporate website, instead of driving customers to a third-party social site. Thriving user communities can help reduce support costs, drive product innovation and increase sales and brand awareness at an affordable price point. During the past two years, DNN executives have told CMS Report that they believe one of the key requirements for a modern CMS is to include social functionality and have steadily moved their product line toward this direction. Available today, DNN Social attempts to reinvent how companies optimize their web presence by combining industry-leading content and community management into a single, easy-to-use solution.
A new e-book, Social Media in Education: Enhancing Learning and Managing eSafety, from Bloxx, addresses the challenges schools face in harnessing social media information and collaborative learning tools, while protecting students from inappropriate content and dangerous malware.
Perhaps I was always vulnerable to drinking the Google Kool-Aid. Not only disillusioned with the current state of social media, but also ashamed that I didn't see the value of social media from the start. Not only does Google offer an alternative to Facebook but it also offers you an opportunity to be an "early adopter". For many the question remains, is it worth leaving or diluting your current investment in Facebook as you increasingly invest more time and content into Google+? For me, the answer was obvious as I see Google+ as a game changer for social media and quite frankly CMS Report has historically done a lousy job supporting its Facebook page. Google+ offers the opportunity to do social media well from the start and to avoid yet another missed opportunity.
TERMINALFOUR has announced that it has secured its tenth Canadian university client, completing a deal with the Fisheries and Marine Institute of Memorial University of Newfoundland. This marks the 120th university client for TERMINALFOUR worldwide.
Canada has become a high growth market for TERMINALFOUR and higher education in particular has witnessed significant recent success with St. Mary’s University (Nova Scotia), University of Fraser Valley (British Columbia) and Algoma University (Ontario) all joining the TERMINALFOUR community.
The country of Georgia has not traditionally been an easy place to make news. Yet, despite being ranked only 105th of 179 countries in the latest World Press Freedom Index (compiled by Reporters Without Borders), a interesting group of media organizations are helping to build an open source CMS that they hope could change the dominance of traditional, government-approved media and shift power to more agile, innovative news start-ups.
TERMINALFOUR has announced the latest release of its web content management system - TERMINALFOUR Site Manager.