Acquia has announced that they have closed a $55 million equity financing round through the help of Centerview Capital Technology. Centerview Capital specializes in partnering with the management teams of midsize companies they see as "high potential" for growth. Centerview Capital Technology led the financing round, with support from existing investors including New Enterprise Associates and Split Rock Partners. This funding will help Acquia scale its global operations, sales and marketing as well as the development of its solutions for building, delivering, and optimizing digital experiences.
While the Agility CMS has been in Beta for much of 2015, the Production release will be rolling out to Agility's clients and their sites this Fall. While gradual improvements were made in the CMS, probably the biggest change for Agility Inc. was in late 2013 with the appointment of their new CEO, Jonathan Voigt. When Jon was appointed CEO he promised a refocused vision for Agility that would provide better products and improved services for Agility's paying customers. This autumn, Agility fulfills that promise as it rolls out a significant rebuild and redesign of the content management system's interface. Besides the interface improvements, the new version of Agility CMS also introduces a new Dashboard feature as well as significant improvements in software performance and task workflow.
Agility and their clients have a lot riding on this new release. Let's take a sneak peek at what the new CMS has to offer.
Over the years, I have promoted a lot of conferences for marketers, businesses, and content providers. For the most part these conferences blend in together so much that it is difficult to distinguish one from the other. However, not all conferences are forgotten with time. There are an elite few that stand out from the pack year after year. One of those is the Gilbane Conference.
The Gilbane Conference is geared for marketers, IT, and business managers that wish to "integrate content strategies and computing technologies to produce superior customer experiences for all stakeholders".
This year, Gilbane Conference 2015 is being held in Boston, Massachusetts from December 1st through the 3rd. This year, the conference will focus on how best to integrate your content, data, and software to improve the multichannel digital customer experience. Whether you are just getting started with managing multichannel content, need to improve the consistency of the web and mobile discovery experience, or are ready to integrate with an ecommerce, content marketing, business intelligence or other marketing or data management platform, you will want to attend this conference.
TERMINALFOUR, the digital marketing and web content management platform for higher education (HE), today announced results of its Global Higher Education Survey which shows a significant shift in reporting structures in higher education web and marketing teams. The survey revealed that 31% of IT/Web Administrators in higher education are now reporting into Communications/Marketing; representing a jump from 13% in 2014 survey.
Where IT/Web professionals reported into Communications/Marketing, the majority (79%) where based in the US in stark contrast to the rest of the world.
Hippo’s invited one of the industry’s most prominent voices in Content Marketing to explore what’s next in customer experience. On September 24th, join Robert Rose, Senior Analyst at the Digital Clarity Group as he discusses the importance of delivering a relevant, compelling and context-aware digital experience to visitors from the very first touchpoint, and how a content performance platform can help deliver on content ROI. Sign up now!
Over the weekend, a lead developer for CMS Made Simple announced the release of CMSMS 2.0. While not a complete rewrite, CMSMS 2.0 is a significant re-factoring and renewal for the content management system. Many of the changes involved are focused on giving the web professional an easier and simpler editing experience within the CMS.
Following a break-out year, Web Content Management software vendor Hippo is bringing its community of digital marketers, agile technologists and developers together at the Aeronaut Brewing Company in Boston on October 1st, 2015. With Digital Marketing and Tech tracks, Hippo.Connect, which is the company’s first US event, will include speakers Jeroen van Rotterdam, CTO of EMC Enterprise Content Division, and the Digital Clarity Group’s Senior Contributing Analyst Robert Rose.
When it comes to content management systems, there are three very popular names. There is WordPress, Drupal, and Joomla. Each of course has their own pros and cons, but which one is best? If you ask a hundred different people, you will answers from all across the board.
Jamie from makeawebsitehub.com has created a comparison of these "three big CMS beasts". We've attached the infographic at the bottom of this article, but you can also visit Jamie's website for an image with higher resolution.
Not only for the larger enterprises dealing in 'big data' projects, the significance of data analysis and representation holds true even for a budding online startup venture. Simply finding the best wordpress hosting company and building an eye-catching business website may not be enough for attaining success. You need to effectively research and analyze the behavior of your customers for planning your business strategy in the right manner. That's where a data visualization tool comes in to the picture.
There are individuals who may not have the technical expertise to analyze loads of data or may not be trained as data scientists, but Data Visualization tools can provide them a readily evident way to comprehend the findings and help them to arrive at meaningful conclusions. That's the ultimate objective behind visual representation of data.
For analyzing data and determining the best ways to represent it on your WordPress website, here's a collection of five awesome data visualization tools which can serve the purpose well.
SDL today announced that it has been positioned by Gartner, Inc. in the Leaders quadrant of the "Magic Quadrant for Web Content Management" for the sixth time.