Combining web content management and digital asset management platforms allows you to create the best customer experience for visitors across all channels. WCM platforms such as Hippo offer unprecedented mechanisms to connect with website visitors and DAM platforms like Nuxeo manage digital assets in a central repository.
What You Need to Know About WCM and ECM Interoperability
Enterprise software may feel like alphabet soup (CMS, WCM, ECM, DAM, oh my!). Despite all the acronyms, there’s actually great interoperability between these systems-- which is great news for the businesses relying on these solutions to power their daily work.
It goes without saying that both WordPress and Drupal are two of the biggest open-source content management systems available today. It’s also well known that WordPress has garnered a bigger user base since its inception in 2003, with a current user base that’s nearly 10 times that of Drupal.
Just like every other technical debate, there are proponents and opponents to each side. And for web designers who have yet to form an opinion or make a decision, there are compelling arguments for and against each platform. However, rather than consider popularity only, a wiser scheme might be to examine how each CMS performs against the key design factors, and then make the best decision for each client’s business, away from any personal biases.
Ultimately, the debate can be condensed into the level of user skill. Drupal comes with more features, making it an awesome platform if you know how to navigate around it, but there is also a higher learning curve that some find frustrating. WordPress, on the other hand, is much simpler to navigate, use and customize, but has less features. Let’s examine a few factors in detail.
Magnolia this week announced the release of Magnolia 5.4. According to Magnolia, the latest release of their CMS makes it quicker and easier to develop web, mobile and IoT projects. By giving front-end developers more power, Magnolia's goal is to give the ability for companies to embrace bi-modal IT. In other words, giving development users the agility to adapt and change technologies quickly without disrupting their essential systems.
Magnolia, has always attempted to make content management fast and easy, but the new focus on front-end development allows companies to innovate quickly in the fast changing fields of customer experience and mobile app development, while also maintaining a secure and stable backend. According to Philipp Bärfuss, Magnolia's CTO:
Jahia, a leading "user experience platform" open source vendor, announced a new release for their flagship product, Digital Factory 7.1. According to Jahia, with this new release they are introducing significant scalability, stability and performances improvements while further refining user experience for Authors, Developers and Administrators.
For those a little unclear what a UXP does, Gartner defines such platforms "as an integrated set of technologies used to provide interaction between a user and a set of applications, processes, content, services or other users". Elie Auvray, CEO of Jahia Solutions Group SA, adds:
The Internet of Things (IoT) is lauded by most as the next great revolution in technology. A world where every object we use has a sensor, enabling it to connect to the internet so it can communicate with each other and the user is a world that seems like something out of science-fiction. With the Internet of Things fast approaching, that world could become a reality very soon. Experts estimate that the IoT market could be worth as much as $1.7 trillion by 2020, with more than 50 billion devices connecting to the IoT by that time. But where will much of that growth come from? The U.S. is always near the forefront of technological developments, and China is in the middle of a massive economic expansion, but some are saying India will be the place to look for IoT growth, even becoming the largest consumer of IoT devices in five years. While some dispute the claims, it’s clear the future is bright for the IoT in India.
Inversoft, the industry’s leading provider of solutions for growing, managing, and protecting online communities, today unveiled CleanSpeak 3.0, the most advanced version of its enterprise-grade moderation and profanity filtering software aimed at helping businesses foster active online communities, protect their customers’ online experience, and assure the appropriate quality of user-generated content. With CleanSpeak 3.0, businesses can improve customer trust and loyalty, establish integrity by communicating brand values, reduce customer churn and support costs, solicit feedback for product improvement and development, and augment upsell and cross-marketing activities.
Big data seems to be all the rage these days. The same can be said of cloud computing. So it only stands to reason that the two would be brought together as companies start to realize just how effective both are at improving growth and increasing the chances for success. Big data platforms delivered via the cloud have become more and more popular over the past few years for good reason. Businesses see the value big data analytics and ad hoc analysis can offer, and one of the best ways to use it is to adopt a cloud platform for it. Deciding on using big data in the cloud is a relatively straightforward choice for organizations to make. Choosing which cloud big data platform to use, however, is a bit more complicated. Numerous factors need to be taken into account if businesses are to choose the best platform for them. Failure to consider their options could lead to bigger problems in the future.
When you live your life on the go, you need to be able to access your files when you want, where you want. The ability to access your files while on the move could mean the difference between getting your work done on the train home or spending another late night. Cloud storage also helps you have all your materials when you are making deals, negotiating contracts, or just busying yourself while waiting on your flight, but not all cloud storage options are created equal.
The best cloud storage options will let you store a variety of file types and access them without having to rely on secondary software. They also make staying connected easy by offering apps you can download to your smartphone so you are always just one touch away from all your most important files.
Here is a list of some of the best cloud storage options for your smartphone.
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.
Salesforce.com offers a variety of cloud computing solutions, meaning all your business needs will be catered to and you do not have to deal with different vendors. The cloud solutions on offer include Community Cloud, Marketing Cloud, Sales Cloud, and Analytics Cloud. Getting all your services under one roof means seamless integration, convenience, and cost benefits.
You can choose from different combinations of the company’s products. As an example, the combination of App Exchange, PaaS tools, and Force.com is a leading combination in the SaaS CRM industry when it comes to software customization, cloud integration, ecosystem, and third party extensibility.
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.