MotoCMS 3.0 Officially Goes Live with the New Website

After a few months of development, improvement and tweaking the beta-version, MotoCMS 3.0 is finally released along with the fully redesigned website, templates store and blog. This user-friendly content management system offers responsive templates with fully-rebuilt admin panel, visual content manager and tons of new widgets, plugins and features.

MotoCMS 3.0 is designed to help users create websites without deep knowledge of coding. Its easy-to-manage drag-and-drop admin panel offers a so-called “passive support” that gives short advice on every widget and functionality. 24/7 tech support is also available to help users with any issues, from hosting installation to website design tweaking. MotoCMS templates come responsive out of the box but may be customized to fit any screen size you need.

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Alpnames breaks 500,000 domain names under management

Alpnames becomes the second largest registrar for new domain endings

Wednesday 24th June 2015, Gibraltar: Alpnames smashed through the half million mark last night in terms of domain under management. As an ICANN accredited registrar specialising in new generic Top Level Domains, Alpnames manages nearly 8% of all new gTLD names registered to date making it the second most popular new gTLD registrar after the industry giant GoDaddy and recently overtaking the first and longest standing registrar Network Solutions (part of web.com).

 “We are delighted with the extraordinary growth of Alpnames” said Damon Barnard, Chief Operations Officer at Alpnames. “Our decision to focus on bringing competitively priced new domain extensions to the attention of Internet users, who might be frustrated at the lack of affordable domain names under .COM, is clearly the right one”

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Off Topic: Starting my Summer with the Blossom Smart Watering Controller

Spring brought to South Dakota plenty of rain. The lawns are green, the flowers are in full bloom, and it seems we can't go beyond a couple days without a rain shower or thunderstorm. While water is usually plenty for my city, we do things smart around here and restrict water usage for our lawns year round. It's not uncommon in my part of the country to see the weather pattern quickly change from wet to dry. What once was green can turn brown in a hurry.

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What Can A Content Performance Platform Do For You?

 

As they become increasingly digital, enterprises are recognizing the central role of content in supporting their underlying business goals.

Content growth is occurring at rapid pace, 200 percent per year in most enterprises. But this doesn’t come without its own challenges: these enterprises are quickly realizing that it’s virtually impossible to keep up with this growth across all the channels they have to now manage. 

To manage this, enterprises don’t want to simply create content in the dark-- to justify and strategically direct content production, they need intelligence helping them determine with content resonates with consumers across these channels. These businesses need the answer to two key questions:

  • Is our content intelligent?

  • Are we getting advantage out of the data we collect?

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Common Mistakes Businesses Still Make When Moving to the Cloud

The cloud is where you need to be. At least that’s what companies are being told these days. The hype surrounding cloud computing is difficult to ignore, and organizations are responding by moving to the cloud in droves. This surge in cloud adoption makes the whole movement seem more like a fad at times, but it’s important to note that cloud computing does bring some significant benefits to the table. In other words, there’s a reason businesses are jumping on the bandwagon. At the same time, all this transitioning to the cloud can lead to mistakes, especially when companies aren’t prepared for the challenges and pitfalls they may encounter. A number of mistakes have become all too common and often lead to more costly implementations and frustrated IT workers. Businesses should take care to avoid some of the more prevalent cloud transition mistakes that crop up.

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Critical Considerations for Content Marketing Success – Part I

If your content marketing initiative isn't working for you, you are not alone! While nearly 95% of small businesses and business-to-business companies have content marketing programs, many organizations are falling short of their goals. In fact, less than 10% of companies surveyed were happy with the results of their programs.So, why are companies still investing in these initiatives? Because, every business manager knows that content marketing is important to their success. They just don't know how to go about establishing a successful program.

This two-part series will focus on the factors you must consider in order to create a successful content marketing program. This first article focuses on strategy, expectations, funding and resources. The second article in this series will focus on promotion, and target audience.

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Benefits and Downsides to Consider When Choosing an Open Source or Proprietary CMS

When you want to create a new website, or want to re-launch your existing website, using a content management system can make the process easy for you. A CMS makes it easy to manage content and the look of your website.

You do not need to have any technical knowledge to use CMS for your site. Without any technical knowhow, you can manage the front end by adding images, integrating social media, publishing posts and adding links. You can also manage what goes on in the backend of your site.

CMS also gives you the option to build your site in a way that improves search engine ranking. If you don’t want your site to rank, you also have the choice of making this omission.

There is no limit to how much you can publish with content management systems and this in effect improves search engine traffic to your site. As you may already know, SEO is dependent on how much relevant content you post to your site.

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Bigcommerce for eCommerce? Know Your Requirements

For the small to medium sized business (SME), there are many more eCommerce options available today. If you want to build an online store, you can expect to find a solution that will allow you to develop your shopping cart or eStore as part of an overall website, and provide a secured buying experience, payment gateways, product catalogs, email accounts, marketing tools, sales reports, and reasonable mobile optimization.

One such eCommerce framework is Bigcommerce, which is growing in popularity and expanding its reach. Bigcommerce developers can work with free or premium themes (some themes are priced at $140, and some are as much as $250).

Bigcommerce offers numerous features, including:

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The eZ Publish Show: Don't forget about Editor Experience

Last week, we started a conversation on The ez Publish Show hosted by Netgen's Ivo Lukač. The we included Ivo, Digital Clarity's Marianne Kay and myself. The odd question that started the conversation: Did modern CMSs sacrifice good editor experience (EX) for improving customer experience?

I'm not sure how well we answered the question, but the show was an acknowledgement that while CXM may get a lot of attention these days in the CMS world, there is still plenty of room for improving the EX too. I'll let the video speak for itself, but if you prefer an overview, then you can checkout Ivo's re-cap.

 

 

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Digital Guardian Appoints New Vice President & General Manager of EMEA & India

Luke Brown brings proven international track record of success to Digital Guardian as it continues to expand its operations in both EMEA and India

LONDON, UK: June 2, 2015Digital Guardian, the only endpoint security platform purpose built to stop data theft, has today announced the appointment of Luke Brown as its new Vice President & General Manager of EMEA and India. In his new role, Brown will be responsible for consolidating and expanding Digital Guardian’s presence throughout both regions, driving strategy and overseeing all aspects of business operations.

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