On the road to a better Agility CMS

New Interface for Agility CMS

Three years ago, CMS Report made the jump from Drupal to the Agility CMS featuring its Magazine Publishing Suite. Since then, I've had the opportunity to see Agility's software evolve including improved delivery in the mobile space through responsive web design. 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.

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The Need for Decentralized Cloud Computing

On an early August morning, users of Amazon Web Services (AWS) woke up to some rather startling and frightening news. Error messages indicated that services were down both for the Simple Storage Service (S3) and Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) solutions that Amazon provides. This severe outage lasted well into the afternoon and early evening before Amazon finally notified its customers that the problems had been corrected and services restored. While the outage lasted less than a day, it sparked a new discussion about what caused it and, just as important, how to prevent such outages from occurring in the future. For some, the solution to the problem was clear: decentralized cloud computing. While some have rejected this idea, proponents say the benefits of a decentralized cloud network are worth pursuing, especially when it comes to future outages.

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Gilbane Conference 2015: Content, Technology, and Customer Experience

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".

Gilbane Conference 2015

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The Ongoing Question of Data Ownership in the Cloud

Cloud computing is a revolutionary phenomenon in the business world, one that has been going on for several years now. As such, it may come as a surprise to some that the questions surrounding data ownership in the cloud remain an ongoing dilemma -- a complicated issue that’s still far from being resolved. It’s one of the biggest reasons many companies are reluctant to embrace the cloud. After all, why risk sending valuable data into the cloud without a guarantee that it will still be yours in the end? While organizations and cloud providers have been struggling to come up with a workable solution to the dilemma, progress has still been made on the issue. Even so, many questions still remain, and businesses would be wise to take proper precautions when making a major transition to the cloud.

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Docebo integrates its learning management system with Salesforce Cloud CRM

Docebo is making it easier for organizations to manage their CRM and LMS shared data efficiently. It is doing this by releasing the Salesforce integration for its Cloud-based, Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) Enterprise learning management system (LMS).

“Today, organizations are investigating and then initiating business software integration,” said Claudio Erba, Docebo’s CEO and Founder. “Allowing an organization’s CRM system and its LMS to work in tandem on the same data not only results in a valuable sales-related asset but it is also, potentially, of huge strategic benefit.

Currently only available for the Enterprise Edition of the Docebo LMS, integrating Salesforce with the LMS enables users to synchronize courses, products, catalogs and contacts. This ensures that the data in both systems is automatically aligned, with no need for manual intervention.

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SoftLanding launches enterprise content management solution for IBM i users

Provides a fast, cost-effective way to transform content from IBM i applications for web, mobile and email

PETERBOROUGH, NH – September 7, 2015 - SoftLanding® Systems, the IBM i software division of UNICOM® Global, today announced the launch of an enterprise content management solution that quickly transforms existing system output from IBM i business applications to work with digital channels such as the web, mobile and email.

The Columbus software, developed by Macro 4, the specialist document management division of UNICOM Global, is now available for the IBM i platform as part of the SoftLanding solution portfolio.

Columbus unlocks access to a wide variety of business content to improve service, raise productivity and enhance collaboration. The software can be implemented on IBM Power Systems running IBM i, AIX or Linux, without disrupting existing IT systems or applications and requires no specialist development skills. With Columbus, IBM i users can have new digital initiatives up and running in a matter of weeks.

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CMS Made Simple 2.0 is released

Over the weekend, the core developers for CMS Made Simple, an open source project, 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.

In the announcement, Robert Campbell further explains how CMSMS 2.0 came to a final release.

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Embarcadero Brings RAD for Windows 10 to C++ and Delphi Developers

RAD Studio 10 Seattle is the fastest way for C++ and Delphi developers to get new and existing applications to Windows 10, plus OS X, iOS, Android, and IoT

Maidenhead, U.K. – September 01, 2015Embarcadero Technologies, a leading provider of software solutions for application and database development, today released Embarcadero® RAD Studio™ 10 Seattle, the latest version of its rapid application development platform for Windows 10, OS X, Mobile, and Internet of Things (IoT). RAD Studio 10 Seattle brings Embarcadero’s three million strong community of C++ and Delphi developers to Windows® 10, enabling them to quickly extend their existing applications and infrastructure to Windows 10, plus OS X and Mobile. RAD Studio 10 Seattle also enhances software development productivity with an improved IDE (integrated development environment), runtime performance, and quality across all platforms; over 20 new coding productivity innovations; and double the IDE project size capacity.

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Driving Employee Engagement with Social Intranet Software

Employees are disengaged at work, and organizations have been exploring how social and digital technologies can address this problem. The key to success in business is to have a connected, integrated and involved employee base. All over the world, enterprise-grade intranet portals are currently used in the digital workplace to improve synchronization, store corporate documents, policies and executive directives, and thus, bolster productivity.

The Basics of Intranet

The concept of an intranet is very similar to that of the internet, with one major difference - It is a closed and secure network within the scope of a company or a business which cannot be accessed from outside. The article looks at what is the actual enterprise situation when it comes to enterprise intranet solutions and how the gap can be closed with social intranet solutions. The way information and knowledge is stored, shared, accessed or retrieved, needs to be made simpler so that users can build his/her own connects within the company.An intranet portal in place addresses a multitude of problems. Some of them are:

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Web Application Security Testing: SAST, DAST or IAST?

Since early 2011 Gartner has been writing about how to combine Static application security testing (SAST) and Dynamic application security testing (DAST) approaches to application security testing and raising many questions about the subject. This post will explain the differences between the two methodologies, the advantages disadvantages of the two approaches and how they can work together from a business perspective and from the perspective of web applications, as these are the weakest in term of security.

Static Application Security Testing (SAST) 

Static Application Security Testing (SAST) tests the web application from the inside and is an internal audit of an application. This can be carried when the auditor or tool has full access full access to the source code.

One of the main services offered in the Managed Security Services sector is a source code review, which can be carried out manually by an auditor or automatically with a tool.

Advantages of SAST

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