Information Builders Now Offers WebFOCUS BI and Analytics Platform in Three Editions to Meet Every Business Need

Information Builders

Highly Flexible Platform and Licensing Model Delivers Self-Service Analytics for Everyone

New York, NY– February 16, 2016 – Information Builders, a leader in business intelligence (BI) and analytics, information integrity, and data integration solutions, today announced that its industry-leading self-service BI and analytics platform, WebFOCUS, is now available in three editions to deliver reporting and analytics capabilities to a wide range of users and environments.

Three editions of the product offer governed self-service tools and apps to empower an organization’s entire universe of stakeholders – including management, operational staff, partners, customers, and citizens – with better analytics for better decision-making.

Business User Edition

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Kazoup launches free data analytics tools to combat large volumes of complex data

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Solution enables users to search and analyze unstructured file data with effortless file sync and data archiving to public cloud object storage

A new software service to make large volumes of complex unstructured file data more visible and accessible to users, IT managers and CIOs has been launched by Kazoup.

Kazoup integrates policy-based file sync and data archiving to major public cloud-based object storage providers including AWS, Azure, Google and CenturyLink. It delivers clear data governance, enabling users to distinguish the data that adds value to the business, and that which does not. Combined with intelligent migration to the cloud, it is the fastest and most affordable method to simply integrate with public cloud and extract value from unstructured data.

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Creating The Right Headspace: Why Headless CMS's Are Wrong

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The idea of a “headless CMS” is gaining momentum lately.  If you’ve not heard of it, the concept is that of a decoupled CMS in the sense that content storage and management is handled entirely separately from the presentation.

The idea, which is truly a re-hash of a debate that also occurred a decade ago – is that today’s optimal content management system isn’t one that also handles the display of the look and feel of the content it manages. It simply manages the raw, structured content in a unified repository. It then makes the content available as a “service” through an API and it is up to the developer to create and develop the presentation layer; be it in a web site, web app, mobile app etc…  And, now, there are some that are passionately arguing for this model to be the new standard.

This is wrong.

Now, it may be that some of the people weren’t around when we debated the agility, flexibility and ultimate scalability of this model ten years ago. But, the argument remain the same.

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Quoting IT: Multitasking is a Deceptive Ability

"We think we’re being more efficient, killing multiple birds with a single, digital stone, yet leading social science research on the topic shows that multitasking actually makes us less efficient. What’s more, when it comes to human interaction, we slowly become conditioned to being less present for the people with whom we interact."

- Kate Otto, "The Disconnectivity Paradox in the Modern Digital Age", Triple Pundit, May 26, 2015

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Umbraco 7.4 focused on the User Experience

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Niels Hartvig recently posted that Umbraco 7.4 has been released. With much focus on improving the user experience, this new version of Umbraco is being subtitled as the "Content type editor update".

Features and improvements highlighted in this update includes a new content type editor, some UX improvements, media library improvements, a password for the user panel (no dashboard), and a model builder.

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Hippo Launches CMS 10.2

Hybrid Content Platform for a Harmonious Cross-Channel Experience and the Best Customer Journey

Web Content Management vendor Hippo has launched the 10.2 version of it’s platform. With this release, Hippo combines Content as a Service use cases and traditional digital experience management as part of a hybrid, integrated cross-channel strategy. It provides advanced personalisation features and true content interoperability across all channels, applications and devices. With version 10.2, Hippo enforces their position in full cross-channel content delivery and performance insights, being the preferred platform for businesses to optimize their entire customer journey from begin to end. This new release also makes it easier for application developers and web developers to reuse content from traditional web channels for mobile apps, web applications based on MVC JavaScript frameworks such as AngularJS or Backbone.js, wearables and Internet of Things (IoT) devices.  

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Contentful appoints Anton Marinovich as Head of Sales

Berlin, February 09, 2016 - Contentful, the API-driven Content-as-a-service (CaaS) platform appoints Anton Marinovich as its Head of Sales. Marinovich joins Contentful with more than 10 years of experience in sales and client services. He was most recently a Director at Aon in London, but has had sales leadership roles in Silicon Valley with companies like Meltwater and Equilar.

“The Content-as-a-Service sector is a new and very exciting sector and Contentful is leading the way. After my first conversations with Sascha and the team I knew right away that this opportunity was something I could not miss out on.  I’m excited and eager to put my experience to good use and help with our growth,” said Marinovich.

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Are Industrial Control Systems the Latest Weapon in Modern Warfare?

Are industrial control and SCADA (Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition) systems the new frontier, not just for cyber-crime but also for cyberwar? Until recently, when you were at war with a country, you sent in your bombers. First they hit the military targets. Once they had finished those off, they would hit infrastructure, with attacks designed to destroy industry and demoralize the civilian population.

Electricity production, oil and gas, even water and waste services would all be targeted. However, nowadays, you don't need brute force to turn the lights off. This was recently demonstrated by hackers attacking The Ukraine, who succeeded in knocking out power supplies to up to 1.4 million residents through the social engineering attack known as spear phishing. An infected Word document was used to introduce BlackEnergy malware into critical systems.

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6 Keys to Improving Your Video Optimization for Mobile

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The ubiquitous spread of mobile devices has reached a fever pitch, and, yet, it still shows no signs of slowing down. Over 6 billion smartphones are projected to be in use by 2020, which means your website — and anything related to your online presence — better perform amazingly on a mobile device. Text, graphics, calls to action, video — it all needs to make sense and load quickly across a variety of smaller screens and operating systems, or you stand to lose out on traffic and dollars. Especially since video content continues its meteoric rise in popularity over other types, the need for optimized video is especially crucial.

Regardless of whether you're a marketer, a small-business owner, a blogger, or a YouTube star, the time for making great video — LAI Video can help with that — and optimizing that video to ensure it's easy to watch on a mobile device is now. Here are six keys to improving your video optimization so it works and looks great across the mobile spectrum.

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How the Hybrid Cloud is Reinventing Software Storage

Hybrid cloud storage has reinvented the way the cloud is used and implemented. Companies can use aspects of the cloud but choose to store data in a private or public cloud, or on their premises. They are opting to choose which data to store on site and what is stored in the cloud based on risk identification, bandwidth, and other factors. A public storage cloud is certainly fine for disaster recovery and backup, depending on the business’ needs, such as apache pig in the cloud.

Software storage by nature separates the data storage aspects from physical storage resources. This has given rise to services based solely on data storage and offerings such as software-defined networking. Administrators often have flexible management options while policy-based management may be automated. The biggest impact, however, is how vendors are evolving their product lines or creating new ones to accommodate the demand for hybrid cloud software storage.

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