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CEO Corner: Open Source vs. Proprietary CMS

The first thing I did when I sat down to write this article was search the Google Keyword Tools for ‘Proprietary vs. Open Source CMS’. I wanted to see what kind of traffic this article might get. I got 0 searches per month globally.  A flip of the terms to the title I chose nets a whopping 22.  With < 10 in the United States.

My curiosity was piqued, so I checked ‘Open Source CMS’ and ‘Proprietary CMS’ and was not surprised with the 9,900 global searches for the former to 91 for the latter. This is out of 450,000 searches globally for ‘CMS’.

What I am surprised about is that more people aren’t looking for information comparing these two very different approaches to CMS.

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Quoting IT: America's Next Industrial Revolution

"We can now send people through their own personal industrial revolution in 90 days. So if you're a bright guy, a bright gal, you got an idea you can turn it into reality. Just like you could do it in code 15 years ago, now you can do it in hardware."

- Mark Hatch, CEO Techshop, Interview by Robert Scoble in "America's most important startup?",  Video published on Mar 25, 2013 via YouTube

This is a really long video. More than an hour. Why is it so long? Because Robert Scoble thinks Techshop could be the most important startup to United States' manufacturing industry. Here he spends an hour with Techshop CEO Mark Hatch. What is Techshop? It's a place where you can make things. Comments have been disabled here to encourage you to continue the discussion via Google+ on Scoble's original post discussing this video.

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Next Generation Mollom: The Enterprise-Ready Content Moderation Platform

Yesterday, Dries Buytaert announced on his blog that Acquia has released the next generation of Mollom, the Mollom Content Moderation Platform. The new Mollom platform is being billed by Acquia as the "first cloud content moderation platform built for the enterprise". Mollom is capable of reducing the time that’s required to moderate large volumes of user-generated content. Personally having used Mollom to assist me in moderating user content for small to medium sites, I would think the need for something like Mollom is even greater for enterprises with an even larger web presence.

Business websites can be crippled by spam; more than 90 percent of the content submitted to websites is unwanted spam, much containing links to irrelevant sites and suspicious offers. Manually deleting spam from comments, registration and contact-form submissions is arduous work. Mollom solves the spam problem for businesses with a cloud platform that filters and removes virtually all spam submissions.

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DotNetNuke Moves into Corporate Website Communities with DNN Social

DotNetNuke (DNN) has announced a social software solution aimed at optimizing customer engagement and loyalty through online communities. DNN Social gives businesses the ability to easily create and manage communities on their existing websites, giving end-users a one-stop destination for consuming content, exchanging ideas and interacting with other community members.

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CEO Corner: Best of Breed vs Integrated CMS

All this talk about CXM being DOA has got me thinking about the age old question when it comes to CMS – or software in general for that matter.  Should you try to build the world into your software, or focus on specific capabilities and integrate for the rest?

In 2005, the book Blue Ocean Strategy rocked boardrooms around the world with the ultimate ‘duh’ moment: if all you do is copy features of your rivals, you will always be one step behind. So why do companies coalesce into a ‘red ocean’ of feature parity, indistinguishable products, and *gasp* commoditization? Let’s call it ‘keep up with the Jonesitis’: The need we all have to compare favorably against our peers. If my product has the same features as yours, then no one can say mine is worse or worth less.

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Mobile Websites: Adaptive versus Responsive

Mobile compatiblemobile optimizedresponsive web design and adaptive web design are all terms that have been used interchangeably, and often incorrectly, to describe websites displayed, and used, on mobile devices.

If you're a business or organization interested in making your website look and behave just as spiffy on a mini-tablet as on your widescreen monitor, there are a few routes you could take to this destination.

The two we discuss here are: (1) adaptive web design and (2) responsive web design.

Mobile optimization using Adaptive Web Design

Yahoo's Homepage in Australia

Yahoo's homepage in Australia is a great example of adaptive web design. The site detects what the user is using to access the site and switches to the "em-dot" m.yahoo.com.au mobile-optimized version of the site.

With adaptive web design a separate, mobile-optimized, version of your website is served up once access by a mobile device (phone, tablet or mini-tablet) is detected.

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Quoting IT: Revenue decreases with quality content

"Longer, richer pages are more expensive to create, but our data shows that as the quality of a page increases, its effective revenue decreases. There will have to be a pretty significant shift in traffic to higher quality pages to make them financially viable to create."

- Paul Edmonson, HubPages CEO, Interviewed in Google Panda Two Years Later: 5 Questions With HubPages CEO Paul Edmondson,  Search Engine Land, February 26, 2013

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Jahia opens a new office in Toronto, Canada

The growing team’s major focus is on the development of modules and extensions to further expand the Jahia platform

Washington DC - March 5th 2013 - Jahia, provider of Java-based open source next generation CMS solutions, today announced the opening of a new office in Toronto, Canada as a response to increasingly sophisticated demand in the Americas.

Already staffed with senior Jahia team members, the Toronto-based office will be focusing on both serving North America customers and on the development of modules and extensions that will further enrich the Jahia CMS platform.

The team

Stephanie Rouaud, Director of Software Development and QA at Jahia and Cédric Mailleux, Senior Architect and major contributor to the core of Jahia will lead the development of the Toronto Office.

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The Best Drupal and Joomla Comparison of 2013

Sitting on my desktop the past few weeks has been an eBook from the Aluent Group, Drupal and Joomla!: A Comparison of Project Processes and Costs. I probably would have not read this eBook if it wasn't for an acquaintance of mine, Justin Kerr, letting me know that he was a co-author of the book. I'm lucky to have read the book because I think Justin Kerr as well as co-authors Robert Nowak and Jet Pixel have hit a home run in their review and comparison of Drupal and Joomla.

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Run cPanel On Your CMS Server? Verify Your Server Wasn't Compromised

If you have ever hosted your website on a server or virtual private server then chances are pretty high you once did or currently are using cPanel. cPanel is a graphical web-based control panel that helps site owners and administrators to quickly and easily manage their website and hosting account. It's an awesome tool that interfaces with your server to help you perform once difficult tasks such as creating databases, manage website files, as well as setting up email accounts. Unfortunately, hackers broke into a proxy server used by cPanel, Inc's technical support department and now there are concerns that a trojan may have spread onto your server.

Here is what cPanel knows about the security exploit of their systems:

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