Hippo CMS 7.8 Introduces Relevance Module: Content, Context and Customer in Harmony

Hippo today announced the launch of Hippo CMS 7.8 and its new Relevance Module. As the first open source CMS to address delivering customer engagement, Hippo puts marketers in charge of creating and maintaining contextualized experiences across the customer journey covering web, mobile and social channels.

Hippo CMS 7.8 actually makes targeting usable to the marketer by delivering a solution that is comprehensive, easy to use and easy to maintain.

As Forrester’s Ron Rogowski and Stephen Powers put it, “Three ingredients make relevant customer experiences: profile data about who the customers are, historical data about what customers have done, and situational data about what’s happening in their lives now”1

Comprehensive. Hippo CMS 7.8 utilizes progressive profiling to contextualize all stages of the customer journey:

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Over Half Of CIOs Fail To Test Cloud Vendors' Security Systems & Procedures

  • Only 45% of CIOs report that they test security systems and procedures provided by cloud vendors
  • Security issues remain the biggest concern for CIOs migrating their systems to the cloud
  • Vast majority (84%) of CIOs are either concerned or very concerned about cybersecurity

LONDON, 5 December, 2012 – Cybersecurity tops CIO’s concerns, with 84% of CIOs stating that they are either concerned or very concerned about the risks associated with IT security breaches. Yet while security issues remain the biggest concern that CIOs have about migrating their technology functions to the cloud, less than half (45%) test cloud vendors’ security systems and procedures.

The news follows a report by the Cloud Industry Forum (CIF), which found that the rate of adoption by UK organizations is accelerating.  Its study of 250 IT directors in private and public sector organizations found that 61% of companies are using a cloud-based service, compared with just 48% in 2011.

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Liferay Portal Now Available in VMware Cloud Marketplace

Liferay, Inc., provider of the world’s leading enterprise-class, open source portal, announced yesterday a new collaboration with VMware that makes the deployment of Liferay Portal on the cloud even easier and more accessible to a broad base of enterprise users. Liferay’s web platform is now available on the newly launched VMware Cloud Applications Marketplace™ for download through VMware vFabric™ Application Director™.

Liferay LogoThe availability of Liferay Portal 6.1 EE in the VMware Cloud Applications Marketplace means the platform is deployable on any private, public or hybrid cloud . This endeavor can greatly simplify lifecycle management for enterprise customers implementing Liferay Portal on their networks.

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Quoting IT: A CMS is more than product

"Painful upgrades are just one example of how selecting a Web CMS is more than just buying an off-the-shelf product. When you commit to a content management system, you're investing in the system's leadership, vision, and reliability. It's not just about how the system looks now – it's whether you can trust it to perform year after year, and upgrade after upgrade."

 -Marianne Kay, Research Analyst, "What a Failed Umbraco Release Can Teach Us About Upgrades", Real Story Group, November 28, 2012.

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Newly Released DotNetNuke 7.0 Upgrades Social CMS and Enterprise Integration

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Newly Released DotNetNuke 7.0 Helps Organizations Save Time, Reduce Costs and Develop Advanced Web Applications

DotNetNuke Corp. (DNN), the company behind the most widely adopted Web Content Management Platform for Microsoft .NET, today announced general availability of its highly anticipated DNN 7.0 release.  DNN 7.0 intends to make creating and managing content-rich websites, social intranets and online communities easier than ever, with benefits for enterprises, web content editors, developers and web designers alike.

DNN 7 has been planned and under development for some time and has become a highly anticipated release for DNN users. Last summer, CMS Report and DNN's CTO, Shaun Walker, discussed some of the expected "social CMS for business" improvements that were expected to go into this release. We were also fortunate to see a demo and presentation of DNN 7.0 earlier this month.

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SilverStripe Framework and CMS Updated - Version 3.0.3

SilverStripe Framework and CMS 3.0.3 was released earlier this week. This new version of SilverStripe provides security fixes, bugfixes and a number of minor enhancements since 3.0.2.  As with all 3.0.x releases, it is drop in compatible with 3.0, making upgrading simple.

The list of minor features and enhancements in SilverStripe 3.0.3 includes:

Top Benefits of Using WordPress

WordPress is now powering approximately 12% of all websites on the Internet today. We've listed the top 5 benefits of using WordPress in case you're wondering if it's the best for you!

1. Easy Install

The WordPress framework is known for its 5 minute install. It might be the easiest and quickest install of any open source software package on the internet! All you need to do is download the package, unzip, upload, change config file, and run the install file. All this takes under 5 minutes...we timed it! Even those without the tech knowledge can do this without hassles. Some hosts even have a one click install that does it for you.

7 Key Factors that Improves SEO Ranking

Search engine optimization (SEO) is defined as the process of affecting the visibility of a website or a web page in a search engine's "natural" or un-paid ("organic") search results. A variety of methods can increase the prominence of a webpage within the search results but as search engine providers are constantly tweaking their indexing algorithm website owners should review the SEO techniques they utilize for their own site.

Key Factors that Improve SEO Ranking

Following are some of the key optimization parameters that the author believes will contribute to the improved SEO Ranking:

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Mimecast: Information workers becoming frustrated ‘Inbox workers’

New research from Mimecast finds that the role of the inbox is changing as users spend more than half their working day using email

Information workers’ reliance on email is turning them into ‘Inbox Workers’ who spend the majority of their time on email and shun social media at work, according to new research launched today by Mimecast®, the leading supplier of cloud-based email archiving, continuity and security for Microsoft Exchange, Hosted Exchange and Office 365.

The research – the second in Mimecast’s Shape of Email series – surveyed 2,500 information workers in the US, UK and South Africa to explore the average employee’s attitudes to, and frustrations with, email. The report found that on average an information worker will use email for four hours per day; equivalent to more than 37 full 24-hour days over a working year, 111 working days, or 888 working hours.

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A Review of the Agility Magazine Publishing Suite

Last week, Agility officially announced the release of their new Agility Magazine Publishing Suite. After ten years of creating digital content management solutions for top brands like Subaru, Doritos, Uncle Ben's, Campbell's, Oprah Network, W Network, Cineplex, Shoppers Drug Mart, and CTV, Agility is moving further into the media and publishing industry. The Magazine Suite is a cloud-based website publishing solution that is designed for online magazines and blogs. 

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