Centerview Capital invests $55 Million into Acquia

Acquia has announced that they have closed a $55 million equity financing round through the help of Centerview Capital Technology. Centerview Capital specializes in partnering with the management teams of midsize companies they see as "high potential" for growth. Centerview Capital Technology led the financing round, with support from existing investors including New Enterprise Associates and Split Rock Partners. This funding will help Acquia scale its global operations, sales and marketing as well as the development of its solutions for building, delivering, and optimizing digital experiences.

“We are delighted to partner with Acquia, the industry leading web-content management solutions company,” said Ned Hooper, managing partner at Centerview Capital Technology. “We are strong believers in the massive opportunity in digital transformation for the enterprise, and believe that Acquia, with its technology leadership and strong management team, is uniquely positioned to lead this transformation.”

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What is Internet of Things (IoT) and its Impact on Industries?

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A British entrepreneur, Kevin Ashton coined this term “Internet of Things” in 1999. Also called “Internet of Everything”, it is the way of interaction amongst network of physical objects or things included within software, sensors, electronics, and connectivity. It enables objects to transfer data inside a network, to connect with humans, with computers or with other objects.

The Internet of Things (IoT)  is the idea to expand the existing Internet infrastructure (such as IP or UDP/TCP) to devices in order to facilitate communication between the devices themselves and between the devices and humans.The underlying functionality of IoT allows objects to be controlled and sensed remotely across an existing network infrastructure. Hence, it creates tremendous opportunities for a direct integration between our physical world and the computer-based systems. Each thing or object is uniquely identified through its embedded computing system and has the capacity to inter-operate within the existing Internet structure.

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Overcoming HIPAA Compliance Challenges With Cloud Faxing

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In most health care provider offices, fax machines are as ubiquitous as stethoscopes. And while many people might wonder why — after all, the traditional fax machine seems somewhat antiquated in today’s world of email, cloud services, and mobile applications — there are actually some very good reasons that fax machines are so common.

While HIPAA includes certain restrictions on how Personal Health Information (PHI) can be collected, stored, it makes a clear distinction between the privacy of PHI and the security of PHI. Under HIPAA security rules, PHI that is transmitted via fax is not considered the same as information transmitted via electronic communication. The HIPAA security rules only apply to data that has been created, received, transmitted, or maintained electronically. In other words, if a doctor wants to share notes about a meeting with a patient, and those notes were handwritten on a sheet of paper, they can legally be faxed to an authorized party under HIPAA — even if the fax is not secured.

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On the road to a better Agility CMS

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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".

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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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