I admit it. When looking at the calendar my eyes have been focused on November 19, 2015. This is the date that Drupal 8, under development since 2011, is expected to be released. But for Drupal 6 users, the beginning of Drupal 8 also marks the beginning of the end for Drupal 6 support. Announced on Drupal.org, Michael Hess writes that Drupal 6 will reach end-of-life on February 24 2016.
As announced in the Drupal 6 extended support policy, 3 months after Drupal 8 comes out, Drupal 6 will be end-of-life (EOL).
On February 24th 2016, Drupal 6 will reach end of life and no longer be supported.
Within the past couple days, I've received emails and phone calls from TERMINALFOUR's marketing best encouraging me to cover the company's latest news. The announcement concerns new software from TERMINALFOUR, which the company believes will help universities drive students to register to attend through better online engagement. The company already works with leading universities across the United States including the University of Florida, Texas Woman’s University and Central Wyoming College.
I've included TERMINALFOUR's announcement below. TERMINALFOUR has incorporated a ‘Form Builder’ and automated migration tool into v8.1 to help increase engagement. The company's past experience in working with universities have shown the migration tool allows site administrators to automatically migrate up to 93% of their content. That's an impressive number as anyone that has ever worked on a migration project well knows. I've worked on some projects where the automation was "zero" due to the joys of an in-house customized CMS. It's one of the reasons I recommend CMSs like TERMINALFOUR instead of letting your IT shop build their own CMS.
This was a busy week for web developers, marketers, and users of both Episerver and Ektron. This was the week where many that follow these platforms converged in Las Vegas for EPiServer Ascend 2015. I didn't attend the customer conference, but from what I have been told and what I have read is that people walked away from this conference impressed. It is also at this conference that the Fall 2015 release of the Episerver Digital Experience Cloud was announced.
Preservica reports surge in demand for digital preservation software
Digital Preservation specialist, Preservica, has seen a 50% growth in new customer signings in the last six months, as organizations increase their focus on protecting and future-proofing critical, long-term information assets.
The acceleration in new signings could see the company doubling its customer base year-on-year in the first half of 2016.
Preservica’s world-leading digital preservation software is now in use at a mix of both public sector and commercial organizations including:
Blue Jeans 3.0 introduces redesigned interface, streamlined meeting experience, and a host of business-grade integrations to enrich real-time video for the modern employee
November 11, 2015 — Mountain View, Calif. — Blue Jeans Network, the global leader in cloud-based video collaboration services, today unveiled its latest product offering with the release of Blue Jeans 3.0. Leveraging customer and end-user feedback, the latest Blue Jeans iteration provides a feature set designed to delight both IT and consumers alike. This release brings significant upgrades for desktop and mobile users, new integrations and centralized control, ROI and management tools.
Wearable technology has become more advanced than ever in recent years; first came the emergence of smartwatches, then digital eyeglasses, and now even clothing which can monitor your health and stream data to your phone. One has to wonder where wearables are headed, with so many users seeking out the newest and the best, and companies striving to meet this demand. The answer is: only up.
What Companies Are Doing to Make Theirs Stand Out
With so many wearables on the market, it quickly becomes a break-neck competition for companies to make theirs the most appealing of the vast selection. While a wearable watch offers many advantages, it can only broaden its abilities so far. So how does one compete with the other, drawing consumer attention to their abilities over the rivals? Businesses today have begun developing new approaches on how to both build and market their wearables to catch the eye of consumers.
Big data has become tremendously popular with businesses these days. It’s the latest buzz term that everyone seems to be using to indicate their willingness to use new technology to improve their companies. That doesn’t make it bad; it just means that it’s a clear trend many are eager to become a part of. In fact, its transformative effect is very real despite the tendency of businesses to refer to it as if it were a shiny new toy. As revolutionary as big data analytics has been in just the past few years, some organizations may be misunderstanding how to truly get the most out of it. Big data needs help -- it can’t do everything on its own. That help can come in the form of something that many people might not expect: a critical eye.
Half of all small businesses have a website. We don’t have a firm number for what percentage of successful small businesses have websites, but we think it’s safe to say it’s considerably higher than fifty percent. We’re going to take a brief look at why the Average Joe business owner needs to dip a toe or ten into website ownership.
The Obvious Question
Still, there’s a common and understandable hesitancy on the part of many small business owners to make the necessary commitment of time and money to creating actual content for a website, particularly dynamic websites. It’s a commitment to an ongoing expense, and it’s not too crazy, from an outsider’s perspective, to wonder something along the lines of, “Why does my tile-and-brick-laying service need a blog? And what would I put on there, anyway?”
Challenge for retailers is to balance sites with richer content, making them responsive across every device while being efficient to navigate
Understanding the trade-off between complexity of technology and simplicity of experience online is a battleground for strategists and marketers alike when it comes to attracting Generation Consumer. This is according to Tryzens, a leading provider of digital commerce and retail managed service solutions, which has conducted research into the priority and relevance of eCommerce features.
The Research, UK Online Shopping Consumer Preferences, is a detailed report exploring the choices, experiences, preferences and behaviours of 1,000 UK consumers based on gender, age, income level and region.
Andy Burton, CEO, Tryzens, stated: “Unlike a physical store where it is harder to factually understand customer behaviours, the ability to monitor customer journeys online in minute detail provides a wealth of opportunity to improve experiences and, therefore, sales.
Docebo, producer of the Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) Enterprise learning management system (LMS), is unveiling two major new modules that work alongside its product to create an ecosystem.
These new modules, that enable Coaching, Informal and Social Learning to be added to online training projects, are part of the latest release of the Docebo LMS. They are being revealed at Docebo’s booth (G10) at the HR Summit and Expo 2015, which takes place in Dubai from 16 to 18 November.
According to Josh Squires, Chief Operating Officer at Docebo EMEA, “The new modules have been built on the 70:20:10 learning framework. They help organizations provide an ‘ecosystem’, allowing them to facilitate informal, experiential learning (the 70 percent of the 70:20:10 learning model), facilitate coaching, mentoring and social learning (the 20 percent) and organize, distribute and track formal, structured courses (the 10 percent, that is, the LMS).