According to Tech Target, between 44 and 48 percent of companies now use some form of cloud storage. That's a decent number, considering the pushback against cloud services from many IT professionals and C-suites alike; security, accessibility and portability all remain top concerns. In fact, the legacy of cloud reticence is obvious in low-storage volumes; most companies store only 15 to 32 terabytes of data — extremely low amounts given the promise of scalability and virtually unlimited capacity. Bottom line? If you're planning to store data in the cloud it's worth doing some prep work: Here's what you need to know.
The cloud hit the scene with an unprecedented impression, enabling companies to run their servers, store their data, and manage their business with the secure, compact, and remote services of the cloud. While many businesses are still uncertain about the move, countless others have embraced the technological advancement and made the leap, reaping outstanding benefits in the process. Whether it is a boost in productivity, reducing wasted space, or a significant cut on general costs, the cloud is quickly being hailed as a great choice. One such success story demands attention with the numbers to back it up.
Gartner released the 2015 Magic Quadrant for Web Content Management today, and there’s a new addition to the list of usual suspects. This year the Magic Quadrant includes Hippo CMS. As CTO, I couldn’t be more proud.
You can read the full report here, but for context let me emphasize that the Magic Quadrant offers Hippo’s technology an unprecedented amount of exposure. Like our partnership with EMC earlier this year, I see it as a major stamp of approval, confirming what I’ve known all along: that our open, standards-based architecture, our consistent belief in a WCMS based on the separation of concerns, and our refusal to follow some of our competitors into the realm of the extensive marketing suite fuels a truly enterprise-grade product. We’re the only open source Java CMS on the list. I want to take this moment to thank my team for their excellent work-- our placement in the quadrant is their achievement.
WordPress, Drupal, and Joomla power three-fourths of the world’s CMS-based websites. A few simple steps will keep your CMS-powered website secure:
Keep your CMS software up-to-date. Immediately install all updates to core software and plug-ins. If you don’t visit your admin panel daily, schedule a reminder in your smartphone for updating your CMS regularly.
Perform regular backups. Backup your site and its database at least weekly, perhaps at the same time you check it for updates.
Delete default admin usernames. Also, require strong passwords for admins, and consider adding a two-factor authentication (2FA) plug-in.
MotoCMS is a company that constantly improves to make its product more feature-loaded and user-friendly. The freshest system 3.0.6 update offers more opportunities for users to make their websites look great.
Within this release MotoCMS' customers get a Help Center version embedded into the admin panel. Now users can get short guides on every section usage with helpful videos that show how it can be set up. It appears as an interactive pop-up on every section and can be found in the Quick Help section if necessary.
SEO features are now improved with the opportunity of setting a rel=“canonical” link element. Users can also add custom code for Header and Footer either for the entire website or for a custom page.
Little attention has been given to B2B Ecommerce until now. In the last decade, B2B commerce industry has witnessed huge traction in user base and sales, and still continues to do so today. Decision makers are doing digital searches and purchases rather than browsing through catalogs and placing orders through sales representatives. We consume more information in a day than what our ancestors did in a lifetime. As the Ecommerce industry continues to evolve, we are watching for the latest trends and list four ways you can improve the B2B Ecommerce buying experience.
The huge online presence has changed the relationship between the buyer and seller and this is due to the benefits and impressive user experience provided by the current B2B Ecommerce platforms. A buyer invests time in researching the facts about a product rather than negotiating with a seller about a product’s wholesale rates in person, thus making the purchasing decision online independently.
The digital learning content management business solution provider, eXact learning solutions, has announced that its learning content management system (LCMS) is being used by the UK-based international company, AXELOS.
This further expands the use of eXact learning solutions’ LCMS in the UK. Other organizations based in Britain which are using the eXact learning LCMS include Kaplan Publishing, Intuition, Tribal Group and Health Education England.
AXELOS is a joint venture company, created by the Cabinet Office on behalf of Her Majesty’s Government (HMG) in the United Kingdom and Capita plc to run the Global Best Practice portfolio. It boasts an already enviable track record and an unmatched portfolio of products, including ITIL®, PRINCE2® and RESILIA™.
Connected Data announced that it is continuing its fast-paced growth as a provider of private file sync and share (FSS) appliances. The company is reporting that during the first half of 2015, it doubled its bookings and added over 50 new resellers globally. This financial milestone comes in the wake of accelerating demand for Connected Data's Transporter for Business family of private cloud storage appliances.
Connected Data is addressing the next wave of FSS appliances that it believes removes the risk, complexity and costs associated with public cloud services like Dropbox and Box. Designed to protect and secure business data onsite, Transporter private cloud appliances support employees' needs to sync, access and share files anytime, anywhere across their computers and mobile devices for maximum productivity.