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The 2016 Vs Infographic versus Infographic

If you are already obsessed with WordPress and planning to set up your website or blog, then you must know what the key differences are between the two; and

Knowing this beforehand would certainly help you to decide the one suitable for you.

Let’s talk about first. Simply speaking, if you are ready to shell out a bit and have sufficient time to devote, then takes an edge.

A self hosted site and domain name registration is what you need to arrange for, at the onset. Down the line, you would be required to take care of upgrades and back up with general maintenance.

Now here comes the advantages and ROI. If you often experiment with different themes, then there’s no restriction with

You can use customized themes and even modify as per your liking. Freedom to add plugins for added functionality is another plus. What’s more, you can also place your ads and run all kinds of marketing campaigns.

Why Enterprises Should Embrace Digital Transformation

Digital Data - Big Data

Digital Transformation is bringing content, insights and experience together to generate value. The use of digital transformation helps enterprises to streamline their business processes which are essential for achieving ideal output. With the advent of upgraded applications, enterprises are investing major proportion of their revenue in digital technologies and in research and development for the organic growth of the company. Today, it has become important for all CXOs to look technology adoption in line with the business needs of each department and function.

The proliferation of digital channels such as Mobile, Social media on the one hand and disruptive technologies such as the Cloud, Internet of Things and Big Data on the other have created new opportunities for the enterprise providing a level playing field for companies, young and old. These technologies are used by enterprises to discover new revenue opportunities, improve features to their traditional systems, as well as help in improving their customer relationships, thus becoming qualitatively more efficient. 

Joomla! 3.5 Dramatically Improves User Interface for Developers and Administrators

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CMS users to benefit from 34 new features including drag and drop image management tool, image manipulation, and email update notification

NEW YORK, NY, March 21, 2016 - Joomla, one of the world's most popular open source content management systems (CMS) used for everything from websites to blogs to mobile applications, today announced the immediate availability of Joomla 3.5. The newest version of the CMS is intended to dramatically improve the user experience for developers and administrators through the introduction of 34 new features, including support for the recently released PHP7 scripting language, which significantly increases web site speed. The 3.5 update also includes email update notifications, a drag and drop image management tool, and an anonymized statistics collection plug-in - a safe data collection mechanism - that will help planning for future development of the CMS.

Data Warehouse Optimization with Apache Hadoop

Apache Hadoop Open Source Data Warehouse Architecture

For the past few years, we have heard a lot about the benefits of augmenting the Enterprise Data Warehouse with Hadoop. The Data Warehouse vendors as well as the Hadoop vendors are showcasing how Hadoop can handle unstructured data while the EDW will continue to remain as the central source in an enterprise.

The Enterprise Data Warehouse (EDW) is a standard component of a corporate data architecture because it provides valuable business insights and powerful decision analytics for front-line workers, executives, business analysts, data scientists, and software developers. The Enterprise Data Warehouse built using Teradata, Oracle, DB2 or other DBMS is undergoing a revolutionary change. As the sources of data become rich and diverse, storing them in a traditional EDW is not the optimal solution. Big data technologies such as Apache Hadoop excel at managing large volumes of unstructured data and are coming into mainstream use, by integrating with existing legacy Data Warehouse platforms to get the best of both worlds.

A new era for Drupal begins with Drupal 8

As was mentioned earlier this week, today is the day Drupal 8 becomes official and is released for public consumption. The last time CMS Report was given the opportunity to talk about a major Drupal release was in January 2011 with the release of Drupal 7. If you thought the three year waiting period from Drupal 6 to Drupal 7 was long, waiting nearly half a decade for Drupal 8 certainly feels like a lifetime in the world of content management. During this cycle of development, Drupal's own open source community has evolved and its developers have introduced hundreds of changes into the Drupal content management platform.

The Open Source Benefits for Businesses

The open source technology originated at the “bottom of the stack” with the Linux operating system, which has become one of the most popular operating systems now. In late 1990’s the term open source was coined and the evolution of Apache, Mozilla, Perl took place, while birth of “Commercial Open Source” was seen in early 2000. The adoption started moving up the technology stack in 2005 and post 2008, Open Source adoption by enterprises was seen widely and in 2012 open source became an integral part of every enterprise IT strategy.

Analysts no longer slot Open Source Software (OSS) as unique tracks, but rather prefer to group them with proprietary software, under a specific genre. With subscription models gaining ground, consumers caring about business functions and, not the technology that delivers it, the next wave of IT sourcing predicts well for open source adoption.  The Healthcare and Government sector have led this adoption for a while but, others are catching up fast and exploring this as an avenue to reduce costs, re-train the IT workforce and also use OSS as the "cool" factor to attract/retain IT talent.

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.”

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.

Hippo CMS : A new name in the 2015 Gartner Magic Quadrant for WCM

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.  

CMS Security 2015: Top 5 Security Tools for WordPress, Drupal, and Joomla

WordPress swag image by Christopher Ross from Flickr Creative Commons

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.


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