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Why More Health Care Organizations Are Turning to SaaS Solutions

CMS Report - 27 August, 2015 - 10:52

There’s no denying it: The cloud has become an integral part of the health care delivery system. According to one recent survey, 83 percent of all health care organizations are using cloud-based services, with the vast majority of those services Software as a Service (SaaS) applications.

This represents a marked increase over the past few years, where health care organizations expressed reluctance to take advantage of the cloud due to concerns about security, regulatory compliance issues, and questions about functionality during implementation. In fact, the same survey found that only 6 percent of health care organizations have no plans to leverage the cloud in any way.

So why the sudden shift? To answer that question, you have to start by looking at how providers are using SaaS solutions.

Categories: Content Management

eXact learning solutions launches a major sales campaign in North America

CMS Report - 26 August, 2015 - 21:46

The Italy-based digital learning content management business solutions producer, eXact learning solutions, is expanding its operations in North America. Among other things, this involves opening of a new North American headquarters office in Washington DC.

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Upgrade Your Event With a Flash Storage Array

CMS Report - 26 August, 2015 - 21:28

For those who regularly hold live events using video and audio, the technological requirements continue to increase as the need to engage with audiences grows. Many technologies that were considered cutting edge and breakthrough even a few years ago have already proven to be lagging behind rising demands. One technology that many event organizers will want to take a closer look at is flash storage, or to be more specific, all-flash storage arrays. In various ways, flash storage arrays have added capabilities and versatility, allowing organizers to upgrade the technology of their events. But it’s not just the flash providers that are singing the praises of flash storage arrays. You only need to look as far as mega rock bond U2 to find evidence showing how effective it can be.

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The 2015 WordPress vs Joomla vs Drupal Infographic

CMS Report - 25 August, 2015 - 10:32

When it comes to content management systems, there are three very popular names. There is WordPress, Drupal, and Joomla. Each of course has their own pros and cons, but which one is best? If you ask a hundred different people, you will answers from all across the board. 

Jamie from makeawebsitehub.com has created a comparison of these "three big CMS beasts". We've attached the infographic at the bottom of this article, but you can also visit Jamie's website for an image with higher resolution. 

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How Apple is Using Big Data

CMS Report - 24 August, 2015 - 10:12

Apple is often on the cutting edge of technological advances, so it probably shouldn't be a surprise that the company uses big data extensively. Having said that, it’s important to note that it wasn’t always this way. Other businesses like Google were heavily involved in big data years before Apple took the leap, but Apple has worked tirelessly to catch up to the competition. Now, the company has become enmeshed in big data analytics, with the technology driving many of their most important decisions. It’s true that Apple remains highly secretive about how they use big data in many cases, but that hasn’t prevented some interesting insights from being divulged. By learning how Apple is using big data analytics, other companies can get a better view of how best to utilize the incredibly versatile technology.

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Cloud Technology Partners Names Ronald Hovsepian to Board of Advisors

CMS Report - 21 August, 2015 - 11:55
Cloud Technology Partners, a professional services firm involved in advanced cloud initiatives,…
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Sinequa Recognized as a Leader in the Gartner 2015 Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Search

CMS Report - 20 August, 2015 - 20:37

Sinequa, a leader in real-time big data search and analytics, today announced that it was recognized by Gartner, Inc. as a leader in the recently released Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Search.

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Top 5 Big Data Visualization Plugins for WordPress

CMS Report - 20 August, 2015 - 10:18

Not only for the larger enterprises dealing in 'big data' projects, the significance of data analysis and representation holds true even for a budding online startup venture. Simply finding the best wordpress hosting company and building an eye-catching business website may not be enough for attaining success. You need to effectively research and analyze the behavior of your customers for planning your business strategy in the right manner. That's where a data visualization tool comes in to the picture.

There are individuals who may not have the technical expertise to analyze loads of data or may not be trained as data scientists, but Data Visualization tools can provide them a readily evident way to comprehend the findings and help them to arrive at meaningful conclusions. That's the ultimate objective behind visual representation of data.

For analyzing data and determining the best ways to represent it on your WordPress website, here's a collection of five awesome data visualization tools which can serve the purpose well.


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Drupal 7.39 and 6.37 released

Drupal - 19 August, 2015 - 20:45

Drupal 7.39 and Drupal 6.37, maintenance releases which contain fixes for security vulnerabilities, are now available for download. See the Drupal 7.39 and Drupal 6.37 release notes for further information.

Download Drupal 7.39
Download Drupal 6.37

Upgrading your existing Drupal 7 and 6 sites is strongly recommended. There are no new features or non-security-related bug fixes in these releases. For more information about the Drupal 7.x release series, consult the Drupal 7.0 release announcement. More information on the Drupal 6.x release series can be found in the Drupal 6.0 release announcement.

Security information

We have a security announcement mailing list and a history of all security advisories, as well as an RSS feed with the most recent security advisories. We strongly advise Drupal administrators to sign up for the list.

Drupal 7 and 6 include the built-in Update Status module (renamed to Update Manager in Drupal 7), which informs you about important updates to your modules and themes.

Bug reports

Both Drupal 7.x and 6.x are being maintained, so given enough bug fixes (not just bug reports) more maintenance releases will be made available, according to our monthly release cycle.


Drupal 7.39 is a security release only. For more details, see the 7.39 release notes. A complete list of all changes in the stable 7.x branch can be found in the git commit log.

Drupal 6.37 is a security release only. For more details, see the 6.37 release notes. A complete list of all changes in the stable 6.x branch can be found in the git commit log.

Security vulnerabilities

Drupal 7.39 and 6.37 were released in response to the discovery of security vulnerabilities. Details can be found in the official security advisory:

To fix the security problem, please upgrade to either Drupal 7.39 or Drupal 6.37.

Update notes

See the 7.39 and 6.37 release notes for details on important changes in this release.

Known issues


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Docebo wins a place on this year’s Top 20 Learning Portal List from TrainingIndustry.com

CMS Report - 19 August, 2015 - 10:32

Docebo, maker of Cloud-based, Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) Enterprise learning management system (LMS), has been selected as a 2015 Top 20 Learning Portal List Company.

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WordPress 4.3 “Billie”

Wordpress - 18 August, 2015 - 19:12

Version 4.3 of WordPress, named “Billie” in honor of jazz singer Billie Holiday, is available for download or update in your WordPress dashboard. New features in 4.3 make it even easier to format your content and customize your site.

Menus in the Customizer

Create your menu, update it, and assign it, all while live-previewing in the customizer. The streamlined customizer design provides a mobile-friendly and accessible interface. With every release, it becomes easier and faster to make your site just the way you want it.

Formatting Shortcuts //s.w.org/images/core/4.3/formatting.mp4

Your writing flow just got faster with new formatting shortcuts in WordPress 4.3. Use asterisks to create lists and number signs to make a heading. No more breaking your flow; your text looks great with a * and a #.

Site Icons

Site icons represent your site in browser tabs, bookmark menus, and on the home screen of mobile devices. Add your unique site icon in the customizer; it will even stay in place when you switch themes. Make your whole site reflect your brand.

Better Passwords

Keep your site more secure with WordPress’ improved approach to passwords. Instead of receiving passwords via email, you’ll get a password reset link. When you add new users to your site or edit a user profile, WordPress will automatically generate a secure password.

Other improvements
  • A smoother admin experience – Refinements to the list view across the admin make your WordPress more accessible and easier to work with on any device.
  • Comments turned off on pages – All new pages that you create will have comments turned off. Keep discussions to your blog, right where they’re supposed to happen.
  • Customize your site quickly – Wherever you are on the front-end, you can click the customize link in the toolbar to swiftly make changes to your site.
The Team

This release was led by Konstantin Obenland, with the help of these fine individuals. There are 246 contributors with props in this release. Pull up some Billie Holiday on your music service of choice, and check out some of their profiles:

@mercime, Aaron D. Campbell, Aaron Jorbin, Adam Heckler, Adam Silverstein, Aki Bjorklund, Alex Kirk, Alex Mills (Viper007Bond), Alex Shiels, Alin Marcu, andfinally, Andrea Fercia, Andrea Gandino, Andrew Nacin, Andrew Ozz, Andy Fragen, Ankit K Gupta, Anthony Burchell, anubisthejackle, Aram Zucker-Scharff, Arjun S Kumar, avnarun, Bad Feather, Ben Cole, Ben Dunkle, BinaryKitten, Birgir Erlendsson (birgire), Bjorn Johansen, bolo1988, Boone B. Gorges, Brad Touesnard, Bram Duvigneau, Brandon Kraft, Brian Krogsgard, Brian Layman, Caleb Burks, CalEvans, Chase Wiseman, Chip Bennett, Chouby, Chris Olbekson, chriscct7, Clement Biron, Craig Ralston, Daniel Bachhuber, Daniel Jalkut (Red Sweater), Daniele Mte90 Scasciafratte, daniluk4000, Dave McHale, DaveAl, David A. Kennedy, David Herrera, daxelrod, Denis de Bernardy, Dennis Ploetner, Derek Herman, Dion Hulse, dipesh.kakadiya, dmsnell, Dominik Schilling, Drew Jaynes, Dzikri Aziz, eclev91, eligijus, Elio Rivero, Ella Iseulde Van Dorpe, Eric Andrew Lewis, Eric Binnion, Eric Mann, Fabien Quatravaux, Felix Arntz, francoeurdavid, Frank Klein, gabrielperezs, Garth Mortensen, Gary Jones, Gary Pendergast, George Stephanis, glennm, gtuk, hailin, hauvong, Helen Hou-Sandí, henrikakselsen, Hinaloe, Hrishikesh Vaipurkar, Hugo Baeta, imath, Ipstenu (Mika Epstein), isaacchapman, izem, J.D. Grimes, Jack Lenox, jadpm, jamesgol, jancbeck, Jeff Farthing, Jeremy Felt, Jeremy Pry, Jeremy Ward, Jesin A, jipmoors, Joe Dolson, Joe Hoyle, Joe McGill, Joey Kudish, John Blackbourn, John James Jacoby, John Leschinski, Joost de Valk, Jpyper, jrf, Julio Potier, Justin Sternberg, Kai, karinchristen, karpstrucking, Kelly Dwan, Kevin Koehler, kitchin, Kite, Konstantin Kovshenin, Lance Willett, Lee Willis, Leo Gopal, loushou, Lumaraf, Marin Atanasov, Mario Peshev, Marius (Clorith), Mark Jaquith, Marko Heijnen, marsjaninzmarsa, martinsachse, Matt Mullenweg, Matt van Andel, Matt Wiebe, mattyrob, maxxsnake, Mel Choyce, Michael, Michael Adams (mdawaffe), Michael Arestad, michaelryanmcneill, Mickey Kay, mihai, Mike Hansen, Mike Nelson, Mike Schroder, Milan Dinic, Morgan Estes, mrutz, nabil_kadimi, Naoko Takano, Nazmul Hossain Nihal, nicholas_io, Nick Halsey, Nick Momrik, Nikolay Bachiyski, Nilambar Sharma, Onni Hakala, Ozh, Paresh Radadiya, Pascal Birchler, Paul Gibbs, Paul Wilde, pavelevap, Pete Nelson, Peter Wilson, PeterRKnight, Philip Arthur Moore, Pippin Williamson, polevaultweb, pragunbhutani, Rachel Baker, Rami Yushuvaev, rarylson, Rastislav Lamos, rauchg, Ravinder Kumar, RC Lations, Reuben Gunday, Rian Rietveld, Ritesh Patel, Robert Chapin, Robert Dall, Rodrigo Primo, Rommel Castro, Ross Wintle, Rouven Hurling, Ryan Boren, Ryan Marks, Ryan McCue, Ryan Neudorf, Ryan Welcher, Sagar Jadhav, Sal Ferrarello, Samir Shah, santagada, Scott Kingsley Clark, Scott Reilly, Scott Taylor, scribu, scruffian, Sean Hayes, sebastiantiede, Sergey Biryukov, Shawn Hooper, Sheri Bigelow, Simon Wheatley, Siobhan, Stanko Metodiev, Stephane Daury (stephdau), Stephen Edgar, Steve Grunwell, Steven Word, stuartshields, Sudar, Sunny Ratilal, taka2, tharsheblows, Thor Brink, Tim Smith, tlexcellent, tmatsuur, TobiasBg, Tomas Mackevicius, TomHarrigan, Toro_Unit (Hiroshi Urabe), Toru Miki, Tracy Levesque, Tryon Eggleston, Ty Carlson, Udit Desai, vivekbhusal, Weston Ruter, Will Norris, willgladstone, William Earnhardt, willstedt, WPMU DEV Jose, Yoav Farhi, Yuri Salame, Zach Wills, Zack Katz, and Zack Tollman.


Special thanks go to Siobhan McKeown for producing the release video, Hugo Baeta for the design, and Jack Lenox for the voice-over.

Finally, thanks to all of the contributors who provided subtitles for the release video, which at last count had been translated into 30 languages!

If you want to follow along or help out, check out Make WordPress and our core development blog. Thanks for choosing WordPress. See you soon for version 4.4!

Categories: Content Management

Storing Data in the Cloud? Here's What You Need to Know

CMS Report - 17 August, 2015 - 21:15

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 then here's five things you need to know.


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Immersed Europe Features Sony Keynote

CMS Report - 17 August, 2015 - 10:18

The conference features two full days of disruptive immersive technology sessions given by worldwide experts in video game development, immersive cinema, health sciences, consumer electronics, business applications and more. To give the public a glimpse into the future of interactive technology, the exhibition is open to pre-registered attendees on Friday evening for free.

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Businesses Stand to Save When Moving to the Cloud

CMS Report - 14 August, 2015 - 11:35

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.

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Vodafone Ireland launches new security software to help protect customers

CMS Report - 13 August, 2015 - 20:53

Vodafone Ireland has launched Vodafone Secure Net, a new service that offers increased safety and security for its customers while mobile browsing.

Vodafone Secure Net is a user-friendly service that helps protect Vodafone customers from unsafe websites, files (such as viruses or malware) and phishing attacks.

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Happy 10th Birthday Joomla!

Joomla! - 12 August, 2015 - 10:01

On August 17 Joomla! will turn ten. 10 Years Together as a community, as contributors and as friends. For this special occasion co-founder, Brian Teeman, has created a website to celebrate 10 Years Together. As a community we’re selling unique and time-limited shirts.

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SDL Positioned as a Leader in Gartner's 2015 Magic Quadrant for WCM

CMS Report - 10 August, 2015 - 14:01

SDL today announced that it has been positioned by Gartner, Inc. in the Leaders quadrant of the "Magic Quadrant for Web Content Management" for the sixth time.

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eXact learning solutions gathers the LCMS faithful in Rome

CMS Report - 7 August, 2015 - 12:29

Representatives of the many organizations around the world which use the digital learning content management business solutions offered by eXact learning solutions, will meet in Rome in early September for a User Group conference.

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

CMS Report - 6 August, 2015 - 20:40

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.

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.

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

CMS Report - 6 August, 2015 - 10:11

WordPress, Drupal, and Joomla power three-fourths of the world’s CMS-based websites. Here are a few simple steps and a list of favorite security add-ons to help keep your website secure.

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