Content Management

Aia Software Positioned in the Visionaries Quadrant of the Magic Quadrant for Customer Communications Management Software

CMS Report - 17 December, 2014 - 11:15

Aia Software, a leading provider of Customer Communications Management (CCM) solutions, today announced it has for the second year in a row been positioned by Gartner, Inc. in the Visionaries quadrant of the Magic Quadrant for Customer Communications Management Software, published November 25, 2014.

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You've Got Tons of Data, Now What? How Retailers Can Find Value in Big Data

CMS Report - 17 December, 2014 - 11:04
Every day customers generate massive amounts of data through POS transactions, social media…
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Introducing TYPO3 Neos 1.2

CMS Report - 15 December, 2014 - 11:38

Somewhere along the way, I admittedly lost sight of TYPO3. It's not that I ever thought TYPO3 wasn't a good content management system but it never seemed like there was ever a lot of exciting things to write about TYPO3. When a CMS has a history that dates all the way back to the late 1990', well it's difficult to shake it off as as anything but a legacy application. So in my slumber I failed to notice that there was a new CMS on the radar, TYPO3 Neos.

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Drupal.org Maintenance: Dec 15th 17:00 PST (01:00 UTC, 1 day after)

Drupal - 14 December, 2014 - 19:00

Drupal.org will be affected by maintenance Monday, December 15th 17:00 PST, 01:00 UTC (1 day after).

New database servers are being deployed for Drupal.org. This hardware refresh should greatly improve database query performance on Drupal.org. The deployment should require less than 15 minutes of downtime on Drupal.org if no major issues are encountered.

Please follow the @drupal_infra Twitter account for any issues encountered during the maintenance window.

Thanks for your patience!

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An interview for #DontJerkandDrive

CMS Report - 14 December, 2014 - 13:48

For those that would call this campaign a failure, you would be mistaken. On the surface, critics of this campaign may believe "someone is going to get into trouble". Most marketers and social media experts know the opposite is happening. Careers are being made here. And if South Dakota is lucky, lives are being saved the next time a car veers off the state's icy roads.

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Magnolia CMS Announces Major Growth in 2014, New Customers, and Industry Awards

CMS Report - 12 December, 2014 - 15:37

Magnolia International, the company behind the award winning Magnolia CMS today celebrated a landmark year with numerous industry awards, strategic partnerships and global brands using the Magnolia platform for digital business. Magnolia continues strong license growth in Europe and North America. It has increased its global workforce by 30% and now has over 75 channel partners.

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New Searchmetrics Study Reveals Secrets of a High Ranking in Google Searches

CMS Report - 12 December, 2014 - 13:39

A new UK study from Searchmetrics, the leading global enterprise search experience optimisation platform, highlights four key considerations that digital marketers should focus on to help their websites achieve and maintain high rankings within Google UK searches. The findings emphasize the need for relevant content that comprehensively covers the topics that target audiences are searching for, as well as the importance of a strong technical site architecture, backlinks from other sites and visibility on social media.

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Enterprise Mobility Survey Shows Poor User Experience is the Leading Cause of Enterprise Mobile App Failures

CMS Report - 11 December, 2014 - 20:44

With the explosion of mobile apps, business users are putting more pressure on developers and designers to deliver a large number of mobile applications with stunning and sleek user experiences. 

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WordPress 4.1 Release Candidate

Wordpress - 11 December, 2014 - 11:52

The release candidate for WordPress 4.1 is now available.

We’ve made a lot of refinements over the last few weeks. RC means we think we’re done, but with millions of users and thousands of plugins and themes, it’s possible we’ve missed something. We hope to ship WordPress 4.1 on Tuesday, December 16, but we need your help to get there. If you haven’t tested 4.1 yet, now is the time! (Please though, not on your live site unless you’re adventurous.)

Think you’ve found a bug? Please post to the Alpha/Beta support forum. If any known issues come up, you’ll be able to find them here.

To test WordPress 4.1 RC1, you can use the WordPress Beta Tester plugin or you can download the release candidate here (zip). If you’d like to learn more about what’s new in WordPress 4.1, visit the About screen in your dashboard ( → About in the toolbar) or check out the beta announcement.

Developers, please test your plugins and themes against WordPress 4.1 and update your plugin’s Tested up to version in the readme to 4.1 before next week. If you find compatibility problems, we never want to break things, so please be sure to post to the support forums so we can figure those out before the final release.

Be sure to follow along the core development blog, where we’ll continue to post notes for developers for 4.1. (For example: if you’ve written a child theme for Twenty Fifteen, some of the new pagination functions have been renamed for clarity.)

Testing four point one
Why are we up at this hour?
Code is poetry

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A special thank you to the Joomla! Update Working Group

Joomla! - 10 December, 2014 - 20:44

Image Credit: Chiara Aliotta

We launched the final release of Joomla 2.5 today. We've watched the most incredible community come together for this release. The marketing team worked closely with the Update Working Group and Leadership to create artwork, infographics, videos and raise awareness of Joomla 2.5 end of support.

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This is the last release of Joomla 2.5 now what?

Joomla! - 10 December, 2014 - 19:56

Image credit: Helvecio

The Joomla developers are proud to bring you the absolute latest and greatest CMS software.

Joomla 2.5 is reaching its end of support on December 31st 2014. End of support means that the release shall not be actively developed and maintained from now on. Your website will still function as normal.

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Cloud Technology Partners gets $9 Million in Funding

CMS Report - 10 December, 2014 - 01:37

Cloud Technology Partners, the leader in transforming businesses through cloud solutions, today closed a $9.1 million Series B financing round led by Oak Investment Partners and the Pritzker Group. The funding will be used to rapidly scale Cloud Technology Partners' sales, marketing and delivery capabilities.

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London's digital economy hindered by poor broadband infrastructure

CMS Report - 9 December, 2014 - 21:39

London’s digital economy is failing to be supported with fit-for-task broadband infrastructure, according to an index published today, ranking European capital cities by broadband speeds.

The index was developed to give insight into London’s historical and current broadband speeds and investigate how it compared to other European capital cities. Hyperoptic, the UK’s leading Fibre-to-the-Home provider, compiled the index, sourcing the data from Ookla’s speedtest.net, the global standard in Internet connection testing.

The figures revealed that London’s broadband speeds are failing to support its burgeoning digital economy. Currently the city only ranks 26 out of 33 for its broadband speeds, with an average download broadband speed of 26.3Mbps, more than 10Mbps slower than the European average of 36.8Mbps. The top five European capitals broadband speeds are currently all two times faster than London. Bucharest tops the table – its citizens enjoy an average of 81.2Mbps.

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The Marketing Power of Real-Time Analytics

CMS Report - 9 December, 2014 - 11:01

We are a now generation. We don’t like waiting for anything, whether it’s our microwave dinner to finish, the red light to change, or our YouTube videos to buffer. Not surprisingly, this impatience translates easily from our personal lives right into our professional lives. What’s true at home is just as common in the office. For example, with smartphones and cloud computing, we expect to be able to communicate with anyone and access information from anywhere. Technology has increased our collaborative abilities, leading to quicker turnaround times, shorter deadlines and heightened expectations.

With business, speed can mean everything. Not in the sense of rushing projects, which could lead to sloppy work, but being reactive to the needs of customers. If you can quickly ascertain what they’re looking for, and provide it first, you’ll find yourself well ahead of the competition. It’s because of this that big data has become such a popular and rapidly growing trend. The wealth of information created everyday can help businesses learn important insights and make decisions to improve future outcomes. However, while all this information is available, businesses often struggle to manage or process it in a timely matter in order for it to be relevant. In such a fast-paced world, how can businesses find the right piece of information before they lose their short window of opportunity?

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Private equity firm Accel-KKR invests in EPiServer

CMS Report - 8 December, 2014 - 20:35

EPiServer, a leading provider of digital marketing and e-commerce solutions, today announced that Accel-KKR, a technology-focused private equity firm specializing in software and IT-enabled businesses, has made a majority investment in the company. This investment will enable the company to continue accelerating its growth and market share.

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VEL3 website

Joomla! - 8 December, 2014 - 18:10
Since May 2013 the VEL website has performed brilliantly as a much needed resource for the Joomla community at vel.joomla.org .

With Joomla 2.5 coming up to end of life in December and the vel team attempting to be the champions in keeping up to date, we are about to launch vel3.

After consultation, VEl3 will run the same RSformsPro script but will have some other changes.

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Attix5 ahead of the game with Pro Peregrine V8

CMS Report - 8 December, 2014 - 17:15
London UK, December 8th 2014- Attix5, expert developer of world-class data protection software,…
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Quoting IT: Business Process is not a Vision Statement

CMS Report - 8 December, 2014 - 11:54

"The narrative that they are putting out there is that it is the 21st century and we have to innovate and adapt. But nobody was against that at The New Republic. There was a hunger for extending our web presence, making stuff more shareable, clickable. We don’t know what their vision is. It is Silicon Valley mumbo jumbo buzzwords that don’t mean anything.”

- Julia Ioffe, Former Senior Editor for The New Republic, Staff at The New Republic Follows Editor Out the Door, The New York Times, Dec 5, 2014, Author of article: Ravi Somaiya. 

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New PLT members

Joomla! - 5 December, 2014 - 15:29

The Joomla! Production Leadership Team (PLT) is pleased to announce the addition of two new members: George Wilson and Roland Dalmulder.

The PLT is responsible for leading and coordinating the development of the Joomla CMS and the Joomla Framework. This includes releasing new versions, fixing bugs, adding new features, translating and creating documentation.

In November 2014, the PLT announced that they were seeking nominations from the community for several new members to join the team, the original article can be seen here: http://developer.joomla.org/news/598-call-for-production-leadership-team-nominations.html. Many are being nominated and the PLT is in the process of incorporating new members to the team apart for the two people being added today.

The addition of George and Roland brings the total of current PLT members to seven:

  • Chris Davenport
  • Javier Gomez
  • Thomas Hunziker
  • David Hurley
  • Tom Hutchison
  • George Wilson
  • Roland Dalmulder
Roland Dalmulder

Roland started developing extensions for Joomla on 2006. He is a very active member Joomla project being co-organisor of the Joomla! User Group Rotterdam, the Dutch PBF (Pizza, Bugs & Fun), Dutch Joomla! Day events, and recently taking the coordination of the Joomla Bug Squad Team.

George Wilson

George slowly entered of web design during school in 2010 and shortly after he started developing Joomla extensions. In 2011 George found a really annoying Joomla bug which he submitted a fix for and the rest as they say is history. Since then George has been part of the documentation team, the bug squad team and have helped out in many sub groups focussing on code in the CMS and Framework.

Thanks!

The Production Leadership Team would also like to take the chance to say a very heartfelt thanks to Michael, Roberto, David, Nick and Matt who have chosen to step down from the PLT. Fortunately, they are not going far and will continue contributing to the project:

Michael Babker will continue at the Framework Team, managing servers and participating in the Automated Testing working groups.

Roberto Segura will be the release leader for Joomla 3.5 version.

David Hurley is going to continue serving at the PLT until the release of Joomla 3.4 and afterwards he will focus his time in Managing the Joomla Developer Community and outreaching new members in the broad PHP community.

Nick Savov passes the coordination of the Joomla Bug Squad to Roland Dalmulder, but will continue participating in the Joomla Bug Squad.

Matt Thomas will continue participating as a CMS maintainer.

The five of them have been key members of the Joomla project and their contributions are too numerous to detail. If you would like to congratulate the new members or say thanks to the ones steping down, you can do so in the following forum topic: http://forum.joomla.org/viewtopic.php?f=704&t=867855

 

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Why Businesses Should Consider Flash Array Storage For Their Big Data Needs

CMS Report - 5 December, 2014 - 11:48

Business demands are always fluctuating, so to keep up in a world that seems to be constantly on the move, the best choice is to go with flash array storage.

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