Content Management

Revenues double for private cloud provider Connected Data

CMS Report - 29 July, 2015 - 10:28

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.

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JET Recipients for JWC15 Announced!

Joomla! - 28 July, 2015 - 21:39

The Joomla Event Travel Programme (JET) is pleased to announce that we have selected 12 members from the worldwide Joomla community (Algeria, Argentina, Canada, Germany, Kenya, Mexico, South Africa, Spain, and Uganda) to attend the upcoming Joomla! World Conference being held November 6-8, 2015 in Bangalore, India.

With 29 applications to choose from, it was a difficult decision that was made easier because of the Application Criteria that was put in place prior to the call for applications. We would like to congratulate the following JWC15 JET recipients:

Alejandro Fabian Pascoli
Anibal Sanchez
Carlos Olivares
David Aswani
Fred Abuknyanga
Jacques Rentzke
Joe Sonne
Karim Embarek
Marco Richter
Mwijukye Osbert
Shadrack Serem
Søren Beck Jensen

They will have the cost of admission covered to the Joomla! World Conference, and will receive assistance with travel and lodging.

The JET Programme is an initiative that was created to support active project volunteers and community members who have dedicated time and energy to make Joomla better; and who would like to attend larger Joomla events, such as the Joomla! World Conference.

We wish to thank all those who applied, and congratulate those who were accepted! We look forward to seeing you in Bangalore!

The JET Team

The Joomla Event Travel Programme team members are:

  • Dianne Henning (Community Leadership Team)
  • Guillermo Bravo (Community Leadership Team)
  • Roland Dalmulder (Production Leadership Team)
  • Jessica Dunbar (Production Leadership Team)
  • Saurabh Shah (Open Source Matters)
  • Marijke Stuivenberg(Open Source Matters)
  • Radek Suski (Joomla Events Team)
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SDL Introduces Trados Studio 2015

CMS Report - 28 July, 2015 - 18:41

SDL (LSE: SDL) introduced SDL Trados Studio 2015, the next generation of the world's leading translation software. A core component of SDL's language technology platform and an integral element of the award-winning Customer Experience Cloud, SDL has built on over 30 years of translation technology developments to deliver the most advanced translation software. With an intuitive new user interface built for personalization, Studio 2015 is designed to increase productivity while ensuring the highest level of translation quality, all in a look and feel that works best for each individual user.

To deliver a personalized and relevant experience there is a critical need to provide content in the language of each individual consumer. For organizations that operate globally, language can be determined by geography, location or personal preference and the ability to deliver content to customers – at every stage of the journey – is essential to the customer experience and the bottom line. With Trados Studio 2015, SDL has developed the next evolution in translation technology, bringing the power of translation further into its integrated language platform.

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Gartner lists unblu in "Hype Cycle CRM Customer Service and Engagement, 2015"

CMS Report - 23 July, 2015 - 14:09

unblu inc., a leading vendor of collaborative customer interfaces, announced today that Gartner Inc., the world´s leading IT research firm, acknowledges the rising importance of unblu's technology for Financial Services and Online Retail. Collaborative Customer Interfaces gained significant traction since the last report in 2013, consequently moving up the Hype-Cycle.

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WordPress 4.2.3 Security and Maintenance Release

Wordpress - 23 July, 2015 - 11:21

WordPress 4.2.3 is now available. This is a security release for all previous versions and we strongly encourage you to update your sites immediately.

WordPress versions 4.2.2 and earlier are affected by a cross-site scripting vulnerability, which could allow users with the Contributor or Author role to compromise a site. This was initially reported by Jon Cave and fixed by Robert Chapin, both of the WordPress security team, and later reported by Jouko Pynnönen.

We also fixed an issue where it was possible for a user with Subscriber permissions to create a draft through Quick Draft. Reported by Netanel Rubin from Check Point Software Technologies.

Our thanks to those who have practiced responsible disclosure of security issues.

WordPress 4.2.3 also contains fixes for 20 bugs from 4.2. For more information, see the release notes or consult the list of changes.

Download WordPress 4.2.3 or venture over to Dashboard → Updates and simply click “Update Now.” Sites that support automatic background updates are already beginning to update to WordPress 4.2.3.

Thanks to everyone who contributed to 4.2.3:

Aaron Jorbin, Andrew Nacin, Andrew Ozz, Boone Gorges, Chris Christoff, Dion Hulse, Dominik Schilling, Ella Iseulde Van Dorpe, Gabriel Pérez, Gary Pendergast, Mike Adams, Robert Chapin, Nikolay Bachiyski, Ross Wintle, and Scott Taylor.

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Joomla changes URL shortener

Joomla! - 23 July, 2015 - 00:00

The joom.la url shortener was changed recently to a YOURLS setup which gives Joomla! a wider customisation possibility. The Team has exported all former short URLs to our knowledge, however we may have missed some.

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WordPress 4.3 Beta 4

Wordpress - 22 July, 2015 - 21:55

WordPress 4.3 Beta 4 is now available!

This software is still in development, so we don’t recommend you run it on a production site. Consider setting up a test site just to play with the new version. To test WordPress 4.3, try the WordPress Beta Tester plugin (you’ll want “bleeding edge nightlies”). Or you can download the beta here (zip).

For more information about what’s new in version 4.3, check out the Beta 1, Beta 2, and Beta 3 blog posts. Some of the changes in Beta 4 include:

  • Fixed several bugs and broken flows in the publish box in the edit screen.
  • Addressed a number of edge cases for word count in the editor.
  • Site icons can now be previewed within the customizer. The feature has been removed from general settings.
  • Various bug fixes. We’ve made more than 60 changes in the last week.

If you think you’ve found a bug, you can post to the Alpha/Beta area in the support forums. Or, if you’re comfortable writing a bug report, file one on the WordPress Trac. There, you can also find a list of known bugs and everything we’ve fixed.

Few Tickets Remain
Edge Cases Disappearing
You Must Test Today

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Various Brands Improve Customer Experience with SDL and Building Blo

CMS Report - 22 July, 2015 - 21:28

SDL (LSE: SDL) today announced that the company has partnered with digital consultancy Building Blocks on more than 60 successful joint technology implementations to improve customer experience for marquee brands, including Celebrity Cruises, Guinness World Records and Adama Agricultural Solutions.

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How Digital Marketing Companies Can Help Your Business

CMS Report - 22 July, 2015 - 09:00

As a business owner, you are well aware of the importance of promoting your business online. You know that it’s necessary to go where your competitors are going if you don’t want your business left eating dust. It’s high time that you exert full effort in shifting from traditional to digital type of marketing. The problem is, you’re not so confident with your online marketing skills and you’re also too busy to do it hands-on. The best solution to your dilemma is simple: Pay someone to do it for you. This is where a digital marketing company comes in. If you would rather concentrate on running your business, why not leave your digital marketing needs to experts? Why not make use of their expertise to drive online visitors to a physical store?

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Charities and the Cloud: A Perfect Match for a Better World

CMS Report - 21 July, 2015 - 20:48

The cloud benefits any company through cost savings and remote communications, among many other things. Charities are also adopting cloud computing to obtain the latest data and IT infrastructure management technologies. Storage, servers, and security are also managed by third-party providers. What benefits does the cloud offers charity organizations? We list a few...

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Perforce and Bedrock Partner to Help Companies Collaborate on Large Files

CMS Report - 21 July, 2015 - 19:00

Perforce Software and Bedrock Technology Partners today announced a partnership to address growing requirements for collaboration and management of large files.

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Trend Micro Implements Task Management Solution from Ascertus for Central HR Department

CMS Report - 21 July, 2015 - 10:15

Ascertus configures DocMinder to automate task reminders across 25 countries

Trend Micro, a global IT security leader, has implemented a DocMinder-based task management solution from Ascertus Limited in its human resource (HR) department in the UK. The solution has automated the management of critical tasks and timely document reviews pertaining to HR-related matters across 25 countries in EMEA, delivering unprecedented efficiency and productivity gains to the department. Ascertus provides tailored information and document lifecycle management solutions to corporate departments and law firms. 

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Secure your account: Two Factor authentication on Drupal.org

Drupal - 19 July, 2015 - 20:22

Drupal.org users* can now use Two factor authentication to increase the security of their accounts. It can be enabled via Security tab of your user profile page. Read the detailed instructions at Enabling TFA on Drupal.org.

This was made available to Drupal.org admins in May. It is now required for users who have advanced access on Drupal.org. However, every user can benefit from the security that two factor authentication offers.

If you want to make two factor authentication available on your own Drupal site, you can install the TFA module.

* Two factor authentication is available for all users with the 'confirmed user' role. If you don't see 'Security' tab on your profile page, you might be missing the role. Just keep posting content on Drupal.org and it will be granted soon. You can also apply to get the role.

Front page news: Planet Drupal
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Call for UX Team Volunteers

Joomla! - 17 July, 2015 - 15:27

Over the past 10 years, Joomla! has evolved naturally as a solution with guidance from the many wonderful volunteers and contributors. While this has worked for us so far, in order for us to remain relevant we need to start looking outside of our volunteer groups for direction. Namely, we need to start thinking about our end users - their needs, wants, and how they actually use the CMS in their day to day.

To kick off this process, we are rebooting the currently inactive Joomla! UX Team. This team is underneath the Production Leadership Team, and our first project will have major influence in how Joomla! 4 looks and functions from an end-user standpoint.

To make this happen, we need volunteers! Particularly those who have experience in one or more of the following:

  • Enterprise UX (this is a big one!)
  • User research & user testing
  • UX Strategy
  • UI Design
  • International accessibility standards

 

If you have experience in those areas, please send an email to crystal.harris@community.joomla.org detailing how you'd like to get involved and how you can help.

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Hippo Achieves Record Revenue and Continued North American Growth

CMS Report - 16 July, 2015 - 21:29

“Our growing customer and partner base in North America have selected Hippo because we are unequivocally positioned to help them deliver an exceptional, context aware digital experience,” stated Jeroen Verberg, CEO of Hippo. “Based on the market traction we’ve experienced to-date in 2015, we expect to double our roster of North American customers by 2016. With the momentum we’re seeing, you’ll be hearing a lot more about Hippo as a distinct player in the United States market over the next six months.” 

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Searchmetrics Massive Research Cloud Ready for Marketers

CMS Report - 15 July, 2015 - 22:02

Searchmetrics Suite Is The First And Only Search and Content Optimization Platform to Focus On Holistic Content

San Mateo - July 15, 2015 - Searchmetrics, the search and content optimization leader, has today introduced a new concept in data-driven online content marketing: with the help of the company's massive Research Cloud database of constantly updated search and social data, online marketers can now analyze and optimize on-demand how the content on individual web pages performs in search and social media. Through its key page level insights, marketers can immediately identify and focus on improving the content of those pages that have the potential to deliver the highest return in terms of increased traffic ‒ and ultimately conversions and revenue. 

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WordPress 4.3 Beta 3

Wordpress - 15 July, 2015 - 21:49

WordPress 4.3 Beta 3 is now available!

This software is still in development, so we don’t recommend you run it on a production site. Consider setting up a test site just to play with the new version. To test WordPress 4.3, try the WordPress Beta Tester plugin (you’ll want “bleeding edge nightlies”). Or you can download the beta here (zip).

For more information about what’s new in version 4.3, check out the Beta 1 and Beta 2 blog posts. Some of the changes in Beta 3 include:

  • Performance improvements for Menus in the Customizer, as well as bug fixes and visual enhancements.
  • Added Site Icon to the Customizer. The feature is now complete and requires lots of testing. Please help us ensure the site icon feature works well in both Settings and the Customizer.
  • The improvements to Passwords have been added to the installation flow. When installing and setting up WordPress, a strong password will be suggested to site administrators. Please test and let us know if you encounter issues.
  • Improved accessibility of comments and media list tables. If you use a screen reader, please let us know if you encounter any issues.
  • Lots and lots of code documentation improvements.
  • Various other bug fixes. We’ve made more than 140 changes in the last week.

If you think you’ve found a bug, you can post to the Alpha/Beta area in the support forums. Or, if you’re comfortable writing a bug report, file one on the WordPress Trac. There, you can also find a list of known bugs and everything we’ve fixed.

Want to test new things?
Wonder how four three shapes up?
Answer: beta three

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It's out: Hippo CMS 10.0.2 GA

CMS Report - 15 July, 2015 - 10:29

This past May, we released Hippo CMS 10-- undoubtedly our biggest release so far, and the debut our our Content Performance Platform. Focused on driving collaborative innovation between IT and Marketing, Hippo CMS enables a data-driven, omni-channel content strategy for the modern enterprise. It is designed to help businesses understand their visitors – whether they are known or anonymous – and deliver the content they value in any context and on any device. Today, we're glad to announce the GA release of Hippo CMS 10.

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Hippo CMS and Nuxeo: What You Need to Know About WCM and ECM Interoperability

CMS Report - 14 July, 2015 - 10:20

Combining web content management and digital asset management platforms allows you to create the best customer experience for visitors across all channels. WCM platforms such as Hippo offer unprecedented mechanisms to connect with website visitors and DAM platforms like Nuxeo manage digital assets in a central repository.

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A Look at WordPress and Drupal for Creating Websites

CMS Report - 10 July, 2015 - 20:47

It goes without saying that both WordPress and Drupal are two of the biggest open-source content management systems available today. It’s also well known that WordPress has garnered a bigger user base since its inception in 2003, with a current user base that’s nearly 10 times that of Drupal.

Just like every other technical debate, there are proponents and opponents to each side. And for web designers who have yet to form an opinion or make a decision, there are compelling arguments for and against each platform. However, rather than consider popularity only, a wiser scheme might be to examine how each CMS performs against the key design factors, and then make the best decision for each client’s business, away from any personal biases.

Ultimately, the debate can be condensed into the level of user skill. Drupal comes with more features, making it an awesome platform if you know how to navigate around it, but there is also a higher learning curve that some find frustrating. WordPress, on the other hand, is much simpler to navigate, use and customize, but has less features. Let’s examine a few factors in detail.

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