Implementing Docebo’s Cloud-based, Software-as-a-Service (SaaS), e-learning platform is bringing business benefits to the international freight forwarder with a global footprint, JAS Worldwide Management, Inc. (JAS).
Predicting future changes in the world of technology can be a tricky endeavour. New products and innovations are revealed so rapidly that even experts may be caught unprepared. Even so, that doesn't mean looking into the future is without merit as it helps businesses and industries plan ahead. One of the most important aspects of any organization’s operations is the use of storage, particularly as more of the world becomes driven by data. Current ways of tackling storage challenges are already proving inadequate, necessitating new technologies and strategies for companies both large and small. Though no prediction is guaranteed to happen with 100% accuracy, here are several possibilities for what the future holds for data storage based off of current trends and recent technological developments.
This week, the Board of Directors for the Content Management Professionals announced the ending of CM Pros. The decision to close down the organization was evidently made by the Board in Summer 2014.
Although the CMS Pros didn't play a significant part in my content management endeavors, I'm still a little saddened by their departure. I understand the difficulties of advocating the technical side of content management when the more glitzy marketing side of the house is talking content strategy. But this isn't the cause of my sadness, but my nostalgia for the days professional organizations had real value to people like you and me.
Acquia has announced the appointment of Christopher Stone as senior vice president of products and development. Stone has more than 30 years of experience in software development and pioneering open source solutions for the enterprise. Stone will be responsible for engineering, DevOps, and product management of the Acquia Platform, helping lead the expansion of the company’s suite of SaaS solutions for building and managing integrated digital experiences.
Fast-growing Swiss information management firm recruits former Open Text Senior Vice President to pilot second growth phase
Zurich, Switzerland, 24 September 2014 – Qumram AG, a Swiss company specializing in information management, has appointed Patrick Barnert (43) as CEO with effect from 1 September 2014. As a seasoned manager experienced in growing companies and global business units, Barnert’s principal mission is to actively drive the young company’s growth and internationalization. His management experience includes a spell as an entrepreneur and several years at OpenText, a leading global provider of enterprise information management solutions, where his last position was as Senior Vice President of partners and alliances. The Qumram Big Data platform enables companies to seamlessly record and store all their customers’ interactions across their web, social and mobile channels, while complying with legal requirements. They can then analyze this information and use it to optimize processes and create additional business value.
The latest version – 6.4 – of Docebo’s Cloud-based, Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) solution contains a series of enhancements to its features and apps intended to cement its position in the top ten of the world’s learning management systems (LMSs).
Named as the sixth best LMS in the world out of 600, in June, by independent market analyst, Craig Weiss and, the following month, rated third in the world for business-to-business use, Docebo’s e-learning platform is currently used by over 650 organizations around the world. Many of these client organizations are large, global companies which use the Docebo LMS to co-ordinate the learning of many thousands of learners belonging to different cultures and living in different time zones.
With Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) programs likely here to stay, companies are trying to find ways to reap the most benefits while downplaying the drawbacks. While it’s true that BYOD policies can lead to increased productivity, more employee satisfaction, and greater collaboration among workers, some significant issues have arisen in recent years. At the forefront is the concern over having a BYOD security plan, and since under a BYOD policy employees would be using their own personal devices to access company networks and data, business leaders are finding it an issue they need to address quickly. As businesses gain more experience with the threats associated with BYOD, they’re also finding the solutions to deal with them.
Perforce Becomes First Commercial SCM Solution with Out-of-the-Box Integration with Puppet Labs Software
Perforce Software today announced the integration of its version management solution with IT automation leader Puppet Labs. Perforce is the only commercial version management solution that integrates with the puppetlabs-vcsrepo module out-of-the-box to support companies practicing DevOps, Continuous Integration (CI) and Continuous Delivery (CD)—software development methodologies that use automated build and test methods to keep software in a permanently releasable state.
Last week, Sitecore announced Sitecore 8, the next version of its Sitecore Experience Platform. Over the past few years, Sitecore and almost every CMS provider has focused on providing marketers and other users as many analytic tools as possible. In their campaign for this new version, Sitecore has stated a belief that when it comes to raw numbers, enough is enough. It's time to return the focus back on the art of marketing.
When it comes to tools that can help businesses reach out to more and more people, customer relationship management (CRM) systems are some of the most important currently being used. In a nutshell, CRM systems help companies keep track of customer information, with automation and organization of data being crucial elements of the software.
It may come as a bit of a shock, but many people simply don’t have security on their minds. With all the stories concerning major security breaches of large corporations like Target and Home Depot, businesses are definitely paying attention, but many private individuals don’t look at data security as a top priority. Even some smaller companies, while focusing on security for sensitive information, may unwittingly engage in practices putting that data at risk. One particular point of emphasis is the WiFi network.
Brands Rank Higher Without Fulfilling Many Criteria Required Of Other Websites According To Searchmetrics US Google Ranking Factors 2014 Study
To achieve a high ranking position on Google, websites need to include high quality content that provides a great user experience according to new research announced today by Searchmetrics. The company found that high quality content covers a topic more comprehensively and is written in a way that is easier for the average person to read. As expected, these types of pages have better user signals, such as higher click-through rates and more time spent on site. They also have shorter page load times and well-organized internal links. However, well known brand websites still rank in top positions without having to fulfil many of the criteria Google seems to require from other websites.
Earlier this week, I mentioned that I had questioned whether social media could replace my need to blog. In my blog post, I mentioned that Google+ and LinkedIn as social network platforms able to provide blog-like functions. Since that article posted, I've already heard comments from my Facebook and Twitter friends that no one uses Google+. I have to respectfully disagree with my friends. While people like to call Google+ a ghost town the numbers don't support their opinion.
Worldwide, Google+ has the third most active social media users with Facebook in first followed by YouTube in second place. Surprising to Twitter fans (I'm one of them), Twitter has only half the active users (271 Million) as Google+ (540 Million). Where did I get these numbers? Over the past couple years I've googled them, but recently I came across Mike Allton's article, Social Media Active Users by Network, via The Social Media Hat.
The Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG) today announced the final agenda for Bluetooth Europe 2014, taking place in Amsterdam, The Netherlands on 16th – 17thSeptember. Continuing the discussion from Bluetooth World in San Jose and Bluetooth Asia in Shanghai earlier this year, Bluetooth Europe brings together wireless industry heavyweights, from across the value chain, to discuss the future of the Internet of Things.
With more than 500 million marketable Bluetooth® Smart devices at the end of 2013, and a projected 3 billion products to be shipped by 2018, experts will discuss the role of the technology in driving innovation in key areas including beacons, wearables and the smart home. Wireless innovators, developers, OEMs, media and analysts who register for the event will be able to hear from a range of speakers including leading manufacturer Adidas, wireless connectivity expert Nordic Semiconductor and mobile development specialist Matchbox Mobile.
A few months ago, I had a problem. After eight years of non-stop writing, I found myself exhausted of all enthusiasm to blog. Let me tell you, it's a sad day in Web City when an advocate for content management systems has no real desire to author new content. I was also questioning in this age of "always on" social media whether the traditional blog had lost value not only to me but my readers. If content is no longer king, why should I spend so much effort creating new content? So as summer approached, I decided to take a break from blogging.
At the beginning of my sabbatical I made a secret promise to myself. If at the end of three months I found no value in blogging, I would call Agility to say it's time to shutdown CMS Report. I was prepared to resign myself to writing only an occasional post on Google+ (which "experts" claim no one reads) or on my personal blog (which I know nobody reads). If I did this, would I really miss CMS Report? Would the readers miss me if I was no longer blogging? On more practical terms, do I really need to blog in an era where Facebook, LinkedIn, Google+, or Twitter is available to me?
Honestly, three months ago I had hoped to find that blogging no longer has value. It would have been a revolutionary moment and raise the eyebrows of my peers. I was hoping to shock the world on my "discovery" that blogging didn't matter. Alas, after three months of not blogging, I've found that I will be given absolutely no opportunity to shock and awe. To my surprise, I've found that blogging still matters. Here is what I discovered...
When people think of big data, they naturally assume that it’s just about gathering large amounts of information to provide more accurate searches online and help companies provide more targeted advertisements and marketing efforts. They’re both right and wrong. True, there is so much more to big data than just marketing and advertising. It’s effects are now being seen in numerous industries across the globe. It’s solving world problems and improving the quality of life for millions of individuals. With all that, however, the big data platform such as that provided by Qubole is still making it’s presence felt in the advertising world — helping companies advertise better and consumers get more of what they want.