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Bryan Ruby: Recovering from Blogging Burnout

31 August, 2016 - 11:13

I don't think I want to do this anymore...

After three or four decades of being immersed in the digital lifestyle and blogging on a continual basis for 15 years, I found myself puking at the idea of spending more time in front of the computer outside of work. It's not that I don't still like technology and content management, but I didn't recognize until it was too late that the lack of topic diversity would eventually lead me to digital burnout. To fix this, I seriously tried not to throw the baby out with the bathwater. In the end that's exactly what I did.

Categories: Content Management

3 Ways to Give Your Social Media Marketing an Extreme Makeover

29 August, 2016 - 11:30

You’ve probably heard people talking about how awesome social media marketing is, and how they’ve used it to do everything from grow their brand, to spike their traffic and bring in the conversions. All of that sounds nice, but what happens when you’re trying to find success in this field, and you’re coming up short?

If that scenario sounds like your experience thus far with social media, then it’s time for an extreme makeover. Clearly something isn’t working, but that doesn’t mean it can’t be fixed. Today I’ll show you three surefire methods to revamp your social media marketing strategy and start off on the right foot.

 

Categories: Content Management

Medelinked Now Integrated with Microsoft Health and Band

17 August, 2016 - 22:24

Fitness and wellness device users can now track their health, locate healthcare specialists and store securely, safely access and share medical history from their mobile device

Oxfordshire, 17th August 2016 – Medelinked is now integrated with Microsoft Health and Band. The integration ensures that wellness summary data from Microsoft Health app and Band wearable is available in Medelinked to help users manage their own and their family’s health.

Microsoft Health and Band enable users to collect and view their data about step counts, workouts, and even sleep quality in the mobile app and web dashboard. Vivid, easily-understandable charts help users get to know their current fitness level, and discover changes at a glance.

Integration with Medelinked also provides peace of mind that if they need urgent medical treatment at home or abroad, their secure medical history can be quickly and safely accessed and shared from their iOS or Android mobile device.

Record, connect and share

Categories: Content Management

Five Innovative eCommerce Trends in 2017

15 August, 2016 - 21:38

2017 will continue to be an innovator’s market, and if you’re not evolving to meet the needs of your customers or following along with the current trends, then there is a good chance that you’ll be left behind. A prediction by Internet Retailer claims that online spending in the U.S. will generate $355 billion in 2016, a number that's expected to exceed $400 billion per year by 2018. In today’s competitive market , it all depends on how a consumer experience your brand and those brands that can perceive, anticipate or can meet consumer expectations, actively engage shoppers online and via mobile , will stand out to be the big winners in 2017.

Let’s discuss the top 5 trends that will be the game changer in 2017...

Categories: Content Management

Is Keeping Your Health Records in the Cloud a Good Idea?

9 August, 2016 - 23:02

The health record is an essential communication tool that supports clinical decision-making. Concern about patient privacy and confidentiality is as old as medicine itself. When it comes to our medical records, nothing is more important than our privacy.

Digital technology has radically transformed our world. Tablets, smartphones, and web-enabled devices have radically changed our daily lives and the way we communicate. The healthcare industry is sensibly trying to balance between innovation and patients’ privacy.

When considering cloud-based solution especially in the healthcare industry, it is crucial to separate fact from fiction. Here are few myths that continue to misdirect and misguide the cloud discussion in keeping health records on cloud-based storage systems.

Categories: Content Management

Quoting IT: When contingency plans for failure...fail

8 August, 2016 - 21:04

"You're basically saying, 'We had power failure in a location but unfortunately we were unable to continue operations from a secondary data center despite the fact that we spent hundreds of millions of dollars on it."

- Gil Hecht, founder and chief executive of Continuity Software, Quoted by Thom Patterson in "The real reason airline computers crash", CNN Money, August 8, 2016.

Categories: Content Management

Arkansas joins 15 US State Archives using Preservica to Safeguard its long term digital records

7 August, 2016 - 17:38

Arkansas State Archives leads the way in digital preservation to protect state records and historic materials

Arkansas has just become the latest US State Archives to select Preservica to ensure the long-term protection and accessibility of important state records. Arkansas State Archives has chosen Preservica Cloud Edition for long term preservation and safe-keeping of its state’s significant electronic records of lasting value.

Arkansas joins 15 other states using Preservica’s digital preservation solution, including Alabama, Georgia, Kentucky, North Dakota, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Tennessee, Texas, South Carolina, Vermont, and Wisconsin.

Categories: Content Management

123ContactForm attains HIPAA Compliant Status

4 August, 2016 - 15:23

123ContactForm, leading web form builder, announced today that it has achieved compliance with data security standards outlined in the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA).

The decision was based on 123ContactForm’s customers feedback and on the increased interest in medical forms such as Appointment Request, Medical History Form, Prescription Refill, Online Bill Pay, Patient Satisfaction Survey and Dental History Form. The progressive complexity of the forms was soon followed by a need to ask for the patient’s private health information.

Categories: Content Management

RiskIQ Launches Real-Time Security Intelligence Services to Predict Attacker's Next Move

28 July, 2016 - 12:34

Empowers customers to fight back by detecting malicious activity as it appears on the Internet

San Francisco – July 28, 2016 – RiskIQ, the leader in external threat management, today announced general availability for its Security Intelligence Services, a ground-breaking new product that uses the Internet itself as a detection system to automatically defend a network from cyber attacks. Attackers use automation and can launch sophisticated attacks at very low cost by rotating and reusing undetected infrastructure. RiskIQ has provided defenders with access to Internet datasets, advanced analytics and machine learning to stay one step ahead. With Security Intelligence Services, RiskIQ now detects unknown threats at the source and tracks how attacks change and spread—in real-time.

Categories: Content Management

Eduserv Adds Microsoft Azure To Cloud Proposition

27 July, 2016 - 16:13
  • Partnership enhances services for digital transformation in the public sector

Eduserv, the not-for-profit provider of IT services for the public sector, has enhanced its services for digital transformation by partnering with Microsoft as a Cloud Solutions Provider.

The new partnership sees Microsoft Azure and Office 365 added to Eduserv’s services, giving customers more options to move to the cloud and build the foundations for digital transformation.

Microsoft Azure adds to the existing managed cloud services covered by Eduserv’s Assured Hybrid Cloud. By connecting to Eduserv’s accredited cloud platform or to public clouds including Amazon Web Services and Microsoft Azure, customers can take a secure and progressive approach to cloud migration and digital transformation.

Categories: Content Management

Empowering Education in the Age of Big Data

21 July, 2016 - 11:52

Today the teaching pedagogy has changed dramatically. With innovations in technology and increasing student mobility, educational delivery is changing constantly. Many schools have adopted the idea of personalized learning and they examine each student on their cultural background, needs and interests to create a customized educational program to generate interest and maximize outcomes. Similarly, schools, colleges and universities across the country has infinite data on students, teachers and staff which has to be effectively managed and analyzed to uncover insights that can improve operational effectiveness and boost student engagement.

Categories: Content Management

Cupid Media Utilizes SDL Machine Translation to Translate 70 Million Words Per Month Across 100 Countries

20 July, 2016 - 18:19

Global online dating service provider removes language barriers by translating user-generated content in real-time

WAKEFIELD, Mass. – July 20, 2016 – SDL (LSE: SDL) today announced that Cupid Media is using SDL Machine Translation technology to enable single people across the globe to communicate seamlessly in real-time, regardless of their native language or location.

Cupid Media is a rapidly growing online dating network that sees 20,000 new customers each day. The company has helped over 30 million people worldwide look for love across its 36 different dating sites in 100 countries worldwide. With a need to address its growing demand for additional languages, the company turned to SDL to implement its Machine Translation technology.

Categories: Content Management

Acquia Releases New Drupal 8 Distribution Called Lightning

19 July, 2016 - 21:50

Open Source Distribution Accelerates Drupal 8 Projects, Offers Intuitive Authoring and Streamlined Workflows for Enterprise Organizations

BOSTON – July 19, 2016 – Acquia, the digital experience company, today announced the launch of Acquia Lightning, a freely available open source distribution of Drupal that accelerates Drupal 8 development, streamlines authoring for business users, and make it easy for non-technical users to manage content and experiences. It serves as the perfect starter kit for Drupal 8, bringing together critical functionality for enterprise-scale delivery of digital experiences. The Acquia Lightning distribution is available on Acquia Cloud Free, where developers can start building with Drupal 8 today.

The proliferation of new devices and channels along with the rapidly growing expectations for mobile experiences raises the stakes for developers and builders of digital experiences. Drupal 8 provides digital experience management capabilities built for the future of the web. It offers a simplified user experience and tools that empower builders to create highly personalized and mobile experiences. Today’s launch of Acquia Lightning makes it easy for organizations to get started fast with Drupal 8, shaving weeks or months off development projects.

Categories: Content Management

Lack of skills is main barrier to digital transformation on the IBM i suggests new research

7 July, 2016 - 22:00

61% of IBM i user organizations have implemented digital initiatives, but half of them say the shortage of IBM i skills is a barrier

PETERBOROUGH, NH – July 07, 2016 – 61% of IBM i users revealed in a new poll that their organization had rolled out some type of digital transformation initiative on the platform, typically adding web interfaces to IBM i applications or switching from paper to digital presentment of documents. However, the growing shortage of IBM i skills came out as one of the biggest barriers to transformation projects on the IBM i.

The survey of 52 European IBM i users includes interviews conducted by SoftLanding® Systems, a division of UNICOM® Global, at two recent IBM i conferences, International i-Power 2016 and Common Europe Congress. It highlights the top five digital transformation initiatives that organizations have implemented on the IBM i operating system:

Top digital transformation initiatives implemented on IBM i

Categories: Content Management