Over the past few years, we've talked plenty about Weebly, Drupal Gardens, WordPress.com and other hosted content management systems intended to "just work" out of the Cloud. Considering there are 16 million new websites added to the web every month, it's safe to assume that website design is a thriving business. But what about these DIY site builders? Is the WYSIWYG (what you see is what you get) platform they offer ever a viable replacement for professional expertise?
The team at WhoIsHostingThis dives into these questions and more with their latest infograpic: Wicked WYSIWYG: What About Those DIY Websites? In this Infographic they compare Wix, Weebly, and SnapPages. You can find this infographic embedded below the fold.
Leading web content management and digital experience platform brings value to customers by creating relevant customer experiences across all channels.
Following a historically successful first quarter, web content management and digital experience software vendor Hippo today announced new subscription-based business in H1 2014, compared to the same period in 2013 accelerated by 164%. With a near 50% subscription revenue growth rate in 2013, Hippo and its vision of truly personalized multichannel digital experiences show no sign of slowing down.
New research showing major market changes to be presented at the Managed Services & Hosting Summit 2014
[London, 17 July 2014] IT Europa and Angel Business Communications today announced further details of sponsors and content for the Managed Services & Hosting Summit 2014 which will be staged on 25 September 2014 at the Pullman St Pancras Hotel, London. The new speakers being announced will draw on new research to chart the fast developing nature of the managed services sector. The Managed Services & Hosting Summit 2014 is a management-level event designed to help channel organisations identify opportunities arising from the increasing demand for managed and hosted services and to develop and strengthen partnerships aimed at supporting sales.
Who doesn’t like the idea of Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) for business? Having employees use their own personal devices for work sounds like a great idea. For one thing, they’ll be more productive as they are already familiar with their devices. They’ll also be more satisfied with their work since they won’t have to struggle with learning how to operate a new smartphone or tablet. Plus, companies can save on costs since they won’t need to buy devices for their employees. So what’s the downside? For many business leaders, the chief concern no matter the BYOD policies enacted is that of security. With employees using their own devices, that opens up more avenues for vital company data to be compromised. That’s why so many businesses now are turning to mobile device management (MDM) systems as a way to address these pressing security issues.
Docebo’s SaaS-based e-learning platform meets over 50 key criteria to become one organization’s ideal LMS.
One of my favorite local companies, Blend Interactive, recently made some news this past week. Blend Interactive has named Karla Santi as their Chief Executive Officer (CEO). Santi has been a partner at Blend Interactive since the company formed in 2005, where, to the public, she served as Creative Director and, behind the scenes, handled a good chunk of operational oversight.
With so many security issues, hacks and vulnerabilities in today’s WordPress websites the best defense and sure way to protect your website and data is to have a proper automated backups set.
There are many ways to take backups of your website, some webmasters prefer to take backups manually of their web files and databases. But to save time and be more productive there are many automated tools and services that can be combined and used to take backups.
Survey reveals 39% of enterprises not managing, or manually managing their virtual environments, negating any anticipated cost savings
Tensions between application producers and enterprises around virtualization are likely to heat up. As software vendors and intelligent device manufacturers change their licensing rules to profit from virtualization, the latest IDC/Flexera Software report, based on a survey of both application producers (software vendors and intelligent device manufacturers) and enterprises, shows that 42% of application producers plan on changing their licensing/compliance policies for virtualization. At the same time, alarmingly, a large percentage of enterprises, 39%, either don't manage their software licences at all in virtual environments, or they do so manually.
This lack of correlation is likely to increase tensions between buyers and sellers of enterprise software as more organizations are found to be out of compliance with virtualization licensing rules, resulting in steeper "true-up" or cost balancing penalties.
P4Search Makes It Easy to Mine Hundreds of Terabytes of Enterprise IP
Perforce Software today announced the availability of P4Search, a comprehensive search tool for all content stored in the company's version management engine, P4D. Trusted by some of the world's most innovative companies such as Salesforce.com, NVIDIA and Pixar, P4D stores an organisation's most valuable IP-source code, design templates, legal documents and images, among other assets. P4Search is a highly customisable tool, available as a standalone service or as an integrated function within a customer's Perforce environment.
As PANDORA, the global jewellery firm, has been expanding its operations – currently into 80 countries – it has discovered the value of using e-learning to ensure that its sales teams, around the world, sell the right products to the right people.
So I'm halfway through my three month sabbatical from blogging and I get an email from my good friend, Shaun Walker. For those that don't know Shaun, he's the CTO and co-founder for DNN Corp. You know, the guy that started DotNetNuke. To make a long story short, Shaun wanted to remind me that the DNN community recently released 7.3 which focuses on platform performance. Shaun thought it would be a good idea to mention the release to readers here at CMS Report. Given that this was the man that identified wayback that the future of content management systems was in cloud, mobile and social media...it is difficult for me to ignore such requests.
However, I'm not fully giving up my three-month break from blogging. Instead, I'll do what any good blogger in my circumstances would do...steal from Shaun's own blog post about DNN 7.3. It's the only way I know how to keep DNN fans happy while my summer plans stay intact.
"I've found that leaders who make choices to operate in a more participatory way--who operate on principles of high engagement, vs. bureaucracies that treat people as if they were cogs in a machine--see a 30 percent improvement in performance."
- Bill Pasmore, Center for Creative Leadership, Quoted by Rob Reuteman, Value Lessons: How Much Money Is a Good Leader Really Worth?, Entrepreneur, March 28, 2014.
Combining leading expertise in Customer Experience Management (CXM) and Digital Asset Management (DAM) helps marketers drive consistent customer experiences in real time on any channel
ADAMSoftware, a leading Digital Asset Management (DAM) and Product Content Management (PCM) software provider, today announced that it has entered into a strategic sales and technology partnership with Sitecore, the global leader in customer experience management.
The nice thing with friends in high places is the ability to see advanced copies of guides and books before they hit the public. Digital Clarity Group (DCG) has announced the immediate availability of an update to the North American edition of its popular Guide to Service Providers for Web Content and Customer Experience Management. Over the past few days, I've combed through the pages and remain as impressed with the guide as I was with its original release. The 2014 publication presents new research on key trends in client-provider relationships and adds profiles of agencies and integrators not covered in the 2013 Guide.
Companies from the cosmetics industry to pet food are finding better ways to interact with customers, improve services and identify new markets through the capabilities they gain from using big data technology, like Google Compute Engine. Google Compute Engine allows companies to run extremely large workloads in the cloud, making big data more affordable and efficient to use than ever before. With this type of technology, companies are able to gather and store more data and, more importantly, they can take that data and perform dynamic queries and analyses that yield real-time results.
Magnolia International has released the 5.3 version of its award winning web content management (WCM) platform. This release focuses on building personalized online experiences, enhancing collaboration for content publishers and quickly integrating with enterprise data sources.
Magnolia now delivers all core functionality through a series of task-focused apps. The 5.3 release includes a number of new apps for content personalization and marketing tag management. This latest version of the CMS also opens up the overall Magnolia App framework to simplify the integration of third-party software, devices and external data sources.
Magnolia 5.3 was inspired by the changing needs of customers to provide more targeted web experiences that leverage existing repositories of enterprise data.
New technologies combined with existing methods provide strongest opportunity for success in VoC and MR
Social media, text analytics and mobile are key drivers for development within Voice of the Customer (VoC) and Market Research (MR) programmes, but the value of combining them with existing methods of capturing feedback must not be ignored. This is one of the main conclusions of Confirmit’s Community Conference (CCC) series, the latest event of which took place in London 2 weeks ago.
To date, three successful CCC’14 events have taken place in Orlando, Oslo and London. The fourth is to be held in San Francisco on 25th September. The series has brought together hundreds of VoC, MR and Voice of the Employee (VoE) professionals from 12 countries, who gathered to discuss the successes and challenges faced by organizations running feedback programs to enhance business performance.