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It's all about managing those APIs better says WaveMaker

26 June, 2015 - 14:42

APIs are nothing new. The application programming interface used by developers as routines, protocols, and tools for building software applications has been around for some time. APIs are used as building blocks that allow programmers to write an application much quicker and more efficiently than would happen without APIs. Despite APIs being around for quite some time, I can't tell you how many times this year non-developers have approached me to talk about APIs. APIs is no longer a topic just being discussed by developers but also by their managers and even the company executives.

Companies, government, and organizations are realizing that managing and controlling their APIs can offer a strategic advantage. Software providers are noticing this renewed interest in the libraries of code and services offered. Here now in 2015, we're seeing a new crop of tools and platforms that allow programmers to better publish and manage their APIs.

This week, WaveMaker, Inc., a leading enterprise application Platform-as-a-Service (aPaaS) software company, announced WaveMaker Gateway, a bundle of tools enabling enterprises to open their APIs to the external world. WaveMaker extends its suite of API tools beyond publishing, wrapping, and sharing APIs within the enterprise, allowing authorized partners and third-party developers to consume APIs vital to their business, and allowing API owners to eliminate risks from unintended users.

Categories: Content Management

MotoCMS 3.0 Officially Goes Live with the New Website

25 June, 2015 - 10:19

Welcome the future of website building tools! MotoCMS has officially launched its new 3.0 version with refreshed website and blog. This user-friendly content management system offers responsive templates with fully-rebuilt admin panel, visual content manager and tons of new widgets, plugins and features.

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Alpnames breaks 500,000 domain names under management

24 June, 2015 - 15:01

Alpnames smashed through the half million mark last night in terms of domain under management. As an ICANN accredited registrar specialising in new generic Top Level Domains, Alpnames manages nearly 8% of all new gTLD names registered to date making it the second most popular new gTLD registrar after the industry giant GoDaddy and recently overtaking the first and longest standing registrar Network Solutions (part of web.com).

Categories: Content Management

Off Topic: Starting my Summer with the Blossom Smart Watering Controller

24 June, 2015 - 10:48

Spring brought to South Dakota plenty of rain. The lawns are green, the flowers are in full bloom, and it seems we can't go beyond a couple days without a rain shower or thunderstorm. While water is usually plenty for my city, we do things smart around here and restrict water usage for our lawns year round. It's not uncommon in my part of the country to see the weather pattern quickly change from wet to dry. What once was green can turn brown in a hurry.

If you want a green yard when summer is in full swing, you will do best to respect the water restrictions and program your sprinkler controller the smartest way possible. Here in my city, watering lawns is not allowed during the hours of 12 p.m to 5 PM. Homeowners with even-numbered addresses may water lawns on even-numbered calendar dates and users with odd-numbered addresses may water lawns on odd-numbered calendar dates. Last summer though, my traditional sprinkler controller decided this responsibility was too much of a burden. The failing controller couldn't even keep the time of day correctly yet alone maintain an ideal watering schedule. So this May, I replaced my failing controller with Blossom's Smart Watering Controller in hopes of a greener lawn and a better sprinkler system.

Categories: Content Management

Inversoft Unveils CleanSpeak 3.0

24 June, 2015 - 00:41

Inversoft, the industry’s leading provider of solutions for growing, managing, and protecting online communities, today unveiled CleanSpeak 3.0, the most advanced version of its enterprise-grade moderation and profanity filtering software aimed at helping businesses foster active online communities, protect their customers’ online experience, and assure the appropriate quality of user-generated content. With CleanSpeak 3.0, businesses can improve customer trust and loyalty, establish integrity by communicating brand values, reduce customer churn and support costs, solicit feedback for product improvement and development, and augment upsell and cross-marketing activities.

Categories: Content Management

What Can A Content Performance Platform Do For You?

22 June, 2015 - 10:53

Enterprises don’t want to simply create content in the dark-- to justify and strategically direct content production, they need intelligence helping them determine with content resonates with consumers across these channels. 

Categories: Content Management

Common Mistakes Businesses Still Make When Moving to the Cloud

22 June, 2015 - 02:05

The cloud is where you need to be. At least that’s what companies are being told these days. The hype surrounding cloud computing is difficult to ignore, and organizations are responding by moving to the cloud in droves. This surge in cloud adoption makes the whole movement seem more like a fad at times, but it’s important to note that cloud computing does bring some significant benefits to the table. In other words, there’s a reason businesses are jumping on the bandwagon. At the same time, all this transitioning to the cloud can lead to mistakes, especially when companies aren’t prepared for the challenges and pitfalls they may encounter. A number of mistakes have become all too common and often lead to more costly implementations and frustrated IT workers. Businesses should take care to avoid some of the more prevalent cloud transition mistakes that crop up.

Categories: Content Management

Microsoft users get time off with Appogee Leave for Office

17 June, 2015 - 16:48

Appogee Leave for Office launched bringing online absence management to Microsoft customers

Appogee has today announced the launch of “Appogee Leave for Office”, providing online absence and holiday management for Microsoft Office and Office 365 users, at the CIPD HR Software Show in London.

Appogee Leave provides a simple and intuitive online booking system for employees to request annual leave, log all types of absence and sickness as well as track their remaining allowance. Automated notifications enable managers to approve or reject requests in one click whilst the application gives them visibility of absences for their whole team. On demand reporting also helps HR Managers to reduce administrative burden, monitor absence requests and identify problem absenteeism.

Categories: Content Management

CleverTouch drives MA in-house adoption and delivers campaigns in a fraction of the time

17 June, 2015 - 10:31

CleverTouch, Europe's largest Marketing Automation (MA) consultancy, has developed a cloud app, CleverTouch Powershot, which enables all marketers to build, design and request approval for email sends via Eloqua and other MA platforms.

Categories: Content Management

Box.org joins the TTt-exchange donated technology program

16 June, 2015 - 18:08

Charities can now easily and securely manage files in the cloud

16th June 2015 – Technology Trust has announced that Box.org (Box’s initiative to empower nonprofits with technology to achieve their missions) has joined the tt-exchange programme. This will give UK charities access to 10 Box licenses for a fraction of the regular list price.

Categories: Content Management

Critical Considerations for Content Marketing Success – Part I

12 June, 2015 - 13:01

This two-part series will focus on the factors you must consider in order to create a successful content marketing program. This first article focuses on strategy, expectations, funding and resources. The second article in this series will focus on promotion, and target audience.

Categories: Content Management

Global Online Shopping Marketplace Fruugo Leverages Akamai to Support Rapid International Expansion

11 June, 2015 - 15:34

Akamai Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: AKAM), the global leader in content delivery network (CDN) services, has today announced that Fruugo.com, the global online shopping marketplace that simplifies cross-border shopping, is using Akamai's Web Performance Solutions to provide consistently superior online experiences for all Fruugo customers as it expands its global network.

Categories: Content Management

Benefits and Downsides to Consider When Choosing an Open Source or Proprietary CMS

11 June, 2015 - 02:12

The market has a wide variety of content management systems that have different capabilities. Some content management systems are designed with a particular end in mind.

There are a lot of arguments for and against open source and proprietary CMSs. Depending on your budget abilities, the size of your company and rules governing compliance in your company, you might opt for a proprietary CMS. But if your organization is small, you might opt for an open source CMS.

Below are more details on the pros and cons of both proprietary and open source CMSs.

Categories: Content Management

Flexera Software Rolls Out InstallShield 2015: Refined & Ready for Windows 10

10 June, 2015 - 19:40

Flexera Software, the leading provider of software licensing, compliance and installation solutions for application producers and enterprises, announced today the launch of InstallShield 2015.

Categories: Content Management

Hippo and commercetools join forces for E-Commerce

10 June, 2015 - 14:23

The enterprise gains a powerful springboard for innovation in content-driven E-Commerce experiences today, as leading Web Content Management vendor Hippo and commercetools, provider of cloud-based E-Commerce platform SPHERE.IO join forces in a technical alliance.

Categories: Content Management

Bigcommerce for eCommerce? Know Your Requirements

9 June, 2015 - 11:47

With a good foundation and design, upgrades, maintenance and support will be seamless and your staff will find it easier to add or change content on the site. Whether you are considering Bigcommerce or another eCommerce solution, you need to know your current business needs, and the needs of your customers and you need to plan for future flexibility and growth.

Categories: Content Management

Data loss due to IT administrator oversights may heighten information security risks

9 June, 2015 - 10:50

Kroll Ontrack today released its most recent list of common IT administrator errors that can lead to data loss and network downtime. The findings indicate that the complexity in storage environments and sheer growth in data volume can result in serious data loss when human error strikes, leaving many organizations vulnerable to security risks and financial implications if they do not properly invest in and adhere to technology risk management policies.

Categories: Content Management

Digital Guardian Releases Digital Guardian App for Splunk

4 June, 2015 - 17:08

Digital Guardian, the only endpoint security platform purpose built to stop data theft, has released the Digital Guardian App for Splunk. The Digital Guardian App for Splunk harnesses the power of Splunk® Enterprise’s big data analytics capabilities to more rapidly detect and respond to insider attacks and advanced threats targeting sensitive data.

Categories: Content Management

Talend Platform 5.6 Achieves Certified Integration with SAP® ERP

3 June, 2015 - 18:20
Interoperability with SAP Solutions Streamlines and Accelerates Data Integration Maidenhead, UK. -…
Categories: Content Management

The eZ Publish Show: Don't forget about Editor Experience

3 June, 2015 - 10:33

Last week, we started a conversation on The ez Publish Show hosted by Netgen's Ivo Lukač. The we included Ivo, Digital Clarity's Marianne Kay and myself. The odd question that started the conversation: Did modern CMSs sacrifice good editor experience (EX) for improving customer experience?

I'm not sure how well we answered the question, but it is a question that acknowledges that while CXM may get a lot of attention these days in the CMS world, there is still plenty of room for improving the EX too. I'll let the video speak for itself, but if you prefer an overview, then you can checkout Ivo's re-cap.

 

 

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