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DNN Continues the Journey Beyond Web Content Management with Evoq 8

28 January, 2015 - 11:46
The first time I ever heard about customer experience management was at CMS Expo 2012. In one of the sessions, Robert Rose spoke about experience management. Rose spent much of his time warning the audience that their CMS needs to do more than just content management . Yesterday, DNN made their announcement that with Evoq 8 they too are now ready to "move beyond web content management" and enable "marketers to publish, personalize, and measure content anywhere online". The improvements in Evoq 8 are solid with features focused on today's marketing needs for better customer engagement. 

Evoq 8 allows DNN to introduce to its customers integration with cloud content repositories, real-time personalization, content analytics, and advocacy marketing capabilities. To be honest, many of these features and improvements in Evoq 8 we have seen in other recent content management platforms. This is why some critics that have suggested that "DNN is making this transition rather late in the game, at a point when there are a number of tools for content marketing". The criticism is understandable, but the term "late" to describe Evoq 8 or DNN is inaccurate. Instead, Evoq 8 is the fruits of DNN's long-term strategic plan for how best to move the ball forward.

Categories: Content Management

Avere Introduces Cloud Snapshots, Providing a Simple and Inexpensive Method for Cloud-based Disaster Recovery

27 January, 2015 - 20:30

Avere Systems, a leading provider of enterprise storage for the hybrid cloud, today announced the introduction of Cloud Snapshots to the Avere 4.5 operating system. 

Categories: Content Management

EPiServer and Ektron Merge to Support Digital Experience Platform in the Cloud

27 January, 2015 - 11:34

Stockholm-based EPiServer and Nashua, New Hampshire-based Ektron today announced the two companies have merged to create a new global digital experience leader of scale, with potent technology capabilities and a broad partner ecosystem. The combined company is backed by technology-focused private equity investment firm Accel-KKR.

The combined company, which will operate under the EPiServer name and continue to use the Ektron and EPiServer brands, has a vibrant community of more than 8,800 customers in some 30 countries backed by a robust network of more than 880 partners. It provides marketers, digital and online teams with the power, insight and agility to act on a business moment, and the confidence to realize their aspirations with a technology foundation that supports more than 30,000 websites worldwide.

Categories: Content Management

North Plains: Over-reliance on email to manage digital assets

23 January, 2015 - 14:11

North Plains has announced the results of independent research around how marketing and other business professionals manage the wide variety of digital assets that make up their campaigns and communication strategies.

The results found that while every single respondent thinks digital asset management is important and the majority can see areas where they’d like to improve asset management, there is still an over-reliance on email to share, track and distribute assets (70% of respondents).

However, 43% are looking at implementing digital asset management systems to improve access control, while 52% have systems that they are seeking to improve.

Categories: Content Management

Nuxeo Platform gets on the fast track with FT 7.1

22 January, 2015 - 11:45

This week, Nuxeo announced the availability of Nuxeo Platform Fast Track 7.1 (FT 7.1).  The Nuxeo Platform is the company's flagship product, a "highly customizable and extensible content management platform for building business applications". FT 7.1 follows November's release of Long Term Support (LTS) 6.0 and continues a very aggressive roadmap of continuous improvements for the platform leading up to LTS 8.0 by year's end. 

Among the platform enhancements and improvements are a new service for metadata read and write on binaries, computed image views, extended field constraints, a new reference engine and a streamlined workflow graph editor.

Categories: Content Management

Pond5 Launches the Public Domain Project With 75,000 Free Media Clips

20 January, 2015 - 21:15

Pond5, the world’s leading online marketplace for royalty-free video footage, announced today the launch of the Pond5 Public Domain Project, the first library of free public domain content designed specifically for media makers. The initial collection includes 10,000 video clips, 65,000 photos, thousands of sound recordings, and hundreds of 3D models.

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Become a Better Marketer with Big Data

15 January, 2015 - 12:01

Technology is getting faster and smarter. Computers are now able to recognize and learn patterns, and make decisions in real-time. Their improved analytic and decision-making abilities allow them to outperform humans in areas such as medical diagnoses, legal recognition and customized marketing campaigns.

The era of big data has only furthered the usefulness of computers. Marketers now have massive amounts of customer information at their disposal. Using big data analytics allows markers to gain deeper insights and create more detailed models to improve marketing strategies. However, this isn’t an easy transition. Traditionally, marketers had pieces of information about their audience and ads, but mainly relied on intuition when making decisions and building business strategies.

Categories: Content Management

Zend Makes Z-Ray Toolkit Available for PHP, WordPress, Drupal, Magento

14 January, 2015 - 02:13
Zend, the PHP Company, today announced the immediate availability of Z-Ray, the ultimate PHP debugging and productivity solution for real-time visibility into PHP application and framework code. Z-Ray’s “X-Ray vision” inside PHP requests also encompasses several common applications and frameworks including WordPress, Drupal and Magento. Z-Ray, included within the developer-centric Zend Server 8, offers unprecedented, in-context visibility inside apps, showing exactly what happens to construct each page. Z-Ray empowers developers to quickly write and deliver quality code, detect and fix issues earlier, and collaborate with operations staff to resolve production problems faster.
Categories: Content Management

Sitecore and Microsoft Together Deliver an ECommerce Solution

12 January, 2015 - 14:00

Almost a year ago to this date, Sitecore and Microsoft announced they would collaborate on an offering to bring the best of experience marketing and commerce together. Today, Sitecore announced at the National Retail Federation’s Annual Convention in New York the availability of Sitecore Commerce 8 powered by Microsoft Dynamics. This solution is intended to enable enterprises to bridge the gap between in-store and digital experiences.

Over the past 12 months, Sitecore and Microsoft have developed the product together and co-designed its architecture to capitalize on the strengths of both Sitecore and Microsoft Dynamics AX. The combined solution allows businesses to create connected customer experiences optimized for visitors’ digital behaviors, devices and preferences, complete with real-time order management across any channel.

Categories: Content Management

Major new features in Docebo's latest LMS release, version 6.5

9 January, 2015 - 14:10

The latest version – 6.5 – of Docebo’s Cloud-based, Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) Enterprise learning management system (LMS) contains further enhancements to its features and apps intended to cement its position in the top ten of the world’s learning management systems (LMSs).

Categories: Content Management

Medelinked App now available in the Android Market on Google Play

7 January, 2015 - 22:28
Android users can now store securely and safely access and share medical history from their mobile…
Categories: Content Management

Kentico 8.2: New Features in Collaboration and Ecommerce

7 January, 2015 - 11:10

Kentico, a provider in Web content and customer experience management,  just released a new version of their content management system, Kentico 8.2. This new version provides several new and improved features with the primary focus on collaboration and ecommerce. Kentico 8.2 also offers improvements that the software developers believe will help businesses launch and manage digital marketing campaigns faster and easier than previous versions.

Categories: Content Management

Watchful Software Extends RightsWATCH Security Solution for Microsoft Azure Users

7 January, 2015 - 00:53

Watchful Software, a leading provider of data-centric information security solutions, today announced the release of version 6.2.2 of RightsWATCH, the company’s award winning information security solution. 

Categories: Content Management

Dealing with BYOD After the Holidays

2 January, 2015 - 11:54

Ultimately, the problems that the post-holiday period creates are not enough to stop companies from adopting BYOD policies. Dangers certainly exist when it comes to security. However, with a strict and well thought out policy, many companies will be able to avoid any serious threats. In the end, the potential for savings as well as employee satisfaction and productivity will drive greater implementation of BYOD in the future. 

Categories: Content Management

CMS Report's Top 10 Content Management Stories of 2014

31 December, 2014 - 11:24

Welcome to the last article of 2014. This year, CMS Report published over 280 articles related to content management systems, content strategy, business strategy, and information technology. So do you want to know which content management system articles were our most popular? Below the fold are the top ten stories of 2014 that we posted here at CMSReport.com.

Categories: Content Management

Information Technology: 5 Reasons To Go Virtual

26 December, 2014 - 16:11

When you think of all the major technical trends discussed lately you may have noticed another one beginning to throw itself into the conversation, virtualization. While virtualization has been around for more than a decade, we're only just beginning to unleash its true potential.Organizations who prepare themselves now will have a head start, which in a fiercely competitive environment, can mean everything.

Categories: Content Management

Sitecore Launches Sitecore Experience Platform 8 to Enable Richer Experience Marketing

19 December, 2014 - 03:00

Sitecore®, the global leader in customer experience management, today announced the general availability of the Sitecore® Experience Platform™ 8. This latest version enables marketers to create, deliver and optimize unique digital experiences with their prospects and customers throughout the customer lifecycle.

Categories: Content Management

Medelinked App Now Available for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch

18 December, 2014 - 14:00

The free Medelinked App is now available for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch on the App Store. It provides users with 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 device.

Medelinked enables individuals to record a range of medical details including allergies, conditions, immunisations, medications and tests and the ability to store images of scans, and x-rays to complete their health profile as well as storing insurance and other documentation.

Categories: Content Management

BYOD Red Alert: Employees are Your Biggest BYOD Security Threat

18 December, 2014 - 11:30

When it comes to BYOD security, your company would be better off looking on the inside and focusing on your employees. BYOD still has a lot of benefits to offer, but companies need to go the extra mile in educating and training employees to better handle the numerous security risks they could face. Enforcement of established BYOD guidelines is another excellent way to address security. Only then can businesses proceed to grow with more confidence in tackling whatever threats come their way.

Categories: Content Management

A Skeptical Forecast for Wearable Tech

18 December, 2014 - 06:30

For the moment, wearable is still sitting on the tarmac, getting ready to take of. We should see even more devices next year, but it’s more than likely we won’t reach an age of wearable adoption until we develop personalized gadgets that solve new problems.

 
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