This is just a friendly reminder that I'll be on this Friday's 11:30 AM CDT live broadcast of CMS-Connected. I'll be covering the Bridgeline iAPPS Platform in their "In the Spotlight". This will the first proprietary CMS I've reviewed for that show and as I'm more familiar with open source solutions, I've had to do some homework for this one.
Acquia announced significant growth in revenue and bookings as the company’s open source solutions are becoming more widely adopted. Acquia’s year-over-year revenue grew by 108 percent in 2012. According to the Boston Business Journal, this puts Acquia's revenue for 2012 at $45.3 million. Momentum continued in the first quarter of 2013, as Acquia’s bookings increased 52 percent compared to the first quarter of 2012 and more than 15 percent over the quarter prior.
Acquia reportedly achieved significant growth in bookings and revenue as organizations accelerate their adoption of solutions to manage their digital experiences, particularly among life sciences, high tech, media, government and higher education. According to Acquia, with businesses of all sizes seeking ways to fast track their digital marketing efforts, increased demand for solutions that blend content, community and commerce have been particularly popular among chief digital officers, digital executives and digitally-focused CMOs.
Version 2013.1 of Perforce Features New Filtered Replication Capabilities and Task Streams for Better Support of Rapid Release Cadences
Reflecting on our open source roots as well as our broad definition of a CMS, we thought we would mention that Moodle 2.5 was released last week. This is the first release under their new May/November release schedule and the Moodle community has managed to address 705 issues through code contributions from 112 developers. Moodle is a software package for producing Internet-based courses and web sites that we like to call a learning content management system (LCMS or LMS). Moodle 2.5 includes three significant features.
"The last thing you want your IT department to be is a joke because you waited too long to make changes. The easiest thing in the world to do is to play it safe, but it's probably not the best strategy for your professional development or the bottom line of your organization. You have to push new technologies that are going to propel your company forward or you risk being the IT equivalent of a company that waited too long to move to the next generation of technology."
- Ron Miller, "What your IT department could learn from Sony's disruption", CITEworld, May 17, 2013.
LANDesk Software, a global leader in PC lifecycle management, endpoint protection and IT service management, today announced that Halfords is now using LANDesk Management Suite 9.5 and LANDesk Patch Manager to manage its IT Support Center environment, which includes over 720 devices across two offices. As the UK’s largest retailer of car maintenance, cycling and touring products, Halfords requires a powerful IT environment to keep all systems updated and running at all times.
MDS today announced the launch of MDS Accelerate, the newest version of its integrated revenue and customer management platform. MDS Accelerate delivers flexibility for Service Providers to bring new services and business models to market quickly and effectively
dotCMS, an open source, Java-based content management system, is proud to announce the release of v2.3 – which continues to add features that address real world challenges faced by content managers, web developers and java developers in the modern enterprise.
Critical Media, whose Critical Mention real-time broadcast intelligence platform is used by more than 1,500 clients including nine of the world's top 10 brands, today announced the addition of Sky News to its rapidly expanding UK broadcast content selection.
Thanks to numerous optimizations and improvements, ProcessWire 2.3 is our fastest, smartest and most capable version yet. In version 2.3 of ProcessWire, major upgrades have been made throughout the entire system. If you are using an older version of ProcessWire, now is a good time to upgrade to ProcessWire 2.3. Below the fold is a partial list of what's been added and changed.
Qumu, a leading business video platform provider, today announced the results of its April 2013 Enterprise Portals Usage Survey, which looked at the topic of employee video collaboration – how they use it today, how they want to use it, and barriers to action.
Petr Palas, founder and CEO of Kentico software, lets his voice be heard to in this week's CEO Corner. In this article, he provides rebuttal to an earlier CEO Corner written by Agility's Michael Assad. Where Assad favors a "best of breed" approach and questions the validity of CXM, Palas believe the future is in fully integrated CXM solutions. Which CEO is right? We'll let you decide...
In February 2013, Neustar, a trusted, neutral provider of real-time information and analysis, surveyed 704 IT professionals across North America and Europe to understand how companies are managing the crisis around DDoS attacks and measuring the impact on their businesses.