On my to-do list for quite some time has been wanting to talk briefly about some of the new features included in the latest release of Agility CMS. You may recall that CMS Report migrated over to Agility's Magazine Publishing Suite last Fall. So, keeping up to date on new features added to Agility CMS is not only a news story but also something of personal interest to me.
“Springtime is when software projects begin to pick up steam, but longer days don't have to equal longer delivery cycles,” said Randy DeFauw, senior product manager at Perforce. “With a well-maintained and well-managed codebase, companies can have peace of mind while ramping up to launch various projects.
This article shows how to generate lead and opportunity in SugarCRM based on buyer actions on Magento based web-store. With more customization, one can realize following benefits from Magento-SugarCRM integration.
- Track buyers and improve conversions rate
- Real-time product promotions to web-store visitors
- Understand consumer behavior by analyzing popular searches, tags & ratings, most viewed products, most viewed pages, most selling products and many more consumer insights
- Target right audience for email marketing and promotional campaigns
- Understand market, forecast buying patterns and propose discounts or assistance for right products and services.
New York, NY: April 16, 2013: Confirmit, the leading global software provider for Customer Experience, Employee Engagement and Market Research is pleased to announce that the Local Government Association (LGA), the national voice of local government which works with councils to support, promote and improve local government, is using Confirmit to ensure it hits its business objectives.
If I learned anything from my open source vs. proprietary CMS post, comparing CMS’s based on the method used to code them is no longer that relevant. Following the great discussion that was triggered convinced me that comparing along this dimension no longer contributes much to the CMS selection process.
The other thing I learned was that being cheeky, while good for attention, probably isn’t the most forthcoming way to educate the readers of this great publication. So this time around, I promise to be more thorough and objective! Hopefully we’ll get some insights from the community again as well!
XOOPS is a new winner of the BitNami packaging contest. You can now download free, ready to run native installers for Windows, OS X and Linux, virtual machines and Azure & Amazon EC2 cloud images for XOOPS.
For the past few years, CMS Report has generally not posted CMS announcements which only contained bug fixes and no new additional features. So, it's been rare for us to post the "point" release announcements for Drupal as Drupal only introduces significant new features in the new full version of Drupal (such as the forthcoming Drupal 8). However, Drupal 7.22 contains a lot of minor changes so we thought it was worth talking about. Drupal 7.22 was actually released a week ago, but I didn't have time to upgrade any of my Drupal sites until this week nor look at what was actually fixed.
CloudSigma’s Flexible Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) Provides Scalability and Geographic Reach for Gorilla’s Dynamic Cloud-Based Services for the Broadcast and Media Industries
Las Vegas, NV – April 9, 2013 – CloudSigma, an international, customer-centric, pure-cloud Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) provider, today announced that Gorilla Technology Group, a leading provider of workflow solutions for the media and broadcast industry, is launching its new media collaboration services in CloudSigma’s public cloud. Taking advantage of CloudSigma’s rapid scaling capability, flexible deployment model and strategic geographic presence, Gorilla Technology’s collaboration services will provide media and broadcast organizations with a versatile cloud layer which bridges multiple non-linear editing systems such as those from AVID, Apple and Grass Valley so they can easily share digital content with production houses, media dubbing firms and other industry service providers.
SourceForge has recently announced creation of a directory for "Enterprise-Ready Open Source Projects", or"Enterprise Directory". These are the projects that are geared specifically for use within a company. XOOPS is very proud to announce that it has been added to this directory.
3CX Remote Android Desktop is a free Android application that allows users to control their Android device from their browsers
The only negative to this video is that the default embedding code from WordPress.tv is Flash. So if you can't view it here, be sure to try viewing the video at WordPress.tv.
Nuxeo Mobile adapts to any iOS or Android mobile device, delivering a familiar user experience.
Nuxeo, the provider of a content management platform for business applications, earlier this week announced the availability of Nuxeo Mobile, offering ready-to-use mobile apps for the Nuxeo Platform. The Nuxeo Platform offers a unified software stack for creating integrated applications for document management, case management, digital asset management and custom content management.
What I find silly about this week's proprietary versus open source discussion is that I don't think proprietary is the biggest threat to open source. The biggest threat to open source is from within. Open source as a whole needs to do a much better job in preventing the discussion of Open Source Community versus Open Source Vendor from getting out of hand. Open source must accept the role commercial vendors have in their community or they will soon find their community is financially unsustainable and difficult to be taken seriously. Vendors must also prove to open source that the community is better off with them than without them or a vendor is going to have have little influence at the community's leadership table.
It takes awhile for open community communities to respond positively to the changes that new or successful vendors bring to their community. Most new vendors in open source soon realize that their standing in such communities is ranked not by their company's success but by how much they give or don't give back to their open source community.
The calendar is moving fast toward one of my favorite content management focused conferences, the 2013 CMS Expo which is hosted in Evanston, Illinois (near Chicago). This year, the conference will be held on the 14th, 15th, and 16th of May once again at the Hilton Orrington Hotel. Learning & Business Conference. This event is billed as a "Learning & Business" conference showcasing some of the world's leading content management systems and the people who power them. Whether the CMS you favor is proprietary or open source, focused on small business or enterprise, non-profit, government or commercial applications, there’s something for everyone at CMS Expo.
If you still need to register for CMS Expo, reading this article might help save you $100 from the full registration price.
The recording of the March 26th CMS-Connected show is now available. CMS-Connected is a monthly webcast featuring news, trends and commentary related to the content management industry. In this particular show the focus was on mobile and social eCommerce with much of that discussion coming from Gabe Sumner from Sitefinity. I was also a guest on the show discussing my impressions of MODX during the "In the Spotlight" segment. Hosts Tyler Pyburn and Scott Liewehr of course talk about the latest happenings in the content management industry throughout the show.
I've embedded the video of the show below the fold. My segment begins about 43 and a half minutes into the video. If you want to do a lot more "segment hopping" in the video, check out the show's page at CMS-Connected where they have done a nicer job indexing and parsing out the various segments to the show.
Does the Open Source CMS vs. Proprietary CMS debate still have validity? CEO Michael Assad of Agility thinks so. Mike would like to start a discussion that provides resources to those looking for information comparing these two very different approaches to CMS development. What do you think?
OpenKM, a leading developer of open source, web-based enterprise document management solutions, today announced the launch of OpenKM Cloud, a new cloud-based offering that makes deploying and managing OpenKM fast, simple and affordable in the cloud.