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In 2001, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) approved seven new top-level domains (TDLs) for Web addresses. Although these seven extensions provide some much needed elbow room on the Internet, they leave out a vast array of possible extensions that could serve some practical—if not legal or ethical, purposes—such as the .xxx extension for use by purveyors of adult content.
By - November 2003 Issue, Posted Nov 07, 2003
When it comes to a specific question, such as, “How does XML support taxonomy development and usage?” the answers that come forth can be far-flung, disparate, and confusing. The waters get muddied further if you tune into all the announcements from the vendors, industry groups, and analysts who have opinions about such matters.
By - November 2003 Issue, Posted Nov 03, 2003
Gale’s ambitious Eighteenth Century Collections Online (ECCO) project currently consists of seven subject modules containing 150,000 works totaling approximately 33 million pages and will allow a plethora of works to be added digitally to the collections of libraries worldwide.
By - November 2003 Issue, Posted Nov 03, 2003
This was the year of steak—lean steak—and little unnecessary sizzle at the Seybold San Francisco 2003 conference held in early September. The Seybold Seminars management team—faced with contemporary economic realities in the IT industry and recognizing that past exhibitors needed at least as much bang for fewer show-budget buck—reinvented the event, implementing a modular, homogeneous booth design for all participants.
By - November 2003 Issue, Posted Oct 31, 2003
Until recently, weblogs were primarily the domain of a tightly knit community of personal bloggers offering their insight and opinions, but they are finding their way into the workplace as organizations begin to recognize their promise as an inexpensive way to communicate information about dynamic events.
By - October 2003 Issue, Posted Oct 20, 2003
Speedy communication is only one aspect of doing business in real time. Even more important: the ability for execs to find out what's going on under the hood in time to fix problems before they cause something important to blow up.
By - October 2003 Issue, Posted Oct 15, 2003
Libraries lead the way in pioneering many digital initiatives, but what the local library implements to manage its ejournal collection or even a more ambitious digital archiving project will rarely scale to enterprise proportions
By - October 2003 Issue, Posted Oct 14, 2003
"In two years, KM will be a subset of elearning. Or elearning will be a subset of KM." That Gartner prediction, cited in Rosenberg's book e-Learning, was made three years ago. Neither variation has come to pass. Instead, the interactions of the two fields continue to increase and there seems to be a widespread agreement that KM and elearning are converging.
By - October 2003 Issue, Posted Oct 13, 2003
Until recently, the publishing models in science, technology, and medicine—the STM market—have been twofold. You published your research results either in a journal sponsored by a professional association or in one produced by a for-profit company. Enter the Public Library of Science (PLoS).
By - October 2003 Issue, Posted Oct 10, 2003
To combat the ebb and flow of inforation from internal corporate computing networks, corporations, institutions, and organizations alike have, until now, protected their digital documents, multimedia, and code with perimeter-based systems, but there are a new crop of IRM tools that strive to ease the burder of manageing secure collaboration and allow for the flexibility that the corporate environment requires.
By - October 2003 Issue, Posted Oct 07, 2003
In an era when cyberterrorism is more than just a nuisance, the need to provide effective means to thwart such attacks is critical for today's leading businesses and universities, as well as the general public.
By - October 2003 Issue, Posted Oct 06, 2003
Where should the line between maintaining national security and infringing on personal freedoms be drawn? The Department of Defense has recently added some fuel to the fire in this perpetual debate.
By - October 2003 Issue, Posted Oct 01, 2003
Mobile needs to be free to take any shape in order to find and empower users when and where they need it. But by virtue of its malleable nature, mobile is difficult to grasp and as a result, content providers—already cautious from scars garnered during the wild and wooly dotcom days—aren’t so quick to chase what might seem like a PDA pipe dream.
By - August/September 2003 Issue, Posted Sep 22, 2003
Once the province of teenagers, IM has percolated through the mainstream until, by natural extension, it has reached into the enterprise.
By - August/September 2003 Issue, Posted Sep 17, 2003
Looking for a solution to manage all your digital assets? EContent looks at two companies that took divergent paths in building a DAM solution.
By - August/September 2003 Issue, Posted Sep 17, 2003
The technology’s readiness should be welcomed by those who have wanted to mobilize corporate content but found that the infrastructure, devices, and software platforms couldn’t deliver anytime/anywhere access to corporate data in practical formats.
By - August/September 2003 Issue, Posted Sep 17, 2003
Typically with B2C, much of the fresh content is free and includes ads, but readers are charged for archived data. That’s all well and good for B2C, but what about business-to-business publishers and their online properties?
Perhaps no group of workers needs quicker access to accurate, current information than medical professionals. So it comes as little surprise that the medical community has been among the early adopters of mobile content.
By - August/September 2003 Issue, Posted Sep 10, 2003
Adobe's recently announced intelligent forms designer product expects to target three main users: the graphical designer who is interested in the look of the form, the developer who writes text for the document, and the business user who needs to be able to edit the form but lacks the technical skills of a developer. Adobe expects it will be ready to ship in early 2004 and you can bet that one way or another you will encounter the product before long.
By - August/September 2003 Issue, Posted Sep 01, 2003
It is a case of musical Darwinism. When your career spans decades, it is inevitable that you have adapted to the times in order to survive. Such is the case with Metallica and Pearl Jam who have both made major strides in adapting to the use of the Internet for digitally distributing their music.
By - August/September 2003 Issue, Posted Aug 29, 2003
No stranger to the rise and fall of marketing budgets, Leopard, a business-to-business marketing communications services provider, saw a need for outsourcing the digital asset management that effective marketing mandates. After frequently finding itself in the position of actually having to create technologies to better deliver marketing messages, the company added technology services or “business process outsourcing” to its traditional role as developer and deliverer of marketing strategies.
By - August/September 2003 Issue, Posted Aug 25, 2003
Thanks to an innovative digitization project adopted by the British Library, appropriately called Turning the Pages (TTP), patrons are now able to digitally view collections of priceless rare books.
By - August/September 2003 Issue, Posted Aug 19, 2003
The security of customer information and customer-facing applications has gotten plently of attention, thanks in part to some spectacular gaffes. But only a few leading-edge enterprises have implemented content security practices within the organization.
By - July 2003 Issue, Posted Jul 20, 2003
One of the most maligned delivery systems from the early days of the over-hyped Web is ready for its second act…and this time it wants to pay its own way. Is push being pulled back into the digital delivery mix?
By - July 2003 Issue, Posted Jul 20, 2003
While the end-user experience is as important today as ever, a tougher business climate is forcing reevaluation of CDNs’ value. Some CDNs have simply fallen by the wayside, and the rest are under increasing pressure to justify their expense in terms of ROI.
By - July 2003 Issue, Posted Jul 18, 2003
When EContent looked at P2P last year, much of P2P's promise for B2B was still only theoretical, but this year we were surprised to see how quickly a number of organizations are exploring various types of peer-to-peer content delivery for internal and business-to-business purposes.
By - July 2003 Issue, Posted Jul 13, 2003
While many in the econtent industry have sought growth through all things to all people strategies, Hoover's developed a simple formula for success that they call SMB2. This equation translates into the company's focus on the Sales, Marketing, and Business development professionals found in Small and Medium sized Businesses.
By - Posted Jul 11, 2003
When the company adopted the name Neoteris, they believed the definition, new land, reflected their mission of "pioneering a new land in simple, secure remote access." But three years later, these self-styled frontiersmen have set their sites on taking over some turf from the Web-based conferencing and collaboration providers.
By - Posted Jul 08, 2003
Sonic Foundry, the company that has been known as a digital audio and video software developer, now bills itself as a provider of professional digital media solutions, focused on enterprise rich media applications.
By - July 2003 Issue, Posted Jul 08, 2003
Remember when a Social Security Number was supposed to be a top-secret identifier for government use only? Now SSNs are bandied about and companies don't blink before asking you for such personal information. As a result, people have a great deal of valuable personal data that needs to be secured and managed and a new law in California, the Security Breach Notification Act (SB 1386) intends to keep your information safe and sound.
By - Posted Jul 01, 2003
Though perhaps not as well known to the general public as the Nielsen Media Research "Nielsen Ratings," Gallup is practically synonymous with the origins of widespread opinion polling.
By - July 2003 Issue, Posted Jul 01, 2003
The fallout from the actions of the New York Times reporter Jayson Blair has been pervasive.
By - July 2003 Issue, Posted Jun 30, 2003
A variety of serious problems plague university libraries and the MIT Press believes they just solved (at least) one of them.
By - July 2003 Issue, Posted Jun 24, 2003
An incredible number of companies today have corporate portals, yet despite widespread deployment, they remain an enigma. Even with this huge commitment of money and resources, companies often find that their portals remain underutilized.
By - June 2003 Issue, Posted Jun 23, 2003
There is a strong case for everyday organizations to syndicate their content. Producing high-quality content for a Web site is expensive, so why not realize more value from it by distributing the information as widely as possible?
By - June 2003 Issue, Posted Jun 19, 2003
While companies need their content locked up tight, they also need those intended to use that content to be able to do so with a minimum of hurdle-jumping. InnerPresence, which officially launched its first product InnerEye in June, has set its sights on doing just that.
By - June 2003 Issue, Posted Jun 16, 2003
With the arrival of Yahoo! Platinum service, the former directory-only Web site announced it was jumping into the pay-for-streaming arena. Sounds good, but in fact, this launch came a full two years after RealNetworks made a similar move. What took Yahoo! and many others so long?
By - June 2003 Issue, Posted Jun 13, 2003
As the Internet continues to evolve, consumers are getting used to the fact that the Web no longer provides a free ride and are beginning to pay for a wide range of online content. To capitalize on this trend, AT&T partnered with Accenture to launch its PrePaid Web Cents Service.
By - June 2003 Issue, Posted Jun 09, 2003
How did a 200-year-old French library turn to an American company with headquarters in Alabama and Missouri to help them whip their catalogue into shape? Not unlike the library’s own epic history, the search for solutions took a meandering route.
By - June 2003 Issue, Posted Jun 09, 2003
The war in Iraq has brought censorship to the forefront again, particularly when the faces of American prisoners of war were shown online. This put ISPs in the tricky position of supervising what content makes it online.
By - June 2003 Issue, Posted Jun 05, 2003
Anyone in the content business who's lately heard a humming that sounds something like WebFountain but couldn't quite make out a distinct message, listen up. According to Robert Carlson, vice president of IBM's WebFountain project, they are "coming out."
By - June 2003 Issue, Posted Jun 02, 2003
Not only is it exceedingly simple to buy listings by keyword and phrase, search engine pay-for-performance is now a billion dollar industry and the fastest growing form of advertising anywhere. Now whenever and wherever a business- or consumer-related search is entered, the results are likely to include ads.
By - May 2003 Issue, Posted May 23, 2003
The 2003 AIIM Enterprise Content Management conference in New York City April 7-9 shed light on some emerging themes in the ECM market.
By - June 2003 Issue, Posted May 22, 2003
If a digital asset archive is the answer to your rich-media storage needs, be sure you ask the right questions to get a solution that will meet your needs for some time to come.
By - May 2003 Issue, Posted May 19, 2003
A look at seven CM case studies in an effort to demonstrate content management’s objectives and abilities in helping solve some of the diverse informational and data problems faced by institutions and businesses today.
By - May 2003 Issue, Posted May 19, 2003
The press has not hesitated to cover attempts by large corporations, such as Disney, to extend copyrights seemingly indefinitely. There is another side to the issue, however: the side of the creators themselves.
By - May 2003 Issue, Posted May 12, 2003
Building upon its leadership position as a pay-for-performance search engine, Overture will acquire both the Web search unit of Norway's FAST Search & Transfer, a developer of search and real-time filtering technologies, and AltaVista, a pioneer in Web search technology and the oldest crawler-based search engine.
By - May 2003 Issue, Posted May 08, 2003
XML has been touted as the next big thing in enterprise software and Web services for awhile now, but nothing signals its mass acceptance more clearly than industry behemoth Microsoft embracing XML and delivering its power to corporate desktops everywhere.
By - May 2003 Issue, Posted May 05, 2003
Faced with a growing number of competitors in the electronic document delivery space, Adobe—the granddaddy of digital delivery—will strive to set itself apart from the pack with the release of Acrobat 6.0.
By - May 2003 Issue, Posted May 05, 2003
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