Phillip J. Britt

Phil Britt operates a freelance writing business based in South Holland, IL. He's covered high tech, financial services, and other industries for 25 years.


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Articles by Phillip J. Britt


Firms offering large scale search capabilities were on the prowl for online advertisers earlier in the year as Google acquired Double Click, Yahoo! purchased Right Media, Microsoft bought AdECN, and AOL acquired Tacoda. At press time, all of these deals were expected to close by the end of the summer.
News/News Feature - October 2007 Issue, Posted Sep 25, 2007
Ektron Inc. has introduced new, enhanced search capabilities and other features for version 7.0 of its CMS400.NET Ektron Markup Language, which the company released in late February at the cost of $9,650 for a 10-user license.
News/News Feature - March 2007 Issue, Posted Feb 20, 2007
Content creators and users alike leverage tracking tools to help determine how content is being used. Accurate tracking allows content to be delivered in more meaningful contexts for users and advertisers, and can make a significant impact on the bottom line.
Editorial/Feature - July/August 2006 Issue, Posted Jul 11, 2006
The “badware” problem—the plague of viruses, Trojan horses, worms, spyware, adware, and similar applications that hurt business and consumers alike—has become so pervasive that three major technology companies, two universities, and a consumer’s watchdog group have banded together in an attempt to deter these malicious software programs.
News/News Feature - April 2006 Issue, Posted Apr 10, 2006
A report from the Cutter Consortium, an IT advisory firm, says that the U.S. Patent Office should carefully re-examine its rules and regulations regarding software patents. Cutter believes the U.S. software patent scheme is “badly broken” and that, in light of the European Union’s ruling not to grant patents on software, it is time for the U.S. to give serious thought to revamping its patent system.
News/News Feature - January/February 2006 Issue, Posted Jan 20, 2006
Vasont Systems is releasing the newest version of its Vasont content management software at the Gilbane Conference in Boston this month. Vasont’s CMS is designed to enable users to manage, organize, and reuse content for multiple print, CD, wireless, and Web formats. In fact, Vasont boasts that its clients report 71% content reuse.
News/News Feature - November 2005 Issue, Posted Nov 04, 2005
In July, RSS Investors, LP announced the creation of the first investment fund specializing in companies based on the Really Simple Syndication (RSS) family of standards and services. The fund, created by Jim Moore, John Palfrey, Richard Fishman, and Steve Smith and Tom Crowley (representing Ritchie Capital Management), will focus on supporting and nurturing the technologies and leaders who are championing RSS-related technologies, including news aggregation, blogs, and new classes of search engines.
News/News Feature - September 2005 Issue, Posted Sep 16, 2005
Like most professions, the advent of digital content has affected the legal profession. It has changed the means and methods by which law firms, their clients, and the courts themselves must use, manage, and discover content.
Editorial/Feature - September 2005 Issue, Posted Sep 09, 2005
Web Services and XML technologies are catching on in traditional and digital publishing as well as in a variety of other industries. Consultants and vendors agree that there’s no single event that’s led to the increased popularity of these technologies but say the applications are now more proven and are gaining critical mass among users.
Editorial/Feature - July/August 2005 Issue, Posted Aug 15, 2005
Despite the steady move to econtent by publishers, printers, academia, and corporations, there are still plenty of people who want paper and turn to digital content only reluctantly, according to Jean Bedord, consultant and senior analyst with Shore Communications, Inc. The need for better tracking of print advertising finally has been infused with new possibility, courtesy of a digital content technology.
News/News Feature - July/August 2005 Issue, Posted Aug 15, 2005
Purveyors of digital content continue to seek the best ways to market and sell their materials while ensuring that only authorized parties access content. The trick is to find an end-to-end solution that lets customers use content in the ways they feel they should be allowed and at the same time, protect the rights of content providers.
Editorial/Feature - April 2005 Issue, Posted Apr 11, 2005
The potential combination of Time Warner and Sprint, which was still only in the discussion phase as of January, has caused a great deal of speculation about how it would change the mobile content marketplace. Undoubtedly, the merger would further promote the “any time, any place,” content model, but it would also continue to concentrate the media market. This powerhouse partnership, if it were to come to pass, would give Time Warner and Sprint a so-called “quadruple play,” which would allow the partnership to offer a bundled package of high-speed Internet, television, long-distance, and wireless telecommunication services.
News/News Feature - March 2005 Issue, Posted Mar 30, 2005
Financial services—among the most regulated companies in the world—lag behind most other industries in implementing CMS, but those that are doing so are reaping benefits.
Editorial/Feature - January/February 2005 Issue, Posted Feb 24, 2005
Companies are opting for elearning over more traditional learning due to the increasing mobility of the workforce, the need to save on training costs, greater acceptance of Web-based training, and better interoperability of system.
Editorial/Feature - November 2004 Issue, Posted Nov 15, 2004
Trials of a national identity card system in the United Kingdom are producing some mixed results as well as some protests from privacy advocates, but will likely get more testing as well as continued support from government officials, according to industry analysts.
News/News Feature - July/August 2004 Issue, Posted Aug 12, 2004