Jessica Dye

Jessica Dye is a New York City-based freelance writer.

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The content strategies of old media outlets are getting a complete overhaul: undergoing a little nip here and a tuck thereto meet users' expectations for instantaneous, scalable delivery to the devices and platforms of their choosing while stillproviding content worth viewing. Some companies find themselves stuck between old and new media silos, but according to Ron Miller, a freelance journalist covering the technology and media industries, the real solution lies in picking the best from both worlds--thoughtfully adapted content that provides additional context through new media devices and applications to create an innovative user experience.
Editorial/Feature - April 2011 Issue, Posted Apr 13, 2011
Virtual application platform provider GigaSpace Technologies is launching an updated version of its cloud-enabled application platform, aiming to give enterprises and independent software vendors a way to harness the e-commerce capabilities of public, private and hybrid clouds with a more flexible, silo-free architecture specifically targeting business technology needs.
News/News Feature - Posted Mar 08, 2011
By now, as the saying goes, "there's an app for that," no matter what "that" might be. Although these on-the-go applications might have captured the imagination of an increasing number of U.S. mobile users, digital content creators are now looking to redefine, fortify, and even replace the app with more comprehensive mobile content delivery strategies that pack in additional relevance, context, real-time information, and functionality, without needing to rely on one OS or handset.
Editorial/Feature - March 2011 Issue, Posted Feb 23, 2011
Content might still be king at global health and science publisher Elsevier, but the old definitions of content can't keep pace with the increasingly fast and faceted data needs of core audiences such as researchers, librarians, universities, and corporations. Taking some inspiration from consumer-driven sites such as,, and, Elsevier is putting its content API up for grabs and opening an app marketplace.
News/News Feature - September 2010 Issue, Posted Aug 30, 2010
Facebook has already given us new meanings for words such as "friend" and "poke." Now, it's aiming to put its own spin on the word "like," slapping the word on a button that Facebook executives hope will tie content across the web together on a single networking platform-its own.
News/News Feature - July/August 2010 Issue, Posted Jul 12, 2010
The French government and international news agency Agence France-Presse (AFP) have teamed up to spearhead a consortium of digital media content producers and publishers aiming to find a high-quality semantic search strategy for AFP's Arabic-language news, audio, and video multimedia content, a solution that creators hope could serve as a model platform for Arabic news organizations around the globe.
News/News Feature - June 2010 Issue, Posted Jun 02, 2010
ISI's information technology team began to suspect an increase in unauthorized account activity, but a diverse userbase across dozens of countries made it hard to collect hard data to quantify the problem.
Editorial/Case Studies - May 2010 Issue, Posted Apr 30, 2010
To try to address the range and scope of its clients' conversion projects, LuraTech on February 1 announced that it will launch DocYard, a software platform enabling clients to build their own production-level document conversion and capture environments out of a series of modules designed to integrate a range of in-house needs, from different formats and source materials to outside software and even human resources.
News/News Feature - Posted Feb 05, 2010
One of the world's biggest publishers wants to get rid of its inventory. That doesn't mean global scientific publisher Springer Science + Business Media is going out of the business—in fact, it's hoping to add even more science, technology, and medical titles to its lineup.
News/News Feature - Posted Dec 11, 2009
For social network junkies-and companies that rely on sites such as Twitter and Facebook to interact with clients-Aug. 6 was a bleak day. A massive distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack targeting a single pro-Georgian blogger drastically slowed or stopped five major sites: Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, LiveJournal, and Fotki.
News/News Feature - October 2009 Issue, Posted Sep 30, 2009
With big bailouts come big responsibilities. The public wants to know: Where is nearly $800 billion going through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, and how is it helping?
News/News Feature - September 2009 Issue, Posted Sep 14, 2009
The concept for the latest version of Alfresco's open-source enterprise content management system — Alfresco Community Edition 3.2, a.k.a. the "Credit Crunch" — came about during the first major storms of the current economic maelstrom. Beating the recession through better content management shouldn't simply be about slashing prices, according to Alfresco co-founder and chief technology officer John Newton — although that's certainly part of the package Alfresco hopes to deliver.
News/News Feature - Posted Jul 07, 2009
Despite bad news piling up for businesses worldwide, only 7% of IT professionals are losing sleep at night, according to a recent survey conducted by U.K. service management company Sunrise Software, Inc. While some smaller projects might be getting the knife in IT departments, companies' calls to increase efficiency have given them the opportunity to lead the way toward working, as the mantra goes, "smarter, not harder," according to the survey.
News/News Feature - June 2009 Issue, Posted Jun 15, 2009
Several years ago, Swedish company Yooba Ltd. needed an easier way to manage the Flash content it used to build interactive online crossword puzzles. It didn't take them long to realize that the in-house Flash management solution they designed to fit into the company's existing content management systems wasn't just something Yooba needed—it was something that web companies struggling to manage online content in separate HTML and Flash systems needed to hear about, too.
News/News Feature - Posted Jun 09, 2009
Businesses rejoice—the paper trail is dead. Before you get the party started, however, allow me to introduce its replacement: the digital compliance trail. The new digital trail may take up less space on employees' desks, but it is no less formidable. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) quarterly filings can weigh in at more than a thousand pages. Pharmaceutical companies monitor hundreds of laboratories and studies daily to ensure Food & Drug Administration compliance. Legal practices must make sure every document they produce meets strict, new digital requirements per the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure (FRCP). Federally regulated websites need to be accessible to all Americans, regardless of age, location, or physical ability.
Editorial/Feature - June 2009 Issue, Posted Jun 02, 2009
Most of us only work at one desk. We've got it all there—our computer monitors, our sticky notes, our files and folders, our staplers, the pictures of our friends and family, and everything else we need to get the job done. The developers at EverEZ Systems, Ltd. hope to bring the one-desk theory to business computers with the April launch of their new software integration technologies, EverDesk Optima and EverDesk Mail.
News/News Feature - April 2009 Issue, Posted Apr 02, 2009
No one knows more about us—our ailments, significant others, favorite music, what we're thinking about buying, and how much we spend—than our search engines. However, this is stuff we probably wouldn't choose to share with a multimillion dollar web company. Every major search engine in the world, however, retains every search query ever typed into its field, and privacy advocates are calling for search engines to change their ways.
News/News Feature - March 2009 Issue, Posted Feb 19, 2009
Take a closer look at SchemaLogic, Inc., one of the 12 companies that inspired the most banter among the EContent 100 judges during the voting process.
Editorial/Feature - December 2008 Issue, Posted Dec 01, 2008
A settlement was reached on October 28 in the class-action lawsuit brought in 2005 by the Authors Guild and Association of American Publishers against Google, and both sides seem to be pleased with the outcome. The Authors Guild and Association of American Publishers will help distribute a $45 million class-action payout to authors and publishers whose copyrights were infringed when their works were uploaded without permission by the digital Google Books project. Google, in turn, will spend $34.5 million to build a subscription-based system allowing users to preview, search, and ultimately purchase access to in-copyright, out-of-print titles through Google Books.
News/News Feature - Posted Nov 04, 2008
With its unique publishing and editorial structure, and limitless topical scope, Wikipedia traffics a huge amount of information. Out of more than 2.3 million entries in English, the mere presence of some entries is enough to offend certain groups.
News/News Feature - July/August 2008 Issue, Posted Jul 01, 2008
A closer look at LinkedIn, a social network that attracts a mature audience by emphasizing the "network" over the "social."
Editorial/Feature - December 2007 Issue, Posted Nov 14, 2007
A closer look at Macrovision, which helps keep content vendors in control of their creations online.
Editorial/Feature - December 2007 Issue, Posted Nov 14, 2007
Velocity, Vivisimo's flagship product, was built on a search philosophy that distinguishes it from the enterprise search platform pack.
News/News Feature - November 2007 Issue, Posted Oct 23, 2007
Companies are only as good as the content they deliver, so it pays to go past thinking globally and start structuring content that can play as well in Pakistan and Paris as it does in Peoria.
Editorial/Feature - October 2007 Issue, Posted Oct 02, 2007
Print plagiarism used to be considered an occupational hazard for scholars and writers. However, with the advent of the internet, plagiarizing someone else’s original work requires less heavy lifting than ever. Luckily, the digital environment can make spotting poached pieces easier too.
Editorial/Feature - September 2007 Issue, Posted Sep 04, 2007
Investors never stray very far from their favorite source of financial news. Whether it comes in over the internet, their BlackBerries, or even old-fashioned newspapers, getting business information from Bangladesh to Boston before it becomes old news is a big business in its own right.
News/News Feature - June 2007 Issue, Posted May 21, 2007
Most citizens equate the national emergency alert system with an annoying green screen accompanied by a high-pitched screech that inevitably interrupts a favorite TV program. However, recent natural disasters have left Americans wondering why government officials are still tied to old technologies—land-line phones, TVs, radios, and even wailing sirens—in their efforts to warn citizens about emergencies.
News/News Feature - May 2007 Issue, Posted May 03, 2007
Generation C is the "You" in YouTube, the "My" in MySpace, and the "i" in iPod. They're you (and me), and they're shaking up the way people make, think about, and use digital content. Get to know them, and get to know how to connect with their content expectations.
Editorial/Feature - May 2007 Issue, Posted May 01, 2007
Moving from one office to the next takes hundreds of boxes and backbreaking labor. By contrast, moving a company's entire digital content collection from a variety of locations or a legacy content management system into a new CMS to the next doesn't require a single box or any heavy lifting. However content migration is no small undertaking.
Editorial/Feature - March 2007 Issue, Posted Feb 20, 2007
Every corner of the web and enterprise technology spectrum is trying to cash in on the Web 2.0 promise (and hype). In the not-so-distant future, your office network might look a little less like Windows Office and a little more like MySpace.
Editorial/Feature - January/February 2007 Issue, Posted Jan 26, 2007
These five case studies explore the day-to-day impact of digital content on the way people really work. They demonstrate the transformative power of econtent on the way we create, collaborate, and connect.
Editorial/Feature - November 2006 Issue, Posted Nov 07, 2006
To thwart shoplifters, retail stores electronically tag merchandise with sensors that can trip invisible alarms on the way out the door. To thwart content thieves, the Software Information Industry Association (SIIA) is launching a similar initiative: the Corporate Content Anti-Piracy Policy (CCAP). CCAP will tag digital print content so that illegal use can be detected. Its two-pronged attack on copyright violations will use both prosecution and education
News/News Feature - November 2006 Issue, Posted Oct 19, 2006
If you’re reading EContent, no one needs to tell you what an important medium the internet has become for delivering content and reaching consumers across the world. But, according to a June 2006 study conducted on behalf of the Online Publishers Association (OPA) by the Center for Media Design at Ball State University, advertising dollars aren’t keeping up with skyrocketing consumer web demand.
News/News Feature - September 2006 Issue, Posted Aug 28, 2006
Look closely at your cell phone. Watch out! It might be looking right back at you, sending information about your location to a map, where you will join other people in your town as dynamic parts of a real-time geophysical landscape. Cell phones like these are drawing the map of the future, according to the research team behind the SENSEable City Lab.
News/News Feature - July/August 2006 Issue, Posted Jul 11, 2006
Thomas Edison conceptualized the moving picture more than a century ago. Since then “we’ve been refining . . . but not innovating it,” according to FrameFree Technologies president Tom Randolph. FrameFree Technologies plans to pick up where Edison left off with its May 15, 2006, launch of FrameFree Studio, digital imaging software that Randolph hopes will set new standards for ease of use, picture quality, and even bring motion to still images.
News/News Feature - June 2006 Issue, Posted May 16, 2006
Most companies start small, hoping to attract a bigger clientele as they grow. ClearStory is trying a different approach with its recent launch of ActiveMedia Essentials, a hosted, browser-based digital assets management package that targets smaller companies and departments that want to manage their digital media assets with the same security and usability that the major companies have come to expect from ClearStory’s ActiveMedia Enterprise software.
News/News Feature - May 2006 Issue, Posted May 02, 2006
You can’t live forever, but thanks to a StoryBooth coming to a town near you, you might be able to live on in digital form (and even tell your grandkids what life was like before the Internet, though they might not believe you). StoryCorps, a national project designed to inspire people to record others’ stories, was formed to make digital recording accessible to the general public.
News/News Feature - April 2006 Issue, Posted Apr 07, 2006
In an age when whole lives are lived online, people not only create content, they're building their own infrastructure for making it easier to find. The term folksonomy was coined to name the growing phenomenon of users generating metadata by tagging pieces of digital information with their own searchable keywords, a phenomenon picking up steam all over the Web.
Editorial/Feature - April 2006 Issue, Posted Apr 03, 2006
Twenty-first century business is transacted online—even the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has trouble getting people to read paper versions of corporate proxy statements in the econtent age. In a move to regain investors’ attention, a recently proposed SEC rule change would allow them to read and post proxy communications via the Web.
News/News Feature - January/February 2006 Issue, Posted Jan 17, 2006
Ask fans of the dearly departed free file-swapping software Grokster—if digital content sounds too good to be true, or too cheap to be legal, it probably is. While building a free digital library might not seem like an audacious move at first glance, when three major Internet companies each aspire to create the biggest, most widely accessible library ever, copyright watchers the world over take notice.
Editorial/Feature - January/February 2006 Issue, Posted Jan 13, 2006
Trying to download the same song to your PC, MP3 player, and cell phone usually means downloading three different files from three different sources, thanks to the brand-exclusive DRMs that come with each individual digital content player. Sun Microsystems is trying to find a way to simplify that process with its Open Media Commons initiative, a cross-industry, open source project aimed at developing a royalty-free rights management standard for digital content.
News/News Feature - November 2005 Issue, Posted Nov 01, 2005
Cyberspace doesn’t give its travelers much room for reflection. Every day, millions of Web sites are updated, and older versions are erased from existence with the click of a button. Remember when sold only books? Or when WebCrawler ruled the search universe? The Wayback Machine does.
News/News Feature - October 2005 Issue, Posted Sep 26, 2005
New Yorkers might be in a perpetual rush, but for cardholders at the New York Public Library, reading on the go just got easier. In June, the NYPL launched its eAudio program, making more than 700 popular, educational, and literary titles available for download through the library’s Web site. With authors ranging from Jane Austen to Dr. Phil, the size and variety of the audio book offerings make the NYPL’s eAudio program one of the largest of its kind.
News/News Feature - September 2005 Issue, Posted Aug 31, 2005