"Never put off till tomorrow what you can do today." When Lord Chesterfield said this, he was more than likely referring to being steadfast in your work ethic, and avoiding procrastination. More often than not, those who begin their tasks early find themselves in a superior position down the line. The same can be said for those who think ahead, so with the new year ahead, it's important to not only live in the now, but prepare for the future.
Posted Jan 04, 2013
Hippo announced the launch of Hippo CMS 7.8 and its new Relevance Module. Hippo puts marketers in charge of creating and maintaining contextualized experiences across the customer journey covering web, mobile, and social channels.
Posted Dec 17, 2012
Perfect Sense Digital announced it has acquired KickApps, a social media application. This is the first acquisition by Perfect Sense Digital, a full-service product development company based in Reston, VA. Perfect Sense Digital will integrate key social features into their Brightspot CMS, including identity management, social graph sharing and user-generated content tools in early 2013.
Posted Dec 13, 2012
In Part 1, I started discussing some of the most common reasons why content management system (CMS) projects fail. We covered change management, buying the wrong CMS, and lack of implementation resources. Onward!
Posted Dec 13, 2012
RSuite CMS, a content management system for publishers, announced the latest version of its software, RSuite 4. Combining a superior user experience with proven and secure content management provides publishers with the ability to create, store, manage, transform, and deliver any content to any format.
Posted Nov 29, 2012
Percussion has teamed up with DivvyHQ - the spreadsheet-free editorial calendar application - to bring you content planning solution. Percussion CM1 enables content marketers to create and publish more content more rapidly across their web properties than ever before. With DivvyHQ integrated into Percussion CM1's dashboard, you will be able to use Divvy's calendaring interface and collaboration tools to better manage the planning and production of all types of content across their organization.
Posted Nov 28, 2012
What happens if the lights go out? It's a question that strikes fear into the hearts of content providers everywhere--especially those that have transitioned from preserving hard copies to digital storage. Decisions about how to protect content-in this case, digital content--should be based both on an assessment of the purpose and value of that content and the development of a policy that outlines what is stored and how it is stored.
Posted Nov 20, 2012
Central Desktop, a cloud-based collaboration platform company, is addressing the digital evolution of the creative agency world with the addition of "Moodboards" to its SocialBridge collaboration solution. Moodboards match the convenience of a web-based inspiration board for each campaign or project with the security and permissions to keep these ideas private within a designated team.
Posted Nov 19, 2012
Southpaw Technology, a developer of digital asset management (DAM) technology for content creators, announced that it has launched Southpaw Solutions, a suite of new offerings designed to extend the functionality of the company's open source asset management software, TACTIC. These solutions, which handle common yet critical asset management challenges in many organizations, are built on top of TACTIC's core architecture, yet can be tailored to each company's unique IT environment and content creation workflow.
Posted Nov 15, 2012
InboundWriter, a content optimization system designed specifically for writers, announced the immediate commercial availability of its new Enterprise software tier with new functionality. Enterprise users will gain access to exclusive features and benefits designed specifically for medium- and large-sized organizations that have a strategic investment in publishing online content.
Posted Nov 15, 2012
Wowza Media Systems LLC, the "Any Screen Done Right" media server software company, announced the release of Wowza Media Server 3.5. The latest version of the company's software introduces savvy enhancements that allow content developers to have the flexibility and capabilities they need to stream media reliably the way they want - protected, scalable, high-quality, and to any screen.
Posted Nov 13, 2012
EMC Corporation announced a series of new products and solutions across the Information Intelligence Group (IIG) portfolio. IIG helps its customers transform their business with cloud solutions.
Posted Nov 07, 2012
North Plains announced it has launched a rebrand of its company, including a new mission and visual identity. North Plains has redefined its mission to help its customers -- including marketers, content creators and publishers -- to unleash the power of their visual media in order to better communicate with target audiences. North Plains unveiled a fresher, more agile brand and visual identity that focuses on empowering customers to better leverage the influx of visual content created.
Posted Nov 05, 2012
SOA Software,a provider of Enterprise API Management and SOA Governance solutions announced the launch of the First Enterprise API Platform, to help enterprises reach new channels and gain business advantage, throughout all stages of the API lifecycle. The SOA Software Enterprise API Platform addresses enterprise requirements across the entire API lifecycle, with planning, development, runtime, and community management capabilities.
Posted Nov 05, 2012
EPiServer, a provider of multichannel digital marketing and e-commerce software, announced the availability of EPiServer 7 CMS, a content management system that allows marketers and editors to create content that works across channels. Businesses can optimize their online presence for conversions and results by delivering a consistent customer experience across mobile, tablet, and desktop screens from one platform.
Posted Oct 31, 2012
ActiveStandards, a website quality management (WQM) platform introduced Standards Hub, a new component of the ActiveStandards service which enables users to create website standards documents in minutes. The automated tool guides web managers through the creation of website standards documentation online, reducing the time, cost, and complexity of creating and maintaining a comprehensive website standards library.
Posted Oct 16, 2012
The World Wide Web has forever changed the way companies of all sizes do business. From the smallest mom-and-pop shop to the largest enterprise, the internet has not only made it easier for companies to grow, but it has added new concerns. To be sure, the web is the great equalizer. In the past, only a select few corporations operated on a global scale, but the web has made it possible for organizations in Peoria, Ill., to sell goods and services to those in Prague. While leveraging the web to deliver the right information to the right people at the right time may seem relatively straightforward, it is not.
Posted Oct 15, 2012
HarperCollins Publishers announced it will roll out a new global publishing system. Global Product Manager, developed in partnership with Publishing Technology, will enable HarperCollins to unify editorial, marketing and business data around the world. By integrating systems and assets across the globe, the new centralized system will provide the company with the infrastructure needed to maximize its extensive catalogue of books, e-books, and apps.
Posted Oct 11, 2012
These days, having a good digital strategy has become a business staple for successful publishers. Hearst Magazines has not shied away from this challenge, making it a priority to keep up with its technology-driven readership by creating both websites and mobile sites for its brands and their content. But even with all of its efforts, Hearst realized it needed to find a publishing solution that would not only provide a more efficient way to publish content to multiple venues, but would also streamline its workflow process.
Posted Oct 03, 2012
WoodWing Software announced the release of version 8 of its multi-channel publishing system Enterprise, including the editorial management application Content Station. With version 8, WoodWing has made extensive changes to the architecture of its publishing system, ensuring it will meet future publishing industry requirements. New communication protocols JSON and AMF have been added to the core.
Posted Sep 27, 2012
Mag+ went live with version 4.0 of its digital publishing platform. Major enhancements to Mag+ include its support for Apple iOS 6, and for publishing to Android smartphones and iPhone, including to the brand new iPhone 5.
Posted Sep 20, 2012
GENWI announced that FLOODGATE, and the partners of ELEVATION PARTNERS, spearheaded by Mike Maples, Jr. and Roger McNamee respectively, have invested in GENWI's vision and cloud-based mobile content management system.
Posted Sep 20, 2012
MarkLogic Corporation, provider of the enterprise NoSQL database, introduced MarkLogic 6, a product designed to make it faster and easier for organizations to generate reliable, scalable, and secure Big Data results. The product includes new tools for faster application development, powerful analytics, and visualization widgets for greater insight, and the ability to create user-defined functions for fast and flexible analysis of huge volumes of data.
Posted Sep 17, 2012
Creating and disseminating content is getting easier every day. There are countless free and premium tools ready to help you get your information on the web. As the volume of web content continues to grow, however, users are becoming more selective about the sources they rely on-and engaging an audience isn't nearly as easy as putting out content.
Posted Sep 17, 2012
CMS projects fail. The majority don't go according to the plan. Very few are representative of a truly successful web content and experience management system implementation. Others just never take off.The software has been purchased, training conducted, iterations started, but there's still nothing to show to the executive sponsors. A year goes by, and frustrations build up. Integrators come and go, and consultants are parachuted in to put out fires. Internally, the organization loses hope of ever seeing any useful output from the CMS and declares it dead. Champagne, anyone?
Posted Sep 11, 2012