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
MSNBC (now known as NBC News) has learned to embrace analytics and social media to help drive traffic to its various properties, and if you're smart, you should be doing the same thing with your websites.
Posted Sep 04, 2012
Are the web content management systems (WCMs) that many digital publishers and web content producers use today outdated? Yes, according to a new report authored by Mountain View, Calif.-headquartered market research and analysis firm Frost & Sullivan, entitled "Web Content Management Systems: So Five Years Ago."
Posted Aug 08, 2012
Automattic, the company behind web publishing platform WordPress, announced the expansion of its VIP Featured Partner Program to include interactive agencies. The company will also expand to new platform partners, such as Facebook and Flipboard. By expanding the VIP program, these partners will be able to promote their services and features to large-scale sites, including top media companies, sports leagues, and Fortune 500 companies.
Posted Aug 02, 2012
Cloud content management company, SpringCM, announced the launch of Business Sync, an advanced file sync system. The company believes that with Business Sync, it will provide businesses with a high level of control and security for content located in a cloud. It will also provide increased controls to an organization with more freedom to share content.
Posted Jul 25, 2012
Magnolia announced the company will be offering a preview of its new Magnolia CMS 5.0 at the Magnolia Conference in September. According to the company, Magnolia CMS 5.0 will be focused on an entirely new user interface, where content is created and edited with customizable apps.
Posted Jul 18, 2012
With more than 6,500 employees, a number of locations, and a broad mandate, managers at Dartmouth-Hitchcock health care system are responsible for a steady and diverse stream of projects at any given time. Dartmouth-Hitchcock's interim director of content and publications, communications and marketing, Ryan Newswanger, supervises a wide range of short and long-term web projects at any given time. His team was using a content management system and basic project management software to keep track of the team's activities, but was struggling to keep projects on track and on time. Newswanger felt his team constantly risked missing deadlines. He decided that deeper insights were needed into the entire scope of the projects he managed in order to better meet deadlines, but also to set realistic goals and project requirements.
Posted Jul 13, 2012
Tiki announced the release of Tiki 9.0, the latest version of Tiki Wiki CMS Groupware. The company says this latest version of Tiki will have a number of new features, architectural enhancements, and will fix bugs from the previous version.
Posted Jun 27, 2012
Critical Mention, a provider of media intelligence, announced the debut of AllMedia, a platform designed to allow clients to collect and curate user-generated video content as well as provide analytics for that content. This new platform will include millions of online information sources as well as cloud-based tools for users.
Posted Jun 25, 2012
Allen Press announced the company's online journal hosting platform, Pinnacle, will now feature mobile optimization, called Pinnacle for Mobile. Publishers will now be able to present content across all major mobile platforms while controlling access from the institution out to the end users and their devices. Content can be displayed on iOS, Android, and RIM.
Posted Jun 21, 2012
Doo has announced the beta launch of a cloud-based service which the company says can collect data from multiple sources while it organizes and stores the date in a single secure place. By storing data in one location, the company believes companies will have less clutter to look through while searching for documents. The app is now available for download for OS X while the iOS and Android apps will be ready for download in a few weeks. Once the apps are available for Android, Doo's app can be fully integrated with Google Docs.
Posted Jun 18, 2012
The largest blogging platform in the UK, OverBlog, has announced a new platform which the company says will bring together the various social media postings of bloggers into one live stream. By bringing together the aggregated posts from a variety of social platforms, including blogs, the platform will enable bloggers to assemble their postings in one location.
Posted Jun 18, 2012
Both KnowledgeLake and Kiefer Consulting are very much involved in working with SharePoint users and the two companies have announced a partnership to give SharePoint customers enhanced document management. KnowledgeLake provides electronic capture and workflow solutions to SharePoint users while Kiefer provides business solutions to users. This joint venture will enable Kiefer customers to extend their SharePoint capabilities to include full document imaging, records management and web content management capabilities.
Posted Jun 13, 2012
Online and mobile presentation app maker Brainshark has announced new features and enhancements for its Slideshark Team Edition, which is used to share PowerPoint presentations on the iPad. The company says the most significant of the changes will be multi-user access to team content and storage through a folder system which will allow team members to manage, organize, track, and delete content as needed.
Posted Jun 11, 2012
Gladson, a provider of syndicated consumer packaged goods, product images and content, has announced the availability of a new service offering called "e-Content Made Easy." The company says this will provide manufacturers with solutions for managing the creation, hosting and deliver of econtent.
Posted Jun 06, 2012
Big brands in non-media industries (beverage and automobile companies, for instance), as well as smaller companies and even nonprofits - none of which are likely to have either the extensive volume of content or the in-house personnel and expertise to manage that content that the big media companies do - may begin looking for video management and publishing solutions that match more modest needs. thePlatform now offers just such a solution aimed at those potential customers.
Posted Jun 06, 2012
Impelsys has announced that its latest digital publishing software platform, iPublishCentral 4.0, is now available. The company says this platform will allow publishers to warehouse, deliver, distribute, market and sell their ebooks without making significant capital or engineering investments on their own.
Posted Jun 04, 2012
Tiki has announced that next generation Wiki CMS Groupware, Tiki 9.0, is now available with a number of new features. Some of the newest features include improved security and spam protection, new plugins, improvements to calendars and other Tiki features, as well as improved batch actions and token access.
Posted May 29, 2012
Data Conversion Laboratory has announced a new online publishing portal which the company says will re-energize previously dormant content into highly accurate digital knowledge that can be searched, reorganized, ported to ebooks, and published into most formats.
Posted May 29, 2012
ScribbleLive has announced the release of a new product ScribbleLive Advanced Content Module, which was part of a collaborative effort with The Associated Press. This new product will allow for better real-time journalism, the company says, by allowing news teams to create live blog posts and articles that combine different content such as images, tweets, video, and audio.
Posted May 29, 2012
Data integration firm Kapow Software has teamed up with SDL's WCM division to expedite the movement of legacy digital content to SDL Tridion. Kapow says that customers can now automate the migration of content from multiple sources into SDL Tridion using the Kapow Katalyst platform.
Posted May 23, 2012
Limelight has announced a number of upgrades to the Limelight Video Platform and Limelight Dynamic Site Platform. The most recent enhancement gives users the ability to publish videos across multiple online and mobile sites and manage video channels from within the Limelight Dynamic Site Platform interface. The company says by managing web and video assets from one dashboard, it will speed up internal process and increase publishing frequency.
Posted May 22, 2012
Digital asset management (DAM) and web content management (WCM) have a long history together: the partners, the rivals, surviving the big divide between the two, and crashing in unison like two waves in the era of converging enterprise technologies.
Posted May 15, 2012
Joomla, an open source content management system, announced that students will contribute to the Joomla CMS core and platform this summer as part of Google Summer of Code. There are eight students working on eight separate projects that could eventually be used by Joomla.
Posted May 09, 2012