SDL announced the next release of SDL Web, the web pillar of the Customer Experience Cloud (CXC). SDL CXC now offers context brokering, which enables businesses to provide personal and contextualized interactive brand experiences for customers across all channels and devices throughout their individual customer journeys.
Posted May 20, 2014
Verivo Software, an enterprise mobile application platform provider, announced the launch of Akula 2.0. The latest release of the mobile application server provides enterprise IT departments more control, visibility, and governance of their enterprise mobile applications with new capabilities. Akula 2.0 is an open platform that enables IT departments to secure and govern mobile services and applications while allowing development teams to access and reuse these services leveraging the front-end tools of their choice.
Posted May 20, 2014
CoreMedia, a web content management (WCM) company, announced CoreMedia LiveContext 2.0, a next-generation digital engagement application integrated with IBM WebSphere Commerce that empowers e-Commerce and marketing professionals to transform their online stores with deeper, more visually appealing and immersive experiences.
Posted May 20, 2014
CMS provider e-Spirit has announced the release of its latest version of its FirstSpirit content management system. FirstSpirit 5.1 has many new features that will enable companies to improve their time to market. These new features are intended to enhance the user experience along the entire web experience supply chain. Marketing managers will now be able to target their website visitors with personalized online experiences and software developers and integrators will appreciate how easy it is to use.
Posted May 15, 2014
Splice Machine, provider of the only Hadoop RDBMS, announced that its real-time relational database management system is now available as a public beta. The Splice Machine database enables companies to replace traditional RDBMS systems. A full-featured, transactional SQL database on Hadoop, Splice Machine moves Hadoop beyond its batch analytics heritage to power operational applications and real-time analytics.
Posted May 13, 2014
ProofHQ, an online proofing software provider, and North Plains Systems, which helps companies effectively connect with and engage their customers through visual media, announced the availability of the ProofHQ Xinet Connector. The connector integrates ProofHQ directly into Xinet giving Xinet users direct access to ProofHQ's content and creative asset review and approval capabilities.
Posted May 06, 2014
Sitecore, a provider of customer experience management, announced early access to the next generation of its experience platform including the Sitecore Experience Database, a highly scalable big data repository that collects and connects actionable customer data to deliver unique customer experiences in real-time. Marketers can view the entire experience of every individual customer that engages with their brand through the Sitecore Experience Profile.
Posted May 01, 2014
Hippo has launched Hippo CMS 7.9 with extended functionality for all users. Notable changes include Advanced Channel Management and the introduction of CKEditor, SCXML Workflows, and Secure Content Replication. These changes bring increased control over website navigation and content presentation into the hands of end-users, and enable developers to develop more advanced workflow scenarios. By introducing a secure replication mechanism between the delivery and authoring environments, Hippo CMS 7.9 adds an additional layer of security to content in staging and embargo phases.
Posted Apr 24, 2014
Cloudwords, a cloud-based marketing globalization platform, announced the availability of machine translation as part of its newest product release. With machine translation, Cloudwords now enables customers to globalize marketing campaigns and content using whichever localization method and model is suited for their content and budget needs. The options include translation by preferred external vendors; in-house translation; translation by vendors in the Cloudwords marketplace; or machine translation. The Machine Translation feature enables customers to translate marketing content that requires short turnaround times or extremely low costs.
Posted Apr 24, 2014
One of Rockfish's clients, Corner Bakery Cafe, was looking to relaunch its website with content at its heart, and Rockfish was selected to be the agency to relaunch the site. Rockfish needed to find the right CMS to address the needs of its client.
Posted Apr 14, 2014
Making sense of large amounts of disorganized information that is spread across wide swaths of an organization has always been the defining challenge of knowledge management. In recent years, the ability for organizations to capture information about themselves, their customers, and every facet of their business has increased exponentially; the phenomenon, of course, is known as "big data." As troves of data grow, so too does the potential to leverage it, and one key to keeping up with that potential is through the implementation of systems and solutions that streamline your organization's ability to analyze it, access it, and act on it. In short, big data is spurring the symbolic "long tail" of institutional knowledge to grow ever longer, and organizations must be prepared to adjust their knowledge management strategy to compensate.
Posted Apr 11, 2014
Crafter Software Corporation, a web content management solution, announced a new partnership with an l IT consulting and services company Global Quark. Global Quark provides IT consulting services and solutions for enterprises located in Mexico and throughout the Latin American region. Through the partnership, Crafter Software and Global Quark will deliver a portfolio of services and solutions for enterprise customers in the areas of content management, web and mobile applications, intranets, and e-commerce.
Posted Apr 10, 2014
Ektron announced an expansion of its content and web experience management offerings to include a unique, cloud-based SaaS (Software as a Service) platform that offers a secure, scalable, and agile alternative to the traditional model of on-premise WCM.
Posted Apr 03, 2014
Widen Enterprises has released a new version of the Widen Media Collective, its digital asset management (DAM) solution, featuring asset-level analytics, stylized collections, video clipping, and updates to the mobile app and REST API. Version 7.1 continues to add new features to Widen's flagship DAM solution based on customer-driven ideas that allow marketing and creative teams the ability to extend their digital assets to greater audiences and better understand the value of their digital library.
Posted Apr 01, 2014
The Search Agency, a global online marketing firm and independent U.S. search marketing agency, released findings from the latest edition of its Mobile Experience Scorecard: Web-Only Retailers, which found that the average time the top 100 web-only retailer sites took to load was 2.99 seconds, almost two seconds longer than Google's recommended load time. Google also recommends Responsive Web Design (RWD) for mobile sites, yet only nine out of the 100 sites in the study used RWD to improve mobile experiences.
Posted Apr 01, 2014
Adobe and SAP announced a global reseller agreement targeted at digital marketing for enterprise customers. SAP will resell Adobe Marketing Cloud with the SAP HANA Platform and the hybris Commerce Suite. Additional partnership were announced with Epsilon, Deloitte, and Wunderman. Adobe also announced enhancements to its Adobe Marketing Cloud and Adobe Experience Manager.
Posted Mar 25, 2014
The overarching trajectory in the evolution of web content management (WCM) that emerged in 2013 largely reflected the trends that have been defining nearly every other corner of the technology sector in the last several years. The equalizing principle of ease of use for nonexpert users, a drive toward mobile functionality, a preference for a solution that integrates well with other systems, and a strong inclination toward user-driven or social content creation-these tenets are now the new normal for the creation, management, and distribution of enterprise content, particularly web-based content, and they drive expectations of technological functionality for both internal and external stakeholders in any enterprise.
Posted Mar 24, 2014
In February Scott Abel and Rahel Bailie released a book they co-edited, The Language of Content Strategy. Bringing together 52 content experts to define the important terms that content strategists often toss around -- such as content quality assurance, content flow, and transclusion -- and why they are important, Abel and Bailie created a much-needed guide for the industry. As a relative newbie to the field of content strategy this book was a great resource, but this will be valuable to industry veterans as well. Perhaps even more interesting is the story behind the book.
Posted Mar 21, 2014
Cabinet Document Management Solutions, a provider of electronic document management systems, document management software, and workflow solutions, announced the release of new versions of the SAFE paperless office suite and the WEB browser-based document management solution.
Posted Mar 18, 2014
HiSoftware Inc., a provider of compliance and security solutions, announced a new solution for managing compliance on public websites, intranets, and portals; HiSoftware Compliance Deputy. The on-demand, browser-based solution allows developers and content providers to test and repair content from any CMS for governance factors including accessibility, privacy, and site quality prior to publishing in the production environment.
Posted Mar 18, 2014
You're responsible for procuring and implementing a new software technology project within your organization. Maybe, it's a new ECM, WCM, or DAM system. You identified your stakeholders, got the budget in your pocket, and lined up a technology selection consultant. Missing anything? Some organizations tend to overlook or underestimate internal change management issues. And any new software being introduced is a major change for any organization, small or big. Here are some helpful tips on how to manage change in enterprise technology projects.
Posted Mar 11, 2014
Sitecore, a provider of customer experience management software, released its first-ever mobile applications to provide marketers with anywhere, anytime access to Sitecore's experience platform. Developed using Sitecore's Mobile SDK, the Sitecore Executive Insight Dashboard application for Windows 8.1 tablets and Apple iPad gathers customer engagement analytics and insights across touchpoints and presents them in a simple mobile view.
Posted Mar 10, 2014
With mobile devices outselling traditional computers, mobility has clearly become an enterprise concern. Whether customer-facing or employee-facing, converting key services and information to mobile-friendly experiences is no longer optional. The marketplace offers a wide variety of tools that can help you go mobile. These range from simpler tools that help you quickly "mobilize" existing sites to more sophisticated tools that allow you to create complex mobile apps, including specialized native apps for specific mobile devices.
Posted Mar 05, 2014
Engage, developers of web and mobile solutions for enterprises, announced that it has open-sourced its suite of DNN modules. All Engage modules are now available for free to the DNN community, licensed under the MIT open-source license.
Posted Mar 04, 2014