Disastrous CMS implementations are a dime a dozen: budget overruns, content that gets lost or doesn't migrate accurately, or worse, a system that simply doesn't work after a significant commitment of time and other resources. But here's the good news: This doesn't have to be you. These disasters happen to people who don't plan, develop a good strategy, and get help from experienced partners who can guide them through the necessary steps.
Posted Apr 17, 2015
The third annual "Following the Trends -Is Your Content Ready" survey found content developers have increased the range of tools they use to deliver technical content, and while they recognize the need to manage digital content across platforms and outputs, they struggle with resource constraints in meeting customer demands. The survey was jointly conducted by Data Conversion Laboratory (DCL) and the Center for Information Development Management (CIDM).
Posted Apr 14, 2015
The web CMS industry is celebrating its 20th birthday this year, but not all challenges are resolved yet. And that includes internationalization, globalization, and localization of content. In 2012, Common Sense Advisory surveyed more than 2,400 consumers in eight countries. It asked about the importance of users interacting with websites in their native language. It found that 42% of respondents said they never purchase products and services described in a foreign language. And 56.2% said the ability to find info in their own language is more important than price.
Posted Apr 14, 2015
Each year, SAE organizes about 27 international meetings, serving those three sectors related to the mobility industries, Fadik says; from those events, nearly 3,000 technical papers and journal articles are produced. "So that's really kind of where our whole scenario started," she says. "What we needed to do was to publish the documents in a consistent format. Print still is very important to our customers, so we still have to maintain that print product; so when we looked at the challenges we were facing, that led us down this path."
Posted Apr 13, 2015
HighWire Press, Inc., a technology platform and strategic partner to scholarly publishers and societies, announced the launch of its latest product, Stackly (Stackly.org), a web-based toolset for content collection, organization, storage, and peer-to-peer collaboration. Stackly integrates into publication sites, offering publishers a proactive way to promote content and engage with the research community. Stackly enables readers to build article collections without leaving a publication site.
Posted Apr 02, 2015
The digital revolution arrived and has settled in to stay. According to Comscore, mobile device use exceeded desktop and laptop use in early January, 2014 and mobile devices continue to see more use than computers. As consumers increasingly shift to mobile devices to consume content, publishers have taken steps to make their content more accessible on mobile devices. Unfortunately, as a recent study points out, many content publishers who think they're providing a positive user experience on various devices are unaware how poorly their content performs on mobile phones and tablets. Business and tech news sites illustrate how pervasive and serious the gap can be between the desktop experience and the mobile experience.
Posted Mar 27, 2015
Equilibrium, an enterprise content management and automatic mobile media delivery platform, announced the general availability of MediaRich ECM for SharePoint 5, turning SharePoint into a visual management platform. At its heart is the integration of the newly released MediaRich engine, featuring AV Core 2. The new 64-bit architecture delivers faster ingestion and increased file-format support, including professional broadcast video formats-even UHD and large files.
Posted Mar 26, 2015
Lyris announced the release of Lyris Predictive Personalization, an intelligent content engine for publishers to combine machine learning with digital messaging automation to deliver contextually personalized content to each individual subscriber. By combining content with audience demographic and behavioral data, Lyris Predictive Personalization says it increases conversions and advertising revenue by maximizing engagement.
Posted Mar 26, 2015
CoreMedia, digital experience (DX) company, announced CoreMedia 8, the latest release of its innovative, omni-channel digital experience platform. CoreMedia 8 is designed for companies to deliver differentiating online digital experiences across all channels. CoreMedia 8 empowers digital marketing and editorial teams to collaborate in real-time, create personalized online experiences, localize the experience for different regional markets, and deliver them across any digital channel or device.
Posted Mar 24, 2015
Amy Ruell has been blind since birth, but software programs called screen readers help her read web content-that is, if websites are created in a way that makes their information accessible and usable for her, which is not always the case. Sometimes, sites that constantly refresh aren't coded right, and every page refresh causes her screen reader to start going through the page all over again. Some sites don't have properly tagged headings or descriptive links to help her find what she needs quickly; others are too cluttered with ads.
Posted Mar 23, 2015
MadCap Software, Inca provider of multi-channel content authoring and a showcase company for Microsoft Visual Studio, announced that MadCap Flare 11.0 is now available. Flare, MadCap's flagship software, is a single-source, multi-channel authoring and publishing solution, supporting the ability to publish to a number of devices and formats including print, Web, desktop, and mobile.
Posted Mar 19, 2015
Assembla announced the release of Portfolio Perforce Team Edition, a hosted service featuring Perforce's versioning engine integrated with collaboration tools built by Assembla. Portfolio Perforce Team Edition supports up to 50 users, unlimited repos, and unlimited files of any size or type - meant to handle 3D art, audio documents, and large binary files for distributed teams.
Posted Mar 17, 2015
Search and content optimization provider, Searchmetrics, has announced a new integration with Adobe Experience Manager, Adobe's digital experience management solution. The integration will help content marketers and authors create web content that reflects the way Google now delivers search results by analyzing the intentions behind searchers' queries. The aim is to help companies create high-performing, data-driven content marketing programs to boost online traffic, conversions, and sales.
Posted Mar 12, 2015
Weebly, a global service that lets anyone create a website, announced the rollout of Weebly for Enterprise, a platform that enables businesses to create and manage websites at scale. Combining Weebly's website creation service used by over 30 million people with enterprise level control and customization, Weebly for Enterprise simplifies the process of building and managing hundreds of websites, providing a flexible content management system for a wide variety of applications across industries including technology, real estate, healthcare, and education.
Posted Feb 26, 2015
Stockholm-based EPiServer and Nashua, New Hampshire-based Ektron announced the two companies have merged to create a new global digital experience provider of scale, with a broad partner ecosystem. The combined company is backed by technology-focused private equity investment firm Accel-KKR.
Posted Feb 24, 2015
Monetate, a provider of multichannel personalization, announced the release of its latest global Ecommerce Quarterly report (EQ4 2014). The data shows that personalized customer experiences helped power the industry to a record-breaking holiday shopping season, with more than $51 billion in revenue, a 7.7% year-over-year growth, according to the National Retail Federation.
Posted Feb 19, 2015
Jahia, an open source User Experience Platform (UXP) vendor, announced the completion of a €20 million (circa $22.5 million) round of funding fully subscribed by Invus, an equity investor focused on transformational opportunities. Jahia was advised by investment bank Bryan, Garnier & Co.
Posted Feb 12, 2015
The first GridSM report for web content management platforms, published by business software review site G2 Crowd, ranks 12 products to help purchasers in their selections. The Winter 2015 report is based on more than 820 reviews written by business professionals. The GridSM, which is created from G2 Crowd's software review engine, factors in customer satisfaction reported by users and vendor market presence determined from social and public data to rank products.
Posted Feb 05, 2015
Cloudwords, a provider of cloud-based translation management and automation, announced a new native integration capability built for WordPress, a content management system (CMS) used by nearly a quarter of all websites on the internet, including Fortune 500 and enterprise organizations worldwide. Cloudwords for WordPress aims to accelerate and simplify the process of translating WordPress websites and digital content for global markets.
Posted Feb 05, 2015
SDL launches its V2.0 SDL Customer Experience Cloud (CXC) to align with top strategic initiatives of the leading global brands. The unified suite of offerings centers on four key pillars: Digital Experience, Knowledge Center, Customer Analytics and Language. With these enhanced capabilities, organizations can gain more insight into customer behavior and preferences to guide customer experience strategies, act on opportunities in real time, and deliver relevant experiences in the language of the customer.
Posted Jan 27, 2015
Joomla, an open source content management systems (CMS), announced the launch of its new service: Joomla.com. Users can now create and build freely hosted Joomla websites. The project is run in partnership with SiteGround web hosting company, which has built the server infrastructure that will accommodate the free Joomla sites.
Posted Jan 22, 2015
Web content management (WCM) software has matured from being a tool that IT controlled to being a vital part of staking a brand's presence in the digital marketplace. And yet, the industry is still experiencing growing pains. WCM software vendors keep adding more features to software that is already overly complex, creating "demoware" that only companies with deep pockets can use.
Posted Jan 21, 2015
Kentico Software, a web content and customer experience management provider, announced the release of Kentico 8.2, featuring several new collaboration and ecommerce enhancements that make launching and managing digital marketing campaigns faster and easier. With Kentico's new bi-directional SharePoint synchronization feature, all changes made in Kentico will be made automatically on the SharePoint server. Your files are always up to date, and everyone has the latest versions.
Posted Jan 13, 2015
Ignoring content globalization is no longer an option in international business environments, and questions and comments may come up on how to best define, optimize, and execute against a strategy-and how the expected ROIs and growth can be ensured and measured effectively. Generally speaking, creating and developing awareness around global challenges remains crucial to align and change mindsets-which is the foundation of the organizational and process transformation needed to take up these challenges. Once the stage is set, processes can be defined and implemented in line with global business objectives and enabling technology and resources can be identified.
Posted Dec 29, 2014
RSuite CMS, a publishing automation and multi-channel publishing content management solution announced version 4.1. RSuite 4.1 provides an extensive use of templates to drive efficiencies into the book publishing process. The pre-configured environment allows book publishers to work toward their goal of multi-channel publishing by using the free Microsoft Word templates to automatically generate XML, ePub, PDF, and other outputs.
Posted Dec 23, 2014