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
AddThis, an online content engagement platform, is transforming its business model to include a new subscription-based offering. AddThis Pro uses the power of the AddThis behavioral data pool, which reaches more than 97% of the internet population in the United States and across 14 million websites globally. By applying these big data insights to recommended content widgets, AddThis Pro can significantly increase a site owner's content engagement metrics.
Posted Feb 13, 2014
According to a recent survey, there are more than 920 million websites on the internet-almost all are costly mistakes. More than 95% of these sites fail to follow Google's recommendation to build and maintain one website that works across all devices, including desktop, tablets, and smartphones. Moboom announced the launch of Moboom3, a development tool and content management system that future proofs websites and brings together responsive and adaptive design philosophies, all while allowing developers to build responsive websites 100 times faster than if they were to code them by hand.
Posted Feb 13, 2014
Sitecore, a provider of customer experience management software, and Znode, provider of .NET e-commerce software solution, Multifront, announced the release of an integration for version 7 of Sitecore's customer experience management software. The integration of the two solutions will empower businesses to deliver engaging and relevant experiences to customers while supporting the rapidly evolving demands of today's enterprise e-commerce and content management strategies.
Posted Feb 13, 2014
Vasont Systems, a TransPerfect Company that provides component content management system (CMS) software, announced that its Vasont Universal Integrator (VUI) extension is certified with both Adobe FrameMaker 12 and Adobe's new XML authoring solution, FrameMaker XML Author 12. The VUI is a software extension that provides integration between these FrameMaker products and the Vasont CMS.
Posted Feb 04, 2014
North Plains Systems announced the availability of On Brand 2.7, its out-of-the-box, brand asset management solution. This latest version of On Brand enhances the product's rapid time to value by extending its user-friendly capabilities with a configurable, graphical dashboard that provides real-time updates on social media trends, tracking, asset ratings and usage statistics. On Brand also now includes language packs for French, German and Japanese.
Posted Feb 04, 2014
We hope that, as loyal readers of EContent, you already know the difference between content strategy and content marketing. But there are some people out there still laboring under the delusion that these two things are one in the same. We have two of the country's leading experts in the subjects here to tell you that they are very different animals, that often work together to achieve similiar goals. Content Wrangler Scott Abel, and the Content Marketing Institute's Robert Rose are here to discuss the finer points of their individual areas of expertise -- and Jose Castillo from thinkjose.com is refereeing! They also discuss Facebook's Paper app, and the future of TLDs.
Posted Jan 31, 2014
SDL launched the SDL Customer Experience Cloud, a unified suite of offerings to help marketers create and deliver global customer experiences across all channels, devices, and languages. The SDL Customer Experience Cloud integrates web content management, campaign management, and social intelligence, as well as analytics, e-commerce, language solutions, and documentation. The SDL Customer Experience Cloud empowers the entire organization from marketing through to customer support to understand, create, manage, and deliver contextually relevant customer experiences.
Posted Jan 28, 2014
The amount of data produced each day is staggering. In fact, the Harvard Business Review points out that "more data cross the internet every second than were stored in the entire internet just 20 years ago." Because of this, internet users experience "information overload," where they become overwhelmed with the bevy of information available -- even pushed on them -- through multiple technologies.
Posted Jan 24, 2014
With both content and technology always evolving with the fast pace of culture, web content management (WCM) systems must keep up. This is no easy task, and it keeps the industry leaders on their toes. "WCM is about creating and managing content in a central repository with the purpose of delivering it-publishing it-to the web," says Irina Guseva, senior analyst for Real Story Group, "as well as to other channels such as mobile, social, print, and email." And that requires continual adaptation.
Posted Jan 22, 2014
ProQuest's collaboration and document management tool Flow is now accessible free for researchers -- including those in institutions that don't subscribe to the service. This enables users to discover and manage content, store and organize documents, and through integration with Microsoft Word, write papers, supported with instant bibliographies and annotation. Plus, Flow's social capabilities allow simple document sharing.
Posted Jan 07, 2014
How often have you heard, "We're not in charge of that" or "We don't own that content" from people within your organization? In today's ever-changing global marketplace, digital strategy teams across the globe struggle to manage projects using the right resources and talent. Too often, they are stuck in silos and cannot effect any change, while others without important first-line knowledge about what customers really want are making important strategic decisions.
Posted Dec 27, 2013
The battle for marriage equality-the ability for people of the same gender to legally wed-is being fought in courtrooms around the U.S. and beyond. Fourteen states, the District of Columbia, and five Native American tribes in the U.S. allow people of the same sex to marry. The nations of Argentina, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Denmark, France, Iceland, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, Spain, South Africa, Sweden, and Uruguay do as well. England and Wales recently joined that list. And marriage equality bills are pending in another dozen countries. Aside from a few places on this planet where civil rights are in limited supply, the momentum seems to favor a move toward marriage equality globally.
Posted Dec 18, 2013
In a typical information management technology project--be it ECM, CMS, or DAM--you, as a customer, are bound to deal with vendor services. Here are a few pointers to consider and pitfalls to avoid. First and foremost, you will be spending a lot of money on vendor professional services. Usually, customers spend more on services than software, often three times as much. To meet customers' consulting needs, most vendors maintain their own professional services (PS). There are others as well that also (or instead) may have services through a partner channel of integrators, consultancies, and resellers who can help customers implement the package.
Posted Dec 17, 2013
Joomla, an open source content management systems (CMS), announced the immediate availability of the Joomla Framework. This new initiative enables developers to more easily combine features from the Joomla Framework with features from other open source frameworks as they custom-build their own app or CMS.
Posted Dec 11, 2013