October 2009 Issue


News Features

Two major reports released recently offer both confirmation of declining advertising and marketing spend and a glimpse at the areas for growth in the coming years.
By - Posted Sep 28, 2009
Business & Legal Reports (BLR) is making a change, albeit a subtle one. Now known as Business & Legal Resources, the company is, like so many others, realizing the value of its online business and making the changes needed to beef it up-which includes a website overhaul and a rebranding as of Sept. 22 that will highlight more than a year of strategic content initiatives.
By - Posted Sep 25, 2009
For social network junkies-and companies that rely on sites such as Twitter and Facebook to interact with clients-Aug. 6 was a bleak day. A massive distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack targeting a single pro-Georgian blogger drastically slowed or stopped five major sites: Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, LiveJournal, and Fotki.
By - Posted Sep 30, 2009
This year, when Proofpoint, Inc., an email security and data loss provider, conducted its annual study on outbound email and data loss prevention issues, it had an additional question in mind: Is the recession creating an increased risk? By the time "Outbound Email and Data Loss Prevention in Today's Enterprise, 2009" was released in July, Proofpoint had found the connection it was looking for.
By - Posted Oct 05, 2009

Featured Stories

If you're thinking of writing the book on Enterprise 2.0, drop your plans right now. The man who first coined the term in 2006, Andrew McAfee, has already written it. What is expected to be the definitive work on the subject will be published in December by Harvard Business School Press.
By - Posted Sep 25, 2009
Until fairly recently, if you wanted to publish a news article or magazine feature, it required a large staff and huge presses housed in vast buildings. It took great wealth to buy the means to publish and a factorylike process to sell the ads, produce the news, and distribute the product. Because newspaper production was well beyond the means of most people, we relied on newspaper and magazine publishing companies with the requisite resources to produce the news for us, and in return, they charged large sums of money for display and classified ads-and they thrived. Today, that's all changed.
By - Posted Sep 28, 2009
Bigger, better, faster-for more than a century we have been driving toward greater efficiency by creating routine or automated processes that cut time, costs, or both. While this single-minded focus has spurred continual growth, it has also blinded society to where the true value lies. Moving forward, perfect processes will not be of paramount importance. Future progress and prosperity may well hinge on the ability of our organizations and institutions to connect the right people with the right ideas at the right time.
By - Posted Oct 05, 2009

Columns

It's not news that magazines are anorexic, newspapers are dropping in droves, and industry leaders are calling for everything from forbidding the use of headlines for linking to putting up pay walls around anything and everything. It feels frantic, even desperate.
By - Posted Sep 28, 2009
In early June 2009, General Motors declared bankruptcy and launched a new "re: invention" initiative to engage with the public and share the ways that the company would emerge leaner and prepared to succeed.
By - Posted Sep 30, 2009
As we move into fall, the year-long revival of the paid content argument shows no sign of easing.
By - Posted Oct 01, 2009
We all recognize the twin trends of exponentially growing electronic content and more litigiousness. The landmark 2006 Federal Rules of Civil Procedures Rule 26 and its updates make all electronic stored information (ESI) subject to legal discovery, and ESI continues its unbridled growth. Yet cost controls are tighter these days than they were a decade ago, so we increasingly react to problems rather than nip them in the bud. If you already have an enterprise search system (or, more likely, several targeted search systems), do you really need anything else to respond to a civil suit requesting information stored anywhere in the enterprise?
By - Posted Oct 08, 2009

Faces of EContent

"I'm currently preparing an exhibition on Darwin [that] will open soon in our gallery."
By - Posted Oct 01, 2009

Case Studies

When the Rhode Island School of Design began populating its website with video content, problems began to arise. The videos were isolated from each other and difficult to manage. It quickly became clear that RISD needed a video platform solution to manage its content, and the school turned to Brightcove for help.
By - Posted Oct 07, 2009