April 2003 Issue


News Features

As much as you may claim to be, or hope to be, all knowing, chances are good that you're not. But if you combine your knowledge, with my knowledge, with the knowledge of 7,000 or so others around the world, chances are good that we are collectively a whole lot smarter than we are individually.
By - Posted Apr 23, 2003
While MAMBO, the former name of WebWare's DAM Solution, may have evoked a light-hearted Latin-dance image, the latest generation renamed ActiveMedia, is all business.
By - Posted Apr 30, 2003
In the wake of Napster and other such fallen heroes to the fans of freebies, a new leader has emerged—Kazaa. Kazaa has done a lot right: It is free, it offers a wide variety of entertainment for download, and it has strategically based itself in geographically remote locations that left it untouchable legally—or so it seemed.
By - Posted Apr 30, 2003
The latest generation of portal, CM, and elearning solutions all have one thing in common: improved ease of use. Well, at least the aspiration to allow less-technical members of the digital content food chain to more easily use these previously complex systems.
By - Posted Apr 23, 2003
For some industries, access to real-time information provides calculable advantages. Take the investment sector, for one. Successful traders require an almost extra-sensory ability to intuit the ways in which major mergers and minor management changes will affect a stock's worth. These shifts can occur minute-by-minute and translate into to hard-earned or hard-lost money measured in seconds.
By - Posted Apr 16, 2003

Featured Stories

Whether online or off, content providers adore the subscription model…and for good reason. Getting a user to commit to content at a bundled price is about as sweet a transaction as one can imagine. Yet more efficient, “friction-less” micropayment systems—for vendors and consumers—could open up whole new revenue models.
By - Posted Apr 23, 2003
The days when end-users grappled fruitlessly with arcane command searching at destination sites are gone and the era of frustrating, scattershot Internet searching may be nearing its end. Instead, the workplace has been redefined as a rich data universe, from which customized content streams directly to the individual knowledge worker’s desktop.
By - Posted Apr 23, 2003
Dave Shaffer, currently the chief executive officer for Thomson Financial, has worn many hats at The Thomson Corporation. Under Shaffer’s leadership, the company recently announced a deal with Merrill Lynch that sends a clear message to the econtent industry: There’s money to be made with the right content, audience, and delivery formula. We spoke to Shaffer about the electronic content industry and he offers his views on the current state of the industry.
By - Posted Apr 23, 2003

Columns

If some recent figures from the UK Department of Trade and Industry are to be believed, around 20% of UK companies have an extranet and I have seen a significant trend towards the deployment of extranets.
By - Posted Apr 21, 2003
We just might…just might, mind you…be turning the corner on the fee-based content model. Americans are starting to take to a fee-based online model, but not because Web publishers somehow succeeded in “retraining” users to “pay up.”
By - Posted Apr 25, 2003
Finding market research online has gotten more difficult every year. Instead of going to the usual supermarket sources, we now have to hit the Web aggregators, many of whom are now in the business of selling their reports on an à la carte basis to anyone with a credit card.
By - Posted Apr 25, 2003
By - Posted Apr 18, 2003
Anyone who thinks the econtent industry staid and boring needs to get up and fly to Japan immediately. There, you’ll witness an econtent revolution so profound it impacts even before the cabin doors open at Narita Airport.
By - Posted Apr 30, 2003