March 2010 Issue


News Features

The set of crises facing publishing today is enough to make the most hardened of journalists curl up in the fetal position. But there is a subset of journalistic visionaries who are hoping that this time of tumult will allow for real innovation in media, resulting in fresh ideas and, perhaps paradoxically, a return to the basics of investigative reporting.
By - Posted Mar 01, 2010
Speakers at the Information Industry Summit (IIS) held in New York, Jan. 26-27, agreed about one thing: Content providers can survive. However, everyone seemed to have a different idea about how.
By - Posted Feb 22, 2010
The IPSO Alliance, which promotes the use of internet protocol (IP) for smart object communications, has added a new heavy hitter to its lineup: Google.
By - Posted Mar 17, 2010
It isn't easy to make predictions about the future. But doing so about the ever-changing world of communications and technology can be especially difficult. Avaya, a business communications provider, decided to try and tackle this with its "Ten Communications Trends for 2010."
By - Posted Feb 26, 2010

Featured Stories

An emerging branch of environmentalism, armed with startup attitude and the analytical framework of behavioral economics, is positing that given the right combination of information, social pressure, and incentives, behavior can be influenced in an environmentally beneficial way. One element of this strategy involves social media, which can exert positive social pressure.
By - Posted Mar 08, 2010
From I'm-not-a-crook crooks to the financial thievery of the first decade of this century, the trust between the big institution and the people it purports to serve has eroded. Trust today is a big issue. Earning it—and keeping it—is the Holy Grail of achievement. If you win trust, you gain entry into someone's mind, values, passions, and even their checkbook.
By - Posted Mar 11, 2010
Many forces are impacting innovations in content management, including an increasing need for agility, the growth of social media, and globalization. This vibrant industry is responding to meet the expectations of organizations and their customers today and in the future.
By - Posted Mar 15, 2010

Columns

What would happen to content providers such as News Corp. if Google went away tomorrow? Would they be better off, or would they be back where they started?
By - Posted Mar 04, 2010
Today, the influence of our peers has taken on a new guise, through the infinitely expanded sphere of community online. While we are all socially motivated to one extent or another, today, the role of social life extends well beyond the lunchroom, and it is profoundly impacting every aspect of business.
By - Posted Mar 08, 2010
A raft of recent reports and surveys reveal that more brands are running mobile campaigns, a positive trend that plays in favor of media publishers that have the inventory and know how to use (sell) it.
By - Posted Mar 11, 2010
Once in a while, I get asked what I call a "Flat Earth" question: "Prove to me the earth isn't flat." Then, I stumble to find good answers. So it was in a recent taxonomy modeling session, when a line-of-business participant asked me: "Why do we need folders anyway?"
By - Posted Mar 15, 2010
For everyone, the past year has been dominated by depressing statistics. I thought I was inured to these negative numbers until I read the section in the "Global Intranet Trends" report on finding information. Only 14% of respondents were very satisfied with their search application, and only 6% were very satisfied with the content that was returned from a search. Why are the results so poor?
By - Posted Mar 18, 2010
At the end of 2009, Google announced that (finally) real-time results will be included in Google web search. This means that live updates from sites such as Twitter and FriendFeed, as well as headlines from news and blog posts, will appear within Google search results mere seconds after posting.
By - Posted Mar 11, 2010

Faces of EContent

'Essentially, font management is a specialized form of digital asset management, except that the asset is also a system-level software resource.'
By - Posted Mar 01, 2010

Case Studies

Ships at sea rely on satellite communication for internet access, as the obvious considerations of distance and mobility make any other kind of connectivity impossible. However, satellite communication is extremely expensive, relatively slow, and unreliable, having a marked effect on ship-to-ship communications. With the increasing use of computers in naval operations, a reliable, fast network between ships became an increasingly attractive option for the Navy.
By - Posted Mar 17, 2010