Content Management Help For Law Firms
Lawyers need a little love from content management systems, too, and the recent product and partnership announcements from Open Text and Interwoven should fit the bill nicely.
Zi Renews Nokia Contract
The multiyear contract to provide its text products to Nokia calls for a 100% increase in first year revenue over the existing contract, the company says.
Acquia Expands Its Commercial Drupal Private Beta
It appears that Acquia, the startup focused on releasing a commercial version of open source content management system Drupal, is moving briskly toward a full launch. Its private beta program has kicked into high gear this week with a new batch of invitations being given out at both Drupalcon Szeged and by TechCrunch. Going forward, Acquia plans to dole out about 100 new invi
Using A Wiki In Your Enterprise
Although it seems that they've have gained more traction and attention over the past few years, growing a successful wiki in most organizations is still often a grassroots effort, driven by dedicated technologists and content providers.
Finding Out If SharePoint Is Right For Your Organization
With a quickly growing market share and a broad set of functionality, SharePoint has become one of Microsoft's most recent success stories. For almost any organization considering an investment in an Enterprise Content Management (ECM) platform, SharePoint is probably somewhere on the short list. But like anything else, one size does not fit all, and SharePoint isn't a silver bullet to meet every organization's needs. So how do you find out if it will meet yours?
6 Video Cameras For YouTubers
We look at compact digital video cameras that make shooting and uploading video clips to YouTube a snap: The Flip Mino, Creative's Vado, RCA's Small Wonder Traveler, DXG's 567VTo, Kodak's Zi6 and JVC's GZ-MS100U.
Zoho Share Simplifies Document Sharing
Zoho, a provider of hosted productivity applications, last week introduced Zoho Share. Zoho Share addresses a long-standing user community pet peeve by bringing the documents and files created across Zoho's online applications into one interface which can be shared with other users, and, longer-term, within an organization.
Content Management Acronym Soup
I was recently (justly) taken to task for assuming that readers of this blog would know what the acronyms in the content management space mean. Not just what the three- and four-letter acronyms we throw around stand for, but also what technologies and processes they actually represent. The funny thing is that even within the content management community, there isn't always agreement. So here's an attempt to try to demystify things a bit.
Xerox Works To Bring Document Management To The Masses
Xerox this week announced a new addition to its DocuShare family of content and document management products. With DocuShare Express, small to medium-sized businesses can get a solid, reasonably priced system to manage information and content, all while integrating easily with existing Xerox hardware using the new Extensible Interface Platform (EIP) connector.
SharePoint Adds Improved Faceted Search And SQL 2008 Support
The past week or so has seen the release of a few enhancements and tools of interest to the SharePoint community -- improvements to faceted search, support for SQL 2008, and a third-party tool to help calculate SharePoint's total cost of ownership.
Atlassian's Confluence 2.9 Wiki Offers MS Office, SharePoint Integration
Enterprise wiki software developer Atlassian Software delivered Confluence version 2.9 this week, managing to make an easy-to-use product even easier by supporting integration with Microsoft Office and SharePoint. Add to that a handful of enhancements and nearly 150 enhancements and bug fixes, and you've got yourself an upgrade worthy of note.
Revealing The Laughably Low-Tech Video Set-Up At 'The Daily Show'
As technologists, we're prone to fall in love with the latest new technology. We think we require the most powerful PCs, the fastest networks, and the smartest smartphones to get our jobs done. But The Daily Show reminds us that we can achieve excellence even when our tools are woefully out-of-date.
Usability Is More Than A Good Site Map
Having spent many an hour agonizing over the minute details of designing and tweaking site maps for various projects, I found Jared M. Spool's recent piece The Site Map: An Information Architecture Cop-Out, particularly interesting.
AOL To Acquire Socialthing
AOL said that it plans to incorporate Socialthing into its People Networks division, which began with AOL's recent acquisition of social networking site Bebo.
SpringCM 4.4 Adds Robust Records Management Capabilities
SpringCM this week announced the addition of records management capabilities to its enterprise content management platform. Adding this to the already-solid foundation of its document management and workflow/process automation capabilities makes SpringCM version 4.4 one of a very few systems offering this level of functionality in a fully hosted, software-as-a-service model.
Twitter Axes U.K. Text Updates
The company estimates it costs about $1,000 per U.K. user annually to send outbound texts, but not all users will be affected.
Mitigating The Risks Of ECM Implementations
The technical decisions behind what enterprise content management (ECM) system to use are only a fraction of the equation in a full implementation. With so many good platforms to choose from, some of the most critical decisions -- and biggest risks -- within an organization have nothing to do with technology.
Salon's New Model: Bloggers Paying Each Other
The left-leaning online magazine Salon.com has had a lot of interesting ideas over the years, but its latest -- a plan to create a blogging community called Open Salon that allows readers to pay their favorite posters by "tipping" them -- has the potential to become a huge hit or fall completely flat.
Getting Started With: WordPress
WordPress has emerged as one of the most popular blogging and content management platforms available, and for good reason: it's simple to set up, yet powerful and flexible to use. The fact that it's free and open source doesn't hurt a bit, either.
Facebook Tries To Exterminate Worm
The URL of the "video" is designed to look like it leads to Google or YouTube. In fact, it leads to a Trojan downloader on a server associated with a .cn (China) domain.
Consistently Delivering High-Value Content
We're all painfully aware that making high-quality, relevant content easy to find on your site can be a challenge. Ultimately, consistently delivering high-value content takes a mix of high- and low-tech approaches.
Blurring The Lines Between Blogging And Content Management
I've read a few interesting pieces lately discussing how platforms traditionally associated with blogging are morphing into content management systems. It's a natural extension, really, with many organizations that run simple sites wanting to provide both blog-like newsfeeds as well as static content pages.