Fatwire Expands Its Product Line And Customer Base
Fatwire Software has strung together and impressive set of wins, most recently with the one-two punch of the introduction of its Content Integration Platform and the recent announcement that Military.com has migrated onto its Content Server product.
Livelink ECM Targets The Life Sciences Industry
Managing quality is obviously a critical issue for companies of all sorts, but few have the strict guidelines and need for process of those in the pharmaceutical and life sciences industry. Broadly including pharma companies, biotech firms, medical equipment manufacturers and others, life sciences companies have to balance both internal process with regulatory requirements. Managing all aspects of this can be a challenge.
Help With Selecting A Digital Asset Management Solution
The process of selecting a Digital Asset Management solution can be daunting. The licensing costs alone can be staggering, even before adding in the additional expenditures for integration, consulting, and user training. Beyond just cost, though, lie other potential pitfalls: too few (or too many) features, poor integration with existing system, or a lack of vendor support.
Getting Started With: Drupal
The popular, powerful Drupal may seem a bit intimidating for the uninitiated, but for those looking to start out, here are some recommended resources to start learning the ropes.
Test Driving Online Document Collaboration Tools
Buzzword, Adobe's Web-based word processing application, has made quite a splash over the past few weeks as it launched as part of Adobe's new Acrobat.com site. But while it's a neat tool, it faces some very strong competitors in the online document collaboration arena.
Encyclopaedia Britannica Embraces The Wikipedians, Sort Of
With the upcoming relaunch of its Web site, Encyclopaedia Britannica is making some interesting changes. It's taken steps to embrace certain aspects of the collaborative nature of Wikipedia (and the Internet in general), but at the same time, it reasserts the need to rely on experts with strong voices and distinct points of view.
Yahoo Execs Exit Stage Left
Though it's easy to make Yahoo's failure with Microsoft or the company's partnership with Google a scapegoat for these departures, there are some who are just moving on.
The Findability Factor
Findability. For our purposes, it describes how easy it is for your user community to find the content and resources they need to do their jobs. And if yours is like 49% of enterprises in a recent survey, your findability stinks.
CMS Security, By The Numbers
Six Apart's Anil Dash posted an interesting piece recently comparing the security of Movable Type, their blogging/CMS platform, to that of WordPress,which has suffered a number of security issues over the past few weeks. The results were surprising, to say the least.
Alfresco Keeps Up Its Forward Momentum
Despite the notable departure of a few key executives over the past few weeks, Alfresco, the open-source enterprise content management provider, has kept up its forward momentum with the well-timed announcement of two significant deals with Activision and Adobe.
Galexi CMS Focuses On Hospitality And Travel
While many off-the-shelf and open source content management solutions may offer specialized modules intended to support the travel and hospitality industries, sometimes a dedicated, customized solution is a better fit.
Open Text Works To Deliver On Enterprise 2.0 Promises
Open Text last week announced a number of interesting enhancements to round out its portfolio of Enterprise 2.0 solutions. It's a buzzword-heavy mix, as it embraces social networking, personalization, and Web 2.0 collaboration. But the most interesting features may appeal most to legal and regulatory departments.
Avoiding Enterprise Content Management Pitfalls
Developing a sound strategy for a successful enterprise content management rollout can be challenging, but, fortunately, numerous resources offer advice on best practices and pitfalls to avoid.
SpringCM Blends Ease-Of-Use With Solid Features
SpringCM is on a roll, with a user base that doubled in 2007, $14 million in fresh funding and an aggressive release schedule (about every quarter, as of late) that is adding significant new features to its core document management system at a rapid rate. With version 4.3 of its software as a service (SaaS) flagship product, a number of these features caught my eye.
Keeping Secrets And Finding Clues In Data
Your company (probably) has rules about how frequently systems get backed up, e-mail gets deleted, and other data-retention issues. But would those policies hurt if your company was suddenly yanked into litigation, especially noncompete, patent infringement, or trade-secret cases?
A Pricey Peek Behind The Curtain At IBM's Intranet
IntranetBlog's Toby Ward recently said that "IBM has the best intranet in the world." That's a strong statement, but you'll have a rare opportunity to see for yourself when IBM gives the world a look on Thursday, June 12.
New Visual Studio SharePoint Extensions Balance Good News/Bad News
SharePoint developers who use Visual Studio 2008 should be happy to hear that the Visual Studio 2008 Extensions version 1.2 (VSeWSS 1.2) was released last week. This follows the release back in February 2008 of the Visual Studio 2005 Extensions version 1.1 (VSeWSS 1.1), which had multiple new features.
Can The Spam
According to recent data from Akismet, some 89% of all blog comments are spam. If you're running a blog with unmoderated comments without some sort of anti-spam measures, your signal noise ratio is going to be a mess and your comment threads will be virtually unreadable.
Sitecore's Web CMS 6.0 Promises Beauty, Brawn
The newest version of Sitecore's flagship content management system, Web CMS 6.0, focuses on further refining and enhancing its core strength -- a great-looking, intuitive user interface.
Movable Type 4.2 To Focus On Speed
Good news for the Movable Type user community: As of last week, Movable Type 4.2 Release Candidate 1 is now available for download. Movable Type 4.2 is intended to address some of the most common pain points users face: search speed, template management, and anti-spam functionality for blog comments.