The CMS Connection
What's next in content management to help you grow your business.
Rather than an utopian alternate reality as Quentin outlines, I believe Open Source is both a better way to build software, and a good foundation for an ecosystem of for-profit companies. Open Source software itself is very successful, and is capable of running some of the most complex enterprise systems. But failure to commercialize Open Source doesn't necessarily make it bad.
With the current release of Telerik Sitefinity, we are aiding our customers in their quest to properly govern important customer data. Coupled with an array of productivity advancements, Telerik Sitefinity CMS is even more aligned with better business practices. These are not only practical in implementation, but also critical to business success....
Congratulations go out to Chicago-based CITYTECH (an ICF Interactive Company) on recently naming Jeff Brown to the position of Vice President. Jeff Brown is a seasoned IT professional with over 20 years of experience consulting across various industries and technologies. Jeff is responsible for the delivery of consulting engagements in North America and the JAPAC region....
Let's be honest, I spend a lot of time at conferences. Over the past 2 years or so I've averaged more than one speaking engagement at a conference per month, including a half-dozen keynotes. I've also helped organize several conferences, mostly DrupalCamps and DrupalCons. I'd estimate conferences make up more than a third of my professional activity. (Incidentally, if someone can tell me how the hell that happened I'd love to hear it; I'm still confused by it.)
As a result I've gotten to see a wide variety of conference setups, plans, crazy ideas, and crazy wonderful ideas. There are many wonderful things that conference organizers do, or do differently, and of course plenty of things that they screw up....
The memories started flooding back, causing me to reflect on both the last and the next decade of MODX.
We wanted to build sites that could be styled just with CSS. We worked for non-technical clients that wanted to own their day-to-day content management tasks, even for content protected behind a login. We didn’t want alpha-engineers forcing us to compromise to their ideal way of how the web should work; we wanted to control how sites were built, and to have the ability to easily adapt to the future on our schedule.
Cloud content management systems are low cost, hyper-efficient and allow businesses to produce better customer experiences across multiple channels without incurring the cost of doing so multiple times.
Unlike legacy ECM and LAMP-stack web CMS systems, modern cloud content management systems are built natively in the cloud and provide a low-cost and scalable alternative. They offer a simpler and easier user interface without sacrificing powerful and important enterprise features.
This news just in, issued by 601am and Six Apart:
Six Apart, international provider of blogging software, has acquired 601am, a Denver-based design and development firm that has long served as a Six Apart support and services partner. Six Apart is joining forces with 601am to encourage mutual growth and to offer customers a broader range of solutions for building websites.
The two companies have an extended history of working closely together. Now, Six Apart has stepped forward to purchase 601am and take this partnership to the next level. 601am will continue to operate independently, with an influx of funds and resources for sustainable growth. This acquisition will have a number of long-term benefits for Six Apart, 601am and their clients.
WordPress 4.0 Beta 1 is now available! This software is still in development, so we don’t recommend you run it on a production site. Consider setting up a test site just to play with the new version. To test WordPress 4.0, try the WordPress Beta Tester plugin (you’ll want “bleeding edge nightlies”). Or you can download the beta here (zip).
This blog posts presents rolling time window counting and rate limiting in Redis. You can apply it to activate login CAPTCHA on your site only when it is needed. For the syntax highlighted Python source code please see the original blog post.
If you have been thinking about increasing your Drupal skills, it's time to take the plunge and submerge yourself in a full-day course with one of our leading world-class Drupal training companies.
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This month, Digital Clarity Group released its 2014 Edition of its Guide to Service Providers For Web Content and Customer Experience Management. If you don't yet have this, I highly recommend the DCG guide. It's one of a kind in its depth and breadth. No advertising, sponsorships or paid postings, this independent guide is packed with over five months of research, written by many of the best folks in the CMS & CEM world.
The DCG Guide is a comprehensive resource created to help narrow the search for capable WCM and CEM outside service providers. Whether you may be looking for a systems integrator or digital marketing agency, DCG helps clear the fog and deliver the facts you need. You can download a free sample or purchase a license here. A single user license starts at $349. It's intelligently written, thorough and easy to read (even I could follow it), so all members of the selection team have access, and are well-equipped with relevant information to participate.
More software only means that more emphasis must be placed on finding the right partners to implement and integrate the technologies and to assist with research, analytics, business strategy, and other services for a complete solution.
President, Digital Clarity Group
We really did make a difference – Kentico’s 10 Year Anniversary Red Cross and Red Crescent initiative was an absolute success. Considering that our initial goal was to raise $10,000 in donations, we surpassed our mark in flying colors, raising a grand total of $41,500!