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Delivering Strong User Experiences in This Increasingly Digital World This article was originally published as a byline for CMS Wire. Given the increasing reliance on digital systems to accomplish many everyday tasks, there’s no denying the performance — specifically, speed, and reliability — of these systems is critical to ensuring end users will have a positive experience. At the forefront are industry giants like Google and Facebook, which are constantly pushing the limits of speed through innovative delivery techniques. While consumers welcome endeavors like Google’s Accelerated Mobile Pages (AMP) Project and Facebook’s Instant Articles, they also raise the bar for all internet companies. In this environment, companies that fail to meet users’ tough performance expectations will soon find themselves falling behind the competition — not just in terms of performa... (more)

Olisipo Can Make You A CloudMASTER®

Olisipo Learning in Portugal has a culture that is based on the constant search for new challenges. Recognized by their clients as the “Best HR Supplier”, they have placed more than 450 specialists into some of the country's most attractive and innovative IT projects. As a leading Portuguese IT sourcing partner, they also take the responsibility of managing and developing consultant skills very seriously. Olisipo's diversified and differentiating training experience accelerates professional success and enhances talent. As the only Portuguese IT company listed as a Top 500 Growth Company in Europe, they also contribute directly to the creation of jobs in the European Union. These are just a few of the reason why Olisipo has prioritize NCTA CloudMASTER® Certification in 2017 for their candidates, consultants and clients. The current European Cloud Computing Policy is ... (more)

Top Five Content Management Challenges | @CloudExpo #Cloud #DevOps #DigitalTransformation

Top Five Content Management Challenges You Need to Solve Now This is a guest post from Cloudinary, a cloud-based image and video management solution. We are always looking for ways to help companies deliver digital experiences that will meet customers expectations in terms of content and performance. Tackling these 5 challenges is a good step towards delivering a top-notch digital experience. We are in the midst of a great evolution when it comes to website design. Formerly text-heavy sites now rely on eye-catching images and video to draw in visitors, improve engagement rates and drive readership. These results are proven. Articles with relevant images get 94 percent more total views, according to digital marketing expert Jeff Bullas. And images are vital to websites influencing page views and user engagement for news articles, press material, local search, eCommer... (more)

SYS-CON Media Opens Its Eighth Annual "Readers' Choice Awards" Polls

SYS-CON Media (www.sys-con.com), the world's leading i-technology media company, announced that its 2005 Readers' Choice Awards polls opened today, February 1, 2005, and will remain open for six months, until July 31, 2005. More than 50,000 readers are expected to cast their votes to select the best  software products and services of the year for Java, Linux, Web Services, XML, Microsoft .NET, ColdFusion and Macromedia MX. Best Java Products of 2005: http://sys-con.com/java/readerschoice2004 Best Linux Products of 2005: http://www.sys-con.com/Linux/readerschoice2004 Best Web Services Products of 2005: http://www.sys-con.com/webservices/readerschoice2004 Best .NET Products of 2005: http://www.sys-con.com/dotnet/readerschoice2004 Best Macromedia MX and ColdFusion Products of 2005: http://www.sys-con.co... (more)

SWFAddress - Deep Linking for Flash

SWFAddress is a new open source project that provides deep linking and search engine indexing for Flash Websites and applications. In other words, it enables the Back, Forward, and Reload buttons of the browser and creates unique URLs that can be sent over e-mail or IM. Recently it reached version 1.0 and quickly gained the attention of top design agencies and interactive developers. SWFAddress started as a small experiment that aimed to enhance a typical Flash Website by presenting the portfolio of a fellow photographer. It adopted all the best practices available on the Internet and became one of the best solutions among the growing number of similar libraries. After a successful release candidate, SWFAddress went beyond history management and bookmarking by providing an innovative approach for dealing with search engines. SWFAddress's way to success is based on s... (more)

Convergence of Web, Mobile and Desktop Apps is the Next Phase

'While the last decade was focused on the Web, the next phase in the evolution of our industry will be on the convergence of Web, mobile and desktop applications and the ability to extend existing applications with these new technologies for a consistent user experience regardless of how and where the information is viewed,' says Nexaweb CTO Jeremy Chone in this Exclusive Q&A with with SYS-CON's Web 2.0 Journal in the run-up to his session on October 20 at AJAX World RIA Conference & Expo in San Jose, California (October 20-22, 2008) Web 2.0 Journal: Starting at 35,000 ft…where does Nexaweb’s software offerings fit in the ever-changing Enterprise IT universe? Jeremy Chone: Nexaweb actually fits in very nicely in the ever changing enterprise IT universe. When you consider the convergence of Web 2.0, mobile and desktop applications, you quickly realize that the IT mana... (more)

Ricoh Canada Launches RCloud Services™: Backup & Recovery, Powered by CTERA

PALO ALTO, Calif., and PETACH TIKVAH, Israel, Oct. 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- CTERA Networks, the leader in cloud storage enablement, today announced that Ricoh Canada Inc., the subsidiary of the global technology leader specializing in office imaging equipment, document management and IT services, has launched a new cloud storage service for its business customers using CTERA's cloud storage platform. The Ricoh-branded service, RCloud Services: Backup & Recovery, offers hybrid cloud/local backup, mobile access to files, and secure file sync & share capabilities as a managed service, based on cloud infrastructure hosted entirely in Canada.   (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130326/AQ83157LOGO) Ricoh Canada Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Ricoh Americas Corporation with its head office located in Toronto, with over 2,100 employees nation-wide. Earlier thi... (more)

What It Means to Be the Best

What it means to be the best is a relative thing. In the sports world it's the score at the end of the game, the winning record that indicates who beat whom. In the world of Linux, it's more subjective to the goals of the end user. This month we explore, from the point of view of the LinuxWorld Magazine editors, what constitutes the best solutions for given computing tasks. I don't presume to speak for every Linux user who works in health care or video animators or any one group - I speak just for me. I think sharing our points of view will help you start to investigate what makes your best of the best list. Desktop software is a subject near and dear to my heart. I work in that field and have spent my career supporting users of desktop software. It's impossible to look at such a diverse group of users as desktop Linux users and then identify what is best. However... (more)

What Is XLIFF and Why Should I Use It?

Much time, energy, and commitment are required to develop and sell successful software products and Web-based services. Most products of this type are initially developed for a specific language and locale (e.g., U.S. English). To maximize return on investment, products can be customized so they may be available to the largest possible market - the global market. This customization process is known as localization. Localization includes not only translation of the displayed text, but also adaptation of a product to comply with a country's cultural and legal practices. Examples of cultural conventions include date/time formats, postal address formats, font sizes, appropriateness of colors, numeric or currency formats and symbols, culturally appropriate icons or graphics, etc. The diversity of software platforms and technologies means that tools and technologies that... (more)

"Skinning" – When Design and Development First Met

Did you know that the terminology known as skinning has been around for quite some time, but never in the hands of mainstream designers and Web developers in the content management space? Simple skinning or skin themes, which are more familiar, started back in the days of Windows when you could change the color/background of your desktop. From there we have seen an almost cult-like audience of avid designers who wanted to totally transform their desktops, programs, icons, you name it - if it could be changed, someone wants to do it. These are the things that make us push design to the boundaries of being different. Since then we've seen applications (such as WinAmp, ICQ, and others that have a global-reaching user base) create the start of changing the look and feel of your application. WinAmp began its life in May 1997 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Winamp) with th... (more)

Squiz To Demo v3.10 Of Its Open Source CMS At The IMS Show, London

Squiz announced that it will be demonstrating the latest release of it’s enterprise-class open source CMS, MySource Matrix, to Internet Publishers at the Information Management Solutions Show at London’s Olympia, 28-30th November. Version 3.10.0 of Matrix contains over 90 new features relevant to Internet Publishers, and is the result of joint open source development work with Future Publishing, Mercator Media and Infoconomy that has been channeled back into the core CMS product. New features include: * Improved administration control of larger sites, via a new dual Asset Map interface * New personalization features, such as: ……A new Tagging Asset to automate the generation of page-related and personalized content listings, which help you to easily up- and cross-sell users on to different products, services and/or information. ……A... (more)