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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)

ASP.NET - Introducing the "DotNetNuke" Web Application Framework

Over the past few years, a paradigm shift of monumental proportions has been quietly occurring on the World Wide Web. The traditional "brand-builder" Web site whose sole purpose was the delivery of static marketing information to potential customers has finally lost its appeal. Fuelled by the demands of Web-savvy business owners and consumers, a new breed of highly functional Web applications has emerged; these applications deliver dynamic content, community collaboration, interactive behavior, and real-time communication. A Web Application Framework is a robust software library used as the basis for building advanced Web applications. A Web Application Framework typically contains a well-defined architecture and an abstract set of reusable components that are specifically designed to simplify development, enforce consistency, increase productivity, and improve appli... (more)

SYS-CON Media Readers Cast More Than 4,000 Votes In First Week Of Voting

This year it looks certain that a new participation record will be set, as more than 4,000 votes have already been recorded in just the first seven days of voting, and more than 50,000 SYS-CON Media readers are estimated to cast their votes in this year's Readers' Choice Awards. The winners of this years awards will be announced in November at Web Services Edge 2005 West - International Web Services Conference & Expo in San Francisco. The list of companies heading the various polls reads like a "Who's Who" of the most active and enterprising players in the i-technology space - including all the industry's top software and hardware vendors, services providers, and technical publishers. Highlights after just one week's voting include: 2005 JDJ Readers' Choice Awards: There are 26 categories in this year's JDJ awards. In the coveted "Best Java Application Server" categor... (more)

Zuora Seeks Cloud's Silver Lining

Zuora, the Marc Benioff-backed on-demand billing and payments start-up, has announced what it calls the Z-Commerce Platform, a development platform dedicated to monetizing cloud computing services. Zuora CEO Tien Tzuo describes the widgetry as the start-up’s most important product announcement to date, “a big step towards our vision of being the de facto commerce engine for the cloud.” With Z-Billing, Z-Payments, and Z-Force, its existing products, the company’s supposed to have a suite of business cloud solutions focused on driving revenue from cloud computing. It figures there’s huge market potential for a provider of cloud-based commerce capabilities such as subscription billing and payments given predictions like Merrill Lynch’s that puts the addressable market for cloud computing at $160 billion, including $95 billion in business and productivity applications.... (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)

Why Do 'Cool Kids' Choose Ruby or PHP to Build Websites Instead of Java?

Coach Wei's Blog Here is a question that I have been pondering on and off for quite a while: Why do "cool kids" choose Ruby or PHP to build websites instead of Java? I have to admit that I do not have an answer. Why do I even care? Because I am a Java developer. Like many Java developers, I get along with Java well. Not only the language itself, but the development environments (Eclipse for example), step-by-step debugging helper, wide availability of libraries and code snippets, and the readily accessible information on almost any technical question I may have on Java via Google. Last but not least, I go to JavaOne and see 10,000 people that talk and walk just like me. The other reason that I ponder this question is that  the power of Java is a perfect fit for the areas where websites may need more than markups or scripting, such as middleware logic. PHP and Ruby etc ... (more)

How to Create On-Demand Enterprise Applications for the iPhone

The arrival of the iPhone has heralded a new era for Internet-enabled devices; however, the device wasn't designed with the enterprise user in mind. To be successful, enterprise apps need to be optimized for the user experience and fit business requirements. In this session, Dave Carroll will demonstrate how developers using a modern Model-View-Controller (MVC) development approach provided by the Force.com platform can shape the presentation of data to a specific context and use standard web development technologies—including HTML, and AJAX—to create on-demand enterprise applications. With these technologies developers can easily add the iPhone to provide mobile access to their enterprise. Register for AJAXWorld RIA Conference & Expo Submit Your Paper to Present a Session Sponsor AJAXWorld RIA Conference & Expo Speaker Bio: Dave Carroll is Principal Platform Evangeli... (more)

MODx Adds AJAX to PHP Environment

MODx, currently available in version 0.9.2, has had some AJAX functionality added to its traditional PHP Content Management System (CMS) environment. Denoted as a Content Management Framework, this open source environment  is written to allow non-technical designers to create and support dynamic websites. Writing content is handled by a rich text editor, documents are organized in easily accessible folders. The administrative panel uses AJAX to access many of the functions does not require a reload of the whole page, live sorting for file lists is provided, and sections of the CMS-supported webpage can be edited from the preview panel. MODx says it  suports "Web2.0 AJAX technology" through JavaScript framework script.aculo.us. A MODx demo can be found at http://opensourcecms.com/. ... (more)

A Shameless Plug for Hippo CMS at Enterprise Open Source Conference

In corporate environments, being able to integrate with existing systems is of extreme importance. Due to its nature, the open source development methodology forces software developers to be prepared to interoperate and integrate with whatever is already there. This is a big difference from the more traditional black box software mentality, and a huge benefit for enterprise customers. In this session, Hippo CTO Arjé Cahn will introduce Hippo CMS, an Open Source Enterprise Content Management system, and dive into the details of fitting a CMS into your environment. Arjé Cahn is CTO of Open Source Content Management developer Hippo (Amsterdam, The Netherlands). He runs the Hippo open source team at www.hippocms.org. and has earned his merits in the open source world with an Apache committership. Arjé is a regular speaker on the subjects of open source, XML, and Coco... (more)

WireCo WorldGroup Selects Oracle's JD Edwards ERP Application and SYSTIME as Its Global JD Edwards Implementation Partner

SYSTIME, an Oracle JD Edwards Certified Advantage Partner, was recently selected as the JD Edwards Global Implementation Partner for WireCo WorldGroup. As WireCo WorldGroup's business demands increased, it became imperative for them to manage their global operations cohesively resulting in the need for an efficient and cost effective ERP solution. After an in-depth ERP discovery and selection process, they chose Oracle’s JD Edwards. As part of the selection process, SYSTIME provided a customer case study session which was followed by Proof of Concept (POC) performance, showcasing SYSTIME's specialization in JD Edwards' implementations. SYSTIME and Oracle jointly conducted the discovery and POC sessions at WireCo WorldGroup. The sessions consisted of demonstrations and detailed workshops. The end-to-end JD Edwards implementation project included Finance, Manu... (more)

Where's i-Technology Headed in 2008?

2007 was undoubtedly the year of Social Networking, but what of 2008? Will '08 be the year of "Unified Communications" or the year when CMS comes to stand for "Community Management System" - or even "Collaboration Management System"? Or will it be the year of the giga-merger, to beat the mere mega-mergers of 2007? At the end of each year, SYS-CON informally polls its globe-girdling network of software developers, industry executives, commentators, investors, writers, and editors. As always, the range and depth of their answers is fascinating, throwing light not just on where the industry is going but also how it's going to get there, why, because of who, and within what kind of time-scale. Enjoy! RIAs Versus AJAX o Ruby on Rails o PHP o Facebook Competitors Tim Bray Director of Web Technologies Sun Tim Bray managed the Oxford English Dictionary project at the Univers... (more)