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
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 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 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 (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:
Best Linux Products of 2005:
Best Web Services Products of 2005:
Best .NET Products of 2005:
Best Macromedia MX and ColdFusion Products of 2005:
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)
'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)
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.
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 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
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
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)
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)
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 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
* 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.