Today, as we predicted, CMIS has been officially ratified as an OASIS standard, tweets Nuxeo's Florent Guillaume. According to Albert Brown of IBM, CMIS has more votes than all the previous ballots available (74 votes). The closest was 70 votes. Most were in the 50-ish range. We are expecting to hear an official "yes" from OASIS very early next week.
If you own any shares of one of CMIS contributors, Open Text, consider that several financial analysts downgraded their recommendations from "neutral" to "sell" following the considerable Q3 miss in revenue that was announced on Thursday. More on OTEX's Q3 financial results next week.
But Uncle G probably knew about this all along. Did you know Google can read your mind and know what you are thinking? Independent computer security researcher Moxie Marlinspike seems to believe so. Some might consider Marlinspike's privacy paranoia a bit cheeky. In any case, privacy remains a discussion worth having.
Next week, I'll see you at the JBoye conference in Philadelphia -- stop by and say "hi."
And in other news in the universe of content technologies:
- CMIS Makes It as Official OASIS Standard. We chatted with some of the Web CMS and Enterprise CMS vendors and contributors to the standard to get their commentary on the latest development.
- Privacy Wars in Cyberspace: Does Google Know Too Much? Moxie Marlinspike raises awareness around Big G's data harvesting practices, admonishing the search engine's ability to mine way more information than statistics say you're comfortable with.
- HP Expands Mobile Strategy with Palm Acquisition, What About Microsoft? HP’s rode to Palm’s rescue and said that it would buy the struggling smartphone maker for about US$ 1.2 billion.
- Alert: What's Coming for Open Source CMS in May 2010. Check out what open source Web CMS and Enterprise CMS vendors are up to in May.
- Sitefinity 4.0 Web CMS Reaches CTP, Includes Advanced Taxonomy. Sitefinity 4.0 is currently out as a CTP -- a community release. Its purpose is to get feedback from the community on what is currently being developed.
- Day's CRX 2.1: Dual Standard Support, Agile Mobile Development. When Day’s CTO David Nuescheler gave us a tour of this release, it took about 29 seconds from the time he clicked the install button to get to this welcome screen in the CRX.
- An Agile Enterprise CMS -- What's That? While it is likely that users of enterprise content management systems will have come across the term Agile ECM before, a great deal of confusion still exists as to what it actually means.
Most Popular Articles
These articles were what you fancied most this week, according to Uncle G's analytics data.
- 5 Ways Social Networking Has Improved in SharePoint 2010. The same engine that helps you upload and share pictures of your last backyard BBQ is also helping Fortune 500 businesses make billions of dollars through creative marketing campaigns.
- How Search Has Improved in SharePoint 2010. Building on a 'real world' scenario where SharePoint 2007 (MOSS) had been deployed for enterprise search in a pragmatic fashion using a phased approach, we now look at search and the new features that have been added to SharePoint 2010.
- #drupalcon Florida Hospital Takes Charge of Their Destiny with Drupal. In August 2007, Florida hospital hired a "rock star" physician. With this hire, a series of events was triggered that would end up with Drupal.
- Overview: SharePoint 2010 Metadata and Taxonomy Management. It would appear that SharePoint 2010 includes many new features under the umbrella of Enterprise Metadata Management, and they seem to have addressed some key issues.
- Everything You Need to Know About Social Media Marketing. If you feel behind, it's okay. “The true value of…social networks is just becoming clear to marketers,” said Augie Ray, analyst at Forrester Research.
- Lucene with Solr - Now the De Facto CMS Search Engine. Lucene has made core search technology a commodity. Why roll your own when you've got great search speed, incremental indexing, metadata faceting and more for free on a solid platform?
- Usability: Navigation is More Important Than Search. Recently, we did some extensive task testing with a technical audience. 70 percent started the task by clicking on a link, 30 percent used search.
Our Polls and Your Votes
Recently, we asked you to set aside all the SharePoint 2010 excitement for a minute and talk about the brand spanking new Microsoft Office 2010 Web Apps and its importance to your organization. This poll is closed now, keep an eye on the upcoming results on whether Microsoft's New Office Web Apps Will Shift the Game.
In the meantime, check out our previous poll results and commentary from industry experts:
- Poll Results: SharePoint 2010 Implementations Focused on Collaboration
- Poll Results: Web Analytics Need More Love
- Poll Results: Usability is Top DAM Challenge
Content Management Jobs
Here's what's been brewing lately in the CMS jobs and careers field. Both seekers and employers, catch the best fish of the season on our content management job board.
- Senior Project Manager at Convio
- Digital vice president at Edelman
- Senior Integration Engineer at LibreDigital
- Flash Developer at Aniden Interactive
- UI/ UX Visual Designer at ConceptShare Inc.
Traveling or Virtual, There are Events to Attend
Wondering how to spend your time in the next few weeks or months? Attend a conference, or maybe just a webinar or two. Have a look at our Industry Events Calendar to see what's happening in your area.
- May 20, 2010 -- Gilbane Conference San Francisco
- May 20, 2010 -- Henry Stewart - DAM NY 2010
- Oct 7, 2010 -- HartmanEVENT 2010 - Social Media & Mobile Usability