This week, we celebrated the Ada Lovelace Day, which spurred many discussions about women in content management hitting their pretty (and smart!) heads against glass ceilings. Some argued that women and men are created equal, and we all just dreamt up such silly things as male dominance and lack of gender neutrality or equal opportunity in our industry.
Theresa Regli of the Real Story Group (formerly CMS Watch), for example, (who “never once felt being a woman in a male-dominated industry was a disadvantage”) said:
Perhaps what I appreciate the most about being a woman in tech is that generally, guys think girls who get tech are sexy. And that, well, sells. Milk it, girls: you've earned it.
Thus urging to take advantage of the sexiest part of human body -- the brain.
Regli’s “girl power” pitch came in response to the list of women in content management comprised by Cheryl McKinnon, CMO of Nuxeo (news, site), in which McKinnon acknowledged many of the accomplished women in the field.
Humbled and honored, I found myself on that list as well under the "influencers" category.
Despite the fact that there are quite a few of us in the #ecmcoven, women are still somewhat of a rarity in content management, but that deserves a separate story.
For now, let’s look at what else has been happening this week in the world of Web CMS and Enterprise CMS.
- Open Text Everywhere: Mobile Apps for Enterprise CMS. What's the first thing you do when you wake up? Right, check your mobile phone. And now, Open Text is bringing Enterprise CMS to a phone near you.
- FatWire Makes Web Experience Management Framework Available for All Third-Party Development. The Web Experience Management (WEM) Framework, which we talked about when it was announced back in January of this year, is now generally available to all FatWire partners and customers.
- DotNetNuke 5.3 Professional Offers Improved Content Administration. There are a few different editions of DotNetNuke -- not all of them have the same features and functionality.
- Digital Reef Launches New ECA App, Enhanced Virtual Governance Warehouse. In a recent survey on top providers of Early Case Assessment (ECA) services, Digital Reef did not fair all that well. But now, with the release of a new ECA Application, their position on the list of favorites may just change.
- Oracle Q3 Results Up 17%, Sun Is Performing, SAP Bashed. If Oracle’s results for the third quarter are anything to go by, the IT sector may well have turned the corner on the recession.
- Open Source Enterprise Portal GateIn 3.0 Has Been Released. The GateIn Portal is the result of merging the open source eXo Platform and JBoss Portal projects. It's available either with a JBoss version or an Apache Tomcat.)
- Enterprise 2.0 Roll-up: Productivity Or Wasteful Social Chit-chat? As companies desperately try to find balance between the social media craze and what works for business, vendors continue to hand out solutions like they're candy.
Most Popular Articles
These articles were what you fancied most this week, according to Uncle G's analytics data.
- The Difference Between Usability and User Experience. As long as there’s been an Internet, the discussion between user experience and usability has been explored. Although they are conceptually linked, taken separately, they highlight different elements of the human-computer interaction.
- Prepare for a May 12 SharePoint 2010 Launch. The official launch date for SharePoint 2010 is circling the net and like everyone else interested in SharePoint, we have marked our calendar with a great big exclamation mark.
- SharePoint 2010 Document Sets: Organize Related Documents for Project Based Work. Already in use internally in Microsoft and by some of the company’s clients who are doing proof of concept trials with SharePoint 2010 beta, Document Sets sit between documents and sites.
- April 12 is the New Release Date for Visual Studio 2010. Originally scheduled for late March, Microsoft withdrew the delivery date saying they needed more time for testing due to performance and virtual memory issues. The new date? "Visual Studio 2010 and .NET Framework 4 will launch on Monday, 12 April 2010."
- Microsoft OfficeTalk Clones Twitter, Challenges Yammer. Microsoft’s response to the microblogging phenomenon has officially arrived via OfficeTalk, a Microsoft Office Labs experiment.
- CMS Review: Drupal Gardens SaaS Web CMS. Until the announcement of Drupal Gardens and its competitor, Buzzr, there was no hosted option for Drupal. Both products are still in development, though both grow ever closer to release.
- #SXSW: R.I.P. Content Management System. Despite the misleading title (or was it the whole intent?), the session got a lot of attention at the event and from CMSWire.com readers.
Polls and Your Votes
Many organizations either have a portal platform in place today or are considering implementing one. What is your take on portals? Do you have one? Do you plan to implement a portal technology? Lets us know:
Also, check out our previous polls:
- Poll Results: Web Analytics Need More Love
- Poll Results: Usability is Top DAM Challenge
- Poll: Is Your Organization Planning to Implement SharePoint 2010?
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.
- Web 2.0 Engineer at Mindjet
- Analytics Specialist at Bridgeline Digital
- Business Development Manager at Bridgeline Digital
- Senior Manager, Business Development at Novell
- Sales Planner - People.com at Time 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.