The twists, turns and tips you need for staying up-to-date by the water cooler.
Highlights of the Week
- Google Wave: Taking the Enterprise from Microsoft? Two weeks ago, everybody was talking about it. It manhandled the blogosphere, was a trending topic on Twitter, and whispers of it could still be heard coming from the mouths of various Gilbane SF attendees last week.
- Hippo Embraces Apache Jetspeed's Revival. The open source ECM vendor Hippo, in an effort to develop a closer relationship with the Jetspeed community, has been busy contributing to this Apache project and even released its own product and support package for Apache Jetspeed 2.2.
- Open Web Vancouver: Hijacked by Pirates. On January 1, 2006, Rick Falkvinge set up a web page for the Swedish Pirate Party. He mentioned the address in a single chat room, and within 24 hours he had over the 2,000 signatures he needed for the party to participate in the upcoming election.
- Autonomy Does Mobile Doc Management on the iPhone. Are you a lawyer, always on the go, needing to work on documents with remote teams when you aren't in the office? You probably aren't alone. And that's likely why Autonomy has come out with a document management solution for the iPhone.
- KnowledgeTree Updates Open Source ECM, Adds Key Enterprise Features. Open Source solutions seem to be in high demand in this down economy. So what do open source enterprise content management providers do to meet this demand? They add new features and functionality of course. At least that is what KnowledgeTree has done.
- Movable Type 4.26 Released - Bugs, Performance, Security. There's a new version of the Movable Type publishing system out. This latest release from Six Apart fixes issues, offers performance improvements and ties up one small security hole.
- FatWire Named Leader in Web CMS for External Sites. Obviously if you make the list of any analyst report — at least in a good light — you want the world to know. For FatWire, that analyst report comes in the form of the Forrester Wave for Web Content Management For External Sites, Q2 2009.
Most Popular Articles
And these are the articles you couldn't get enough of during the past week -- if page views are anything to go by, anyways. So, what was your fancy? SDL Tridion, CMIS and open source CMS.
- Gilbane SF: Content Integration Standards -- CMIS, JSR-170, JSR-283. One of the final sessions at Gilbane SF was around content standards: CMIS, JSR-170 and JSR-283. Many realize there are several challenges with CMIS in particular and efficiently working with content from disparate content repositories in general.
- Drupal vs. Joomla: Which CMS is Best? Anyone trying to evaluate open source content management systems is aware that there aren't a lot of recent, useful comparative reviews. What's surprising is that this issue is true even for such popular solutions as Drupal and Joomla.
- Quick Take Review: Umbraco Web Content Management System. We took a close look at the latest version of Umbraco (v4.01) and here's what we found.
- Reviewed: New Book on Selecting an Open Source CMS. Packt Publishing has released a book that hopes to help people make some sense out of so many choices.
- SDL Tridion Named Leader in Web CMS for External Sites. The Forrester Wave for Web Content Management For External Sites, Q2 2009 is out. SDL Tridion took the top honors this time with Interwoven and FatWire close behind.
- The Social Media Minute (11-June-2009) Social media moves so fast, it's hard to keep up. Read the week's top stories.
The Economy is in the Dumps but Content Management is Booming
If you're looking to advance your career, or if your org has got empty seats in need of savvy CMSers, you're in luck. Catch the best fish of the season on our on our content management job board.
- Senior Editor, Titling Strategy at Demand Media
- Sr. Technical Sales Engineer at Yovia
- User Interface Engineer at Demand Media
- Web Designer at Vodpod
- Junior Technical Writer at Plateau Systems
Whether 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 new Events Calendar to see what's happening in your area.
- Web Content Chicago 2009 June 15-16, conference
- Enterprise 2.0 Boston 2009 June 22-25, conference
- How and Why to Apply Strategy & Governance to Social Computing June 30, webinar
- Usability Week Sydney 2009 July 27 - Aug 1, conference