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Highlights of the Week
- Can Google Wave Change the Future of Content Management? Right now, most document management solutions work under the idea of many people making separate edits, locking the document to prevent edits stepping on one another. But what if you could all edit a document at the same time like you can in Google Docs and similar tools? That, in some ways, is the promise of Google Wave.
- Report: The Most Popular Open Source CMS, and Then Some. Following on the heels of the 2008 Open Source CMS Market Share Report, this year we collaborated with water&stone to produce an improved 2009 version.
- Oracle Merges Document Managment and Enterprise Applications. Still only halfway through Oracle’s OpenWorld conference in San Francisco and the enterprise giant has made a number of announcements about the future developments with the company. In particular, the decision to integrate business applications with the document management component of its Enterprise CMS platform caught our attention.
- SAP to Resell Open Text ECM Under SAP Branding. The new, reseller-inspired name is the SAP Extended Enterprise Content Management (SAP Extended ECM) application by Open Text.
- SharePoint Conference 2009 is Sold Out. The 2009 SharePoint Conference, happening next week from October 19 - 22, in Las Vegas is now sold out. And while you would prefer to be there in person, it's a good guarantee that you will get all the news on SharePoint 2010 you need without having to fight for a seat in an extremely crowded room.
- Social Media Minute: Peering Into Twitter Users' Habits, LinkedIn Usage Soars. Social media moves so fast, it's hard to keep up. Here are the week's top stories.
- Early Case Assessment Survey Reveals Benefits, Challenges and Providers. According to a recent survey conducted by The Cowen Group, a search firm specializing in staffing litigation and practice Support and eDiscovery professionals, Early Case Assessment (ECA), while being implemented by roughly 75 percent of the participants surveyed, is still only being used by those in the legal sector. Non-legal corporations accounted for only 37 percent of ECA use.
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? Drupal v. Joomla, Open Source CMS, Twitter tools and Sharepoint!
- 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!
- Report: U.S. CMS Market to Explode, Open Source is the Catalyst. That is a conclusion Basex, an analyst and research firm, came to in a (at times, admittedly questionable) report entitled Content Management Systems: The New Math for Selecting Your Platform released in September 2009.
- Top 5 Best Twitter Tools for Business. As for the tools, here are what we consider the top 5 twitter tools worth some of your precious time.
- SharePoint 2010, A Business Collaboration Platform. Microsoft gives us a bird's eye view into what SharePoint 2010 is really going to look and behave like. Time to take a little tour.
- MS Project 2010: Goodbye Portfolio Server, Hello SharePoint. The Microsoft Project 2009 Conference kicked off officially, but today the big news around what will come in 2010 was announced and we have the details for you
- Crowd Fusion, a Web Publishing Platform for Topic based Websites. One of the newest web content management platforms to come our way is Crowd Fusion. Although only in private beta testing at this time, it is getting some notice. So we thought we would dig a little deeper into what this new platform is all about and you would consider implementing it.
- SharePoint vs Alfresco: A Platform Perspective. When we posited that Alfresco Share was after SharePoint Services' marketshare, it sparked a bit of chatter — some positive, some not so much.
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.
- Content/Website Manager at avVenta Wordwide
- Content Management Application Developer (Reddot) at Quotient
- Content Management Software Documentation Writer at pTools
- Inside Sales Representative at Metalogix
- Inside Sales Representative at Flypaper
- Senior Consultant with Java Web Technology Background at Magnolia International Ltd.
- iManage WorkSite Engineer/Consultant at Geller Data Solutions, Inc.
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 Industry Events Calendar to see what's happening in your area.
- The Mobile Web London 2009 -- Oct 20-22 (London)
- Day Ignite Chicago 2009 -- Oct 27-Oct 29 (Chicago, IL)
- Webinar: How to Drive an Effective Governance Retention and Compliance Strategy -- Oct 29 (Online)
- User Interface 14 Conference 2009 -- Nov 1-3 (Boston)
- J. Boye Aarhus 2009 -- Nov 3-Nov 5 (Aarhus, Denmark)
- Technology Transfer -- Nov 25-26 (Rome, Italy)
- Intelligent Content 2010 -- Feb 18-19 (Palm Springs, CA)