The twists, turns and tips you need for staying up-to-date by the water cooler.
Highlights of the Week
- Alterian Has Not One, But Two SharePoint Connectors. Now some of you might ask why Alterian would have two SharePoint connectors in their inventory content management connectors. If you knew the history of Alterian, you would know.
- Amazon Debuts With Virtual Private Clouds. Ever thought that the cloud is not secure enough for your organization to even consider adopting it? You may want to give that thought another swirl. And the reason for that is the new Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (VPC).
- MageBridge Connects Joomla and Magento for eCommerce. Only four weeks after Yireo announced the release of MageBridge v1.0, a suite of extensions that binds Magento, an open source ecommerce platform, and Joomla!, it has announced the release of MadgeBridge v1.1
- Sitecore Updates Its Multisite Management Tool Foundry. Sitecore says that in Foundry 3.0 users will see new and advanced .NET security controls, enhanced HTML newsletter capabilities and Silverlight photo gallery support.
- Volume is the Wrong Way to Measure Web Success. Are you measuring the right things? Could growth in your page views in fact be a negative trend?
- Open Text Extends Enterprise Connect: eDocs, SharePoint Integration. Open Text announced the further integration of its eDocs products with its Open Text enterprise content management suite, and it unveiled a new version of its Enterprise Connect, which offers new plug-ins for Microsoft SharePoint and eDOCS DM.
- Cash for Cache, Terracotta Buys to Better Java. Terracotta, a software company you may know for their expertise in the caching and Java departments, recently acquired a similar company called Ehcache.
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? Sharepoint 2007, 2010 and Facebook.
- New-Look Facebook App is Ready to Storm the iPhone. The official Facebook for the iPhone 3.0 app is due for release on the App Store, once it has passed Apple's review process.
- CenterStage - How EMC is Taking on Microsoft SharePoint. The need for knowledge workers to leverage an ECM's capabilities while at the same time leverage Web 2.0 tools for better collaboration, has led to a number of new Enterprise 2.0 solutions from ECM vendors.
- Largely Unplanned SharePoint Growth Causing Enterprise Problems According to a recent IDG survey, 62% of CIOs said that SharePoint was a critical component of their technology portfolio. And these organizations have big plans for expanding SharePoint use in the next year.
- SharePoint Designer 2007 Free to Download. As of April 1, 2009, SharePoint Designer 2007 can be downloaded for free. According to Microsoft, offering the Designer free is their way of promoting continued custom development on the SharePoint platform.
- Employers Use Facebook More Than LinkedIn for HR Screening. No matter how professional you may come across on your LinkedIn page, employers are getting the real dirt on you by checking out your profile on Facebook.
- 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.
- Open Text on Q4 and FY2009 Financials, Vignette's Fate. Despite the current economic climate, OTEX reports achieving bottom line target, although net income for fiscal year 2009, and license revenue and operating cash flow in the fourth quarter have dipped.
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 Management Architect at Mindlance
- Senior News Registry Consultant (Contract Position) at The Associated Press
- Technical Writer at TeAM Inc.
- Territory Sales Manager at SpringSource
- Account Executive at IKON
- Senior Server Software Engineer at Terracotta
- Web Designer at iATN
- Senior/Principal Software Engineer, UI & Services Development at Digital Reef
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 Events Calendar to see what's happening in your area.
- Drupalcon Paris 2009 -- Sep 1 (Paris, France)
- X Change Web Analytics Conference -- Sep 9 (San Francisco, CA)
- IDEA Conference 2009 -- Sep 15-16 (Toronto, Canada)
- Collaborate Conference 2009 -- Sep 24-25 (Huntsville, AL)
- Open World Forum Paris 2009 -- Oct 1-2 (Paris)
- Adobe MAX 2009 -- Oct 4-7 (Los Angeles, CA)