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Ektron Web CMS (Ektron) News, Reviews

In a 'Troubled' WCM Sector, Analysts See 3 Innovators

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Fireworks may explode in the night sky as the US celebrates the Fourth of July weekend, but things are much quieter in the web content management market.

The frenetic pace of nine-figure WCM acquisitions of the past four years ended before Christmas, and the once-deep river of venture capital funding for fledgling players ran dry long ago.

Market shifts and technology trends -- the somewhat surprising strength of mobile, the stampede to Software-as-a-Service (SaaS), a growing infatuation with digital marketing -- were missed by many players, leaving the field "fragmented" and "troubled," according to fresh research by Matt Mullen and Alan Pelz-Sharpe at 451 Research.

News Bites: New Words on Google Analytics, Telerik Tries Open Source, More

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And now, the news ... Google Analytics provides a single view, Telerik open sources UI tools and launches newest Sitefinity and WebDAM refreshes its platform and mobile app.

Plus, Ektron unveils a new content marketing platform and Gmail trials a new Grid View for promotions.

5 Ways to Maximize Your Web CMS

We recently picked the brain of a web content management analyst to discover what's in and what's out. Today, we go to the numbers to tell us who's hot.

Ektron reported double-digit year-over-year growth in revenue as well as double-digit earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation, and amortization (EBITDA) for fiscal year 2013. The Nashua, N.H.-based web content management (WCM) provider -- recognized by Gartner and Forrester -- claims its platform includes capabilities to unlock key parts of websites without affecting stability, involving IT resources or requiring a lengthy platform migration. 

On the heels of its growth announcement, CMSWire talked to Bill Rogers, Ektron's CEO and chairman, about getting the most out of your CMS.

5 More Education-Focused Web Content Management Platforms

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Last week we listed five education-focused web content management platforms. Though it was not meant to be an exclusive list, I was quickly notified that I left out some other popular platforms. This week, I bring you five MORE education-focused web CMS.

5 Education-Focused Web Content Management Platforms

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By now you know not all web content management systems are created equally. To find the one that’s right for you depends on specific elements of how your organization works, the types of content you create and the types of engagement you want to elicit from your audience. For schools, finding the right fit can be a challenging.

Ektron 9 Debuts with Digital Marketing, Mobile Focus

Ektron 9 Debuts with Digital Marketing, Mobile Focus

Ektron, a prominent .NET Web CMS provider, has debuted version 9 of its core product, and the focus is on things like personalization and targeting, two popular themes in digital marketing and mobile.

Ektron Based US Government Website Reportedly Hacked

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An Ektron-based website for an obscure branch of the US Government has apparently been hacked this week, but so far, details on what exactly happened have yet to filter out.

Ektron Gets Financing for Global, Mobile, Cloud Expansion

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Ektron's visualization of its Managed Cloud, from its website.

Web CMS and customer experience management provider Ektron is ready to boost its global sales/marketing programs and its mobile/cloud offerings, thanks to a new infusion of outside investment. This round of financing, the third in the company’s 15-year history, brings the total outside funding to US$ 4.5 million. 

Ektron Offers Web Content Management Hosting with Managed Cloud

Ektron Offers Cloud Version of Web Content Management Platform

Ektron has joined the list of WCM providers offering a hosted version of its own web content management platform.

How 5 Web Experience Management Vendors are Dealing with Personalization

Personalization has become the name of the game in the world of Web Content Management/Web Experience Management (WCM/WEM). CMSWire thought it would be interesting to briefly review how five leading WCM/WEM vendors -- Adobe, Ektron, eZ Systems, Hippo and SDL are offering personalization features and functions.

Forrester Wave For WCM: Microsoft, IBM, Ektron & Acquia Contenders

I've covered the Forrester Wave for Web Content Management, looked at the Leaders and the Strong Performers and talked about the WCM market's evolution overall. This last piece looks at the contenders and asks a question that I expect many might be asking.

Ektron 8.7: Supports Responsive Design, Amazon EC2, SharePoint Synchronization

Web content management provider, Ektron has announced Ektron 8.7, an updated version of its web content and digital experience management platform.

Recession Relief: New Job Openings at Citrix, AvePoint, Hootsuite, Pinterest, Dropbox and Apple (21-Mar-13)

Start off the New Year with a new gig -- we've got a shopping list of hot jobs for you to browse. Our featured jobs list is a great collection of opportunities spanning specialties and continents. Here's who's hiring this week (and if you're hiring, post your open jobs here).

Google Hangout Wrap Up: Better Web Experiences with Integrated Marketing Automation

Customers are searching for ways to solve their problems and help their own customers in new ways in the digital age. Companies that focus on those customers will be able to create the best Web experiences for them, and marketing automation is a key tool to accomplish this.

How 6 Web Experience Vendors Support Marketing Automation

Long gone are the days when marketing operated in a silo from the rest of the business. As the enterprise has moved online with customers, companies need to ensure their marketing automation platform (MAP) is fully integrated with their web content management (WCM) system so that consumers can have immediate access to the marketing content and information they need to inform their purchases.

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