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Let's Get the WCM out of the ECM

2014-29-October-Split-Wood.jpgFor years now, it's been obvious to many web professionals that Web Content Management (WCM) requires a Content Management System (CMS) designed specifically for managing web content. The evolution of WCM systems has been rapid and has grown, forcing a change in terminology to include “experience” in the vendor’s preferred Three Letter Acronym (TLA).

In the meantime, the Enterprise Content Management (ECM) space is fighting to maintain its relevance as the end-all, be-all of content management. The all or nothing approach worked well a decade ago but people are demanding changes from software at a rate that large ECM vendors cannot deliver. Rather than make the changes that need to be made to their offerings, these vendors are holding onto old mindsets. The industry needs to realize that ECM and WCM have gone in different directions and need to permanently sever their bonds.

Can Akumina Make SharePoint a Web CMS Contender?

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In the age of digital experience, not all companies are rushing into relationships with superpower providers like Adobe, Sitecore and Oracle.

Most, however, already have SharePoint, and many of those are trying to figure out how to extend its use to public-facing websites.

Enter Akumina, a three-year-old company whose founders have extensive experience in building and deploying such websites. It's led by CEO Ed Rogers and COO Steve Sherkanowski, who worked for years managing technical, operations and marketing activities at Ektron.

The Nashua, N.H.-based company recently introduced InterChange, a suite of role-based authoring and site management tools designed to give marketing teams control over SharePoint sites.

Website Shutdown Averted? WordPress, Drupal Release Security Updates

web cms, Website Shutdown Averted? WordPress, Drupal Release Security Updates

The message today to the millions of users of WordPress and Drupal content management systems: Fire up those security updates.

The web content management system (CMS) providers released security updates this week after an industry expert tipped them off to a potential attack that shuts down websites and servers running on the WordPress or Drupal engine.

Nir Goldshlager, a security researcher from Salesforce.com's product security team, first caught the potential bug.

In a blog post, he wrote that he detected XML Denial of Service in both WordPress and Drupal. This phenomenon, he wrote, is predicated on a well-known cyber attack, known as the XML Quadratic Blowup Attack.

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.

Amazon's Jeff Bezos New Owner of Washington Post in US$ 250 Million Deal

Amazon's Jeff Bezos New Owner of Washington Post in US$ 250 Million Deal

Amazon founder and renowned billionaire Jeff Bezos has paid out US$ 250 million in order to buy the WashingtonPost, a move that could be a blessing for the Post, or a curse for its new owner.

Gartner 2013 MQ for Web Content Management Leaders + Challengers

Gartner 2013 MQ for Web Content Management Leaders + ChallengersGartner didn't add or drop too many names from the 2013 MQ for Web Content Management, especially at the top. Adobe, SDL, Sitecore, Oracle, HP and OpenText all stayed in the Leaders quadrant, with IBM and Microsoft sitting in the Challengers' spot.

Gartner MQ for Web Content Management 2013: Adobe, SDL, Sitecore Lead + Market Overview

Gartner MQ for Web Content Management 2013: Adobe, SDL, Sitecore Lead + Market Overview

Enterprise businesses find themselves leaning more and more heavily on their Web content management systems, and as the definition of what that means changes, so to must the most powerful systems adapt to the shifting market as the Gartner MQ for WCM 2013 clearly shows.

Contentful Debuts Cloud Based CMS in Beta

Contentful Debuts Cloud Based CMS in BetaDevelopers of the now in beta Web CMS Contentful have just launched their cloud based system, and it could be a product that portends the future of CMSes.

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.

Ptools Updates System6 Web CMS: Improves Analytics and Personalization Features

Enterprise Web Content Management provider pTools has released an update for its System6 SaaS Web CMS product which aims to improve user analytics and personalized content.

Ars Logica Report Puts eZ Publish 5 on Par with Adobe CQ, SDL Tridion

Independent analysts firm Ars Logica has released a new Compass Guide on the eZ Publish WCM platform from eZ Systems, putting the newest version 5 nearly on par with segment leaders Adobe CQ and SDL Tridion.

Forrester Report Finds Enterprise Embracing Open Source WCM

Cloud services provider Acquia has commissioned a Forrester report on open source WCM, and while the results are not overwhelming, it does show more enterprise companies are employing open source systems.

FirstSpirit Web CMS 5.0: Focus on Connectivity, Integrated Search, Translation

German company e-Spirit, the provider of the FirstSpirit CMS, is on its way up. In the last year, the company has opened an office in the U.S, been named to the Gartner Web CMS Magic Quadrant (niche level) and now released a major new update called FirstSpirit 5.0. 

HP Suffers Biggest Loss In Company History, Autonomy Still Requires 'Attention'

If HP investors were expecting Meg Whitman to produce a miracle at HP and turn the company around in 12 months, then last night’s earnings call will have disappointed. The hardware-software giant announced a Q3 loss of US$ 8.9 billion -- its biggest quarterly loss in its history with Autonomy dragging on an already poor performance for hardware sales.

PhoneGap 2.0 Improves iOS App Creation, Adds Windows Phone 7 Support

Adobe-owned open source mobile development platform PhoneGap has released version 2.0 and the system could be a good fit for those who need to produce native and Web based apps all in one place.

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