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Eduserv Adds Microsoft Azure To Cloud Proposition

27 July, 2016 - 16:13
  • Partnership enhances services for digital transformation in the public sector

Eduserv, the not-for-profit provider of IT services for the public sector, has enhanced its services for digital transformation by partnering with Microsoft as a Cloud Solutions Provider.

The new partnership sees Microsoft Azure and Office 365 added to Eduserv’s services, giving customers more options to move to the cloud and build the foundations for digital transformation.

Microsoft Azure adds to the existing managed cloud services covered by Eduserv’s Assured Hybrid Cloud. By connecting to Eduserv’s accredited cloud platform or to public clouds including Amazon Web Services and Microsoft Azure, customers can take a secure and progressive approach to cloud migration and digital transformation.

Categories: Content Management

Empowering Education in the Age of Big Data

21 July, 2016 - 11:52

Today the teaching pedagogy has changed dramatically. With innovations in technology and increasing student mobility, educational delivery is changing constantly. Many schools have adopted the idea of personalized learning and they examine each student on their cultural background, needs and interests to create a customized educational program to generate interest and maximize outcomes. Similarly, schools, colleges and universities across the country has infinite data on students, teachers and staff which has to be effectively managed and analyzed to uncover insights that can improve operational effectiveness and boost student engagement.

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Cupid Media Utilizes SDL Machine Translation to Translate 70 Million Words Per Month Across 100 Countries

20 July, 2016 - 18:19

Global online dating service provider removes language barriers by translating user-generated content in real-time

WAKEFIELD, Mass. – July 20, 2016 – SDL (LSE: SDL) today announced that Cupid Media is using SDL Machine Translation technology to enable single people across the globe to communicate seamlessly in real-time, regardless of their native language or location.

Cupid Media is a rapidly growing online dating network that sees 20,000 new customers each day. The company has helped over 30 million people worldwide look for love across its 36 different dating sites in 100 countries worldwide. With a need to address its growing demand for additional languages, the company turned to SDL to implement its Machine Translation technology.

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Acquia Releases New Drupal 8 Distribution Called Lightning

19 July, 2016 - 21:50

Open Source Distribution Accelerates Drupal 8 Projects, Offers Intuitive Authoring and Streamlined Workflows for Enterprise Organizations

BOSTON – July 19, 2016 – Acquia, the digital experience company, today announced the launch of Acquia Lightning, a freely available open source distribution of Drupal that accelerates Drupal 8 development, streamlines authoring for business users, and make it easy for non-technical users to manage content and experiences. It serves as the perfect starter kit for Drupal 8, bringing together critical functionality for enterprise-scale delivery of digital experiences. The Acquia Lightning distribution is available on Acquia Cloud Free, where developers can start building with Drupal 8 today.

The proliferation of new devices and channels along with the rapidly growing expectations for mobile experiences raises the stakes for developers and builders of digital experiences. Drupal 8 provides digital experience management capabilities built for the future of the web. It offers a simplified user experience and tools that empower builders to create highly personalized and mobile experiences. Today’s launch of Acquia Lightning makes it easy for organizations to get started fast with Drupal 8, shaving weeks or months off development projects.

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Lack of skills is main barrier to digital transformation on the IBM i suggests new research

7 July, 2016 - 22:00

61% of IBM i user organizations have implemented digital initiatives, but half of them say the shortage of IBM i skills is a barrier

PETERBOROUGH, NH – July 07, 2016 – 61% of IBM i users revealed in a new poll that their organization had rolled out some type of digital transformation initiative on the platform, typically adding web interfaces to IBM i applications or switching from paper to digital presentment of documents. However, the growing shortage of IBM i skills came out as one of the biggest barriers to transformation projects on the IBM i.

The survey of 52 European IBM i users includes interviews conducted by SoftLanding® Systems, a division of UNICOM® Global, at two recent IBM i conferences, International i-Power 2016 and Common Europe Congress. It highlights the top five digital transformation initiatives that organizations have implemented on the IBM i operating system:

Top digital transformation initiatives implemented on IBM i

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New Feature For WordPress CaptainForm: Centralized Form Management For Digital Agencies

5 July, 2016 - 14:56

123ContactForm has announced today that its WordPress form builder, CaptainForm, has a new important feature: centralized form management for digital agencies.

Centralized form management allows digital agencies and freelancers (and anybody who builds websites for clients) to manage all of the forms they create from the same place: their own WordPress dashboard. At the same time, they can share forms with their respective owners.

This feature works best with the Hero license key ($195/year), which can be activated on an unlimited number of websites. The administrator will activate the license key on the clients’ WordPress websites. In the administrator’s WordPress installation, all forms will show up. The administrator will split them into groups and share each group with its associated client.

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10 Profound Reasons Why Nerds Rule Digital Marketing

4 July, 2016 - 15:12

How do you spot a modern Einstein? Thick glasses, braces, tucked shirts in high-waist pants, walks fast and always slouching—these are the typical geeks that Hollywood presented to the world. But such descriptions do not hold true these days.

They are no longer just stuck in a basement inventing a time travel machine. They are no longer just looking at a blackboard trying to solve the most complex math problems. There are also digital nerds, and they are as cool as the guys we hang out with on a Friday night. These tech-savvy individuals rule what we now know as digital marketing, which is practically a nerd’s world.

Digital marketing, such as those services provided by Propelrr, has opened doors for so many talents. It’s an industry that is a melting pot for all specialties—marketing, branding, web design, analytics, creative writing, and business development. This type of marketing is not just about tweeting and hoping for the best. It takes a true lover of innovation and marketing to be an effective digital marketer and a true-blue digital nerd.

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SDL Announces Global Team App on the Salesforce AppExchange

23 June, 2016 - 00:42

Users can now more easily collaborate with global sales teams with real-time multilingual translation within the Salesforce platform

WAKEFIELD, Mass., 22nd June, 2016 – SDL today announced it has launched Global Team, a new app on the Salesforce AppExchange that empowers businesses to connect with their customers, partners and employees in entirely new ways across more than 100 languages.

Built on the Salesforce App Cloud, SDL Global Team is currently available on the AppExchange.

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Visual hacking experiment shows workers vulnerable

22 June, 2016 - 12:51

87 per cent of visual hacks were successful

Bracknell, UK, 21 June, 2016 – 3M, the science-based technology company, has revealed the results of a UK and worldwide experiment that demonstrates ’visual hacking’ is a significant risk .

In the UK, the rate of successful visual hacks – many of which were achieved by viewing people’s computer screens – was 87 per cent, compared to an average of 91 per cent worldwide. Alarmingly, the ‘white hat hacker’ was confronted in a global average of only 32 per cent of occasions.

The Global Visual Hacking Experiment is an expansion of the 2014 Visual Hacking Experiment conducted in the United States. The new 2016 study, completed by Ponemon Institute across eight countries and sponsored by 3M Company, found that sensitive information was successfully captured in 91 per cent of visual hacking experiments globally. 3M will be sharing further details of the experiment at the Future of Work conference being held by Management Today in London on 23 June www.3M.co.uk/privacyfilters

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Learn Bootstrap to Make PSD to HTML Conversions Less of a Headache

21 June, 2016 - 11:47

There is always some new technology in the website development realm. This is probably because website development is the most demanded of services currently. Everyone wants a website in this day and era. There are corporations that want to build an online presence and bloggers who want to share their opinions concerning this and the other. Web development and design is not what it used to be some ten years ago. There are so many things that have changed and all in a bid to make the quality of the products so much better.

The diversification of technologies and frameworks for web development has been of great advantage to companies that use them. This is why the technological development continues to grow each day. Let’s take for instance the CSS frameworks. They play a particularly huge role on the internet platforms where the technicians have always needed frameworks that provided a solid foundation to work with. There are several of these CSS frameworks but there is one that has won the hearts of many a website developer- Twitter Bootstrap. It ranks highly among the most recommended CSS frameworks.

Categories: Content Management

Magnolia just launched Magnolia Now and Magnolia Core

21 June, 2016 - 01:24

Magnolia, the rapidly growing Swiss CMS vendor, launched an innovative new solution - Magnolia Now™, a cloud-based digital experience platform - at its seventh annual conference in Basel, Switzerland on June 8-9. Magnolia Now takes the hassle out of the deployment and operations of content management and gives companies the ability to go to market fast. It will be available from November 2016 in a variety of packages.

“Magnolia Now opens an entirely new market for us,” said CEO Pascal Mangold. “While Magnolia Core™ remains the most flexible enterprise CMS on the market, not every customer has the means to utilize its power to its full extent. Magnolia Now takes the key functionalities of Magnolia Core and packs that up into the cloud. Not only does that free DX projects from the IT bottleneck typically found in organizations today, but it also ensures the fastest time to market for digital experience projects, a critical issue for organizations today."

This year’s Magnolia conference was the biggest ever, with over 300 attendees and 30 talks taking place over two days.

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Big Data? Hadoop might be your thing

16 June, 2016 - 12:13

Software as a Service (SaaS) can turn out to be the Sales and Marketing’s biggest demon if the business plan is a faulty one. The SaaS model itself has little to take blame. SaaS was to be shared with entities that could construct the ideal enterprise level solution and provide its constant support during the implementation. It doesn't always work out that way, but some solutions work better than others.  

Hadoop like many of the other big data solutions has been a game changer. Unlike other big data solutions, Hadoop is more accessible. Amongst others, its benefits include...

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Migrating to SharePoint 2016? - 5 Things to Do Before You Do

13 June, 2016 - 11:26

Whenever a new version of the SharePoint is about to be launched this “migration fever” catches many who just can’t wait for the dose of the feature-packed new SharePoint. But, an unsuccessful migration will only make things complicated, and you may find yourself riding on the road to nowhere. Nevertheless, the hard work pays off. The right preparations will ensure that you do the migration right and the SharePoint 2016 does exactly what it promises to do: work wonder for your organization’s collaborative content development.

Here is a list of top five points that you just can’t skip before you migrate to SharePoint 2016.

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More Than Half of European Mobile Subscribers Could Abandon Their Mobile Operator for Unlimited Video Data Plans

8 June, 2016 - 21:56

Survey reveals that mobile operators need to devise innovative data service plans to avoid churn

REDWOOD CITY, Calif – June 08 2016 – Openwave Mobility, a software innovator enabling operators to manage and monetize encrypted mobile data, today announced significant results from a population-weighted survey of over 2,000 European mobile subscribers. Key findings reveal that more than half of subscribers (57.3%) across the UK, France and Germany would consider switching mobile operators in order to get unlimited video.

Since last year’s launch of T-Mobile USA’s Binge On unlimited video service, mobile operators worldwide have closely followed the program’s success. While industry experts have speculated on the viability of similar data plans in other regions, Openwave Mobility launched an extensive survey of subscribers across the three most populous European Union countries to find out. 

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Akamai Taps SDL to Improve Multilingual Web Marketing

7 June, 2016 - 21:27

Global leader in content delivery streamlines website management for its own multilingual web properties to deliver improved customer experience and reduce internal costs

WAKEFIELD, Mass. – June 07, 2016 SDL (LSE: SDL) today announced that Akamai, the global leader in content delivery network services, has rebuilt its corporate website and increased the effectiveness of its multilingual marketing efforts by leveraging SDL’s web and language technologies alongside specialized language services.

Akamai revolutionizes how businesses optimize the delivery of consumer, enterprise and entertainment experiences for any device, and its web presence is instrumental in demonstrating the value of its services. The company had previously been managing its corporate site in-house and had been using a third-party to manage translated regional sites through a translation proxy solution. To gain more control and to leverage the digital channel to the fullest, Akamai invested in bringing all of the sites in-house on an enterprise CMS.

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Web Summer Camp 2016 Bringing Design, eZ Publish, and PHP Together

7 June, 2016 - 02:16

Early this year, I decided to take a very long break from blogging about content management systems. At the time of my announcement, I hinted that you might hear from me time to time as I still want to be an advocate for people and companies I believe do "good work" in the CMS industry.

With a history of supporting past eZ Publish conferences in Croatia, it shouldn't be a surprise to you that I've come out of semi-retirement to promote Web Summer Camp 2016. This year's event is being held in beautiful Rovinj, Croatia from August 31st through September 3rd.

Web Summer Camp 2016 continues to build on past efforts of hosting a conference which covers both PHP and eZ Publish while adding Design as a new topic this year. Those attending the coverence will be able to dive into PHP and Symfony at our PHP topic, learn more about eZ Publish and eZ Platform at our eZ Publish topic, and learn about web design, UX, content, project management, and information architecture in the Design topic.

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Elegant MicroWeb Joins BigCommerce Partner Program

6 June, 2016 - 11:31

Elegant MicroWeb Joins BigCommerce Partner Program Providing Customization, Technical Support and Software Integration for Online Retailers

As part of the BigCommerce Partner Program, Elegant MicroWeb will now be able to offer clients custom commerce solutions powered by BigCommerce, the leading eCommerce platform for fast-growing and mid-market brands.

Elegant MicroWeb CEO, Kartik Patel says, “Elegant MicroWeb is pleased and proud to be a BigCommerce partner and we look forward to providing rich, customer-focused eCommerce and customization services to customers around the world.”

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