Monthly Archives: March 2011

Mobile movie content downloads to reach 18 billion by 2015

Mobile date on the rise, again...

Mobile devices to generate data traffic equivalent to 18 billion movie downloads by 2015

By PAUL QUIGLEY

ECM Plus +++ Pressure on mobile phone networks, however, will begin to ease as 63 percent of traffic, nearly 9,000 petabytes, moves across to wi-Fi and femtocell networks, the report said.  Continue reading

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Filed under 3GPP LTE, 4G, Analysis, Content Monetization, Enterprise Content Management, M-DMC (Mobile Digital Media Controllers), M-DMD (Mobile Digital Media Downloaders), M-DMP (Mobile Digital Media Players), M-DMS (Mobile Digital Media Servers), M-DMU (Mobile Digital Media Uploaders), Mobile Apps, Mobile Content

Testing times as MTI proffers EMC cloud virtualization tools

Virtualization
Virtualization

MTI adds EMC VNX to its Solutions Centres

By ECM Plus staff

ECM Plus +++ A new European cloud virtualisation platform has been launched for enterprise ‘proof-of-concept’.

Cloud infrastructure consultancy MTI has just revealed details of its plans to add EMC VNX capabilities, enabling testing of performance and functionality within a fully-integrated virtualisation architecture within a three-location cloud environment. Continue reading

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Lyceum Capital £50m injection to boost Access expansion

£50million injection for Access
£50m injection for Access UK

ENTERPRISE FINANCE: ERP, HCM, specialist secures expansion capital in £50m Lyceum investment

By ECM Plus staff

ECM Plus +++ Colchester-based business management specialist Access UK has been successful in its bid to go ahead with a rapid expansion strategy after securing a £50 million deal with growth investor Lyceum Capital.

According to the company, the capital injection will help to boost the range of enterprise resource planning (ERP) software and services, with a particular slant on financial management systems (FMS) and human capital management (HCM) the company said. Continue reading

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VIDEO: Digital Content Monetisation Europe 2011 – Review

Content monetisation events garners widespread suppor

ECM Plus – Last January, Europe’s media and content owners met in London to discuss the one question on everyone’s mind: how can you generate revenue from digital content?

Digital Content Monetisation Europe focussed on key changes that can be made by organisations to a digital value chain in order to contribute to solid digital ROI.

Over 300 attendees joined over 60 senior expert speakers from across music, film, broadcasting, publishing, gaming and sports to uncover successful strategies. Continue reading

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Amazon flows into cloud music space

Amazon MP3
E-tail giant takes on incumbents in cloud music drive

Retail giant heads up with Cloud Drive, Cloud Player

By PAUL QUIGLEY

ECM Plus – Amazon has just launched its new Cloud Drive service at amazon.com/clouddrive and Cloud Player for Web at amazon.com/cloudplayer in a bold late move to head off the likes of Apple in the web music space. Continue reading

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Filed under Asset management, Cloud Computing, Content Delivery Networks (CDN), Digital Media Management (DMM), Media asset management, Mobile Content, Public Cloud, Streaming media, Vendor News

Kroll Ontrack avows varied virtualisation systems

Kroll Ontrack now supports range of virtualised systems for data recovery

Media that has suffered a catastrophic electro...
Media that has suffered a catastrophic electronic malfunction

ECM Plus – Kroll Ontrack has just confirmed it can now support virtualisation products from a range of other vendors, including Hyper-V, Oracle VM VirtualBox and Citrix XenServer, as well as VMware vSphere virtual systems.

The support will be via its in-lab and remote Ontrack Data Recovery services, the comany said. Continue reading

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British website speeds trounce Europeans in mobile retail report

Internet mobile and cloud monitoring firm tracks best and worst in wireless retailing performances

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Mobile retailers across Europe performing vastly differently

ECM Plus – Monitoring firm Keynote says that mobile website performance of 17 of the top retailers across five countries shows widely varied perfomances.

According to the firm, consumers are looking to their mobile handsets as their first port of call when making an online purchase, while retailers, it says, are investing heavily in making sure that their mobile offerings meet this new demand. Continue reading

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Filed under 3GPP LTE, Analysis, Analytics & Metrics, Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), High Availability, Mobile Analytics, Mobile communication, Mobile Content, Product Information Management

Mobile music subs to hit 178m by 2015

John on Mobile Phone
Mobile music lovers rising up. Image:  DavidDennisPhotos.com

From Bollywood musicals to lovers of jazz, classical, metal and all genres

 

By PAUL QUIGLEY

ECM Plus – A new report is predicting that the number of mobile customers who are prepared to pay a monthly subscription to music via download or by streaming, may reach 178 million people by the  year 2015.

This represents, the report by Juniper Research said, over three times as many people currently subscribed to such music services last year. Continue reading

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Filed under 3GPP LTE, 4G, Analysis, Content Delivery Networks (CDN), Content Monetization, DMC (Digital Media Controllers), DMP (Digital Media Players), DMR (Digital Media Renderers), DMS (Digital Media Servers), DNLA, DTCP-IP, LTE-Advanced, M-DMC (Mobile Digital Media Controllers), M-DMD (Mobile Digital Media Downloaders), M-DMS (Mobile Digital Media Servers), M-DMU (Mobile Digital Media Uploaders), Mobile Apps, Mobile communication, Mobile Content, Streaming media

Demands for Twitter information endanger privacy rights – EFF, ACLU

American Civil Liberties Union
American Civil Liberties Union

ACLU and EFF appeal ruling in case challenging government attempt to obtain private datails

ECM Plus – The Electronic Frontier Foundation and the American Civil Liberties Union have appealed a ruling that the U.S. government can collect the private records of three Twitter users as part of its investigation related to WikiLeaks. Continue reading

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DocAve proffers free 100Gb migration to SharePoint Server

Expo Hall 009 | AvePoint
AvePoint causing a hubbub. Picture: MS TechEd Europe

Transferring all content and data, all metadata and securities, from 14 legacy repositories – onto SharePoint

ECM Plus – AvePoint is to offer free licenses to migrate 100 gigabytes (GB) of data from legacy content repositories to SharePoint Server 2010 with its DocAve Migrator to new customers worldwide.

DocAve Migrator provides a fully-mapped and flexibly schedulable migration to SharePoint Server 2010 from prior SharePoint releases as well as 14 additional legacy content repositories. Continue reading

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DOC does smallest SSD on chip storage

Six hard disk drives with cases opened

The incredible shrinking drive

Foremay claims OC177 as world’s smallest SSD Disk on a chip – 32Gb and 64Gb for both IDE and SATA

By PAUL QUIGLEY

ECM Plus – Foremay has just introduced a disk-on-chip solid state hard drive into the OC177 SSD range featuring a tiny dimension of only 22 x 22 x 1.8 mm.

According to the company, the storage device is thin and light, yet robust and the disk chip is being marketed as DOC. Continue reading

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DocumenTALK Podcast Interview: The Top 10 reasons to automate AP processes

About Martyn: Martyn is responsible for all marketing initiatives for Kofax, including brand, product, industry and field marketing functions. He has more than 25 years of marketing and general management experience within the software industry. Before joining Kofax, he was Director of Marketing Programmess UK & Ireland and VP of ECM Marketing at IBM. Prior to that, he was Chief Marketing Officer at FileNet, where he spent 18 years in marketing and sales roles. He has a BA in Business Studies from Coventry University, is a member of the Chartered Institute of Marketing and is a Fellow and a former Chair of and ios on the Board of the Association for Information and Image Management (AIIM).

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Martyn Christian, Chief Marketing Officer at FTSE-250 listed Kofax plc (LSE: KFX) talked to ECM Plus about the Top 10 reasons to automate your accounts payable processes, and, the wider opportunities for cost reduction and efficiencies through document-driven business process automation.
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Vaizey to keynote at digital media moot

BAFTA 2008
Image via Wikipedia

Digital content creators to convene at BAFTA in monetization initiative

ECM Plus – /Manchester/ +++ D-Media Network is hosting a digital media conference at BAFTA next week from 29th to the 30th of March to thrash out how to generate an income.

According to D-Media, culture secretary Edward Vaizey will be giving a keynote speech at the launch event, to be held at the British Academy of Film and Television Arts on Piccadilly in London. Continue reading

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Fifth amendment for Entropy’s ECM Content Hub

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The Content Grid. Picture: Eloqua

Content hub for document connectivity transfers

By PAUL QUIGLEY

ECM Plus – /London/ +++ EntropySoft has released Version 5 of Content Hub for connectings all ECM systems and manages document transfers.

According to the firm, Content Hub V5 enables synchronisation of documents between disparate ECM systems, which may be deployed on-premises or in the cloud.

Enterprises of all sizes can manage their own document transfers and share documents in cloud repositories and exchange documents with others. Continue reading

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Filed under Cloud Computing, Document Management, Enterprise Content Management, Vendor News, Virtualization, VM2VM

FEATURE: GRC – After The Meltdown, Quo Vadis The Fallout?

Former Enron Building, Downtown Houston
Former Enron building in downtown Houston

What is being done to restore confidence in corporate reporting and governance and to avoid future attempts to mislead stakeholders by bolstering systems and process controls?

By PAUL QUIGLEY

When Enron fraudsters were given custodial sentences for their parts in the systemic fraudulent trading activities that epitomised Enron’s fall from grace a decade ago, few could have foreseen that such a sorry chapter in corporate governance could ever plumb such depths of ethical disdain and moral hazard again. Continue reading

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Mozilla Firefox sallies fourth into browser hegemony

Firefox: Insurgent burning down the established order

Firefox insurgency burning down the ancien regime

Open source web browswer Firefox 4 eclipses Internet Explorer 9 – StatCounter

By PAUL QUIGLEY

ECM Plus +++ Insurgent Internet web browser player Mozilla Firefox has just launched Version 4 of its popular web software, and according to independent webstat bellwether StatCounter, has already nabbed 1.95 percent of the worldwide Internet browser user base.

StatCounter reports that on the first day of Firefox 4’s official release yesterday, it scored higher globally than even the new Internet Explorer Version 9 which was launched over a week ago. Continue reading

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Filed under Analysis, Analytics & Metrics, Content Delivery, Enterprise Search, Search, Web Content Management, Web Experience Management (WEM), Web Performance Optimization (WPO)

GXS touts GridConnect for cloud SaaS collaborators

GXS (company)
GXS on the grid in cloud collaborator for SaaS and ISVs

Embedded integration partner programme for ISVs and SaaS providers for B2B cloud

ECM Plus +++ GXS has just taken the wraps off a new programme for collaborators in the independent software vendor community and SaaS players to embed GXS’s Trading Grid integration cloud platform into cloud services and software apps.

GXS said that their collaborators can now connect banking, manufacturing and retailer customers to make the most of their six million trading partner relationships already in GXS Trading Grid. Continue reading

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FEATURE: Got a copy in the Cloud?

Image representing Mozy as depicted in CrunchBase

Copy protection in the cloud

BY CLAIRE GALBOIS-ALCAIX

Ten years ago, if you’d asked a small businesses owner what they did to back up their data, the majority would have pulled a tape from their bag and told you how they swapped out a cassette each night and took them home for safe keeping.

But times have changed and, today, everyone is talking about ‘the Cloud’. So what does that mean? Are all Cloud services the same? And is all Cloud data protected? Continue reading

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Wunderbar! Free ‘Cloud-In-A-Box’ offer from Onapp at German fest

onapp cloud-in-a-box

US$25 million “Cloud-In-A-Box” giveaway to dispel cloud hosting cost and complexity myths

BY PAUL QUIGLEY

ECM Plus – OnApp is offering hosting providers at the WorldHostingDays 2011 exhibition today, in a campaign they hope will dispel the myth that the cost and complexity of setting up a cloud hosting operation is a big deal. 

In a moment of marketing madness, OnApp will give away 500 “Cloud-In-A-Box” packages that give recipients the opportunity to get cloud hosting software and services, worth well over US$50,000 – free of charge. Continue reading

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Orbital links with MODX in SEO-friendly CMS plans

The default home page of a fresh MODx install.

Default home page of a fresh MODx install

Orbital Alliance named as MODX partner for SEO-optimised CMS app

ECM Plus – Orbital Alliance has been appointed as part of the initial group of Official MODX Solution Partners recognised as development leaders in rolling out websites built in MODX.

Orbital said it had already built websites in both the original MODX platform, MODX Evolution, and their updated MODX Revolution. Continue reading

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Filed under Content Management, Content management system (CMS), Enterprise Content Management, Industry News, Web Content Management

FEATURE: The Challenges and Business Benefits of Cloud Computing

A row of racks in a server farm.

A row of racks in a server farm

BY JULIAN BOX
The current economic climate has seen the need for organisations across all sectors to identify cost savings strategies. The term ‘virtualisation’ and the concept of ‘cloud computing’ have been long discussed as cost-saving and business continuity solutions. However, before an organisation considers deploying a virtual environment and eventually utilising the cloud, it is important for companies to understand how this will fit into their overall business objectives.

Improving operational efficiency will yield cost savings as many organisations are still stuck with the inefficient model of utilising both physical only or a hybrid of physical and virtual infrastructure. These types of environments are expensive to purchase and maintain, especially when adding on power and cooling costs in server rooms or data centres. While virtual infrastructure brings about significant cost and resource savings, it also brings challenges and a shift in operations to deliver the ultimate benefits. FEATURE ARTICLE: Challenges and Business benefits of cloud computing, by Julian Box. Level A conformance icon, W3C-WAI Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 1.0    Continue reading

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Columbia takes off at Terminal 4

Teachers College, Columbia University

Teaching College at Columbia University

$150,000 web content management deal for teachers college at Columbia University

BY PAUL QUIGLEY

ECM Plus – Irish content management firm TERMINALFOUR has just implemented a new US$150,000 web content management suite for New York-based Teachers College Columbia University.

According to the Irish firm, TERMINALFOUR’s WCM software forms the basis for the college’s academic, administrative, faculty and research websites. Continue reading

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DocuLex unveils search connector for document discovery

Constitution of the United States of America

E Pluribus Unum? Document search and retrieval. Image: U.S. National Archives

Line of business applications integration and WebSearch Document Management, Workflow and Email Archive solution

ECM Plus – DocuLex has released WebSearch Connector V2 for rapid integration between DocuLex Archive Studio’s WebSearch document management and business applications, including Dynamics GP, QuickBooks, Sage, Needles and other line-of-business packages.

According to Doculex, the WebSearch Connector has a direct pipeline between applications and WebSearch, enabling users to search documents and to retrieve them from desktop or browser-based applications. The DocuLex WebSearch Connector eliminates the technical hurdles and expense most often associated with custom programming and integration, allowing for built-in seamless integration. Continue reading

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Bitrix goes social in web CMS update

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Bitrix goes social in web content update. Image: melandory

Site Manager ASP.NET 5.5 boosts web content management and creation tools for editors, designers and developers.

ECM Plus – Bitrix has released Version 5.5 of Site Manager ASP.NET, primarily aimed at website content editors, designers and developers who prefer to use ASP.NET for their web projects.

Site Manager ASP.NET 5.5 now boasts ready-to-go design and content templates for corporate, personal, and community websites that are available from inside the regular install wizard. Continue reading

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Invu goes back to school for document management

Two tall metal file cabinets for work or home use

Paperless office? Until the power goes off...

Invu minimises administration time as part of a £62 million new build project

ECM Plus – Cornwallis Academy has implemented a new Invu Document Management system to replace its existing manual filing procedures and also to store hundreds of student records,

According to the school their personnel, finance and payroll documents are being moved over, a process they hope will cut weeks of administrative time each year.

The deployment is a 50 licences Invu Document Management Workflow system, rolled out as part of a £62 million joint new build project, through which the opportunity to rationalise how information is held, accessed and used became available.  Continue reading

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