Monthly Archives: April 2011

WEEKEND PLUS: Endavo goes over the top with Internap content delivery

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CDNs on the march for streaming and content services

Content delivery network for over-the-top video services

By ECM Plus staff

ECM Plus +++ Over-the-top video services provider Endavo Media has just opted to use Internap’s route-optimised Content Delivery Network (CDN) to offer live and on-demand video streaming services.

According to the firm, it hopes to support new business from clients as diverse as telcos, broadcasters, content providers and marketing agencies.

Endavo said its offering is now for clients whose business is to manage, distribute and monetise digital media including live and on-demand video, audio and pictures.  Continue reading

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Filed under Content Delivery, Content Delivery Networks (CDN), Streaming media, Vendor News

Mobile: the real deal for web content vendors?

Hand Holding a Mobile Phone

Hands-on: mobile calling for web content vendors via HTML5?

Web content management vendors are making only halting moves towards mobile-enabling applications

By ECM Plus staff

ECM Plus +++ Web content management vendors need to apply significant resources to mobile services over the next year, according to The Real Story Group.

In new research by their analysts, it states that many Web CMS tools can generate outputs for different mobile formats, often via functionality that renders alternate templates for different devices. Continue reading

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Filed under Analysis, Content Monetization, Mobile Apps, Mobile communication, Mobile Content, WCM, Web Content Management, Web Experience Management (WEM)

ECM vendors need to ‘get the message out’ with bells-and-whistles – report

Bells and whistles

Vendor report on enterprise content management software vendors urges to ‘get the message out’ and to lob in some bells-and-whistles

By ECM Plus staff

ECM Plus +++ Two years ago, the ECM market earned revenues of $795 million and ancillary sectors realised revenues of $2.1 billion, according to somewhat belated ‘analysis; by report vendor company Frost & Sullivan.

According to the report vendor, the ECM market is estimated to hit more than $1.75 billion and the total ECM space of ancillary activities is set to top almost $6 billion over the next five years. Continue reading

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Open Text touts new web content release for smarter marketing mashsup

Open Text logo
Marketing meets mobile in mashup manouvres

Behemoth content giant touts marketing enhancements to offer a richer web experience with new version of Web Experience Management

By ECM Plus staff

ECM Plus +++ OpenText has made a raft of new enhancements to the rich media handling capabilities of Web Experience Management offerings, giving marketers new tools for captivating global audiences with visually appealing content and dynamic, interactive content across the web and for mobile devices, the company said. Continue reading

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Filed under Enterprise Content Management, Social Content Marketing, Vendor News, WCM, Web Content Management, Web Experience Management (WEM)

Bish bashes economic woes as Kofax bucks trend

Kofax CEO Reynolds C. Bish

From Jap meltdowns to market-making miasmas, political and economic machinations do little to upset document bellwether’s steady growth strategy

By PAUL QUIGLEY

ECM Plus +++ Kofax has just revealed figures for its Interim Management Statement for the third quarter of its financial reporting year ending on June 30, 2011.

According to the Irvine-Calif-based firm, Kofax’s software business revenue growth has continued to progress in line with Board and management expectations of 14% year over year growth for fiscal year 2011 on an organic, constant currency basis and ahead of those expectations on an “as reported” basis due to favorable exchange rate movements, the company said in a statement. Continue reading

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Filed under Business process automation (BPA), Document Management, Document scanning & imaging, Industry News

Hi-Ho Silver Lining? EpiServer goes glam with platform reboot

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Rise of the Cloud: Even Wilhelm Reich would be proud...

New ‘Platform-as-a-service’ PaaS model shortens time to ‘cicks;for online marketers, digital agencies and developers

By ECM Plus

ECM Plus +++ EPiServer has launched a cloud version of its CMS.

The company now claims tjat its content management software is packaged and hosted on EPiServer’s Everweb service, a web-based combination of EPiServer CMS and EPiServer Composer.

According to the company, this new method is an interactive version with a new focus for marketers and for web developers.  Continue reading

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Filed under Cloud Computing, CMS, Enterprise Cloud, Enterprise Content Management, Hybrid Cloud, PaaS (Platform-as-a-Service), Private Cloud, Public Cloud, Trusted Cloud, Vendor News, VPS Cloud, Web Content Management

Streaming Media heads East adds Content Delivery Summit

Streaming Media East

150+ speakers to showcase latest streaming media business models at Streaming Media East in New York City, plus dedicated tracks for HTML5 and content platforms

By ECM Plus staff

ECM Plus +++ The Streaming Media East Exhibition and Conference will be held May 10th to 11th at the Hilton New York in Manhattan.

The Streaming Media East event is aimed at media owners, broadcasters, viral video creators, online marketers, ad agencies, educators, application developers and those creatives for whom the latest online video technologies and business models are important to them.  Continue reading

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Filed under Content Delivery Networks (CDN), Content Monetization, Enterprise Content Management, Industry News, Streaming media, Video Content Management & Delivery (VCM)

eFileCabinet’s document dossiers brought to book

EFileCabinet

Document management integration with accounting

Integration with Intuit’s QuickBooks sees electronic document management fit into accounting software to boost efficiency

By ECM Plus staff

ECM Plus +++ eFileCabinet has just released its latest integration with Intuit’s QuickBooks accounting software.

According to the firm, the integration provides users with a more efficient way to link their QuickBooks records with documents stored in eFileCabinet. Continue reading

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Top 10 Best Content Management Agencies for April 2011

Top Ten Content Management

Surprise findings in latest research survey by http://www.bestwebdesignagencies.com

By ECM Plus staff

ECM Plus +++ Independent specialist in the best web designing companies bestwebdesignagencies.com has named the best Top 10 Content Management firms for April 2011.

Each applicant was put through an extensive evaluation based upon an internally developed set of evaluation criteria. The independent review team that completed the analysis determined that these companies were the best when it came to content management.  Continue reading

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Radio killed the video star? NAB moves to embed FM into mobiles

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FM-radio revival to move mobile content into radio age

Campaign promoting Frequency Modulation band radio-enabled wireless handsets demanding lawmakers halt supporting for Creativity and Innovation resolution

By ECM Plus staff

ECM Plus +++ U.S. National Association of Broadcasters has just launched a bold new campaign targeted at embedding FM radio into mobile devices.

NAB said the rationale was to provide local news, entertainment as well as emergency information content to information. Continue reading

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Media Express’ metadata move does wonders for workflow

BlackMagic Designs

Added 3D support, metadata, 4K support, cross-platform

By ECM Plus staff

ECM Plus +++ Blackmagic Design has released Media Express 3, an new update for advanced capture and playback using Blackmagic Design DeckLink,

According to the company, the updated version mow boasts Multibridge, Intensity and UltraStudio Pro products that supports Windows 7, Mac OSX and Linux platforms.

Media Express 3 is used by thousands of Blackmagic Design customers for managing a wide range of media types and for capture and playback of files to and from broadcast decks. Media Express is the perfect combination for software applications that do not support direct capture and playback to tape decks from within the software itself, the company said. Continue reading

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Filed under Business Process Management, Media asset management, Vendor News, Video Content Management & Delivery (VCM), Workflow

WEEKEND PLUS: SharePoint Killer? Huddle helps jobsworths jiggle IT towards the Cloud

Huddle's CEO Alastair Mitchell

Incumbents quiver as public sector edges closer to the cloud with government-wide agreed terms with Huddle

By ECM Plus staff

ECM Plus +++ The British government’s drift towards using cloud computing is gathering momentum in the wake of government-wide agreed terms with Huddle, the cloud collaboration and content management company.

According to Huddle, the commercial proposition has been jointly-developed by Huddle and a working group headed by DEFRA, the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs in support of the Government Cloud Programme. Continue reading

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Filed under Cloud Computing, Data Governance, Enterprise Cloud, Enterprise Content Management, Industry News, Public Cloud

WEEKEND PLUS: Pogoplug puts personal cloud content on the map

Pogoplug

Pogoplug offers new freesoftware version for direct access to personal content

By ECM Plus staff

ECM Plus +++ Cloud Engines, the makers of Pogoplug, which is distributed in the UK by Widget, has just released new software which turns any PC into a personal cloud.

According to the makers, this can then be safely and securely accessed and shared from anywhere on the Internet for free. Continue reading

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Filed under Content Delivery Networks (CDN), Mobile Content, Private Cloud, Vendor News

Kofax hits the road for data capture best practices

Martyn Christian CMO of Kofax

Customer success stories and new product advances for data capture to be highlighted on the road

By PAUL QUIGLEY

ECM Plus +++ Kofax plc (LSE:KFX) is hauling its asset down the pike in order to stage two multi-city seminar series during April and May.

According to the company, the ‘Kofax Express and VRS Elite’ Road Show and the ‘Kofax Connect Road Show’ series will feature real-world, best practice applications to show just how document capture is driving business process automation. Continue reading

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Filed under Business process automation (BPA), Document archiving & retrieval, Document Automation, Document scanning & imaging, Scanning, Vendor News, Workflow

Polycom’s cloud-based video media content strikes Accordent

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Polycom’s new cloud-based media services for video content hosted on Azure platform

By ECM Plus staff

ECM Plus +++ Polycom has launched its new Accordent Media Services platform powered by Azure, a new cloud service for searchable content for all video assets.

According to Polycom, Accordent Media Services organisations by managing their growing libraries of multi-source, multi-format video assets without having to add any more extensive IT resources or having to make any more major capital expenditures on special networking or storage systems. Continue reading

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Filed under Cloud Computing, Content Delivery Networks (CDN), Content Management, Digital Media Management (DMM), Media asset management, Open Source, UGC - User-generated content, Vendor News, Video Content Management & Delivery (VCM)

DigitalFilm Tree casts Xytech in lead role for Tinseltown media makeover

Hollywood Studios 1922
Tinsel Town in the Roaring Twenties

DigitalFilm Tree puts Xytech’s MediaPulse in place for post-production, takes a bow for an Encore

By PAUL QUIGLEY

ECM Plus +++ Hollywood-based post-production company DigitalFilm Tree has just invested in a new MediaPulse platform and extension, Encore, for its production, post and consulting operation.

DigitalFilm Tree specialises in workflow for file-based post-production while creating new ways of working that helps film-makers, broadcasters and studios to adapt to a changing technological landscape. Continue reading

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Filed under Digital Media Management (DMM), Media asset management, Vendor News, Workflow

ETSI member to moot CDNs and IPTV at CDN World Forum

Modell av IPTV-arkitektur. Laget i Visio.
Model IPTV network architecture

By ECM Plus staff

ECM Plus +++ Dr. M. Oskar van Deventer of TNO and ETSI, the European Telecommunications Standards Institute, will be discussing content delivery networks at the CDN World Forum taking place on the 21st and 22nd of June at Olympia, London.

According to the organisers, ETSI’s globally-applicable standards for ICT, which include fixed, mobile, radio, converged, broadcast and internet technologies, will now hear from Oskar van Deventer, who is an ETSI member, who will be discussing ETSI standards for CDNs and their interconnection with IPTV and other content delivery networks. Continue reading

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FEATURE: Performance issues cloud content delivery options

Why rush to anger your global audience? Clouds may help to scale your infrastructure, but the performance problems still remain

By JEFF KIM

Nearly every Cloud service provider extols the virtues of Cloud as a means for rapidly and cost-effectively reaching a global audience with your business applications. Even the more measured Cloud service providers state that your organisation’s critical applications should move into the Cloud, but more likely into a private Cloud, so that you may obtain a measure of security and performance guarantees (SLAs) combined with the time-to-market benefits of public Cloud. But in the end, whether you leverage the public Cloud or a private Cloud, you are still just getting Cloud. And that means unpredictable performance of your business applications in front of a global audience.  Continue reading

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Ipad arrives for mobile cloud content

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Ipad arrives for mobile cloud content

Latest version of cloud-based Enterprise Content Management platform enhances mobile-worker capabilities with iPad

By PAUL QUIGLEY

ECM Plus +++ SpringCM has just released the latest version of its cloud enterprise content management platform. The new release features new dynamic case management, enhanced team productivity and dashboarding for key business processes.

According to the company, this new version boasts mobile support for iPad that not only uses a so-called ‘intuitive-gesture interface’, but also has cloud capabilities such as full-text search of content repositories. Continue reading

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Doculex plugs gaps with new educative channel partner programme

Cover of Surrealist journal Documents No 1, 1929

Textual healing? Lessons still to be learnt in document management

DocuLex rolls out new customer experience programme for partners to extol virtues of Archive Studio

By ECM Plus staff

ECM Plus +++ Document management specialist DocuLex has started up a new Customer Experience Program, which will revolve around further education for DocuLex dealers and partners on the benefits of owning DocuLex software.

Aspects of the programme will include increases in educational email, mail and other communications, regular webinars on newly-released and forgotten features of the Archive Studio Software Suite, post-service surveys, prompt follow up to requests for upgrades and annual support (maintenance bundles), information on professional services available. It will also include a venue for escalating outstanding issues. Continue reading

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Filed under Archive management, Document archiving & retrieval, Document Management, Email management, Vendor News

Corporate web sites are rubbish – it’s official

Coremedia's Glenn Conradt

Corporate and mobile websites still falling short of people’s expectations

By ECM Plus staff

ECM Plus +++ It’s official. Gartners says the majority of corporate website are serving up poor quality to website visitors and their customers, doling out irrelevant content and falling far short of engaging with them.

Web content management software firm CoreMedia’s new survey, results of which are in a new international survey on online user experience satisfaction, found that the 1,100 English and German-speaking people highlights major shortcomings in several key areas including website personalisation and mobile website use. Continue reading

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4G speed freaks peak at 130 Mbps in Malaysia

P1 logo

Malaysian broadband Packet One shows 4G speed peaks with WiMAX and LTE

By PAUL QUIGLEY

ECM Plus +++ Malaysian 4G broadband company Packet One has just released figures from technical trials that have shown that people in Malaysia can now look forward to some very speedy connections on their wireless broadband speeds of a staggering trunk-like data rates of 130 megabits per second, the comoany claims.

By a combination of WiMAX and LTE TDD (Long Term Evolution – Time Division Duplex), P1′s proud CEO Michael Lai boasted: “The proliferation of rich media applications namely video streaming, online gaming and online social-networking are driving consumers desire for greater bandwidth and faster speed. Not only that, high definition, larger display, WiFi TV and soon-to-come 3D small screens are also driving consumer demand whether at home or away.” Continue reading

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AuraPortal tweaks BPM suite with ECM, CRM and eCommerce

AuralPortal gets holistic in Integrated business process management suite

By ECM Plus staff

ECM Plus +++ BPM bellwether AuraPortal is introducing new modules for its Business Process Management Suite: Content Management (CMS/ECM), a complete online commerce platform (eCommerce) and a new CRM (Customer Relationship Management) ~Process Patterns, which the company said will fully-integrate with existing AuraPortal apps.

AuraPortal said their BPM suite is now 100 percent web-based and claims it can cover all of the essential areas of a company’s business management structure. Continue reading

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Filed under Business Process Management, CMS, Content Management, Content management system (CMS), Customer Relations Management (CRM), Enterprise Content Management, Enterprise Resource Planning & Management, Vendor News, WCM

Up close and personal as Sitecore reveals new ‘Digital Intimacy’

Sitecore CMS

Sitecore’s new ‘Digital Intimacy’ – a ‘revolution’ with its ‘Customer Engagement’ platform

By ECM Plus staff

ECM Plus +++ CMS vendor Sitecore has just unveiled its new ‘Customer Engagement Platform’, which, the company claims, will ‘create relevant and valuable customer conversations’.

Sitecore CEO Michael Seifert said that the Customer Engagement Platform was a major step towards what he called ‘digital intimacy’ and that it marked ‘the coming of a new era’ of online business. Continue reading

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Nuxeo taps BIRT for business intelligence ECM integration

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Actuate and Nuxeo team for BI-ECM

Integration offers fully-open source ECM – BI package

By ECM  Plus staff

ECM Plus +++ Nuxeo has just delivered a new package in its Marketplace that connects its enterprise platform-based applications with the open source Business Intelligence tool Eclipse BIRT developed by Actuate.

Actuate said the Nuxeo BIRT integration would now be able to offer report design and access from within a Nuxeo ECM application. Continue reading

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