Category Archives: Web Experience Management (WEM)

ISO ratifies web content accessibility standard

World Wide Web Consortium

World Wide Web Consortium

W3C Web content accessibility guidelines become ISO/IEC International Standard

By ECM Plus staff

ECM Plus +++ A new ISO/IEC standard has been ratified that is set to increase accessibility for people with disabilities.

The new ISO/IEC 40500:2012, Information technology – W3C Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0, will also make the Web more usable for all. Continue reading


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Software giveaway brings Yuletide cheer

A stachue of santa clausYo-ho-ho! ‘Tis the season of goodwill to all men. has over ten grand’s worth of software to give away throughout December

By ECM Plus staff

ECM Plus +++ DownloadBuyer, the online software store, is to give away £10,000 worth of software for Windows and Mac OS in their ‘Christmas Lucky Dip’ promotion.

Jon Silvera, managing director commented: “ continues to see strong growth. To celebrate, we pulled together a massive prize pot donated from participating vendors and are both proud and excited to pass these on to our customers as a thank you over the Christmas period. So along with many half price offers over Xmas there’ 50/50 chance to pick up a totally free product on top”. Continue reading

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Web accessibility course launched for Equality Act compliance

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Web Accessibility Essentials e-learning course now available for compliance with disability laws


ECM Plus +++ The digital world can be as difficult to navigate as the built environment for disabled people. The Equality Act 2010 means organisations are now legally obliged to ensure that all their IT channels and applications are accessible to disabled people – both internally and externally – who may use a variety of access devices and equipment. Failure to comply is also a criminal offence under the terms of the Disability Discrimination Act 1995 (as amended). Continue reading

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Kentico gives web content management marketing muscle

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Beta release with integrated customer experience management

By ECM Plus staff

ECM Plus +++ Web content management system vendor Kentico Software has just taken the wraps off its new beta version of Kentico CMS 6 which now boasts a new product line – Kentico Enterprise Marketing Solution. Continue reading

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Sitecore acquires partner in print media push

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Sitecore acquires Pectora to bridge gap between print and digital

By ECM Plus staff

ECM Plus +++ Sitecore has just acquired the development team and the intellectual property of Pectora, a Sitecore technology partner offering web publishing for integration with print-based projects.

According to the company, the combination of the two firms will bring together print and web design to offer print media including brochures, catalogues and magazines. Continue reading

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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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Open Text touts new web content release for smarter marketing mashsup

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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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Top 10 Best Content Management Agencies for April 2011

Top Ten Content Management

Surprise findings in latest research survey by

By ECM Plus staff

ECM Plus +++ Independent specialist in the best web designing companies 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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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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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


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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Middle Eastern media giant taps Magnolia in mobile content drive

Magnolia in bloom

Open source CMS helps MBC for strategic platform in web and mobile content market

ECM Plus – Dubai-based Middle East Broadcasting Center (MBC), a media group in the Middle East, has just turned to Magnolia’s Java-based content management system as their strategic platform for web and mobile content.

According to the company, Magnolia will replace an existing Vignette/OpenText installation. Continue reading

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OpenText enters market for mobile apps

Open Text headquarter buildings

ECM behemoth speeds up mobile programming with weComm acquisition


ECM Plus –  OpenText has acquired the London-based firm weComm

According to the content giant, the move into the mobility market will help it to offer customers a platform to sell mobile apps across the multitude of mobile operating systems and devices to reach their customers, consumers or partners. Continue reading

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Sitecore releases CMS 6.4 to boost marketers’ muscle

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Sitecore CMS 6.4 enables design, development and marketing to create better campaigns and web experiences with fewer resources

ECM Plus – Sitecore has released a newer version of its CMS that gives marketers, and their diverse support teams, more capability to create and monetise campaigns and web experiences.

“No matter how powerful a CMS solution, if cross-functional teams can’t intuitively use the system, marketing campaign results and Web experiences will suffer” said Darren Guarnaccia, senior vice president product marketing, Sitecore. “That’s why Sitecore has dedicated itself to developing a world-class user interface that is powerful and simple to learn. Based on iterative feedback from the Sitecore community, we made significant strides in usability with features that anticipate how marketers think and work.”

Sitecore CMS 6,4 authoring interface has new inline editing and page management features which make it easy to alter website content and layout.

Marketers and business users can move and present features such as polls, marketing forms and other content and interactive elements without relying on specialised design and development teams.

The time and resources for creating and publishing Web content and marketing campaigns is significantly reduced.

Sitecore’s browser-based editor lets users author and manage digital interactions from web pages to sophisticated mobile experiences in a simple unified interface.

Editors can work in the browser of their choice as the latest release includes support for Firefox others as well as continued support for Internet Explorer.

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Mobtron touts mobile business website creator

Mobile phone evolution

Size isn't everything

Free site product for businness users for mobile advertising, marketing


ECMPlus – Mobile web development platform has just launched a new module which enables any enterprise to create their mobile site for free, together with free hosting and backups.

According to the firm, anyone willing will also be provided professional advice by experienced mobile sites developers – and free of charge.

Mobtron provides mobile website developers with detailed statistics, access to a range of monetization functions, from mobile advertising networks integration to SMS payments.

“Our goal is to make the mobile website development simple and accessible to all” commented Mobtron’s technical development manager Sarunas Davalga. “Users select the desired option, drops it into the site and at once may observe how the site has changed. Thousands of individual users have successfully used the platform already, but with our latest add-on Mobtron has become an excellent tool for companies and businesses.”

Mobtron can be used both by companies wishing to create a representative mobile site of their business and especially by media agencies looking for means to offer their customers unique and cost-effective online mobile advertising solutions.

According to the company, all sites created using Mobtron are optimized for search engines and adapted for various models of mobile devices – including the most modern smart phones. Sites can also be created or edited using mobile phone only.

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Joomla jumps up to 1.6 open source CMS

Joomla Day Brazil 2010

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Latest version of open source content management system unveiled


ECM Plus – Joomla, the open source CMS has just taken the wraps off Joomla 1.6 designed with enhanced site control and a more polished user interface.

Version 1.6 offers new tools include a more robust organisational structure for content control.

“With new features and capabilities such as the hierarchical design of the access control system, semantic XHTML layouts, one-click extension updates and multi-language functionality, Joomla 1.6 has evolved to become the most user-friendly and powerful tool yet to develop a web presence,” said Ryan Ozimek, president of Open Source Matters, a not-for-profit created to provide organization, legal, and financial support to the Joomla project. “This has been accomplished through the tireless feedback and work on 1.6 by the thousands of members of the Joomla community over the past year.”

Joomla said it had been downloaded over 22 million times.

Joimla 1.6 features a w Access Control System which enables site administrators to control who can view and manage content. It also claims to offer unlimited so-called ‘Depth Organizational Model’, which apparently gives site administrators and content creators user-defined category levels that enable the creation of a category tree with as many or as few levels for organising content and other media types as are required.

V1.6 also has ‘One-Click Extension Updates’, which enable users to keep sites secure and controlled by simplifying the process of updating extensions.

1.6 also features ‘Semantic XHTML Layouts’, which provide a baseline for content presentation, as well as offering multi-language functionality.

“The current Joomla Platform provides developers with the tools they need to rapidly build the Web of the future” commented Ron Severdia, a member of the Joomla production leadership team. “Although 1.6 is being released today, the Joomla production team is not resting on its laurels. We’re hard at work developing even more powerful Joomla features for the future, such as new search capabilities and new ways to leverage website content.”

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European browser hegemony burns as Firefox bites back

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Mozilla outfoxes Microsoft in Europe

Firefox overtakes Internet Explorer in Europe in browser wars – StatCounter

ECM Plus – It was only a matter of time.

Microsoft’s dominance in the web browser war in Europe is over.

Open source Mozi;;a Firefox overtook Microsoft’s Internet Explorer (IE) to become the number one browser in Europe in December 2010 according to StatCounter, the analytics company.

StatCounter Global Stats reported that in December, Firefox took 38.11% of European market share, compared to IE’s 37.52%.

“This is the first time that IE has been dethroned from the number one spot in a major territory,” commented Aodhan Cullen, CEO, StatCounter. “Firefox is mainly maintaining its existing share.”

“We are probably seeing the impact of the agreement between European Commission competition authorities and Microsoft, to offer EU users a choice and menu of browsers from March last,” added Aodhan Cullen.

In North America IE still retains a clear lead in the browser market with 48.92% followed by Firefox (26.7%) and Safari (10.16%).

StatCounter Global Stats is based on aggregate data collected by StatCounter on a sample exceeding 15 billion page views per month (4.9 billion from North America) collected from across the StatCounter network of more than 3 million websites.

StatCounter, which provides free website traffic information, publishes browser stats via StatCounter Global Stats, a free online research tool. It also monitors internet market share battles including Search Engines, Social Media and Operating Systems including mobile.

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Sitecore CMS goes cloud for Azure

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New platform promises improvement in web experience with no extra IT ivestments

ECM Plus – Sitecore has just released it lastest CMS Azure Edition platform to scale web sites and applications.

According to Sitecore, most organisations today host websites in single geographical locations which can undermine Web experiences and website performance.

Sitecore’s CMS platform enables firms to raise of reduce system capacity within minutes to deploy and manage websites. With a single click from the Sitecore interface, organisations can extend corporate websites to any of six Microsoft cloud data centres located around the world.

By using Windows Azure for extending the powerful content delivery and management platform of Sitecore CMS, users gain the ability to quickly and seamlessly bring needed capacity to meet demand. As a part of a cloud deployment, Sitecore will automatically convert Web content and applications into the Microsoft Azure format, allowing users to be up and running in as little as one hour, a fraction of the time it would typically take to provision and deploy a Web solution.

“As organisations grow and respond to real-time market demands, it is increasingly difficult and expensive to scale their IT infrastructure to support changes such as launching a customer facing website in a new region or to support a successful, short term event,” said Lars Floe Nielsen, senior corporate vice president of technical marketing at Sitecore. “With Sitecore CMS Azure Edition, enterprises now have more flexibility without added costs – enabling them to focus on their core competencies.”
Powerful, Enterprise-Class Web Content Management – Anytime, Anywhere
A company’s website is often the first touch point for new customers, in response to successful campaigns, or in association with a major event.

To ensure meaningful Web experiences regardless of time or location, enterprises need to manage websites to meet both predictable and unexpected traffic and content interactions.
Microsoft Windows Azure is a scalable cloud environment with compute, storage, hosting, and management capabilities that seamlessly and reliably link to on-premise applications. When coupled with Sitecore CMS, enterprises can easily scale their Web experiences locally and globally to best meet the needs of their organisations and target audiences.

Key benefits of Sitecore CMS Azure Edition include those such as being able to choose deployment options for changing business needs. Sitecore CMS Azure Edition enables customers and partners to leverage Sitecore in a traditional on-premise or cloud-based delivery model. Users can manage Sitecore editing and database servers securely on-premise and leverage those same front-end Sitecore servers to push website content to Windows Azure cloud servers in dispersed geographic locations.

It also promises the ability to extend Sitecore investments without additional hardware costs. Without heavy capital investment or infrastructure planning timetables, users can quickly deploy public-facing Sitecore websites around the globe using Microsoft Azure data centres. This provides affordable geographic coverage, optimised response times by distributing data loads, and adequate redundancy for reliability and disaster-readiness.

Sitecore said that by applying a cloud strategy with the CMS, it was possible to innovate faster and without investing in unnecessary resources before a new offering is approved or ready for release.

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HTTPS Everywhere anti-FireSheep security gaining traction

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EFF tool provides protection from ‘Firesheep’

ECM Plus – The Electronic Frontier Foundation has just launched a new version of ‘HTTPS Everywhere’, a free security tool with enhanced protection for the Mozilla Firefox web browser against so-called “Firesheep” and other exploits of webpage security flaws.

According to the Foundation, HTTPS secures web browsing by encrypting both requests from the Firefox browser to websites and the resulting pages that are displayed. Without HTTPS, online reading habits and activities are vulnerable to eavesdropping, and accounts are vulnerable to hijacking.

Their report stated that while many sites on the web offer some limited support for HTTPS, it said it was often difficult to use. Websites may default to using the unencrypted, and therefore vulnerable, HTTP protocol or may fill HTTPS pages with insecure HTTP references. The HTTPS Everywhere tool uses carefully-crafted rules to switch sites from HTTP to HTTPS.

The new free version of HTTPS Everywhere responds to growing concerns about website vulnerability in the wake of Firesheep, an attack tool that could enable an eavesdropper on a network to take over another user’s web accounts, on social networking sites or webmail systems, for example, if the browser’s connection to the web application either does not use cryptography or does not use it thoroughly enough. Firesheep, which was released in October as a demonstration of a vulnerability that computer security experts have known about for years, sparked a flurry of media attention.

“These new enhancements make HTTPS Everywhere much more effective in thwarting an attack from Firesheep or a similar tool” commented The Foundation’s senior staff technologist Peter Eckersley. “It will go a long way towards protecting your Facebook, Twitter, or Hotmail accounts from Firesheep hacks. And, like previous releases, it shields your Google searches from eavesdroppers and safeguards your payments made through PayPal.”

Other sites targeted by Firesheep that now receive protection from HTTPS Everywhere include, Cisco, Dropbox, Evernote, and GitHub.

In addition to the HTTPS Everywhere update, the Foundation also released a guide to help website operators implement HTTPS. “Firesheep works because many websites fail to use HTTPS,” said technology director at the Foundation, Chris Palmer. “Our hope is to make it easier for web applications to do the right thing by their users and keep us all safer from identity theft, security threats, viruses, and other bad things that can happen through insecure HTTP. Taking a little bit of care to protect your users is a reasonable thing for web application providers to do and is a good thing for users to demand.”

The first beta of HTTPS Everywhere was released last June. Since then, the tool has been downloaded more than half a million times.

To download HTTPS Everywhere for Firefox:

For more on implementing HTTPS in websites:

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Alterian motive updates ECM suite Version to 6.3

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Latest Content Manager – Corporate Edition 6.3 boasts raft of new features

ECM Plus – Alterian has launched its latest version of Corporate Edition web content management system, dubbed Content Manager.

Now available in Corporate, Professional and Enterprise flavours, Alterian boasts advanced web content management tools.

Alterian said that CMC 6.3 suite consists of enhancements to Content Manager, Web Asset Manager, Sharepoint Connector and Taxonomy and Categorization Manager.

Other features include support for Windows Server 2003 and 2008 (x86), as well as Windows Server 2008 (x64) environments; full support for SharePoint 2010; new permission levels to provide Page Locking and User Locking privileges to non-system administrators; editor changes including Find-and-Replace features within Source Code and changes to Javascript handling; the CMC Plug-in Installer now allows installation of Multiple Plug-ins into Multiple Sites at the same time.

Arjen van den Akker of Alterian said. “Our aim is to provide a collaborative and dynamic approach to web publication and version 6.3 is the evolution of Alterian’s product offering.”

Alterian said it had also improved a number of CMC plug-ins, which have been included in the v6.3 suite. CMC v6.3 is available from Alterian’s web content management partners.

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OmniUpdate ups gear in campus web content

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OmnUpdate's latest version 9.5 WCM. Picture: HighEdWeb

Version 9.4 of web content management system

ECM Plus – OmniUpdate, which specialises in web content management systemsfor higher educational establishments, has just taken the wraps off its latest version, released version 9.4, of its OU Campus CMS.

According to OmniUpdate, version 9.4 offers up a new ‘Asset Manager’ that enables the creation and use of reusable digital content, whether it be text, images, multimedia, code blocks or web links –  within WYSIWYG and source code editors.

With version 9.4, the creation and editing of assets is integrated into the OU Campus permission system. Now, administrators can manage them through group access levels. Asset tagging is used to classify, describe, and support use of each asset within the CMS.

On publishing existing content, the system will automatically update pages that use the content, subject to any preferences set by the administrator to ensure optimal performance.

Lance Merker, President and CEO at OmniUpdate commented: “The new release gives administrators much more control over reusable content, marketing managers more control over the brand, and content contributors a hands-free way to ensure content consistency across sites.”

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Diurnal demand drives Day to DemandBase

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DemandBase CEO Chris Golec

Day harnesses Demandbase for content targeting to biz web visitors

ECM Plus – Day Software, recently acquired by Adobe, has tapped Demandbase Inc., a technology company providing B2B marketing – which also happens to be jointly-funded by Adobe.

The two firms have linked up to form a partnership that hopes to tap into Demandbase’s so-called ‘Real-Time ID Service’, which, the company said, ‘provides B2B marketers with the intelligence of knowing which company is about to visit their website pages’.

Together with Day’s CQ5 technology, its clients can be served a tailored web page of content. based entirely on a range of pre-known information about that visiting user, profiling which has such data as the precise industry it is in, how much revenue it makes, the number of its employees, their actual office location, and the named account status.

According to the company, the plug-in also enables CQ5 customers to make web experiences more ‘relevant and engaging’ as they put it, significantly increasing site conversion rates and return on marketing.

Chris Golec, CEO and Founder of Demandbase said: “As customer interactions shift to the web, the ability to change a web experience for a specific account, industry, or size of business enables the B2B web site to move beyond brochure-ware.”

Users of CQ5 need no more software or infrastructure to start delivering a customized web experience to business visitors, the company asserted.

Day users can separate out high and low value prospects, increase engagement and conversion and make an immediately impact on the ROI across all their B2B marketing.

According to DemandBase, the real-time identification of key accounts is made possible by its Business Resolution Platform, which uses proprietary algorithms that intelligently combine a database of 800 million IP addresses across North America and Europe, over 30 million business contacts, and information from social networks critical for business including Facebook and LinkedIn.

The company said that this multi-tiered process ensures that ‘target accounts are identified’ in a fraction of a second and appended with the most current information, fully standardised for CRM and marketing automation systems.

The service is cloud-based and has matched more than 1 billion visits in 2010, the company said, and can currently identify more than 100 million businesses every month without even the use of traditional ‘cookies’ or by tracking personal information.

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Media firms float core competencies in the cloud

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Internet Broadcasting and CoreMedia offer cloud-based web content management for media organisations

ECM Plus –  Web content management specialist CoreMedia has just inked a new deal with Internet Broadcasting to introduce CoreMedia’s CMS platform to the North American media market.

According to the deal, IB will now use CoreMedia’s WCM platform for newspaper, television, cable and radio companies by creating personalised, contextualized user experiences across multiple channels.

CoreMedia said that IB will use features such as multi-site management, dynamic content delivery, a customisable editorial interfaces with in-context editing, integrated Web analytics and external application integration.

Roger Keating, acting CEO of Internet Broadcasting commented:  “IB’s new publishing platform built around CoreMedia effectively future-proofs IB’s clients in this ever-changing world where content follows users and their friends from the Web to applications and devices.”

IB will install CoreMedia’s CMS platform in a cloud environment, where it will become the foundation for IB’s SaaS publishing platform, ibPublish. IB will build enhancements and extensions to the CoreMedia platform.

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Vamosa launches WebWorxx 14-day trial

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Web Experience Management - the user perspective - Picture: Paul Veugen

Web experience management free trial transforms performance of web properties

ECMPlus – Vamosa is offering a new 14-day trial of WebWorxx. Users can provide the URL of any website to be crawled and the trial can be accessed here.

WebWorxx is a software-as-a-service solution for web teams, allowing them to collaborate on web optimization and enhancing their productivity. It monitors websites on a daily basis to track web properties and focuses the web team on key problem areas. WebWorxx powerful, collaborative dashboard allows delegation by web teams to content owners to resolve problems.

WebWorxx crawls the website content and analyzes the performance based on set policy areas including accessibility, brand compliance, search engine optimization, link cohesion, HTML and language. Users registering for the free trial will receive a site report and be invited to log into the account to view the results. Vamosa’s NALA & EMEA support teams will work with you during the trial period to advise on configuration and optimizing the tool.

Ger Burns, VP of Software Tools at Vamosa said: “Management of web content and site optimization is a challenge faced by any organization with a website – external or internal. The 14-day trial of WebWorxx is designed to give web teams an insight into how they can simplify this process and provide each member of the team with a personalized portal to review progress within their area of ownership.”

WebWorxx is an ‘out of the box’ solution that is set up with 63 policies. The client has control over which of these policies should be implemented through a user-friendly dashboard.

Burns added: “In our experience, many organizations’ approach to web operations is incoherent, because typically web teams are distributed widely over different departments, job functions and geographies. The result is that broken links and accessibility issues which exist on the same web page, may be dealt with by different people using different tools at different times. WebWorxx is the first tool to bring teams together to collaborate, enhancing overall productivity and reducing costs.”

To try it all out for a free 14-day period, check out this link:

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Six of the best from Contensis in Web 2.0 CMS play

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Firm throws down gauntlet to rivals

ECMPlus – by Paul Quigley — One Web CMS provider has just achieved a release that its developers believe will see take-up explode.

According to the latest version of the Contensis web CMS boast, a range of new features put it at the cutting-edge of the content management market, the company said, and throws down the gauntlet to its competitors.

Contensis’ new ‘R6’ release proffers new features and pricing, including multimedia controls for inserting streaming media, galleries and slideshows into pages.

R6 supports social networking and integrates Google Apps accounts using a single sign-on for both the website and Google accounts.

R6 also boasts a module to deploy sites in multiple languages and even with multiple dialects of those languages.

R6 can also deploy any Web 2.0 features such as blogs, fora and commenting.

Chief Technical Officer of Contensis creators, Genetics Ltd, Richard Chivers, commented: “Given that content is the whole point of a CMS, it’s crucial that the people who maintain that content have as many easy-to-use tools at their fingertips as possible. Our focus with Contensis R6 is to remove the traditional roadblocks to making enhancements to a site, such as having to wait for designer or developer input when adding advanced features, like RSS Feeds, or streaming media. We’ve ensured that content managers can now just drop this kind of content into their page and move on to their next task. It makes a huge difference.”

He went on: “If you’re familiar with Contensis you can install, configure and deploy an entirely new site within 15 minutes. We actually do that in demonstrations – it’s not a just a theory or empty boast.

“Of course for newcomers from a development viewpoint there is a learning curve, but that learning curve is vastly less than for equivalent products. A developer familiar with .NET would grasp all that’s needed in no time at all. Our experience tells us that with three days training for the devs, they can have an entire new site, with galleries, streaming media, blogs, and more up just a day after getting to work. When potential customers compare that to the competition they’re always blown away. Because of this we’ve had clients move their existing platforms off PHP and onto .NET, just so that they could use Contensis – although another new feature of R6 is the ability to deploy to any platform, using languages such as PHP, for example.”

A demo of the new controls gallery can be seen at

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