Enterprise CMS, Enterprise Content Management, online content, Web Content Management

Lionbridge and Vasont Unite on Localization Front

I am a sucker for all things global content management and localization. Guess that comes as a result of localizing software back in the day.

With more and more organizations taking global content management and localization more seriously, the race for the best translation management solution is on.

Most recently, a new solution by Vasont and Lionbridge made it to the market. The challenge here is not only to provide an efficient solution for managing and translating content, but also to translate the importance of global content management to customers.

Vasont Systems, a provider of component content management solutions, integrated its Vasont Content Management System (CMS) with Freeway, the Web-based translation management platformfrom Lionbridge Technologies, Inc.

Full article on CMSWire: Lionbridge and Vasont Unite on Localization Front

online content, web publishing

Simplifying Web App Development in Lotus Notes

Yes, Lotus Notes is still part of the daily routine for some folks out there. Despite Domino/LN falling like dominoes, some companies continue to embrace Lotus Notes.

United Planet, a European developer of Enterprise Portal software, has released a Lotus Notes Business Adapter for its portal, intranet and Web application software — Intrexx Xtreme.

Domino/Notes have been nearing the end of their golden years for quite some time now, but the fact that this technology is used as a backbone of (far too) many legacy systems makes organizations think of creative ways for prolonging life and manageability of those assets.

This is when various connectors and adapters — essentially, Band-Aids though — come into play.

Full article on CMSWire: Web App Development in Lotus Notes Made Easier

Document Management, online content

Document Management Comes to the Average Joe

Don’t need the complexities of enterprise-level document management, but still want some of that functionality? You’re not alone, and you have quite a few solutions to choose from.

The latest on the document management solutions market is DOCCENTER’s DocLanding — a new Document Management System built on Microsoft’s .NETframework, offered as Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) and designed for an “average user.”

Full article on CMSWire: Document Management Comes to the Average Joe

Enterprise 2.0, Enterprise CMS, online content, SaaS CMS

Gartner: SaaS is Hot, Revenue Will Keep Rising

Not so long ago, I was thinking (out loud) about the future of SaaS CMS’s.  Now, we’re looking at a bigger picture — enterpise markets.

If you were worried about the present and future of SaaS— Gartner says don’t be. Worldwide Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) revenue in the enterprise application markets is going strong.

Gartner predicts it will surpass US$ 6.4 billion in 2008, a 27% increase from 2007 revenue. Moreover, the market is expected to more than doublewith SaaS revenue reaching US$ 14.8 billion in 2012.

Full article: Gartner: SaaS is Hot, Revenue Will Keep Rising

Mini CMS, online content, Web 2.0, web publishing

Are you Hackable? Google Will Tell You

Yes, Google’s got your back. But only (for now) if you’re a WordPress fanatic. A new security feature from Google Webmaster Tools is in the works.

An interesting twist on this story is how Movable Type has been taking advantage of WordPress vulnerabilities, even before the Gee announced this new security addition to Webmaster Tools. There’s no better time to launch an assault other than when the enemy is recovering from a wound.  MT even goes on to quote the U.S. Department of Homeland Security to prove that its better than WP. Didn’t know DHS does blogging security nowadays, but I guess they watch it all.

The funny thing is that the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and a handful of other U.S. government agencies appear to be using WordPress as the blogging platform of choice, as reported by several sources. Ironic, huh?

I am not saying that WP is perfect (even though, I use it myself for this very blog). The baby was down just this morning die to the denial-of-service attacks.

Full article on CMSWire: Are You a Hacker Target? Google Will Tell You

online content, search

Semantic Web Standards Evolve

Semantic search, semantic Web… As of late, we’ve noticed the spiking interest in this branch of linguistics as it applies to the good ole Web.

What’s next — semantic blogging? Nah, not just yet. For now, the industry is moving to standardize some of the semantics and logistics of the OWL 2 Web Ontology Language.

The father of the WWW,Tim Berners-Lee, originally expressed the vision of the semantic Web as follows:

I have a dream for the Web [in which computers] become capable of analyzing all the data on the Web – the content, links, and transactions between people and computers. A ‘Semantic Web’, which should make this possible, has yet to emerge, but when it does, the day-to-day mechanisms of trade, bureaucracy and our daily lives will be handled by machines talking to machines. The ‘intelligent agents’ people have touted for ages will finally materialize.

While it all sounds very Martin Luther King meets Men in Black, it looks like Berners-Lee’s dreams are coming true, and the industry is even putting a bureaucracy spin on the whole semantic Web by making it oh-so-pretty and standard for all to enjoy in a uniformed way. Just like in conformation dog shows, only the most handsome and best-structured ones win.

Full article on CMSWire: Key Semantic Web Standards Take Next Step

online content, open source, social media

Yahoo! Bares Its Soul With Y!OS 1.0

What do you do in turbulent economic times? Downsize or produce more? Yahoo! chooses the latter both and attempts to re-incarnate itself and “make history again” with the release of its Open Strategy (Y!OS) platform.

The idea behind this initiative is to open up to developers and let them “tap into benefits once only available within Yahoo!” Yahoo! has opened quite a few features, including content, traffic and Yahoo’s user base.

But don’t get too excited just yet. It’s not all flowers and butterflies in the Yahoo! world. While working on open and social APIs for sites like Flickr and Delicious, the Internet giant is also putting efforts into creating proprietary technologies like Yahoo! Query Language(YQL) and Yahoo! Application Platform (YAP).

Full article on CMSWire: Yahoo! Opens Up More to the Masses With Y!OS 1.0