SaaS CMS, social media, Web CMS, Web Content Management

Ingeniux CMS Catches the Social Media Train With Cartella

This should really be post-dated to early May. I wrote this one up while one my 10-hour flight to Moscow and then had barely any access to the Internet.

I wasn’t very impressed with Cartella. Even though, Ingeniux is trying to catch the soco, so. media/networking train (which is a nice development in itself).

What does Cartella do? The very basics of social networking, social content and web content management put in the same wagon.

I talked to Ingeniux’s David Hillis, director of marketing and business development, and Nathan Eggen, director of technology – and this is what I’ve found out. Really worth a read, if you’re in the SaaS CMS space or looking to be in it.

Full story on CMSWire: Ingeniux CMS Catches the Social Networking Train

social media, Web 2.0, Web CMS, Web Content Management

Kentico CMS 4.0 Marries Social Networking and Content Management

Kentico Software, a Czech Web CMS vendor, released a new version of Kentico CMS for ASP.NET. The 4.0 version, out of beta announced in December of last year, brings to the table Web content management packaged with social networking.

The majority of new Kentico CMS 4.0 features are revolving around the oh-so-popular social networking, online communities and Web 2.0 technologies.

Is Web 2.0 and Social Networking Still Relevant?

With Kentico CMS 4.0 so determinedly focused on Web 2.0 and social networking, is this a good development? We’ve seen many vendors in the Web content management space completely avoiding anything that has to do with Web 2.0 technologies. At the same time, quite a considerable amount of them embraced Web 2.0 in the Web CMS’s.

Recent Forrester research shows that enterprise spending on web 2.0 technologies is expected to grow strongly over the next five years with better enterprise adoption of social networking, mashups and RSS. The market for enterprise web 2.0 tools will be defined by commoditization and eroding prices.

Others say that Web 2.0 implosion is imminent and blogs and wikis are among the first to suffer. But social networking seems to continue to evolve and grow from 8% percent in 2005 to 35% in 2009, according to the latest Pew research.

Web 2.0 tools can be fragile and vulnerable. But as with any technology, it is essential to evaluate all the pros and cons and make decisions based on your organizational goals and not on fashion trends of “orange is the new black”.

Full story on CMSWire: Kentico CMS 4.0 Marries Social Networking and Content Management

Enterprise 2.0, Enterprise CMS, online content, Web 2.0

Gartner Predicts 2009 Top 10 Strategic Technologies

Every year, and sometimes several times a year, various researchers and analysts offer their scientific tea leaves’ readings. In reality, things may not necessarily pan out as predicted. It’s a wait-and-see game.

In any case, it’s always good to read your horoscope every morning, as well as know what to expect in the technology industry come year 2009. I think they call it “strategic planning” in the enterprise world.

At the recent Gartner Symposium/ITxpo, Gartner analysts presented their insights into the top 10 technologies and trends to rule the world in 2009.

With emphasis on virtualization, organizations should also pay close attention to cloud computing, green IT, Business Intelligence (BI) and social software — among other strategic trends.

Full article on CMSWire: Gartner: 2009 Top 10 Strategic Technologies

Enterprise CMS, online content, social media, Web 2.0

Essentia and Its New Open Source Community Platform

EssentiaESP developed by Essentia is a community-based platform designed specifically for commercial open source in order to efficiently build and manage vibrant open source communities.

The product combines principles of social networking, community management, collaboration and content management in a platform that supports multiple CRM integrations.

Essentia Launches New Open Source Community Platform