June 2015

It's all about managing those APIs better says WaveMaker

APIs are nothing new. The application programming interface used by developers as routines, protocols, and tools for building software applications has been around for some time. APIs are used as building blocks that allow programmers to write an application much quicker and more efficiently than would happen without APIs. Despite APIs being around for quite some time, I can't tell you how many times this year non-developers have approached me to talk about APIs.

MotoCMS 3.0 Officially Goes Live with the New Website

After a few months of development, improvement and tweaking the beta-version, MotoCMS 3.0 is finally released along with the fully redesigned website, templates store and blog. This user-friendly content management system offers responsive templates with fully-rebuilt admin panel, visual content manager and tons of new widgets, plugins and features.

Off Topic: Starting my Summer with the Blossom Smart Watering Controller

Spring brought to South Dakota plenty of rain. The lawns are green, the flowers are in full bloom, and it seems we can't go beyond a couple days without a rain shower or thunderstorm. While water is usually plenty for my city, we do things smart around here and restrict water usage for our lawns year round. It's not uncommon in my part of the country to see the weather pattern quickly change from wet to dry. What once was green can turn brown in a hurry.

Common Mistakes Businesses Still Make When Moving to the Cloud

The cloud is where you need to be. At least that’s what companies are being told these days. The hype surrounding cloud computing is difficult to ignore, and organizations are responding by moving to the cloud in droves. This surge in cloud adoption makes the whole movement seem more like a fad at times, but it’s important to note that cloud computing does bring some significant benefits to the table. In other words, there’s a reason businesses are jumping on the bandwagon.

Critical Considerations for Content Marketing Success – Part I

If your content marketing initiative isn't working for you, you are not alone! While nearly 95% of small businesses and business-to-business companies have content marketing programs, many organizations are falling short of their goals. In fact, less than 10% of companies surveyed were happy with the results of their programs.So, why are companies still investing in these initiatives? Because, every business manager knows that content marketing is important to their success. They just don't know how to go about establishing a successful program.

Benefits and Downsides to Consider When Choosing an Open Source or Proprietary CMS

When you want to create a new website, or want to re-launch your existing website, using a content management system can make the process easy for you. A CMS makes it easy to manage content and the look of your website.

You do not need to have any technical knowledge to use CMS for your site. Without any technical knowhow, you can manage the front end by adding images, integrating social media, publishing posts and adding links. You can also manage what goes on in the backend of your site.

Bigcommerce for eCommerce? Know Your Requirements

For the small to medium sized business (SME), there are many more eCommerce options available today. If you want to build an online store, you can expect to find a solution that will allow you to develop your shopping cart or eStore as part of an overall website, and provide a secured buying experience, payment gateways, product catalogs, email accounts, marketing tools, sales reports, and reasonable mobile optimization.