January 2014

Online Brands Not Doing Enough to Guard Against a Google Penalty

It’s easy to fall foul of Google’s rules says founder of digital marketing software and service company

New York - January 30, 2014 - With Google cranking up its war on web spam in recent years, Searchmetrics, which operates an enterprise SEO platform, is warning that website owners – including many top online brands – may not be doing enough to guard against the risk of a Google penalty which could drastically reduce their organic search rankings, traffic and company value.

Can Big Data Help Improve BYOD Security?

Bring your own device (BYOD) and big data are pretty big terms in the tech space right now, but so far the conversations about big data and BYOD have been largely separate. Many articles have addressed the problems and headache it is causing IT teams, especially since many companies are not prepared to handle employees bringing their own mobile devices. A survey of small and medium-sized businesses found that 22 percent had a BYOD policy in place.

Agility January 2014 Release improves sync and status

Agility Inc. just released a new version of their content manager, version "January 2014". Most of the improvements in this version of the Agility CMS focus on the backend. Highlighted features include improved synchronization updates for Agility.Web as well as improved content and page status bar notifications.

Below are some of the details offered in the Agility January 2014 Release Highlights:

Detailed analysis identifies top 50 learning management systems: We list the first 10 here

A thorough analysis of 582 of the world’s leading learning management systems (LMSs) has identified the top performing 50.

Published by E-Learning 24/7 - which not only publishes a regularly updated list of the top LMSs but also a list of the top rapid content authoring tools (comprising some 168 vendors) - and the work of  the internationally-known corporate online learning industry analyst, Craig Weiss, the current top ten LMSs in the world are:

Ametys CMS 3.5.3 for management of content across Web Sites, Intranets and Extranets

Ametys 3.5.3, the latest release of open source Ametys CMS, is designed to help enterprises find a response to advanced web publishing issues. Its features include roll-out enterprise portals, websites, blogs through a website factory, share contents between sites, use and share contents from/with social networks.

Sitecore Partners with Microsoft to Build Joint E-Commerce Solution socPub Tue, 01/14/2014 - 06:13

Combined solution will integrate world-class experience management and operational commerce technologies to deliver personalized on-line shopping experiences

Moodle 2.6.1 and a recap of Moodle 2.6 Bryan Ruby Mon, 01/13/2014 - 11:26

Moodle, an open source software package for producing Internet-based courses and web sites, has released it's latest version...Moodle 2.6.1. This latest version provides a number of bug fixes and small improvements as well as fixes to security vulnerabilities that were recently discovered. The new features in Moodle 2.6.1 include:

The Washington Post tops list of most popular US newspaper sites on Twitter

Research by Searchmetrics identifies most tweeted newspaper stories in 2013

New York - January 09, 2014 - The Washington Post, New York Times and USA Today figure in the top three positions in a study which analyzes prominent US newspaper websites for their popularity on social network, Twitter.

Content from USA Today and the Washington Post was also found to dominate the list of the top ten most tweeted newspaper website stories during 2013 in the study by digital marketing software and services company, Searchmetrics.