December 2015

CMS Report's Top 10 Content Management Stories of 2015

Welcome to the last article of 2015. I look back with amazement. This year, CMS Report published over 250 articles related to content management systems, content strategy, business strategy, and information technology. I'm forever grateful for the many authors that submitted their articles this past year for review and publication. 

7 Vital Points for Web Designers that Affect SEO

There are two things that you cannot separate when you are doing online business. These are web design and search engine optimization (SEO). The design of a website can affect its performance on the search engines severely. Every online entrepreneurs dream is to be on the first page of a search engine’s result lineup. It does not matter whether it is Bing or Google, having your website on the first page and especially among the first five results is very good for your site.

CMS Focus: CMS Report's Top 30 Web Applications

Note: Currently this page is being published for historical purposes only. 

In an ideal world, we would love to cover every content management system available here at CMS Report. Since your time and our time is finite, we have instead chosen to limit the number of CMS applications focused here to no more than 30 applications. CMS Focus is meant to include today's web content management systems thus this list does change over time to stay relevant.

In the Pursuit of Subscribers: Carriers Will Monetize Mobile Video in Radical Ways in 2016

Openwave Mobility predicts trends in 2016 for mobile video and data

REDWOOD CITY, Calif – 18 December 2015 – As 2015 draws to a close, Openwave Mobility, a software innovator enabling operators to manage and monetize encrypted mobile data has predicted the trends the company expects to see in 2016.

Deconstruction: The Freedom to Fail

Earlier this month, I talked about putting CMS Report through a very public experiment. My plan is to teardown the website and start rebuilding on a live production server. For a few months, we're dropping the professional website we had with the Agility CMS in exchange for one that returns us back to its blog-like roots in both appearance and content. This is all being done to see if we can recapture our audience's attention, but admittedly, it comes with risks
Searchmetrics: US Consumers Turn To Amazon And Google For Holiday Gift Ideas RealWire Tue, 12/15/2015 - 14:54

20% say their phone is the only device they’ll use for researching gifts online this holiday shopping season

San Mateo – December 15, 2015 - 62% of US consumers will have researched Christmas gifts online by looking on Amazon this holiday shopping season, with 44% performing searches on Google according to a new study. Mobile phones are expected to play a big role, with around 67% of people planning to use their smartphones for researching gifts and 20% saying their phone will be the only device they use for the task.

Watching the Watchers: Using Big Data to Track the Government Jonathan Buckley Mon, 12/14/2015 - 16:11

In today’s digital world, many people have become more worried about the possibility of having government agencies track them. Considering the controversy surrounding the leak of NSA programs that target U.S. citizens, these worries are not without reason. With the explosion of big data technologies, it has become easier than ever for governments to keep track of what their citizens are doing. It’s all in the effort of protection, at least in most circumstances, but it does have the feeling of violating personal privacy.

Enterprise Resource Planning in the Cloud

LONDON — December 2015. A survey commissioned by Hitachi Solutions Europe has recently revealed that 31 percent of organizations have moved all or part of their Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems to the Cloud, or are in the process of doing so. The survey questioned 315 senior finance professionals with the aim of understanding their position and perceptions around ERP in the Cloud.