April 2017

Magnolia to tour Europe with DX Days roadshow

April 27 , 2017 - Basel, Switzerland - Magnolia, the Swiss CMS vendor, today announced an ambitious new European roadshow that will give digital experience professionals unique insights into some of the biggest and most innovative digital experiences in the world. DX Days will take place in Amsterdam, London, Milan and Berlin, and will run from May to November this year.

Study: More Than Half of IT Teams Will Struggle Due to a Lack of Skills that Business Demands

Brocade today announced a new Global Digital Transformation Skills Study, which aims to uncover how well-placed global IT leaders consider themselves and their teams to be in terms of meeting current and future business demands. Of the six markets surveyed, Germany was found to be the best prepared to meet its digital transformation goals, closely followed by the U.S., while the UK lagged well behind its counterparts.

DNN Announces New Liquid Content Channels for Omnichannel Publishing

SAN MATEO, Calif., April 26, 2017 – Today, DNN Software announces an assortment of new channels in Liquid Content™, the omnichannel publishing system central to its Evoq CMS. With the general availability of Evoq 9.1, Liquid Content can seamlessly publish to devices such as Amazon Echo, and applications such as Facebook Messenger, Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.

Managed Services now seen as mainstream IT

London, 26 April 2017 - A key revelation to some at the first European Managed Services and Hosting Summit in Amsterdam on 25th April was that, outside of the managed services industry, no-one is calling it that. With a strong focus on customers and how they engage with managed services, the event discussed how the model had become mainstream in the last year, and was now the assumed way of working for many industries.

RiskIQ Researchers Identify New Threat Actor NoTrove Delivering Millions of Scam Ads

London, UK – 26 April, 2017 – Earlier this year, RiskIQ, the leader in digital threat management, reported an eight-fold increase in internet scam incidents that deny the $83 billion digital advertising industry millions of dollars. Now, researchers at RiskIQ have identified NoTrove, a newly discovered and major threat actor that is delivering millions of scam ads that threaten consumers and further undermine the digital advertising industry.

New Joomla 3.7 Offers Seven Significant Improvements

This week, the Joomla! Project announced the release of Joomla 3.7. This new release in the Joomla! 3 series features over 700 improvements to the popular content management system, including many features which "make administration of Joomla! Web sites easier and more feature-rich, as well as several security updates". The following are the seven biggest new feature improvements socPub.com found in Joomla 3.7.

McKinsey Research: Only 15% of retailers surveyed have a fully implemented Personalized Marketing Initiative

New York – April 25, 2017 – Periscope® By McKinsey, a suite of solutions focusing on price, promotion, assortment, sales and marketing optimization to achieve sustainable revenue growth, today announced the findings of research it carried-out at the 2017 World Retail Congress (WRC) looking at retailers’ implementation and attitudes towards personalized marketing.

New Research Highlights Inventory Management Failings RealWire Tue, 04/25/2017 - 05:23

Reading, UK — 25 April, 2017 — Zyme, the market leader in the rapidly growing discipline of channel data management (CDM), today released independent research results which show inventory management is far from under control in consumer electronics businesses. Despite ongoing pressure from stakeholders to reduce operating costs, just one in five (19%) companies interviewed were ‘very confident’ that they have a 360-degree view on inventory at all times; more than half described themselves as ‘not particularly’ or ‘not at all’ confident in this area.

Why is WordPress Such a Popular Platform?

WordPress is the most well-known and successful content manage systems ever made. With over 26% of the world’s websites using it, there’s gotta be some kind of secret we don’t know about, right? How could something be so popular after all this time? It’s not a secret at all, actually, WordPress is just a perfect storm of features and usability.

Join us as we look at the characteristics and design choices that led WordPress to take the throne as the most popular CMS in the world.

Cyber Security is a People Problem Says Survey

20 April 2017: Over 80% of security professionals identify "people" as the industry’s biggest challenge compared to technology and processes, according to the results of the second annual survey from The Institute of Information Security Professionals (IISP). The survey also indicates that while 60% of respondents still feel that investment is not keeping pace with threat levels, there was a modest 5% increase in businesses that feel better placed to deal with a breach or incident if it happens.

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