October 2017

Drupal 8.4 Available and Fixes Huge Database Caching Issues

One of my goals in rebranding my website from CMS Report to socPub was to write diverse articles beyond the topic of content management systems. Yet, here we go again with another CMS related article. The Drupal open source project recently made available Drupal 8.4 and for me this version has been a long time coming as it addresses some long standing frustrations I've had with Drupal 8 from the perspective of a site administrator. While Drupal 8.4 adds some nice new features, I'm just as excited about the bug fixes and performance improvements delivered in this new version of Drupal.

New Modular pi-top Laptop Launches to Set Kids Up for Future

Education technology company pi-top today launched a brand new modular laptop designed to make experimenting, coding and building electronics, simple and fun. The new pi-top laptop is a powerful platform that is ideal for both consumers and students and includes a “sliding” keyboard that allows users to access and engage with internal components and upgrade with kits for a host of inventions and experiments.

Promotions Just as Important to Customers as Product Quality

13 October 2017, London: When it comes to buying home and kitchen appliances, British consumers admit that the right reward is just as important to them as quality of product. The independent study of 2,000 British adults, commissioned by 360insights, found that 17 percent of consumers said their purchase decision was driven by a promotion, the same amount that identified product quality as the reason for their purchase.

Ramco Systems makes its way as a Contender in SaaS Human Resource Management Systems Report

Chennai, India – October 12, 2017 – Ramco Systems, a global enterprise software company focusing on enterprise cloud platform, products and services, today announced that it has been positioned as a contender in The Forrester Wave(TM): SaaS Human Resource Management Systems, Q3 2017, recently published by Forrester Research, Inc.

Ramco was among the select companies that Forrester invited to participate in its 2017 Forrester Wave™ evaluation. Cited as a Contender in The Forrester Wave™: SaaS Human Resource Management Systems, Ramco's highest top-level criteria scores were for comprehensive HR functions, product strategy and vision.

Europe's GDPR - What Is It & How Does It Affect Email?

One of the things we really strive to do in the Enabler team is keep our clients up to date with the latest goings on in the world of email. Sometimes this is a really fun job, and we get to send around well designed emails or provide updates on the latest coding techniques. Sometimes however, we need to make sure everything we and our clients are doing is in line with the current laws and regulations - *cue sirens*.

In March 2018, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will come into effect, and I’m here to tell you what it is, why it affects you, and if there’s anything you need to be doing before GDPR comes into effect. 

How Your Intranet Can Boost Internal Communications In The Workplace

Thanks to the advancements in technology, today's businesses are using a wealth of different tools to communicate within their organization. Across all these tools, company Intranets still remain one of the most popular and beneficial platforms for businesses to improve communication within their workplace, helping to build successful relationships between employees, management and office.  Intranets provide businesses with a more efficient communications tool that stores all the assets and information users need to work more effectively, helping to boost the productivity with the workplace.

Thingstream launches IoT Starter Kit to simplify global IoT connectivity without the need for the internet

IIoT connectivity provider Thingstream has launched its own IoT Starter Kit, enabling device manufacturers to rapidly develop globally connected devices and accelerate IoT projects.

Leveraging GSM connectivity without reliance on cellular data or SMS, the Thingstream Starter Kit will allow a device to connect to almost any GSM network, worldwide; and communicate with applications via MQTT messaging.

The Starter Kit is comprised of both hardware and software, including:

Security Alliance launch cyber threat intelligence platform ThreatMatch

ThreatMatch is a cyber threat intelligence platform that provides users with relevant, actionable and timely threat intelligence that can be tailored to their unique environments. Using a diverse and extensive range of sources, ThreatMatch provides continuous alerts on how an organization’s attack surface correlates with the threat posed by the malicious actors targeting it.

John Beale, founder of Security Alliance comments: “We were delighted to be invited to launch ThreatMatch at the official opening of the UK Cyber Demonstration Centre.