Today we highlight P2. Mobile App Development from the Trenches: How Developers Shape Content and Interactivity for Today’s Devices taking place at Gilbane Boston, December 1, 2:40 – 4:00pm at the Westin Copley.
With smartphones and tablets exploding in usage, publishers are racing to deliver content to new types of users who are expecting rich, interactive experiences. Yet publishers are often dependent on third parties who can create these apps for them. This session delves into how some of the standard publishing apps work, and how developers create some of the more advanced features that users are demanding.
Moderator: John Parsons, Principal, Byte Media Strategies
Jason Sawtelle, Director, Premedia Sales, Quad/Graphics
Jay Hartley, Senior Vice President of Technology, Taunton Press
Paul Michelman, Director of Product Development, Harvard Business Review Group
Geoff Shaw, Vice President, Director of Digital Media, Sporting News
Jeff Gapp, Channel Evangelist, WoodWing Technologies
Ektron announced a new Enterprise Technology Partner Program. The initiative aligns Ektron with market leaders such as Brightcove, Lionbridge and Webtrends to provide comprehensive, integrated solutions that protect and measurably enhance customers’ enterprise technology investments. Among Ektron’s new Technology Partners are: Brightcove, a cloud-based online video platform used to publish and distribute video on the Web; Lionbridge Technologies, Inc., a provider of translation, development and testing solutions; Webtrends, a provider of mobile and social analytics for marketing. Other notable Ektron integration solutions include Facebook, Microsoft Search Server, SharePoint and Salesforce.com. http://www.ektron.com/
Nuxeo, the Open Source Enterprise Content Management (ECM) company, announced the new Nuxeo Marketplace, an app store available as part of the release of the 5.4 version of Nuxeo Enterprise Platform (Nuxeo EP) and Nuxeo Document Management (Nuxeo DM). The launch of the Nuxeo Marketplace is the next logical progression for the Nuxeo Enterprise Platform, designed and built as a foundation for content applications. Nuxeo Marketplace is a solution catalog offering a range of packaged modules created by Nuxeo developers and Galaxy partners. Nuxeo Marketplace gives subscribers to Nuxeo Connect access to an evolving range of applications, plug-ins and feature extensions to enhance their content management experience and enable quick deployment of new packages. Nuxeo Admin Center is also fully integrated into the 5.4 release, delivering a dashboard for system administrators to manage their Nuxeo instances. Simplified registration of their Nuxeo-based applications, up-to-date patch management and issue tracking, and fully integrated access to customizations built with Nuxeo Studio, available in Nuxeo Marketplace, aims to smooth the management of production and development systems alike. Applications and add-ons available in the Nuxeo Marketplace include new automatic document categorization and content analytics integrated with the FISE semantic engine, an enhanced query builder called "Smart Search" that allows users to sort and visualize columns and search results, workflow validation modules, enhanced audit features, bulk document importers for rapid content intake and easy content bookmarking tools. The availability of new tools, apps and modules via the Marketplace gives administrators the ability to control their own ECM roadmap, to implement these new add-ons at their own pace, and to better support the requirements of their information workers. Other highlights of Nuxeo EP and DM 5.4 include: Content Views: A new service to manage and configure content listings, including documents, search results, and log entries; Faceted Navigation: An advanced navigation mechanism that enables repository browsing with dynamic filtering on multiple facets (metadata); Document Routing Service: Enables user-designed flows of documents and selection of stages (human or automated) among a shared library of steps; CMIS Support: Nuxeo EP includes the newly released Apache Chemistry OpenCMIS; New Nuxeo Studio Features: Content Views configuration, to enable fast and easy design of content listings; andJBoss 5.1 and JBoss EAP support. www.nuxeo.com
IVI Technologies, a master distributor of Progress DataDirect Stylus Studio, the XML Integrated Development Environment (IDE), announced the immediate availability of the Stylus Studio 2011 XML Enterprise Suite. The latest Stylus Studio product release features new XML productivity tools designed to further simplify and automate frequently encountered XML development and data integration tasks. Product highlights include Expanded EDI Capabilities: New and increased support for NCPDP, X12, EDIFACT, HL7, and IATA; Generation of XHTML documentation; Usability Enhancements: User-friendly improvements to the XML Editor; XQuery Mapper, XML Pipeline Designer, and XML Schema Editor; Visual Mapping for Updating Relational Data Sources: Support for SQL; insert, update and delete operations using drag-n-drop to relational databases; New XQuery Code Refactoring: The Stylus Studio product can automatically create a local function from selected code, and then replace that code with a call to that local function; Large XML File Support: Very large, multiple Gigabyte XML file sizes supported. Stylus Studio 2011 is now available for free trial download, and for purchase at the Stylus Studio online shop. http://www.stylusstudio.com/
Today we highlight T2: Smart Content In the Real World: Case Studies & Real Results taking place at Gilbane Boston, December 1, 2:40 – 4:00pm at the Westin Copley.
XML content with semantic enrichment enables some powerful and interesting applications, including modular reusable topics, dynamic assembly of content by areas of interest, and distributed collaboration in the cloud. This session will describe what makes XML content smart and explore how it changes how we create and manage it with real world examples of smart content in action.
Moderators: Dale Waldt, Senior Consultant & Geoff Bock, Senior Analyst, Outsell’s Gilbane Group
Mike Iantosca, IBM Authoring Tools and Content Management System PDT Lead, IBM Corporate User Technologies
Evolution of Smart Content in the Enterprise
Devin Holmes, Executive Director, Warrior Gateway
Patrick Quinlin, Lead Curriculum Specialist, Citrix Education
ADAM Software and Van Gennep- Media Automation Consulting BV are working on an integration of their software systems that will span workflow requirements. This will provide users with a coherent approach to digital asset management, business process management and multi-channel publishing workflows. Van Gennep produces one of Europe’s leading publishing systems, with a position in the editorial market. ADAM Software adds to two previous strategic partnerships with ESKO (DAM and Packaging) and SDL Tridion (Web Content Management and DAM). The first phase of the ADAM and Van Gennep partnership has already been completed, the two companies having delivered a number of joint installations which aligned both software platforms to exchange assets between the editorial and DAM systems. In early 2011, a new version of PlanSystem will become available, fully compatible with the ADAM v4 platform. In the second half of 2011, Van Gennep will deliver the next version of PlanSystem – PlanSystem version 5 – that will make use of ADAM’s full functionality and make PlanSystem the first editorial system powered by a DAM system engine, offering customers end-to-end control of all their publishing channels, including print, online (web, mobile, etc.) and broadcast. http://www.adamsoftware.net/ http://www.vangennep.com/
Cotendo, a growing provider of Content Delivery Network (CDN) and Value Added Site Acceleration services, announced the deployment of Page Speed Automatic, a new web site code optimization service that uses the optimization engine of the mod_pagespeed open source project developed at Google. Cotendo worked with Google to enhance the mod_pagespeed code to address massively scaled content delivery environments and deployment to multiple customers and various configurations in a service environment. This new service from Cotendo automatically optimizes code of HTML pages as they enter the CDN to provide maximum acceleration benefits to Web application and page delivery. Page Speed Automatic’s code modification methodology is built on a set of best practices that are designed to minimize page load time and enhance web performance. In aggregate, these code modifications, when rendered within Cotendo’s network, could reduce image size by 20% to 30% and page load time by as much as 50%. Cotendo’s Page Speed Automatic service automatically optimizes HTML on the fly. As part of Cotendo’s new service all new Google Page Speed best practice standards will automatically be incorporated. The new Page Speed service offered by Cotendo will be part of its proprietary new performance application platform Cloudlet, which is able to execute both open source and any proprietary code.
Our Blueprint study is the first in-depth look into ebook-related issues from the book publishers’ perspective, tying digital considerations to the everyday book publishing processes (A Blueprint for Book Publishing Transformation: Seven Essential Processes to Re-Invent Publishing.) Book publishers across all segments are embracing ebooks, but they require guidance grounded in what they actually do, more than simply a focus on technology.
See my blog in Publishing Practices about some of our Blueprint findings.
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