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Social Publishing: Strategic Content as Social Objects in the Extended Enterprise

Today we highlight C5. Social Publishing: Strategic Content as Social Objects in the Extended Enterprise taking place at Gilbane Boston, December 2, 9:40 – 10:40am at the Westin Copley.

Content has always been a focal point of interactions amongst employees, business partners, suppliers, and other members of the extended enterprise. However, the emergence of enterprise social software has placed a renewed importance on strategic content that serves as collaboration objects in digital interactions. This panel will discuss what types of content are strategic social objects in the extended enterprise, why they are important to business performance, and how they should be managed.

Moderators: Geoff Bock, Senior Analyst, Collaboration & Enterprise Social Software, Outsell’s Gilbane Group

Jerry Silver, Senior Product Marketing Manager, EMC Documentum xCP
John Eckman,
Senior Director, Optaros
Doug Gaff,
Director of Technology, NPR Public Interactive

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Ektron Partners with Brightcove, Lionbridge and Webtrends

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/

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Nuxeo Announces New Nuxeo Marketplace

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

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Stylus Studio 2011 Suite Now Available

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/

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Gilbane expo pass includes keynotes, product labs, reception

For those of you that do not have the time to spend 2 days with us at the Gilbane Boston Conference, we still have a lot going on for you to consider spending a half-day or few hours with is as our guest using your Complimentary Technology Showcase Pass.

Your pass includes the option to attend one or both of the conference Keynotes, Product Labs, full access to the exhibit area and the conference reception on December 1st. It is worth the effort to plan your time in advance. Here is a quick list of the activities to consider:

Wednesday – December 1, 2010

  • Opening keynote session with Marie Williams, Senior Director, Web Innovation, Global Online Services, Hilton Worldwide; Keith Cook, Global eBusiness Officer, ACE Group and Aaron Hill, Senior Director, Online Strategy & Services, SAS
  • Product Labs starting at 11:00am – 4 labs today
  • Second Keynote – Industry Analyst DebateWhat’s Real, What’s Hype, and What’s Coming with Hadley Reynolds, Director, Content & Digital Media Technologies, IDC; Stephen Powers, Senior Analyst, Forrester; Scott Liewehr, Senior Consultant, Web Content Management, Gilbane Group; Tony Byrne, Founder, The Real Story Group & CMS Watch; Kathleen Reidy, Senior Analyst, 451 Group
  • Expo Area and Networking10:00am to 6:00pm
  • Reception, Technology Demos, and Networking5:00pm to 6:00pm

Thursday – December 2, 2010

  • Product Labs starting at 8:30am – 6 labs today
  • Lunch Reception, Technology Demos, and Networking from 12:30pm to 2:00pm
  • Expo Area and networking at 10:40pm to 2:00pm

There is still time to take advantage of a special $200 discount off the Conference Plus package, the Pre-Conference Workshop & Conference package and the Conference Only options – just use the discount code “Gilbane“. Learn from the unique collection of leading practitioners, analysts, and technologists that can only be found at the Gilbane Conference!

Technology showcase hours
Wednesday, December 1: 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Thursday, December 2: 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

See the conference program & speakers at:
http://gilbaneboston.com/conference_program.html

See the complete conference schedule at:
http://gilbaneboston.com/conference-schedule.html

See the in-depth pre-conference workshops at:
http://gilbaneboston.com/exhibitors_sponsors.html

Sign-up for your FREE Technology Showcase Pass at:
http://gilbaneboston.com/registration_information.html

See you in Boston!

The Lighthouse Seminars & Gilbane Group Team

Gilbane Boston 2010
Westin Copley Place
November 30 – December 2, 2010

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Smart Content In the Real World: Case Studies & Results

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

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ADAM Software Announces Strategic Alliance with Van Gennep

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/

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Cotendo Unveils Page Speed Automatic Open Source Technology Developed at Google

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. 

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The Gilbane Group’s Publishing Practice’s Blueprint Study is Now Out!

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.

And let us know what you think!

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Blueprint Study is OUT!

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.

Here is the figure in the study reporting on the book publishing segment breakout participating in the Blueprint survey that has trade publishers showing very strongly, at nearly one-third of respondents. This was a somewhat surprising showing to us, with our long and in-depth experiences with STM and education publishing. It’s good to get confirmation on claims we—and many others—have been making about trade publishing finally getting into ebooks in a serious manner.

Blueprint Fig 1.jpgOur expectations were thrown in other ways, too, and again because of The Gilbane Group traditional market focus, we’re we’ve been following content management platform development and helping with implementation in the enterprise for two decades.  We’ve seen a lot of software and hardware go into companies to make their content creation, handling, and distribution more integrated.  When it comes to book publishing, however, planning still starts—and, for many—ends with Word docs and spreadsheets. We believe this will change in the years ahead, and we certainly see a number of strong efforts toward integration of publishing processes out among the vendor community’s offerings.  Process integration must and will happen in book publishing, but we con only guess at the timetable for this, presently.

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One reason for our faith in book publishing process integration is that almost half of the surveyed respondents claim that they’re routinely working on print and digital versions concurrently, and this number goes to about three-quarters if the concurrent development is not necessarily routine, but pursued nonetheless. These numbers tell us several things, but the best news form them may be that book publishing is, indeed, seriously engaged in ebooks.  Technology has a fierce and deserved reputation for being over-hyped (and, yes, despite my best efforts to get into Heaven, I’m guilty enough of this charge myself, in too many instances over the years); ebooks are in early days, but the inflection point is solidly behind us.

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One proof of “early days” is the high level of confusion about ebook formats.  This confusion on the part of book publishers isn’t about what these formats are, but rather how to produce the various desirable (or market-demanding) ebook formats. While some publishing platforms offer flexible format production, many book publishers are using outside partners—like Blueprint sponsor Aptara—to take on conversion and production.

 

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Speaking of ebook formats, our next study, now in planning stage, looks to describe the various practical approaches for book publishers wanting to master this often-confusing issue.  Working title: Ebooks, Apps, and Formats:  The Practical Issues of XML, ePub, PDF, ONIX, .AWZ, DRM, ETC.

Stay tuned. Drop a line.

 

 

 


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