Gilbane’s Digital Experience Conference
Washington DC April 28 – 29, Workshops May 1
Technology and operational integration remain the most difficult and costly implementation issues for digital experience and digital transformation initiatives. Understanding the integration technologies and practices most critical for your project is a requirement for success. Integrating open source and proprietary technologies can save cost, but what’s involved? Does open source add additional challenges? Veteran Joe Bachana describes a current project integrating a mix of five different systems. This is bound to be interesting!
A201. Case study in integration of open source with proprietary technologies for AGBU, a global not-for-profit
In this talk, Joe Bachana presents how open source technologies such as Drupal (CMS), Entermedia (DAM), OpenKM (records management), and CiviCRM (CRM) are being implemented with an Intacct Accounting System for the Armenian General Benevolent Union (AGBU). The resulting system manages the entire customer relationship, from inception through to management of donations and membership activities.
Tuesday, April 30: 10:45 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
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Acquia and Lullabot, a Drupal strategy, training and development company, announced that Lullabot’s Drupalize.Me training is now available through Acquia Network. The Acquia Network provides developers and site builders with answers, tools, and support for creating, extending, and maintaining extraordinary web experiences on Drupal. It will now offer access to Drupalize.Me video tutorials and training presentations as part of the Acquia Professional and Enterprise subscriptions. Basic and Developer level subscribers can try Drupalize.Me for one month for US $1.00. Drupalize.Me is a convenient way to learn Drupal, providing instant access to an unrivaled library of Drupal training from top-tier experts, streamed to your computer, tablet, or smart phone. More than 335 high-quality, in-depth videos are currently available, with over 140 hours of training — and new videos are being added every month. Drupalize.Me offers practical information that both beginner and experienced developers can understand and apply immediately. Acquia also announced the addition of four other new services for Acquia Network: Insight, which provides enhanced Drupal monitoring capabilities; SEO Grader, an SEO analysis tool; Blitz, which tests websites’ abilities to handle high traffic loads; and Acquia Apps Market – an API and store for third-party applications for Drupal available in Q4 2011. http://acquia.com
Joomla, the popular open source CMS (content management system), announced the immediate availability of Joomla 1.7. Key updates in the new version include pre-defined search options, a new defense against form manipulation, language specific font settings and more. In addition, the entire Joomla open source community overhauled the development lifecycle for its CMS to make future release dates more predictable, and enabled users to more easily contribute content and migrate to the latest version. The development of 1.7 is a collaboration by thousands of Joomla developers and millions of everyday users. http://www.joomla.org
Nuxeo, the Open Source Enterprise Content Management (ECM) platform company, announced a technology alliance with Hippo, a vendor of commercial Java Open Source Web Content Management. The two companies have built an ECM/WCM connector based on the OASIS CMIS (Content Management Interoperability Services) standard. Both Nuxeo and Hippo are open source, Java-based, CMIS-compliant platforms. The Nuxeo/Hippo connector benefits from a high degree of flexibility and ensures that content coming from other sources within the organization can be integrated into both platforms. Based on the CMIS standard, the connector allows for content from a Nuxeo-based ECM application to be accessible on a Hippo-based website. This eliminates the need to duplicate the information, and maintains the content history, validation workflow, versioning, and associated metadata. The connector is currently available as a service offering. http://www.nuxeo.com http://www.nuxeo.com http://www.onehippo.com/
Armedia, LLC has acquired Atlanta-based Wide Open Consulting, an enterprise content management services firm with focus on Open Source technologies. Armedia, a technology firm that focuses on information and content management solutions, has offices in Atlanta; Huntsville, Alabama; and Vienna, Virginia. The acquisition of Wide Open Consulting strengthens Armedia’s reach in the enterprise content management space and broadens its depth of Open Source technology capabilities. http://www.armedia.com
Nuxeo, the Open Source Enterprise Content Management (ECM) platform company, announced the availability of a new package in the Nuxeo Marketplace that connects Nuxeo Enterprise Platform (EP)-based applications and the open source Business Intelligence tool, Eclipse BIRT. The Nuxeo – BIRT Integration offers report design and access from within a Nuxeo ECM application. The Nuxeo – BIRT Integration offers integrated reporting capabilities on top of Nuxeo EP-based applications, enabling the design, rendering, and access of reports and analytics. The BIRT Engine has been integrated in Nuxeo EP, so that reporting capabilities are available without leaving the Nuxeo application, and security controls can be managed in one place. The Nuxeo – BIRT Integration package is available on the Nuxeo Marketplace. http://www.nuxeo.com/ http://www.eclipse.org/birt/phoenix/
Acquia announced the general availability release of Drupal Gardens 1.0 with new capabilities and pricing plans. Drupal Gardens is a way to build content-rich dynamic sites. Views provides Drupal Gardens with a collection of tools for site builders with the simplicity of software-as-a-service (SaaS) delivery. Without writing any code, Views allows creation of custom mashups or combinations of content, media, user profiles, and more. Site builders can point and click to pull together any information on their site and craft lists, grids, tables, reports, RSS feeds, and navigation. Views can also be configured to display different results based on visitor interactions, such as displaying posts submitted over the past month versus the most popular. With Views, Drupal Gardens sites can be assembled and deployed with dynamic content. Importantly, there is no lock-in for site builders and owners with Drupal Gardens’ OpenSaaS approach. If there is a need to add custom modules, simply export the complete site to Acquia Dev Cloud or your own hosting environment. Drupal Gardens is offering a tiered pricing structure ranging from individuals to large enterprises. drupalgardens.com