One of the most promising new trends for workplace collaboration is the adoption and eventual maturity of activity streams. At a basic level we can think of activity streams as the differentiators that turned Facebook and Twitter into two of the most widely used online services in the world. However, in the context of business intranet… Continue reading Creating a Better Workplace through Effective Activity Streams for Intranet Software
DotNetNuke for Web Content Management
The most popular web content management systems (CMS) run upon a web stack that reflects their origins as having evolved out of predominant open source web-technologies. Apache, MySQL, and PHP (which generally run on Linux but are not constrained to it) are the foundation of the most widely-known CMS platforms because they were the most effective way… Continue reading DotNetNuke for Web Content Management
Business Processes Compliance with SharePoint Automation
SharePoint is one of the most widespread and mature document management systems. When we discuss “collaboration,” what often comes to mind is the sharing of a document for revision and approval. This certainly does occur on the enterprise level, but the needs of business go far beyond this capability: often there is a complex workflow of… Continue reading Business Processes Compliance with SharePoint Automation
Success with Document Management Systems for Software Projects
Almost every form of enterprise produces some form of work output that is usually document-based. This is especially true in the heavier forms of engineering such as aerospace, military, or medical in which the auditing and accounting requirements are high. No one wants to confront an ISO or federal audit and not be able to… Continue reading Success with Document Management Systems for Software Projects
Is Social Intranet Software the Future of Workplace Communication?
Given the recent rise of online social media, it was only a matter of time before the “social” paradigm would start to influence enterprise intranet software. Many organizations have already worked features such as personal profiles and content sharing into their corporate communications. While it is possible to see this as a gimmick or a blatant… Continue reading Is Social Intranet Software the Future of Workplace Communication?
Drupal for Enterprise Content Management
Drupal is well-known as a web content management system (CMS) that has adopters ranging from novice administrators all the way to Amnesty International and the White House. Its high adaptability gives it wide, effective use in many problem domains. There is a growing application for Drupal that happens to be one traditionally filled by proprietary… Continue reading Drupal for Enterprise Content Management
The Economist’s Transition to Open Source Web Content Management
The Economist, the well-known print periodical that covers politics and global affairs from a fairly academic level, has maintained an online presence since 1996. However, until 2008, www.economist.com was regarded as a web-based companion to the print edition that offered some online-exclusive content but was more or less a requisite internet-hub for a journal with an established reputation.… Continue reading The Economist’s Transition to Open Source Web Content Management
A Close Look at Joomla: How Does it Compare to WordPress and Drupal?
WordPress gets a fair bit of publicity as the most widely installed content management system (CMS). Drupal, another popular CMS, is widely known but technically thought of more as a “content management framework” because it is a little heavier on the technical side and taking advantage of it requires a bit of a learning curve. Where does… Continue reading A Close Look at Joomla: How Does it Compare to WordPress and Drupal?
Recapping the CMS Benefits
Back in the early days of the Internet, the only way to build a website was by learning HTML code and coding the website by hand. The website built is static. If content needs to be changed, only the coder or someone knowing some HTML code can change it. Nowadays, there is a newer, more… Continue reading Recapping the CMS Benefits
SQL Injection and Content Management Systems: What Webmasters Should Know
Content management systems (CMS) are amazing and convenient platforms for creating high-quality, customizable websites in a short amount of time. The leading CMS software projects, WordPress, Joomla, and Drupal, all have built a great deal of useful technology on projects that started out small (for instance, Drupal evolved from a message board). They can be used… Continue reading SQL Injection and Content Management Systems: What Webmasters Should Know