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OpenText Acquires IGC

January 5th, 2015

Enterprise information management (EIM) provider OpenText deepened its relationship with a longtime partner today by acquiring Informative Graphics Corporation (IGC). The buy is intended to strengthen the OpenText platform by providing what the OpenText CEO calls “secure access to content on any device on any browser.” “At the other end of the spectrum,” OpenText CEO Mark…

Building a Digital Workplace with Office 365

January 5th, 2015

Our workday world has changed dramatically with the advent of always on internet access and the explosion of mobile devices in the enterprise. Employees are no longer tethered to their desks in office buildings but are in the field working face to face with clients and customers. Microsoft’s vision for the future of work is…

Just How Much Must the CMO and CIO Work Together?

January 5th, 2015

Forrester Research says a strengthened relationship between the CMO and CIO will be paramount for companies’ success in 2015. Shocked? Neither are we. This executive relationship — and how it must be tightened, glued, bonded and sealed — has been bandied about before. Marketing and information technology leaders reached by CMSWire agree the CIO-CMO is an…

3 Ways to Build a High-Performance Learning Organization

January 5th, 2015

We’ve heard it over and over again. Companies must be agile in order to innovate. They need to make quick decisions in order to survive. So, why is Edward D. Hess, business consultant and author, telling us to slow down? Author of the book Learn or Die: Using Science to Build a Leading-Edge Learning Organization, he claims…

3 Focuses for Mobile in the Year Ahead

January 5th, 2015

Digital marketers: 2015 is here, and it’s time to play catch up. For the past 10 years, we’ve been trying to keep pace with the latest innovations, strategizing and re-strategizing to implement the next great personalization feature or web design technique. But that period of innovation has ended and, moving into 2015, we find ourselves…

The Scoop on Pinterest Analytics and Engaging Pinterest Followers

January 5th, 2015

It’s easy for people to spend time on popular social media platforms — and, increasingly, the platform of choice is Pinterest. The growing use of the image sharing social media platform has created a high quality of influence on retail and branding. And that means it’s essential for marketers to learn the basics of Pinterest…

Bring Your Employees to the Customers

January 5th, 2015

Customer communities: they seem like such a great idea. Get your customers together to let them help each other and to help you gauge their mood. Build it, tell people about it, publish some exclusive content and watch the magic happen. Except it isn’t that easy. If your product is exceptionally challenging or complex you…

2015: Time to Redefine Business Relationships?

January 5th, 2015

Would you do business with a liar? On the face of it, this seems like a ridiculous question. After all, who is willing to be in a relationship with someone who is less than transparent or even downright deceitful? But the reality is that a good number of us are doing exactly that. Who can’t…

Bill Rogers Is Out at Ektron, Sources Say

January 2nd, 2015

It’s a new year, but the Ektron story is far from over. Multiple sources confirmed today to CMSWire that Bill Rogers is no longer CEO at Ektron, the company he founded. The move signals the end to the Rogers family era for the 16-year-old web content management systems (Web CMS) provider. The Rogers’ brothers —…

Goodbye PcAnywhere: Time for New Remote Support Solutions

January 2nd, 2015

If you’re a pcAnywhere stand-alone customer, it’s time to migrate to a new solution. In case you haven’t heard, Symantec announced in November that its remote control stand-alone product is no longer available, and as of next Nov. 3, it will pull the plug on support. Fortunately, Symantec has been working to provide customers with…