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Microsoft Offers New Outlook Apps for iOS, Android

January 29th, 2015

In less than two months, Microsoft has capitalized on technology from its Acompli buy to create new Outlook apps for iOS and Android. Microsoft, which acquired the San Francisco-based provider of mobile email apps for $200 million in early December, boasted today that "Acompli is now Outlook." Both apps will work with Microsoft products like…

Risk Management: Put Paranoia In Its Place

January 29th, 2015

One of my favorite songs is "Destroyer" from The Kinks. It’s one of the first songs I remember from my early radio days and it fit my mindset at that time. There’s a red, under my bed And there’s a little green man in my head And he said, ‘you’re not goin’ crazy, you’re just…

Can Advertisers Reconnect With Cord Cutters?

January 29th, 2015

Advertisers are struggling to reconnect with cord cutters — people who have abandoned cable and broadcast television in favor of online streaming services. While TV advertising is in no real danger of going bust any time soon,  a new report shows that Internet ad revenues now surpass those of broadcast TV. As a result, it’s…

Who Wins, Loses in Ektron-EPiServer Web CMS Merger?

January 29th, 2015

The merger between Ektron and EPiServer announced Tuesday forms a tech alliance that could compete with web content management system giants like Adobe and Sitecore, according to industry analysts. Or, as one analyst said, it could be "another venture capitalist effort to milk software license maintenance revenues out of an ailing vendor." "It’s not the first…

Huddle Has a New CEO

January 29th, 2015

When Huddle won its $51 million round of funding last month, its co-founder and CEO Alastair Mitchell told us the enterprise content collaboration startup would use its newly acquired cash to build out the US market (Huddle was born in the UK, and as many as 60 percent of its customers are  there) as well…

Belated Holiday Gifts for E-Marketers: Data Reports

January 29th, 2015

By now, big retailers have dumped the last of their holiday decorations and e-marketers have already started making plans to boost revenue the next time around. This makes it the most wonderful time if the year to look at the data to find out what worked and what didn’t in e-commerce for the 2014 holiday…

NLHTML5 Presentation: “Bruce’s tour of the sausage factory”

January 29th, 2015

I was invited to give a talk to the inaugural NLHTML5 meet-up in Amsterdam about how web standards have been made in the past, and how that will change in the future. Slides are available and here’s a YouTube video made by the organisers. (As this was written for an evening meet-up in Amsterdam, there…

Information Governance Revisited

January 28th, 2015

Information governance is in the air. Two days after my last article published, “Push for Strategic Governance in Information Management," Forrester Research released a report called “Reboot your Information Governance Program with an Outside-In Perspective.” Cheryl McKinnon (@cherylmckinnon), an old friend, lead the creation of that report and followed it up with a blogpost, “Information Governance:…

Hortonworks Spreads its Open Source Wings to Bring Governance to Hadoop

January 28th, 2015

We all know Hortonworks is committed to open source, insisting that it’s the way to innovate on Hadoop and deliver the best enterprise-grade technology to the marketplace. And though its main competitor, Cloudera (or at least a member of its management team) may have taunted that Hortonworks’ business model is “undependable,” Wall Street certainly didn’t…

Rev Up Your Content and Mobile Customer Experiences

January 28th, 2015

Congratulations. Your organization is moving down the digital transformation road with content and mobile strategies. There’s no turning back. But are you exceeding audience expectations with a variety of digital, human and hybrid touches? If you’re unsure, your organization’s content engine — or a more advanced stage known as a Culture of Content (CoC) —…