After several days of commotion surrounding the activities of web content management software company Ektron, the dust has settled-- sort of. Here's what we know officially. Ektron secured a second round of funding with private equity firm Accel-KKR. Everything else is speculation as to what it all means and what the future holds for Ektron and its employees.
Last year, The Washington Post set out to find an easier way to make author pages rather than using its clunky CMS to do the trivial task. According to a post in Poynter, that led to the development of a new platform designed specifically for this task. The engineers named it Pagebuilder because it made making page templates a breeze. It became very popular among the reporters and editors at the Post, and now it has taken on a life and evolution of its own.
WordPress has struggled in recent weeks with a spate of security issues ranging from malware infections to denial-of-service vulnerabilities. It's not a big surprise then that Automattic, the open source development company behind WordPress, acquired security vendor BruteProtect last week for an undisclosed sum.
In 2012, The Department of Homeland Security elected to move all its public-facing websites to Drupal in order to more easily share code among its internal agencies and manage its entire codebase on a single, shared platform. That resource sharing led to DHS's recent announcement of an enhanced Study in the States informational website for the international student community.
Blake Callens, CEO of the newly-released content management system PencilBlue, makes no bones that he's set his sights on overtaking WordPress to become the dominant open source CMS option for content providers. Callens says it's "the first online publishing platform to meet all of the market's current needs." Can the company deliver on such a bold statement?
You already know that a single customer experience can make or break a sale and several studies show that few things irritate online customers more than web content that's irrelevant to their interests. How can your CMS help keep customers happy?
API-based content management platform Contentful launched Tuesday with a new advisor on deck. Adam Wiggins joins the startup's advisory team with six years of experience as co-founder of Salesforce.com's cloud development platform Heroku.
As it heads (slowly) towards general release of Version 8, Drupal is on a roll.
Joomla released an update this week that should lead to faster load times and websites that are easier to find in search engines.
Hippo 7.9 has something for IT and end users.