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Sitecore and Lionbridge Join to Address Globalization

February 15, 2011 Leave a comment

Globalization is expected to be one the biggest influence on technology direction for next few years. Sitecore and Lionbridge must have gotten the message. The firms have annouced a partnership to integrate the Sitecore Content Management System (CMS) technology with Lionbridge’s Freeway translation technology platform. Sitecore’s software automates the manual process of content translation with Lionbridge’s online translation service delivery platform. Lionbridge’s language solutions will be available from within Sitecore’s CMS and fully integrated with the Content Editor to form a seamless translation workflow that dramatically streamlines the entire global content lifecycle. Read more about the new integrated solution in the press release.

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Critical Questions to Ask Before Developing a Social Media Policy

February 15, 2011 Leave a comment

In the last few years, social media expanded beyond the boundaries of LOLs and texting teens into the hallowed walls of corporate America. Organizations are leveraging social media externally as a marketing tool to solidify their brand and internally for collaboration. The possibilities are tempting. However, organizations taking advantage of these possibilities should incorporate guidelines for the management and use of social media into their governance, HR and other corporate policies as quickly as possible to avoid introducing organizational risk.

Analysis firm extroidinaire, Gartner, recently published seven critical questions organizations should ask before designing a social media policy. Check it out and let me know your thoughts.

Organizations Opening the Door to Open Source

February 11, 2011 Leave a comment
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Increasingly, open source is becoming an important part of the corporate software portfolio.

A recent Gartner study is confirming what many of us have long known – open source software (OSS) rocks. Enticed by promises of flexibility, innovation, lower cost and faster acquisition times, companies are increasingly adopting open source solutions to support their business processes. OSS is becoming pervasive. The benefits are compelling, but nothing in life is free, and despite popular perception, that includes open source software.

Read more of my article on TechAxcess