Musings on personal and enterprise technology (of potential interest to professional technoids and others)

Saturday, May 19, 2007

File Replicating / Synchronization - RedDot CMS Users | Google Groups

File Replicating / Synchronization - RedDot CMS Users | Google Groups

From the Google group for RedDot CMS Users (seems like a very practical suggestion from an excellent source :-)

"CMS publishing is the single most intensive process relating to
pretty much all aspect of the system, processor speed, disk speed and
network speeds are all heavily used. The thing to remember when
dealing with publishing is that, while you may only be setting up one
publishing job, if you are publishing to muliple servers, the job is
repeated each time for each server.

If you have multiple web servers and are using a load balancer, I
generally recommend that you set the CMS server up to publish to a
staging machine (an older, phased peice of hardware that is just
sitting around since so many company's seem to have them lately, and
then do exactly what everyone else has said and use something that
will monitor the folder and push the staging publish out to the web
servers, Cute FTP pro works really well for this and is only $69.00

This actually serves two purposes. First, it cuts the publication time
down so that only one publishing job is involved and secondly, it
ensures uniformity throughout your live web servers.

I am currently running some benchmark tests relative to publishing and
should have that information in the next week or so.

Andrew Salik, Project Manager
RedDot Solutions, NA"

Friday, May 18, 2007

Setting Outlook option for "Always check spelling before sending"

Nice way to make sure to spell-check before email gets sent out:

Thursday, May 10, 2007

SAP Roadmap: SAP Pushes SOA, On Demand

SAP Pushes SOA, On Demand: "... where SAP may be leading the pack in establishing NetWeaver, its services-based platform and ERP (enterprise resource planning) application suite, it's lacking in the fundamental resources needed to carry the SOA mission forward: a skilled work force to help convert users from older R/3-based systems to the newer SAP ERP 6.0 suite and a user community ready to fully embrace the concepts of SOA, industry observers said.
[SOA] is not the magic bullet to solve all problems,' said Harry Bruce, section IT manager at Procter & Gamble, in Cincinnati. "

Tuesday, May 8, 2007

Forcing page save/close to release - RedDot CMS Users | Google Groups

Here is apparently some relevant info:
Forcing page save/close to release - RedDot CMS Users | Google Groups

I swear I knew how to do this before, but for the life of me I can't
find the option or remember how it was done...

There is/was a way to force the close of a page to automatically
release rather than stay in a draft mode. Can anyone out there remind
this poor soul's apparently horrible memory?


Yep, it's an option in the Project General Settings.



Friday, May 4, 2007

BlackBerry - BlackBerry Press Releases

BlackBerry - BlackBerry Press Releases: "'The BlackBerry Curve offers a unique blend of communications, multimedia and web features to provide people with an exceptional mobile companion for both work and leisure,” said Mike Lazaridis, President and Co-CEO at RIM. “The BlackBerry Curve delivers RIM's industry leading email and messaging capabilities in a highly approachable smartphone design that is packed with consumer-friendly features including a 2 megapixel camera, enhanced media player and high-performance browser.' "

Thursday, May 3, 2007

CMS Watch finds MOSS 2007 ill-suited to Web Content Management -- CMS Watch

CMS Watch finds MOSS 2007 ill-suited to Web Content Management -- CMS Watch: " * For public-facing websites, the product lists for USD 41,000 per server, making it one of the most expensive licenses in its mid-market class.
* On the plus side, MOSS 2007 can be heavily customized and extended using traditional .NET approaches.

'MOSS 2007 might make sense for certain document-heavy Intranets,' Byrne added, 'but prospective customers should not assume that its ease of deployment for simple file sharing will equate to ease of implementation for managing complex web publishing operations -- for Web Content Management, MOSS is really more of a development platform.'"

Magic Quadrant for CRM Customer Service Contact Centers, 2007

Magic Quadrant for CRM Customer Service Contact Centers, 2007: "


* B2B, low-call-volume customer service and support centers as an extension to the installed base.
* Excellent graphical user interface, simple design and intuitive navigation.
* Strong corporate investment in future customer service products.
* Low upfront IT investment required, and SaaS delivery model.

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* Unproven in retail, B2C contact centers (that is, large-scale, high-volume call centers) (see 'Software as a Service for Contact Center CRM: Limited but Promising').
* Limited industry vertical knowledge (for example, retail mortgage processes, loan origination, insurance policy administration, bill processing and fraud management).
* There is limited attractiveness for companies that would like to have an offline data repository and custom-built objects available in offline mode. Some clients have perceived that the company does not have a good view into the overall IT environment.
* The five-year total cost of ownership (TCO) of the SaaS model is difficult to model against an on-premise system that is bundled with an application suite (for example, Oracle EBS, SAP and Microsoft)."