Maximize B2B eCommerce Revenue Generating Potential with Magento eCommerce Platform

The B2B ecommerce landscape is at a very interesting phase currently. With a total of $500 billion sales estimated from this segment, business owners are increasingly recognizing the critical importance of this piece of revenue generating pie. Growing at a rate of 19% every year, the expected market share of B2B ecommerce is expected to be $6.7 trillion by 2020. This certainly shows that the time is ripe for B2B business owners to climb the eCommerce bandwagon. What B2B buyers want?...



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OpenAM Integration with Liferay Portal & Alfresco ECM using J2EE Agent

Digital World – The Current Scenario In the Digital connected world where data accessibility ease has enabled greater flexibility & efficiency; its privacy and security are the rising concerns. As IT systems proliferate to support business processes, users and system administrators are facing an increasingly complicated interface to accomplish their job functions. Users typically have to sign-on to multiple systems, necessitating an equivalent number of sign-on dialogues, each of which may...



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Top 7 Reasons for adopting Liferay as your Enterprise Portal Platform

Ever since its release in 2006, Liferay has been scaling newer heights of success. Its current stable version 6.2 packs in a punch with powerful enterprise features that extend its amazing functionality, thus giving clients a beautiful blend of lower Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) and superior performance when compared to other enterprise portal platforms. Today, we explore 7 crucial factors as defined in Liferay’s whitepaper to consider when choosing a particular portal platform and how...



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AIIM’s Evolution of Enterprise Content Management Systems - Elementary Insights

Today, content and content management continue to be viewed as distinct entities. However, as per AIIM, the global community of information professionals, by 2020 content management will increasingly relegate as a background force. The organization’s ongoing discussions with industry leaders in 2014 have brought to fore some key conclusions about the state of Content Management in 2020. Let’s look at these breakpoint conclusions – 1. The need for ECM is as old as business itself – In the...



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The Fast Paced Ever Changing World of B2B eCommerce Platforms

In the last decade, B2B commerce industry has witnessed huge traction in user base and sales, and still continues to do so today. This has become possible due to the benefits and impressive user experience provided by the current B2B ecommerce platforms. Rather than negotiating with a seller about a product’s wholesale rates in person, buyers prefer to do their own research, consider facts, and make an informed purchasing decision online. Major Trends That Are Adding Value To Ecommerce...



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CIGNEX Datamatics Enabling Open Source Solutions and Powering Enterprises Worldwide

What is Open Source? The Open Source technology originated at the “bottom of the stack” with the Linux operating system, which has become one of the most popular Operating systems now. In late 1990’s the term Open Source was coined and the evolution of Apache, Mozilla, Perl took place, while birth of “Commercial Open Source” was seen in early 2000. The adoption started moving up the technology stack in 2005 with the breakout of Open Source technologies such as MySQL, Liferay, Drupal,...



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The Imperative of a roadmap for Liferay Upgrade

Liferay’s last stable release Version 6.2 EE has been in the market for over a year enabling development of complex applications thanks to the rich features such as responsive design, mobile SDK and apps, enhanced WCM, administrative hierarchies and more. Working on the newer version has significantly reduced effort and time. Hence, if you platform is built on versions 5.X, 6.0 or 6.1, it is probably a right time to relook and consider an upgrade strategy. There is a lot of gain by moving to...



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Optimize Cost of Enterprise Data Warehouse with Apache™ Hadoop

The Enterprise Data Warehouse built using Teradata, Oracle, DB2 or other DBMS is undergoing a revolutionary change. As the sources of data become rich and diverse, storing them in a traditional EDW is not the optimal solution. The figure below shows the structure of a typical enterprise data warehouse. Data from various IT applications such as CRM, ERP and Supply Chain Management is fed into a data warehouse by applying appropriate ETL processes to transform it to the desired schema. After...



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Intranet 2.0: Re-inventing the Intranet Platform for the Facebook & WhatsApp Generation

Today, we look at how multiple media channels running on the back of improved mobility and influential social sharing are driving employee engagement in the current context and how Social Intranet platforms are crucial for managing these opinions and preferences of users for smart gains. Explosive Engagement There are quite a few media channels which are enablers for an explosive level of engagement today. These include phone platforms, messaging platforms, social networks, and social sharing...



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Online Reputation Management – Reputation Leaders of 2014 and Important Lessons

Online Reputation Management is still a bit of an enigma to most businesses. While still in its infancy, the fact that reputation counts for a lot and can majorly influence the fortunes of a business, is already beyond doubt. In a Reputation Survey conducted by Reputation Institute, only 16% of business leaders across many countries and industries revealed that they were completely confident about their abilities to manage reputation. This percentage is not shocking when you consider that the...



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