The Week’s Top Tweets (July 15)

1. Sitecore Acquires Pectora to Bridge the Gap Between Print and Digital Worlds

Earlier this month, Q CMS partner Sitecore announced its acquisition of the development team and intellectual property of Pectora. Pectora, previously a long-term Sitecore technology partner, provides web publishing solutions for integration with print-based projects.  The new effort combines print and web design teams to deliver more dynamic, personalized, customer-facing print media including brochures, catalogs and magazines.

Takeaway: If you’re a Sitecore partner or user, this is a pretty significant development. The Pectora acquisition means that Sitecore users will be able to leverage the Pectora technology to use Sitecore’s web platform as a central hub for all Adobe InDesign content as well as all document layouts and settings.   This will bring rich content management capabilities to print designs in the InDesign and InCopy products, including team collaboration, multi-lingual management, security and workflow control and dynamic document delivery. For partners, this simply enhances the depth of offerings that we can offer to clients and prospects with the Sitecore platform.

2. WordPress Now Powers More Than 50 Million Sites
By Stan Schroeder on Mashable

Open source blogging platform WordPress made headlines last week when it reached the 50 million+ mark for websites and blogs powered by the platform. In addition, more than 287 million people view more than 2.5 billion pages on each month and, on an average day, users create about 500,000 new posts and 400,000 new comments.

Takeaway: If you’re a small to midsized organization seeking a solid open source platform for your next website, don’t overlook WordPress as an option. WordPress has evolved from a blogging platform to a pretty legitimate content management solution, and clearly, you’d be in good company if you chose to move forward with WordPress as your next CMS.  We know what we’re talking about. In the past, we’ve used to WordPress platform as the backbone for the sites we built for the Alliance for Climate Protection, Washington, DC Economic Partnership and National Cherry Blossom Festival to name a few.

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