Saturday, December 22, 2012

Entando for government

Government agencies need to adopt innovative models and tools to improve quality service to citizens at a reduced cost. This is an overview about how Entando's platform effciently solves issues ...

Open Data with Entando

Need to know how to manage Open Data with Entando?
Have a look at this slideshare presentation.

I wish you a Merry Christmas and an Happy New Year


Friday, December 14, 2012

SOA and Enterprise Inter-Operability with a Portal

Last Post from Sam’s World
Enterprise based portals employ a desirable set of functional characteristics that provide value any number of ways. While ROI and other business calculators are engaged to offer a compelling business argument to the introduction of a company based knowledge repository, my focus will instead lie with efficiencies derived from penetrating the middleware platform of an enterprise. Several benefits provided through the use of web-based portal services & SOA are what I will explore in this post. There is a dominant, myopic perspective in which enterprise portals are viewed as an information architecture and not for what they are – an application. The architecture establishes the foundation for a common view of the data, applications, and a common management interface for content. However, the real benefit of an enterprise portal comes from the convergence, not from the web based display mechanism. This fusion differentiates enterprise portals from a collection of web sites by offering
  1. universal access to information,
  2. role-based personalization,
  3. cross-application workflow,
  4. common content management, and
  5. centralized user management.

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Entando Meets Open Data

Last post from Entando Universe :

Open Data” has become the trend of the moment. Social networks, blogs, magazines on the web speak about about Open Data.
But first of all we need to define what is open data:
Open Data is data that can be freely used, reused and redistributed by anyone - subject only, at most, to the requirement to attribute and sharealike.” as defined by the Open Definition.
The full Open Definition gives precise details as to what this means:
  • Availability and Access: the data must be available as a whole and at no more than a reasonable reproduction cost, preferably by downloading over the internet.
  • Reuse and Redistribution: the data must be provided under terms that permit reuse and redistribution including the intermixing with other datasets.
  • Universal Participation: everyone must be able to use, reuse and redistribute - there should be no discrimination against fields of endeavour or against persons or groups.
Governments have a broad range of different types of data and most of the government data is public by law, and therefore could be made open and made available for others to use. For this reason Open Data is often associated with Open Government.
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Monday, December 10, 2012

The 4 Most Important Skills for a Software Developer

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With the vast array of technology, language and platform choices available today, it can be very difficult to figure out where to best invest time in training your skills as a software developer.
I’m often asked advice on how to be a better programmer.
Most often the question someone asks is based on whether or not they should invest their time in a particular programming language or technology versus another.
Solving Problem - Teaching Yourself - Naming - Dealing with People Je suis parfaitement d'accord avec se point de vue

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Enterprise Portals Deliver Unmistakable Value for Today’s Business Needs

New Post from Sam’s World

Organizations that employ and support a distributed workforce increasingly face a dilemma. The absence of critical information often has a negative impact on employees whose livelihoods remain dependent on the access to data housed in company repositories. To address this issue, businesses are increasingly turning to portals to fill this void.

Thursday, November 29, 2012

A case for Horizontal (Enterprise) Portals in Universities

New post from Prem Kakani on Entando Universe Blog
Portals, as all major research organizations like GartnerForrester et al agree, have become one of the most visible information technology (IT) issues today. It is no different in the education vertical with many of the famous universities in the western world having already deployed their own portals. This blog provides an executive overview with an understanding portal benefits and some of the concerns associated with their implementation. This would have more relevance with the smaller educational institutions in the western world, and probably more so to almost all of the educational institutions in the developing world i.e. areas like South and SE Asia. These parts of the world, while having higher technology participation in delivery in the corporate sector, more often than not, lag far behind in their tech initiatives in the education sector.

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

CEO Blog: The Economic Outlook and Technology Decisions

From the Infobright CEO Blog I suggest to read this post 
I was reflecting over Thanksgiving dinner about the recently completed US election. The back-and-forth about “our plan” versus “your plan” versus “jobs” versus “tax cuts” has tapered off a bit post-election.  But it hasn’t totally gone away.  And lots of people have the same view today that they had a month ago in terms of whether the economy will be well served or undermined by the election results. Many of these folk fall into two sub-categories. The first subgroup is made of people in the US who believe the outcome of the election was not really going to make a material impact on the economic outlook, one way or the other. The second subgroup is much, much larger. It is made of people everywhere else in the world, where concerns about the economy on both a local and globe basis are ongoing. In  Europe, there is widespread concern about the gravity of the economies ranging from Greece to Ireland to Spain and others. Asia has a different set of worries. And while many feel the economies in North America, the U.S. in particular, is beginning to rebound, it is hardly « strong. » So what does that mean as far as technology?

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Devoxx 2012 is over

For the second time I had the opportunity to participate in this great event where once a year the java developers gather this week full immersion to meet during the many activities planned and why not even in front of a good Belgian beer.
This year I was also present as Devoxxians whow what a thrill, a talk where talk of our platform Entando "The advantage of Using Rest API's in Portal Platforms to extend the reach of the portal.". Boys emotion to no end.

Monday, November 19, 2012

Top 3 Reasons to consider an Enterprise Information Portal? (EIP)

Last post from  the Sam’s World Blog
« Since there are few organizations of reasonable size that couldn’t leverage these benefits in a significant way, an Enterprise Information Portal (EIP) will likely appear on the IT departments’ short lists once resources become available here are my top 3 reasons to move an EIP to the top of the list. »

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Entando and Social Business Intelligence

Last Post From the Blog Entando Universe :

The paradigm of Social Business Intelligence comes from the simple consideration that managers generally do not use business intelligence application (due to unnecessary complications and lack of  understanding) but need:
  • dashboards accessible from various devices (desktop or mobile) that show the synthesis of monitored performance (sales, accounts receivable, purchasing, logistics, HR, etc.), leaving it to technical people the ability to navigate the wealth of information reporting functions and detail
  • share and comment (socialization) amounts with colleagues (wherever they are) to speed up decisions on actions or corrections
  • add crowdsourcing functions on various topics relating to individual performance to stimulate ideas and suggestions for improving the business organization

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Thank's to Gianni Previdi - Ceo Kyros

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Entando in production: how to prepare a server, how to deploy your Entando based application

Today I suggest you to read the new Entando  guide, "Entando in production: how to prepare a server, how to deploy your Entando based application".
You will find all the necessary instructions to configure an Ubuntu server, install Tomcat, Java, Postgresql and of course Entando
Happy reading

Friday, October 12, 2012

Think G-Cloud 2012

Entando will attend to the « Think G-Cloud 2012 » event and it is a Gold Sponsor.

The event will be in London, on Thursday 18th of October at Business Design Centre.
The Think G-Cloud 2012 agenda aims to reflect the dynamism of its subject matter. This programme is designed to keep the interest and relevance of the day focussed right until the end. Often conference numbers trail off after lunch as it is felt the real attractions are in the am sessions. This is not the case with Think G-Cloud. This day is designed to inspire from start to finish.

Entando will hold an interactive workshops  »Open Source Software in Government: The Art of the Possible’ during the seminar section.

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Entando Events – Open Source IT Solutions for companies and governments

 Modean, Michelangelo Business Center

 Entando will attend to the event “Open Source IT solutions for processes of collaboration, social CRM, BI, E-commerce for companies and public organizations.”
The event will be held in Modena, on Thursday 27th of September at 2:30 pm at Michelangelo Business Center.
For more information visit the Entando website.

Monday, August 27, 2012

Jaspersoft : Small development companies can make analytics work

Interesting article from Jaspersoft
Analyzing customer data is not reserved for large companies. With the debut of affordable technologies such as cloud BI and open-source BI, the process of improving strategy through consumer insight spread to small to medium-sized businesses. AltDevBlogADay contributor Ted Spence explained how small companies in the game development community can analyze customer data.

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Why CRM in a Portal?

Hi, today I will suggest my last post from
Why CRM in a Portal?
In the past few months I have taken care of marketing, which is to say that I am no longer on the side of those who created the software to meet the requirement of the clients or partners.I have become the one who says, I need this and I need that ...
I began to see how I could benefit by the use of Entando. I knew that one of my problems was the lack of a process to have direct access to the leads created from the web portal.
During my web search, I found a lot of documentation that would cause me to understand how this can be done and it seems that all of this can be solved using a CRM.
 Read the full post here


Thursday, July 12, 2012

Enterprise Portals & Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP)

Interesting post (read the post) who tries to put together the ERP and Enterprise Portals. I can add that in addition OpenBravo why we could not insert openERP

I think I would come back to brief the argument to see the possibilities of integrating ERP and Entando

Speak later

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Entando Analytics

Pour les entreprises, avoir une solution professionelle d'analyse est un facteur prépondérant pour la prise de décisions. Souvent, les portails n'ont pas de module d'Analytics. Entando connais l'importance de fournir à ses utilisateurs un module Analytics qui leur permettent de gèrer les décisions.
Types de Analytics fournies par Entando
  • Sales Analytics - pour se connecter à n'importe quel CRM et comprendre mieux à quel point sont vos ventes et vos clients
  • Portail Analytics - pour analyser la fréquentation de votre portail et récolter les informations de façon a planifier les campagnes de marketing
  • Business Intelligence - par le biais du plugin de Pentaho vous pouvez utiliser les outils de la BI
Pour plus d'info

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Ensuring Success in Your Enterprise-wide BI Project

From I suggest this intersting post.

"Thinking big is fine for BI projects, but how can you avoid ending up with a department-level project or one that doesn’t meet the original requirements? To find out the best project management practices, we turned to Peter LePine, managing director for the BI and information management practice at Emtec Inc.
Peter has lead successful projects at Fortune 500 companies in high-tech manufacturing, life sciences, finance, and insurance, using tools and technologies such as ETL, source data profiling, master data management, data warehouse and data marts following Kimball's data modeling approach, business intelligence reports, analytics, and dashboards. He’s delivered enterprise-scale projects utilizing the leading data architect, ETL, BI, analytics, and dashboard technologies."