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Telerik’s TeamPulse Now More Adaptable; Integrates with the World’s Most Progressive Developer Collaboration Platform

Telerik Company News - Wed, 10/30/2013 - 14:14

Improves Transparency for Business Users with Git and GitHub Integration; Delivers New REST API and .NET SDK for Frictionless Integration; and Adds End-User Personas for Managing Requirements


WALTHAM, MA - October 30, 2013Telerik®, an end-to-end provider of development tools and solutions for building and analyzing cross-platform and mobile applications, today announced the latest advancements to TeamPulse®, its agile project management offering. With the latest release, Telerik focuses on integration, adaptability and ease-of-use by introducing a Git and GitHub® integration, new REST API and .NET SDK as well as personas to drive feature requirements. Telerik’s TeamPulse agile project management software is currently in use by more than 60 of the Fortune 500®.

The goal of any agile project management is to help teams of all shapes and sizes track and share information, work smarter, and create better software. But this involves people at all levels – developers, line-of-business and business users. Without a transparent way to show progress, any project is doomed to fail. That is why Telerik has worked diligently to include new capabilities around transparency, adaptability, ease-of-use via improved integration capabilities and customer centricity – to better enable its customers to work cohesively to complete even the most challenging development projects.

Git and GitHub Integration
According to Gartner, “Agile methods attempt to establish a high level of collaboration among developers and business users.[1]” By integrating with Git and GitHub, the TeamPulse agile project management software bridges the gap between developers and business users by giving transparency to development projects while at the same time, letting developers update work within their preferred IDE. It also offers the same functionality for TFS and can synch both TFS and GitHub, simultaneously.

REST API and .NET SDK
Thanks to the new REST API, users are easily able to integrate the TeamPulse agile project management software with any existing system. In addition, with the availability of a .NET SDK, developers are able to create custom applications and widgets, stemming from data generated by the TeamPulse agile project management software.

Personas
When managing requirements, it is essential to know whom exactly the app is being developed for. That is why Telerik incorporated end-user personas into the latest version of the TeamPulse agile project management software. By assigning specific personal profiles to work items, developers can take a more customer-centric approach in creating and deploying relevant functionality enhancements.

“With the many tools and existing systems already in play across the enterprise, having a project management platform that can easily integrate and improve adaptability of systems is a requirement,” said Christopher Eyhorn, EVP of ALM Tools, Telerik. “Today we take a huge step forward by integrating with the most popular developer technologies and ensuring a customer-centric development practice is top of mind for its user community.”

TeamPulse R3™ is available immediately. Please go to http://www.telerik.com/agile-project-management-tools/ for more details. Telerik will also host a webinar at noon ET today, where attendees can see enhancements, first hand. To register go to http://www.telerik.com/agile-project-management-tools/webinars/r3-2013-release.aspx.

About Telerik
Telerik is a market-leading provider of end-to-end solutions for application development, software testing, agile project management, reporting, and content management across all major development platforms. Telerik’s award-winning software development products enable enterprises and organizations of every size to generate tangible productivity gains, reduce time-to-market, and stay on time and under budget. More than 100,000 organizations in 94 countries depend on Telerik products, including more than 450 of the Fortune 500, academic institutions, governments, and non-profits. For additional information about Telerik, please visit www.telerik.com or follow @telerik on Twitter.

Telerik, TeamPulse and TeamPulse R3 are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Telerik AD in the United States and/or other countries.

FORTUNE 500® is a registered trademark of the FORTUNE magazine division of Time Inc.

All other products and services listed herein either are, or may be, registered trademarks or trademarks of their respective owners in the United States and/or other countries.

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Press Contacts:

Carmen Hughes
Ignite Public Relations
Tel: 650.227.3280 #101

carmen@ignitepr.com

Erica Burns
Telerik, Inc.
Tel: 888.365.2779 #154
Erica.Burns@telerik.com


[1] Gartner, “Hype Cycle for Application Development, 2013,” 25 July 2013, Nathan Wilson | Gordon Van Huizen | Brian Prentice

Categories: RIA, Vendor

Actian to Present at the NASSCOM Product Conclave 2013

Actian Corporation (Ingres) Press Releases - Mon, 10/28/2013 - 19:00

Redwood City, Calif. – October 28, 2013 — – Steve Shine, CEO and President of Actian Corporation (“Actian”), a next-generation leader in big data analytics, will present during the NASSCOM® Product Conclave 2013 – The Community Meet-up of Doers Who Share! event, held Oct. 28-30 at Vivanta by Taj – Yeshwantpur in Bangalore, India.

During the Opportunities in Big Data session, which takes place Oct. 30 at 2:00-2:30 p.m. IST in the Aura room, Shine will discuss the various opportunities presented by big data, as well as new areas of innovation for startups trying to effect meaningful competitive differentiation through analytics on big data.

Actian has a strong presence in India, helping companies like Future Group, Mahindra Comviva and ManageEngine, a division of Zoho Corporation, harness the power of big data analytics to predict business trends, increase customer retention and gain a competitive advantage.

For more information on the NASSCOM Product Conclave 2013, please visit http://productconclave.nasscom.in/.

About Actian: Take Action on Big Data

Actian powers the action-driven enterprise in the Age of Data, delivering rapid time to analytic value with a modular approach that connects data assets behind the scenes, enables unconstrained analytics and scales almost without limits. The Actian DataCloud Integration and ParAccel Big Data Analytics Platforms help organizations leverage data assets for competitive advantage, delivering highly parallelized software that fully exploits modern chip, core and cluster infrastructures. Its scalable solutions deliver powerful business results for industry innovators. Actian serves tens of thousands of users worldwide and is headquartered in Redwood City, California. Stay connected with Actian Corporation on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.

Actian, DataCloud, ParAccel, Action Apps, Ingres, RushAnalytics, Versant and Vectorwise are trademarks of Actian Corporation and its subsidiaries. All other trademarks, trade names, service marks, and logos referenced herein belong to their respective companies.

Categories: Database, Vendor

Actian Teams with Hortonworks to Deliver Reference Architecture that Addresses Most Vexing Hadoop Challenges for Enterprises

Actian Corporation (Ingres) Press Releases - Fri, 10/25/2013 - 03:51

Sand Hill research pinpoints Hadoop adoption hurdles at each phase of maturity cycle

Redwood City, Calif. – October 24, 2013 Actian Corporation (“Actian”), a next-generation leader in big data analytics, has further integrated its ParAccel Big Data Analytics Platform on the Hortonworks Data Platform to address top Hadoop adoption hurdles of data extraction challenges, design-time friction and poor run-time performance.

The deep integration of Actian’s ParAccel Big Data Analytics Platform on the Hortonworks Data Platform enables high-performance analytics without constraints, simplifies the delivery of data services for entire ecosystems of users, and significantly lowers the total cost of ownership for the modern data platform. By utilizing the new Hortonworks/Actian reference architecture, users can experience quicker time to analytic value by:

  • Easily moving data to and from Hadoop: Users can easily extract data from Hadoop and enrich it seamlessly from within the ParAccel Platform.
  • Eliminating design-time friction: ParAccel Dataflow’s easy-to-use drag-and-drop development capabilities negate the need for complex MapReduce coding or parallel programming.
  • Improving performance: Actian is Hortonworks Data Platform 2.0 and YARN certified, giving users the ability to leverage ParAccel Dataflow for the enhanced performance of pipeline parallelism alongside their existing MapReduce jobs.

Sand Hill Group recently surveyed Hadoop users, primarily data architects and CIOs, to assess their level of maturity in Hadoop adoption and the top challenges they face. For 46.7 percent of respondents, the top challenge was knowledge and experience with the Hadoop platform, while 20.7 percent cited availability of Hadoop and Big Data skills and 6.7 percent struggled with the amount of technology development and engineering required to implement a Hadoop-based solution. Actian’s and Hortonworks’ joint reference architecture tackles these key challenges head-on.

“Hadoop is the clear winner for enterprises that seek to drive transformational, actionable business insights from their big data,” said Mike Hoskins, chief technology officer of Actian Corporation. “For all its power, Hadoop still presents significant barriers to enterprise-scale adoption. The combined Actian-Hortonworks solution overcomes challenges around MapReduce skills shortages, design-time friction and run-time performance to elevate Hadoop to true enterprise readiness. Actian has many global clients delivering groundbreaking big data projects. For nearly all of these, Hadoop is a central building block. The collaboration between Hortonworks and Actian provides a huge boost for performance, productivity and access to rich big data functionality, which helps increase adoption of Hadoop. For our mutual customers it boils down to faster time to value – in the end, that’s what really counts.”

“We have collaborated closely with Actian on the reference architecture for the ParAccel Big Data Analytics Platform and the Hortonworks Data Platform,” said Ari Zilka, chief technology officer of Hortonworks. “When used together, these products allow users to rapidly and effectively deploy high-performance Hadoop applications for scenarios ranging from archiving, ETL and operational applications to advanced analytics, including predictive analytics. By working together we are excited to help forward-thinking architects and CIOs successfully design and implement incredibly high-performing, hard-hitting big data applications with proven best practices, robust and secure architecture, and unmatched technology capabilities.”

“Design and implementation of next-generation big data integration processes can be a daunting leap for BI professionals who are used to classic ETL technology,” said Steve Miller, president and co-founder of OpenBI. “Actian’s approach – providing a visual data programming technology that executes natively in cluster – will increase productivity while opening up big data analytics programming to a much broader set of professionals.”

“Our research findings offer compelling insights into friction points on the march to harnessing Hadoop to unlock big data analytics value for the enterprise,” says M.R. Rangaswami, co-founder and managing director of Sand Hill Group. "With more than 35 percent of respondents indicating that the results of their Hadoop/Big Data initiatives were less than they expected, the market is ripe for more easy-to-use, easy-to-implement solutions on Hadoop such as Actian's analytics and ETL offerings.”

Hoskins and Zilka will jointly present at Strata + Hadoop World 2013 on Tuesday, October 29, 2013 at 1:45 p.m. EDT. In addition, both Actian and Hortonworks will provide hands-on demonstrations of the reference architecture at their Strata booths, #108 and #306, respectively.

About Actian: Take Action on Big Data
Actian powers the action-driven enterprise in the Age of Data, delivering rapid time to analytic value with a modular approach that connects data assets behind the scenes, enables unconstrained analytics and scales almost without limits. The Actian DataCloud integration and ParAccel Big Data Analytics Platforms help organizations leverage data assets for competitive advantage, delivering highly parallelized software that fully exploits modern chip, core and cluster infrastructures. Actian serves tens of thousands of users worldwide and is headquartered in Redwood City, Calif. with offices in Austin, New York, London, Paris, Frankfurt, Amsterdam, New Delhi and Melbourne. Stay connected with Actian Corporation on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.

Actian, Actian DataCloud, ParAccel, Action Apps, Ingres, Versant and Vectorwise are trademarks of Actian Corporation and its subsidiaries. All other trademarks, trade names, service marks, and logos referenced herein belong to their respective companies.

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Categories: Database, Vendor

Actian Appoints New CMO and SVP of Business Development to Accelerate the Transformation of the Big Data Marketplace

Actian Corporation (Ingres) Press Releases - Thu, 10/24/2013 - 19:00

Ashish Gupta, Former Microsoft and Vidyo executive, is poised to redefine the data analytics marketplace by creating new opportunities not addressed by aging stack players

Redwood City, Calif. – October 24, 2013 — – Actian Corporation (“Actian”), a next-generation leader in big data analytics and cloud integration, has appointed Ashish Gupta as chief marketing officer and senior vice president of business development.

“We have very systematically evolved our business so that we have a very powerful engine for the market’s transition to the Age of Data,” said Steve Shine, chief executive officer of Actian Corporation. “Ashish Gupta brings the go-to-market experience to ensure that we build our base in big data analytics and cloud integration. More importantly, he has the strategic vision to work with the team to entirely redefine these markets as we leapfrog legacy stack players.”

Gupta brings a passion and track record for challenging established companies saddled with legacy approaches, often caught in the Innovator’s Dilemma, by exploiting disruptive technologies and creative marketing strategies to rapidly scale the new entrant’s business and open new markets not addressed by incumbents. He joins Actian from Vidyo, a video conferencing provider, where he served as chief marketing officer and senior vice president of corporate development. Under his leadership, Vidyo experienced significant growth, formed key strategic partnerships and built a leading brand in the industry – challenging the leaders of a 30-year-old industry. Prior to Vidyo, Gupta held various executive roles within the Microsoft Office Division where he led marketing, sales and business development teams for Microsoft’s Unified Communications Group, competing with established PBX vendors to create a leadership position for Microsoft Lync in the communications and collaboration market. Gupta has also served in executive roles at Alcatel/Genesys Telecommunications, Deloitte Consulting, Covad and Hewlett-Packard.

“Severe market disruption happens when innovative technologies materially shift an industry’s fulcrum to create new business approaches and markets,” said Gupta. “Actian’s portfolio has proven to be such a force in the industry by enabling next-generation analytical solutions and invisible integration for thousands of customers that use data to create sustainable competitive advantage. I welcome the opportunity to contribute to the company’s fast growth and market leadership.”

About Actian: Take Action on Big Data

Actian powers the action-driven enterprise in the Age of Data, delivering rapid time to analytic value with a modular approach that connects data assets behind the scenes, enables unconstrained analytics and scales almost without limits. The Actian DataCloud Integration and ParAccel Big Data Analytics Platforms help organizations leverage data assets for competitive advantage, delivering highly parallelized software that fully exploits modern chip, core and cluster infrastructures. Its scalable solutions deliver powerful business results for industry innovators. Actian serves tens of thousands of users worldwide and is headquartered in Redwood City, California. Stay connected with Actian Corporation on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.

Actian, DataCloud, ParAccel, Action Apps, Ingres, RushAnalytics, Versant and Vectorwise are trademarks of Actian Corporation and its subsidiaries. All other trademarks, trade names, service marks, and logos referenced herein belong to their respective companies.

Categories: Database, Vendor

Telerik Releases Everlive, Backend Services for Rapid Cross-Platform and Mobile Application Development

Telerik Company News - Tue, 10/22/2013 - 15:38

Fully-integrated into Telerik’s Portfolio of Development Tools and Solutions, Telerik’s Everlive Offers Cloud-Based Backend Services to Telerik’s 1M+ Developer Community


Waltham, MA, October 22, 2013Telerik®, an end-to-end provider of application development tools and solutions for building and analyzing cross-platform and mobile applications, today announced the availability of Telerik Everlive™, its backend as a service (BaaS) offering. Everlive is available independently or as a compliment to Telerik’s core mobile application development tools – Icenium®, RadControls™ for Windows Phone®, RadControls for ASP.NET AJAX and Kendo UI®, offering cloud-powered services to its 1M+ developer community, for the first time.

Everlive is a set of cloud-based services that enables developers to build and manage mobile apps in a significantly faster and more scalable way. Everlive can speed the software development process by providing developers with cloud-based services such as data storage, user management with social network integration, cloud-code execution, push notifications (the most popular feature, to date), email and SMS notifications, all consumable with SDKs for JavaScript, iOS, and Windows devices.

“In the world of mobile development, speed and time-to-market is of the utmost importance. Our business is based on helping developers speed the development process, while providing a professional look and feel to their applications,” said Todd Anglin, EVP of Cross-Platform Tools & Services, Telerik. “With Everlive, we’re going beyond frontend UI and taking our expertise in developer productivity to backend server code, freeing developers to focus on what they do best, creating the next great app with an excellent user experience. With Everlive, Telerik enables developers’ unparalleled productivity and efficiency for creating cross-platform and mobile applications at a very competitive price.”

Everlive backend services can be used as a standalone service or accessed via the direct integration enabled in other Telerik products including Icenium, RadControls for Windows Phone, RadControls for ASP.NET AJAX and Kendo UI. The ability to access and utilize Everlive is also incorporated into Telerik’s CMS, SitefinityTM. These integrations make it even easier for developers to add backend services to both new and existing mobile and web projects, because it makes available new cloud-powered capabilities to Telerik’s industry-leading UI tools, something that was not available previously.

“We leveraged Everlive in conjunction with Icenium and the experience was seamless. We were able to develop and deliver our first app within two months. There was no worrying about backend infrastructure hardware cost and support. We stored our data in the cloud and it was readily available when we needed it,” said Blake Scarlavai, Creator of Hidden Cuisine™.

Other features available in Everlive include:

  • SDK availability for major development platforms – iOS®, Microsoft® .NET and JavaScript® (SDK for Android™ coming soon).
  • A user-friendly portal to manage the app backend and real-time usage reports – a single point where developers can dictate permissions, execute cloud code, pick social authentications, set up email and push notifications and more.

Everlive is available today both for developers looking for the perfect complement to Telerik’s portfolio of technologies and solutions, as well as for those seeking a standalone backend solution. For more details and pricing, please visit www.telerik.com/Everlive.

About Telerik
Telerik is a market-leading provider of end-to-end solutions for application development, software testing, agile project management, reporting, and content management across all major development platforms. Telerik’s award-winning software development products enable enterprises and organizations of every size to generate tangible productivity gains, reduce time-to-market, and stay on time and under budget. More than 130,000 organizations in 94 countries depend on Telerik products, including more than 450 of the Fortune 500, academic institutions, governments, and non-profits. For additional information about Telerik, please visit www.telerik.com or follow @telerik on Twitter.

Telerik, Sitefinity, Everlive, RadControls, Kendo UI are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Telerik AD in the United States and/or other countries.

Microsoft, Windows and Windows Phone are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other countries.

iOS is a registered trademark or trademark of Cisco Systems, Inc. and/or its affiliates in the United States and certain other countries.

Android is a trademark of Google Inc.

JavaScript is a registered trademark of Oracle and/or its affiliates.

All other products and services listed herein either are, or may be, registered trademarks or trademarks of their respective owners in the United States and/or other countries.

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Press Contacts:

Carmen Hughes
Ignite Public Relations
Tel: 650.227.3280 #101

carmen@ignitepr.com

Erica Burns
Telerik, Inc.
Tel: 888.365.2779 #154
Erica.Burns@telerik.com

Categories: RIA, Vendor

New Telerik DevTools Release Delivers Major Mobile, Cloud and Cross-Platform Enhancements for 1M+ Developer Community

Telerik Company News - Thu, 10/17/2013 - 14:53

Update Includes New Cross-Platform Integration, Cloud Data Storage and Management, Deep-Dive Analytics, and Visual Studio 2013 Support


WALTHAM, MA, October 17, 2013Telerik®, an end-to-end provider of application development tools and solutions for building and analyzing cross-platform and mobile applications, today announced the Q3 release of its leading .NET development tools suite. The new release delivers significant mobile, cloud and cross-platform enhancements, and analytics, to its 1M-strong developer community, serving more than 130,000 customers in 94 countries. This release provides a major competitive edge to developers who want to maximize the reach of their applications.

“This innovative DevTools® release sets a new standard for developers looking to deliver consistent, high-quality applications across platforms with ease,” said Chris Sells, Vice President, DevTools division, Telerik. “DevTools continues to provide the ultimate .NET development experience, but with this update, has extended far beyond, offering incredible flexibility in meeting the exacting needs of users that demand applications delivered according to their platform and mobile requirements.”

Analytics-based development
Historically, developers have been working with little-to-no feedback from the end-user on the ‘likes’ and ‘dislikes’ of their applications. With the Q3 release, Telerik now offers integrated analytics in its WPF and Silverlight® controls leveraging the EQATEC Application Analytics™ platform. Developers can now refine their efforts by leveraging important data such as application interactions, crash reports and feature usage and can improve usability of their most important applications.

Cloud capabilities
As the cloud advances within the enterprise, it is imperative to leverage the technology not only within the IT infrastructure but also for development and personal data usage and storage. Being able to share application architectures between multiple clients is vital and Telerik understands this. That is why, with the Q3 release, the company’s Backend as a Service (BaaS) offering, Everlive™, is now integrated into its RadControls™ for Windows Phone®. Dubbed “Telerik Cloud Components™,” the tools available for Windows Phone support multiple scenarios such as user registration and login, picture upload, browsing, sharing and more, straight out-of-the-box.

In addition to the Q3 release offerings for Windows Phone, Telerik released the RadCloudUpload™ control, its first component to enable ASP.NET developers to upload files for use with Amazon S3™, Windows Azure™, or Everlive without writing a line of code.

Cross-platform enhancements
Today’s market is BYOD focused, making cross-platform development essential to any successful implementation. That is why Telerik has fully-integrated its award-winning hybrid mobile app development platform—Icenium—within the DevCraft™ Ultimate collection, with the Q3 release. This enables its core .NET developer community to create and deploy iOS® and Android™ mobile applications, within the IDE of their choosing; including Visual Studio® via the Icenium Visual Studio extension.

With the Q3 release, Telerik is also improving cross-platform needs for ASP.NET developers with the addition of Telerik’s component for Lightbox® for easy image and template displays, as well as Telerik’s component for MediaPlayer™, providing rich video and audio playback in HTML5 capable browsers. The RadControls for ASP.NET AJAX™ suite improves on its lightweight rendering that is ideal for mobile and cross platform applications that target HTML5-complaint browsers and devices.

Additional enhancements include:
• A radial menu for Windows 8 HTML and XAML
• A scheduler for Windows 8 HTML
• A Pinterest-like RadDataBoundListBox™ and RadCloudCalendar™ for Windows Phone
• RadSpreadsheet™ control for WPF and Silverlight® as well as an Office 2013 theme
• Enhanced JustCode™ Test Runner, JustTrace™ line-level profiling, Leak analysis in JustTrace and instrumentation of DLL- import methods in JustMock™
• Support for Visual Studio 2013

The Q3 update is currently available. For details, please go to http://www.telerik.com/developer-productivity-tools/whats-new.aspx. The company will also host Webinar Week starting on October 28 where attendees will have the opportunity to view the tools first hand. To register, please go to http://www.telerik.com/support/webinars.aspx.

About Telerik
Telerik is a market-leading provider of end-to-end solutions for application development, software testing, agile project management, reporting, and content management across all major development platforms. Telerik’s award-winning software development products enable enterprises and organizations of every size to generate tangible productivity gains, reduce time-to-market, and stay on time and under budget. More than 130,000 organizations in 94 countries depend on Telerik products, including more than 450 of the Fortune 500, academic institutions, governments, and non-profits. For additional information about Telerik, please visit www.telerik.com or follow @telerik on Twitter.

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Telerik, Sitefinity, DevTools, EQATEC, DevCraft, Everlive, RadControls, Telerik Cloud Components, RadCloudUpload, RadControls for ASP.NET AJAX, RadDataBoundListBox, RadCloudCalendar, RadSpreadsheet, JustCode, JustTrace and JustMock are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Telerik AD in the United States and/or other countries.

Android is a trademark of Google Inc.

“iOS is a registered trademark or trademark of Cisco Systems, Inc. and/or its affiliates in the United States and certain other countries.”

Amazon Web Services, the “Powered by Amazon Web Services” logo and Amazon S3 are trademarks of Amazon.com, Inc. or its affiliates in the United States and/or other countries.

Windows, Silverlight, Visual Studio and Windows Azure are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other countries.

All other products and services listed herein either are, or may be, registered trademarks or trademarks of their respective owners in the United States and/or other countries.


Press Contacts:

Carmen Hughes
Ignite Public Relations
Tel: 650.227.3280 #101

carmen@ignitepr.com

Erica Burns
Telerik, Inc.
Tel: 888.365.2779 #154
Erica.Burns@telerik.com

Categories: RIA, Vendor

Telerik Sitefinity Makes Dynamic Content Delivery Effortless for its More than 70,000 Users

Telerik Company News - Wed, 10/16/2013 - 15:05

Inline Editing, Google Analytics and an Administration Dashboard Enhance Usability for Business Users to Deliver Compelling Online Experiences and Grow Their Business


WALTHAM, MA - October 16, 2013Telerik® today announced several new usability benefits to enhance efficiency for digital marketers and business users of Sitefinity™, the company’s leading Content Management System (CMS) solution. Serving more than 70,000 users that account for millions of website interactions daily, the need for authoring and editing content in context of the front-end presentation is a requirement, especially amongst the Fortune 500®. That is why the Sitefinity CMS now comes equipped with inline editing, an HTML5-based module for implementing Google Analytics™ web analytics service and a dynamic administration dashboard.

The Sitefinity CMS has always focused on user-centered, task-driven, minimalistic design that enables business users to execute quickly and independently. With the latest release, it now comes equipped with:

  • Inline Editing: A user-friendly method to make updates within the context of the site. The Sitefinity CMS has introduced a browser-based HTML5 environment for creating and updating content. Content authors can edit title fields and body fields in a true WYSIWYG format; change headers, sub-heads, and body content; and replace images in context of the webpage. The full details mode allows users to edit all the pieces of a content node such as keyword tags, image alt tags, URL, and publication date.
  • HTML5-Based Module for Google Analytics: The latest release of the Sitefinity CMS marks the upgrade of Telerik’s Module for Google Analytics web analytics service to HTML5. Based on this rich, standards-based environment, users can take advantage of Google Analytics web analytics service integrated tightly to the Sitefinity CMS backend. While editing webpages, content authors can leverage analytic reports including daily visits, visit duration, and unique visitors – while making adjustments to the webpage, on the fly, for improved search engine results.
  • Dynamic Administration Dashboard: The Sitefinity CMS now comes equipped with a dynamic Administration Dashboard that gives business users visibility into areas such as website interactions, pending tasks and recent content added. Integrated with Google Analytics, it lets users set personalized displays to any metrics such as daily visits, visit duration, bounce rate, or traffic sources or set the dashboard to display content items last edited as well as type and status.

“The ability to execute is becoming a bigger and bigger differentiator for the success of online marketing teams. Making digital marketers more effective by authoring content in context of the presentation was the main driver behind the revolutionary inline content authoring experience we’re delivering with this release,” said Martin Kirov, Executive Vice President, Telerik’s Sitefinity division. “Content is still in the center of the online customer experience and enriching it with context, coupled with amazing authoring experience will enable our customers to deliver compelling online experiences and grow their business.”

About Sitefinity CMS
Sitefinity is an ASP.NET web content management platform developed by Telerik. Trusted and used by thousands of customers worldwide, including 49 of the Fortune 500, the Sitefinity ASP.NET online business platform empowers business to engage, convert and retain customers on the web. With the product’s usability and flexibility developers, marketing end-users and IT managers are able to work more effectively, helping to grow their business. Sitefinity’s customers further benefit from Telerik’s ongoing innovation and technical support. Sitefinity was recently named an American Business Awards (Stevie®) “People’s Choice - Favorite Content Management Solution” and “New Product or Service of the Year – Software – Content Management Solution” – Gold Winner. For more information, visit: www.sitefinity.com.

About Telerik
Telerik is a market-leading provider of end-to-end solutions for application development, software testing, agile project management, reporting, and content management across all major development platforms. Telerik’s award-winning software development products enable enterprises and organizations of every size to generate tangible productivity gains, reduce time-to-market, and stay on time and under budget. More than 100,000 organizations in 94 countries depend on Telerik products, including more than 450 of the Fortune 500, academic institutions, governments, and non-profits. For additional information about Telerik, please visit www.telerik.com or follow @telerik on Twitter.

Telerik and Sitefinity are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Telerik AD in the United States and/or other countries.

FORTUNE 500 is a registered trademark of the FORTUNE magazine division of Time Inc. Google Analytics is a trademark of Google Inc.

All other products and services listed herein either are, or may be, registered trademarks or trademarks of their respective owners in the United States and/or other countries.

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Press Contacts:

Carmen Hughes
Ignite Public Relations
Tel: 650.227.3280 #101

carmen@ignitepr.com

Erica Burns
Telerik, Inc.
Tel: 888.365.2779 #154
Erica.Burns@telerik.com

Categories: RIA, Vendor