August 12, 2005

Podcasting and blogging using Plone.

Quintagroup writes "Talk.BMC.com includes blogs and podcasts on a variety of key information technology topics and issues. Plone is used by one of the largest software vendors in the world - BMC Software.

BMC Software, Inc. (NYSE: BMC), a leading provider of enterprise management solutions, unveiled a series of downloadable podcasts discussing key information technology issues encountered by customers of all size and scope. In the podcasts, some of the Company's leading technical and business visionaries discuss the changing information technology market and how Business Service Management (BSM) provides the necessary framework for customers to align business and IT operations for optimal ROI and performance.

BMC Software in Houston Texas has officially launched an executive blogging and podcasting area on their corporate website at http://talk.bmc.com. The main BMC website is Vignette, it has been augmented with Plone to provide additional functionality. So if you're interested in seeing what a large Business-to-Business-oriented software company would do if it wanted to get involved with externally facing corporate blogging and podcasting - then visit http://talk.bmc.com.

TalkBMC is developed by Quintagroup in collaboration with 4WebResults and BMC Software. Plone hosting services are provided by Quintagroup. Podcasts are delivered by Tom Parish.

Podcasts are audio files (BMC will use the popular MP3 format) that can be downloaded automatically by programs such as Apple's iTunes or the open source iPodder. Users subscribe to their preferred podcasts, then listen to the programs on portable music players such as iPods, or through audio software on their PCs. All media, analysts, shareholders, BMC Software partners, customers, information technology professionals and executives are invited to listen at http://talk.bmc.com

About BMC
BMC Software, Inc., is a leading provider of enterprise management solutions that empower companies to manage IT from a business perspective. Delivering Business Service Management, BMC Software solutions span enterprise systems, applications, database and service management. Founded in 1980, BMC Software has offices worldwide and fiscal 2005 revenues of more than $1.45 billion.
For more information about BMC Software, visit http://www.bmc.com
About Quintagroup:
Quintagroup is a provider of open source content management solutions for enterprises.
The company offers Plone hosting, Zope development, Plone
skin design and Plone implementation services.
More information about Quintagroup can be found at http://quintagroup.com
About 4WebResults:
4WebResults is an Austin SEO company that provides proven, content-rich search engine marketing strategies, Open Source CMS solutions, safe search engine optimization techniques and Internet web site promotion using business blogs. 4WebResults also provides corporate strategies for Podcast production and promotion.
More information about 4WebResults can be found at http://4WebResults.com
About Plone:
Plone is an open source Content Management System
for managing information and administering content. The nonprofit Plone Foundation was formed in 2004 to promote the use of Plone around the world and protect the Plone IP and trademarks.
Plone CMS is available under a dual licencing scheme, GPL and a commercial license. Plone was founded in 1999 by Alan Runyan (USA),
Alexander Limi (Norway) and Vidar Andersen (Norway).
More information, including the Plone source code, is available at http://plone.org

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