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For Hippo – The Awards Just Keep Coming

By Mike Johnston May 31, 2011  Comments

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Hippo, a leading vendor of commercial java open source content management is proud to announce that the company has been recently honored with two awards. Hippo, the company setting new standards for how Java Open Source Web Content Management empowers audiences and changes the way organizations manage Web content, announced today that they have been recently honored with two awards. At the recent Erik Hartman event “Tools No Fools”, Hippo was proud to win the prize of “Content Tool Idol 2011”. A jury of analysts and content management professionals served as critics, and the audience ultimately awarded the prize to Hippo. The jury consisted of analysts Tony Byrne of Real Story Group, Janus Boye of J.Boye, and Martin White – Managing Director of Intranet Focus. Hippo CTO Arje Cahn, who gave the award-winning demonstration, said

it’s a special honor to be in front of the extremely talented and critical eye of this jury, and to ultimately be recognized by the audience. This particular award speaks to our continued focus on constant innovation and our ability to set the standard for successful Web content management.

In addition to the Hippo product winning awards, Hippo is also proud to announce that work with an important client is also a nominee for another award. Hippo is a nominee for the Computable Awards 2011 for its work with the Dutch Libraries. The Computable Awards are awarded by a five-person jury and are awarded to companies, projects and individuals where the work with technology has clearly been distinguished. You can read more about the awards here.

“We’re extremely proud to be nominated for our work with the Dutch Libraries,” said Jeroen Verberg, CEO of Hippo. “To be recognized by the jury for helping the Dutch Library to empower their audience to get faster, easier and more efficient access to content is a testament to our mission.”

The Dutch Libraries project is particularly innovative as the new WCMS provides unprecedented access to Library content. All of the approximately 160 base public libraries representing the 1,000 branches can now access the entire, centralized repository for a single CMS instance. Using completely open standards, each library can utilize any authoring system they choose. Standard integrations for Drupal and Joomla are provided – but anything is supported because the entire repository is available via a REST API interface. It’s truly an “open content” strategy. You can read more about the Dutch Libraries case study here. About Hippo Hippo sets the standard for how organizations can empower their audience to engage with content. Hippo CMS powers some of the largest and most visited Web properties in the world and is the first Web Content Management solution to deliver context-aware content for its customers. Hippo’s broad capabilities enable both marketers and technology teams to build world-class content delivery platforms. Featuring an enterprise-class development environment and powerful, yet intuitive editing capabilities, Hippo CMS enables a true, open and context-aware content strategy. Hundreds of both public and private organizations use Hippo’s content platform to manage and deliver thousands of web properties including Hewlett Packard, Thomson/Reuters, Dolce & Gabbana, The University of Southern California, Incisive Media & The Government of the Netherlands.

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I am the guy behind CMS Critic. I started it back in 2006 and we've been going strong ever since. When not traveling to conferences, I am based out of Edmonton, Alberta, Canada where I live with my beautiful wife and kids. You can follow me on my personal blog, That Critic Guy.

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