You will be redirected in 30 seconds or close now.

ColdFusion Authors: Yakov Fain, Jeremy Geelan, Maureen O'Gara, Nancy Y. Nee, Tad Anderson

Related Topics: ColdFusion, Adobe Flex

ColdFusion: Article

Hot Banana's Multilingual Web Content Management Suite (WCM) Expands Into International Markets

Hot Banana, now powering more than 14 different language Web sites

Hot Banana Software announced that momentum is building for the search engine friendly, Multilingual functionality of its Hot Banana Active Marketing Web Content Management Suite which has resulted in the signing of three International Channel Partner agreements. The latest Hot Banana Channel Partners are; Neshami Company of Kuwait; Zmart of Delft, Holland; and Information Providers, of Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.

"This is great news for us," says Krista Lariviere, President and CEO, Hot Banana Software Inc.  "Our objective is to aggressively increase international revenues. These three agreements give Hot Banana the ability to scale worldwide using Channel Partners instead of having to create our own international direct sales network. It took us years to develop our Hot Banana Multilingual WCM solution and now its powerful capabilities and ease-of-use are becoming widely known and getting the attention it deserves. Hot Banana enables the rapid development and deployment of multiple localized versions of a Web site that are search engine friendly in any language, based on a common look-and-feel. "

"The Hot Banana Active Marketing Web Content Management Suite's Multilingual capabilities and its ease-of-use is exactly what our clients are looking for," says Abdulaziz A. Khajah, General Manager, Kuwait Neshami Company. "The localization of the Web site for our Kuwaiti and Middle Eastern market, while reusing common template and graphical elements and the process of replicating Web site content into Arabic is greatly simplified by using Hot Banana."

Hot Banana's Multilingual Capabilities
Hot Banana is fully Unicode compliant to enable its Web Content Management Suite to store, retrieve and deliver multiple languages through a single Web site, and can therefore support content in any language including multi-byte languages, such as Chinese, Arabic and all the Eastern European languages. To-date Hot Banana powered Web sites have been translated into:

English Dutch Polish
Arabic Italian Portuguese
Chinese German Vietnamese
French Estonian
Spanish Farsi

"Hot Banana is fast becoming one of the most experienced search engine friendly Multilingual Web Content Management software providers in the world," says Krista Lariviere. "Publishing Web sites in several languages at once has always been a challenge, and traditionally not been something Content Management Systems have been very good at.  The Multilingual Web Content Management market is still immature, and solid multilingual WCM solutions are few and far between. Hot Banana now addresses this market and offers additional built-in Multilingual Active Marketing capabilities such as email, enewsletters, press release distribution and Web analytics."

Hot Banana's flagship product, the Hot Banana Active Marketing Web Content Management Suite, solves these problems in a scalable, transparent and manageable way. Hot Banana can easily maintain several different translations of the same Web pages right out-of-the box, making Multilingual Web sites, Intranets, Extranets and Micro Marketing sites much easier to create and more affordable. The Hot Banana WCM public-facing Web site, front-end supports all languages and character sets and the Hot Banana software administration console functions are currently available in English, French and Chinese.

Hot Banana includes translation workflow processes allowing changes to content to trigger appropriate notifications to the assigned translators of the other language versions of that page, greatly simplifying and speeding up the translation and localization process.

Hot Banana Multilingual Capabilities Include:
Multilingual Site Manager
For the creation of mirrored Multilingual Web sites with translation handled via a workflow process
Hands-on management of all aspects of a Multilingual Web site features including; search engine optimization; language-specific metadata; content; internal search and navigation elements
Content localization for Global Web sites
A toggle between different languages on a page-by-page basis
Unicode fully supported - unlimited languages and countries
Right-to-left, left-to-right content flowing
Easy-to-use WYSIWYG editor
Translation workflow (user-defined)  

About Hot Banana Software, Inc.
Founded in 1999, Hot Banana powers Internet, Intranet, Extranet and Micro Marketing Web sites for more than 200 companies worldwide in more than 14 languages.  Designed for non-technical users, Hot Banana is an easy-to-use, full-fledged Web Content Management Suite designed to easily manage a Web site's content creation and publishing process.

The Hot Banana Active Marketing Web Content Management Suite consists of the end-to-end integration of Web Content Management and Active Marketing, including WebTrends and ExactTarget.  This makes Hot Banana an ideal optimized eMarketing platform for corporate communications, branding, lead generation & conversion campaigns, customer self-help & retention programs.  Hot Banana is available directly, or from 14 Channel Partners Worldwide, either On-Demand, or Licensed. Clients include: InsureMe, Algoma Steel, Bell Industries, Parents Action for Children, Ansell Healthcare Europe, World Vision, Beaver Machine, Los Alamos School Board (New Mexico), Law Society of Upper Canada, Expertech, and The County of Simcoe.  Hot Banana Software Inc. is profitable and privately held. For more information, visit www.HotBanana.com, or call 866-296-1803.

More Stories By ColdFusion News Desk

CFDJ News Desk monitors the world of ColdFusion to present developers with updates on technology advances, new features and performance enhancements concerning ColdFusion, business trends, ColdFusion-related products, standards discussions, and industry commentary.

Comments (1) View Comments

Share your thoughts on this story.

Add your comment
You must be signed in to add a comment. Sign-in | Register

In accordance with our Comment Policy, we encourage comments that are on topic, relevant and to-the-point. We will remove comments that include profanity, personal attacks, racial slurs, threats of violence, or other inappropriate material that violates our Terms and Conditions, and will block users who make repeated violations. We ask all readers to expect diversity of opinion and to treat one another with dignity and respect.

Most Recent Comments
CFDJ News Desk 01/03/06 07:05:05 PM EST

Hot Banana Software announced that momentum is building for the search engine friendly, Multilingual functionality of its Hot Banana Active Marketing Web Content Management Suite which has resulted in the signing of three International Channel Partner agreements. The latest Hot Banana Channel Partners are; Neshami Company of Kuwait; Zmart of Delft, Holland; and Information Providers, of Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.

@ThingsExpo Stories
Web Real-Time Communication APIs have quickly revolutionized what browsers are capable of. In addition to video and audio streams, we can now bi-directionally send arbitrary data over WebRTC's PeerConnection Data Channels. With the advent of Progressive Web Apps and new hardware APIs such as WebBluetooh and WebUSB, we can finally enable users to stitch together the Internet of Things directly from their browsers while communicating privately and securely in a decentralized way.
Amazon has gradually rolled out parts of its IoT offerings, but these are just the tip of the iceberg. In addition to optimizing their backend AWS offerings, Amazon is laying the ground work to be a major force in IoT - especially in the connected home and office. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Chris Kocher, founder and managing director of Grey Heron, explained how Amazon is extending its reach to become a major force in IoT by building on its dominant cloud IoT platform, its Dash Button strat...
Two weeks ago (November 3-5), I attended the Cloud Expo Silicon Valley as a speaker, where I presented on the security and privacy due diligence requirements for cloud solutions. Cloud security is a topical issue for every CIO, CISO, and technology buyer. Decision-makers are always looking for insights on how to mitigate the security risks of implementing and using cloud solutions. Based on the presentation topics covered at the conference, as well as the general discussions heard between sessi...
For basic one-to-one voice or video calling solutions, WebRTC has proven to be a very powerful technology. Although WebRTC’s core functionality is to provide secure, real-time p2p media streaming, leveraging native platform features and server-side components brings up new communication capabilities for web and native mobile applications, allowing for advanced multi-user use cases such as video broadcasting, conferencing, and media recording.
Fifty billion connected devices and still no winning protocols standards. HTTP, WebSockets, MQTT, and CoAP seem to be leading in the IoT protocol race at the moment but many more protocols are getting introduced on a regular basis. Each protocol has its pros and cons depending on the nature of the communications. Does there really need to be only one protocol to rule them all? Of course not. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Chris Matthieu, co-founder and CTO of Octoblu, walk you through how Oct...
Major trends and emerging technologies – from virtual reality and IoT, to Big Data and algorithms – are helping organizations innovate in the digital era. However, to create real business value, IT must think beyond the ‘what’ of digital transformation to the ‘how’ to harness emerging trends, innovation and disruption. Architecture is the key that underpins and ties all these efforts together. In the digital age, it’s important to invest in architecture, extend the enterprise footprint to the cl...
Almost everyone sees the potential of Internet of Things but how can businesses truly unlock that potential. The key will be in the ability to discover business insight in the midst of an ocean of Big Data generated from billions of embedded devices via Systems of Discover. Businesses will also need to ensure that they can sustain that insight by leveraging the cloud for global reach, scale and elasticity.
A critical component of any IoT project is what to do with all the data being generated. This data needs to be captured, processed, structured, and stored in a way to facilitate different kinds of queries. Traditional data warehouse and analytical systems are mature technologies that can be used to handle certain kinds of queries, but they are not always well suited to many problems, particularly when there is a need for real-time insights.
One of biggest questions about Big Data is “How do we harness all that information for business use quickly and effectively?” Geographic Information Systems (GIS) or spatial technology is about more than making maps, but adding critical context and meaning to data of all types, coming from all different channels – even sensors. In his session at @ThingsExpo, William (Bill) Meehan, director of utility solutions for Esri, will take a closer look at the current state of spatial technology and ar...
Explosive growth in connected devices. Enormous amounts of data for collection and analysis. Critical use of data for split-second decision making and actionable information. All three are factors in making the Internet of Things a reality. Yet, any one factor would have an IT organization pondering its infrastructure strategy. How should your organization enhance its IT framework to enable an Internet of Things implementation? In his session at @ThingsExpo, James Kirkland, Red Hat's Chief Arch...
The IoT industry is now at a crossroads, between the fast-paced innovation of technologies and the pending mass adoption by global enterprises. The complexity of combining rapidly evolving technologies and the need to establish practices for market acceleration pose a strong challenge to global enterprises as well as IoT vendors. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Clark Smith, senior product manager for Numerex, will discuss how Numerex, as an experienced, established IoT provider, has embraced a ...
Everyone knows that truly innovative companies learn as they go along, pushing boundaries in response to market changes and demands. What's more of a mystery is how to balance innovation on a fresh platform built from scratch with the legacy tech stack, product suite and customers that continue to serve as the business' foundation. In his General Session at 19th Cloud Expo, Michael Chambliss, Head of Engineering at ReadyTalk, will discuss why and how ReadyTalk diverted from healthy revenue an...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Hitrons Solutions will exhibit at the 19th International Cloud Expo, which will take place on November 1–3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Hitrons Solutions Inc. is distributor in the North American market for unique products and services of small and medium-size businesses, including cloud services and solutions, SEO marketing platforms, and mobile applications.
SYS-CON Media announced today that @WebRTCSummit Blog, the largest WebRTC resource in the world, has been launched. @WebRTCSummit Blog offers top articles, news stories, and blog posts from the world's well-known experts and guarantees better exposure for its authors than any other publication. @WebRTCSummit Blog can be bookmarked ▸ Here @WebRTCSummit conference site can be bookmarked ▸ Here
SYS-CON Events announced today that Super Micro Computer, Inc., a global leader in Embedded and IoT solutions, will exhibit at SYS-CON's 20th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 7-9, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. Supermicro (NASDAQ: SMCI), the leading innovator in high-performance, high-efficiency server technology, is a premier provider of advanced server Building Block Solutions® for Data Center, Cloud Computing, Enterprise IT, Hadoop/Big Data, HPC and ...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Streamlyzer will exhibit at the 19th International Cloud Expo, which will take place on November 1–3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Streamlyzer is a powerful analytics for video streaming service that enables video streaming providers to monitor and analyze QoE (Quality-of-Experience) from end-user devices in real time.
You have great SaaS business app ideas. You want to turn your idea quickly into a functional and engaging proof of concept. You need to be able to modify it to meet customers' needs, and you need to deliver a complete and secure SaaS application. How could you achieve all the above and yet avoid unforeseen IT requirements that add unnecessary cost and complexity? You also want your app to be responsive in any device at any time. In his session at 19th Cloud Expo, Mark Allen, General Manager of...
SYS-CON Events announced today that LeaseWeb USA, a cloud Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) provider, will exhibit at the 19th International Cloud Expo, which will take place on November 1–3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. LeaseWeb is one of the world's largest hosting brands. The company helps customers define, develop and deploy IT infrastructure tailored to their exact business needs, by combining various kinds cloud solutions.
@ThingsExpo has been named the Top 5 Most Influential M2M Brand by Onalytica in the ‘Machine to Machine: Top 100 Influencers and Brands.' Onalytica analyzed the online debate on M2M by looking at over 85,000 tweets to provide the most influential individuals and brands that drive the discussion. According to Onalytica the "analysis showed a very engaged community with a lot of interactive tweets. The M2M discussion seems to be more fragmented and driven by some of the major brands present in the...
The Open Connectivity Foundation (OCF), sponsor of the IoTivity open source project, and AllSeen Alliance, which provides the AllJoyn® open source IoT framework, today announced that the two organizations’ boards have approved a merger under the OCF name and bylaws. This merger will advance interoperability between connected devices from both groups, enabling the full operating potential of IoT and representing a significant step towards a connected ecosystem.