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  • How Author Solutions Relaunched Book Country with Ektron

    Fred Bals
    Posted by Fred Bals on July 24, 2014
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    How Author Solutions Relaunched Book Country with Ektron
    Relaunched by Author Solutions in 2013, the new Book Country website creates a collaborative environment for authors to interact, to share ideas, to have their works critiqued, self-publish their works, and get them into the distribution channel. Book Country can also provide authors with supportive services such as graphic design, editing, and marketing help.

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    The RFP Myth: Don’t Set Yourself Up for Zero Momentum

    James Stout
    Posted by James Stout on July 23, 2014
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    The RFP Myth: Don’t Set Yourself Up for Zero Momentum
    Most companies looking for a new Content Management System turn to the ever-faithful Request for Proposal! But is it really that valuable? As someone who's filled out more than my share of RFP responses, I offer this piece of advice: ditch the RFP and pick up the phone. Your spreadsheet won't advance your business nearly as well as a strategic technology partner will.

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    3 Great Intranets Powered by Ektron

    Fred Bals
    Posted by Fred Bals on July 17, 2014
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    3 Great Intranets Powered by Ektron

    Some great intranets are designed to serve the entire organization and a variety of job roles. Others are more specialized intranets, such as knowledge management portals for customer-facing employees.

    Wherever your goals for your intranet fit, the chances are you’re looking to create a space for internal / extranet content and collaboration. You’re looking to enhance your corporate culture through collaboration and comraderies driven by connecting employees.

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    Your Content Strategy Isn't Just About Your Website

    James Stout
    Posted by James Stout on July 7, 2014
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    Your Content Strategy Isn't Just About Your Website
    Until now, I had not had the opportunity to see Karen McGrane speak and, having had it, I highly recommend it. She’s engaging, funny, and knows how to drive home a point in a way that’s easy to understand and in a way that will help you go back to your CMO/CTO/CEO and make the argument for a good content strategy. I couldn’t ask for more.

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    You Have to Learn How to Sit in a Frank Lloyd Wright Chair: A UX Field Trip to the Zimmerman House

    Kelley Muir
    Posted by Kelley Muir on July 3, 2014
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    You Have to Learn How to Sit in a Frank Lloyd Wright Chair: A UX Field Trip to the Zimmerman House

     Wright is quoted in saying his attitude towards designing a chair was "something between contempt and desperation" and to paraphrase Lucille Zimmerman, you have to learn how to sit in a Frank Lloyd Wright chair. She was even apologetic to Wright when she finally did replace some of the chairs with more comfortable furniture. 

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