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Some of the nice enhancements in DotNetNuke...
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My first wildly successful venture into entrepreneuralism...
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It was January 2005, I was terrified... I crafted my phone pitch... and dialed like mad...
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My DNN "ACK!" Story... (part one)
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I started out building websites in 1996. My first site was for a new start-up ( in Oxford, where I finished my first masters degree at Regent's Park College. My studies were biblical in nature, technology only a hobby.

Why Is Social Media Engagement So Important Anyway?
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Keywords: Social Media Marketing, Behavior, Content, Branding, Strategy, Community, Customer Service, Engagement, Exclusive, Influence, Loyalty, Marketing, Reputation Management, Social Media, Social Networks, social media engagement, social strategy
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Interview with Shaun Walker - The Founder of the DotNetNuke Open Source Project
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Latest DotNetNuke Conference Recap!
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VIDEO: The Unveiling of DotNetNuke 7.0
Atlantic Web Fitters - Founder's Blog By Gifford Watkins on Saturday, February 16, 2013 8:05 AM
DNN7 represents another giant leap forward for the most deployed CMS platform on the Microsoft stack. With a strong commitment to ease of use for business users, DNN7 delivers a simplified web installer, a modern new administrative control panel, intuitive and unobtrusive controls for managing content, eye-catching business website templates, and significant efficiency increases via drag-and-drop functionality.

VIDEO: DotNetNuke: Portal Administration...
Atlantic Web Fitters - Founder's Blog By Gifford Watkins on Saturday, February 16, 2013 8:00 AM

DotNetNuke is easy to use. End users can learn to post content to your web site in minutes. The simple yet powerful page editing tools let end users modify content without IT support.

The granular security model allows system administrators to precisely define web site access for end users at the site, page or module level. Users can access the right content for their contributions yet have no access to modify the rest of your web site. This provides end users with considerable freedom to modify content yet limited access to your overall web site.

The Content Approval Workflow feature available in the DotNetNuke Professional Edition and Enterprise Edition empowers your organization to take web content control one step further. Your web site can be configured with custom approval workflows so changes to your site must be reviewed and approved by whomever


VIDEO: DotNetNuke (DNN) World 2012 Keynote Shaun Walker
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As many of you know I've spent a great deal of time following the career of fellow Canadian Shaun Walker, creator of DotNetNuke, a path split from the original .Net release of IBuySpy.

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Friday, December 18, 2009

CMS Blueprint © 2009

By Gifford Watkins @ 1:06 AM :: 4818 Views :: Intranet Experts Prescient Digital

CMS Blueprint © 2009

Prescient's Internet and intranet consultants can help your organization assess and choose the right content management system (CMS) to fit your needs.

Websites are complex and expensive investments. Their scope and reach should touch and positively affect every corner of your organization. The rigor and execution required to build and maintain a successful Internet, intranet or extranet site is massive – from governance to content management, and from technology to business processes.

Once a successful integrated web strategy is formed, one of the most important next steps is finding the right CMS for your website or intranet.

Failure to choose the correct CMS – one that accounts for an organization’s structure, stakeholders, and user requirements – will almost certainly ensure failure and, with it, a loss of significant time, money and effort. With literally hundreds of content management providers in the market, choosing the right solution can be time confusing, tiresome and frustrating.  It is critical to define and prioritize your requirements, and carefully compare vendor offerings.  A solid understanding of your company’s tactical and strategic objectives will help in ensuring a successful CMS implementation.

Prescient’s CMS Blueprint service applies our rigorous business requirements analysis methodology and includes user and stakeholder research.  Prescient’s skill and knowledge in the area of content management ensures that we not only produce a successful evaluation of relevant CMS products (which will inevitably serve as the basis for an RFP), but also quickly attract the vendors that know Prescient as a trusted adviser.

Using the analysis and evaluation as a foundation, Prescient has developed a 4-8 week methodology to determine the best CMS for your organization, which includes the following mission-critical tasks:

  • A project planning and kick-off phase to develop a detailed project plan and gain consensus on the guiding principles for the project.
  • Comprehensive business requirements analysis to ensure the end form and function meets the particular needs of all stakeholders.
  • An evaluation phase that will use the business requirements to build a very thorough CMS Evaluation Matrix that factors and weights hundreds of different evaluation criteria.
  • An RFP build and short-listing of vendors phase that will produce a CMS RFP that will be used to go to market to find the best vendor solution.
  • Management of the CMS RFP, which includes submission to the short list of vendors, rating and scoring the CMS vendor solutions, follow-up with the vendors, viewing demos, etc.
  • Negotiations and fine tuning of the terms of the agreement and purchase of the contract/software. Prescient will lend its expertise in negotiating training, maintenance, and renewal fees among other details to assist you in awarding the contract to the winning vendor.

For more information on our CMS Blueprint service or our other consulting services please contact us directly or phone our main office at 416.926.8800.

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