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A Template for Your CMS and Web Design RFP

[fa icon="calendar'] Apr 14, 2017 2:02:33 PM / by Lauren Janik posted in Website Marketing Goals, Ektron CMS, Web Strategy, Design, Episerver, Sitecore, cms, contnet management systems, RFP

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When it comes to writing RFPs, there is a process I follow:

  1. Stare at a blank Word document.
  2. Google how to write an RFP.
  3. Click on a shoe ad.
  4. Click back to the RFP search.
  5. Walk to get coffee.
While not the most efficient, there are two things right with my process.  
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6 Questions to include in your CMS and Web Design RFP

[fa icon="calendar'] Apr 7, 2017 10:17:35 AM / by Lauren Janik posted in Website Marketing Goals, Ektron CMS, Web Strategy, Episerver, cms, contnet management systems

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Before issuing an RFP for a new CMS and web design, it’s important to ask yourself these 5 questions.  After quizzing yourself, it is time to get to know potential vendors.  Ask about their company, processes, and relationships before making a commitment.   Their answers will enable you to choose wisely. 

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5 Things Not to Miss at PersoniFest

[fa icon="calendar'] Mar 31, 2017 1:32:15 PM / by Lauren Janik posted in PersoniFest, personify

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Brightfind loves PersoniFest.  As Personify’s first and oldest partner (too soon for a shameless plug?) we’ve attended almost all of them.  Last year we wrote about the top things to do while attending the conference.  We decided to re-create the blog for 2017 when we realized last year’s blog was spot-on, so here’s an updated version or ICYMI, a brand new one. 

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5 Questions to Consider Before Starting Your CMS & Web Design RFP

[fa icon="calendar'] Mar 22, 2017 1:15:28 PM / by Lauren Janik posted in Website Marketing Goals, Ektron CMS, Web Strategy, Episerver, cms, contnet management systems

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The mere thought of an RFP for a content management system (CMS) and web design is overwhelming. Before you hit pen to paper, or fingers to keyboard, you have to do your homework.  Start by asking the following questions:

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Key Lessons Coming Away from Episerver Ascend17

[fa icon="calendar'] Mar 8, 2017 3:04:37 PM / by James Stout posted in Ektron CMS, Episerver, cms, contnet management systems

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Episerver’s flagship conference held in Las Vegas last week was entertaining, professional, and inspiring. However, if you attended the same conference in 2015, then you would already know that's exactly what to expect. And it’s nothing if not a learning experience, whether you’re uncovering features of the product, their strategy, or simply where we all are as an industry and a community.

Here are a few takeaways I brought back through the haze of good times and air travel.

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Moving from Ektron to Episerver: A Developer’s Guide

[fa icon="calendar'] Feb 28, 2017 4:00:00 PM / by James Stout posted in Ektron CMS, Episerver, cms

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By far the biggest and most universal concern when making any platform change for your website is, “What happens to my content?”

For developers, this question comes in a couple of distinct forms. “How do I move the content models over?” and “Where to I start?” We’re here to help answer both.

The materials and ideas reference below were presented at Episerver Ascend in Las Vegas, NV on February 28, 2017. Therefore, what you’ll find are not only code samples for how the same content can be modeled in both Ektron and Episerver, but a complete guide to building out those models (and a bit more) in Episerver.

For this article, I’ll cover first a high-level overview for how to consider your move to Episerver before getting into the specifics of the materials.

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Brightfind Is Named One of the 50 Best Places to Work by Washingtonian Magazine

[fa icon="calendar'] Feb 23, 2017 4:50:31 PM / by Peggy Maslanka posted in Announcements

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The Washington Metro area is home to 16 Fortune 500 companies, 100,000 small businesses, and many thousands more medium and large companies. Some have as many as 80,000 employees. Given this, it’s pretty impressive that Washingtonian magazine chose Brightfind as one of the 50 best, in terms of places to work.

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Huge Gains and Minor Losses in the Forrester Wave™ for WCM

[fa icon="calendar'] Feb 22, 2017 9:35:40 AM / by James Stout posted in Episerver, Sitecore, cms

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Forrester released their 2016 Forrester Wave™ report for Web Content Management Systems (WCM), bringing about some incredibly dramatic shifts in how key Brightfind content management system (CMS) partners Sitecore and Episerver are placed. This post will contain some analysis of the report as well as some opinion regarding the results of this report.

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Website Redesign: It’s not about the pretty pictures.

[fa icon="calendar'] Jan 19, 2017 1:30:11 PM / by Guest Blogger: Peggy Winton, AIIM posted in Web Strategy, Design

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The team at AIIM International recently re-designed their website and lived to tell about it. President/CEO Peggy Winton shared what they learned through-out the process in hopes of helping others who are about to begin (or who are putting it off).  Her blog was originally posted on LinkedIn and she was kind enough to let Brightfind share it with our readers.

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Content You Love

[fa icon="calendar'] Jan 12, 2017 2:56:51 PM / by Lauren Janik posted in UX, Ektron CMS, User Experience, Web Strategy, Google Tag Manager, Design, Episerver, accessibility, google analytics, cms

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We took a look at Brightfind’s highly viewed blogs, heavily attended events, and most downloaded resources, to compile a round-up of the topics that most interested you in 2016.  

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