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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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Thanks for a Great 2016 and Cheers to 2017!

[fa icon="calendar'] Jan 3, 2017 2:46:03 PM / by Frank Klassen posted in Announcements

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During the hustle and bustle of the holidays, it was nice to be able to carve out some time to just sit, relax, drink some coffee, and reflect on the past 12 months.

2016 began with a variety of challenges. Our first full year of operations under the name Brightfind was about to begin (after more than 25 years as Syscom Services). Our industry was rapidly changing, with almost every organization demanding better mobile experiences, more effective and engaging user experiences, and a broader set of strategic and analytics capabilities. These changes brought excitement (imagine what we can accomplish!), determination (we will be successful!), and some unknowns (are we focusing on the right things?).

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Team Member Spotlight: Al Osifade

[fa icon="calendar'] Nov 29, 2016 1:24:33 PM / by Lauren Janik posted in AMS Integration, Ektron CMS, Web Development, Team Member Spotlight, Episerver, Sitecore

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Brightfind is pleased to announce Al Osifade has joined the Brightfind team as the Manager, .NET Development.  Al brings with him great experience in software project management, requirement analysis and technical leadership.  He has worked in the association industry since 2004.

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The Best of Brightfind World Usability Day

[fa icon="calendar'] Nov 17, 2016 9:59:02 AM / by Lauren Janik posted in UX, User Experience, Web Strategy, Design, accessibility

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Last week professionals gathered for the inaugural Brightfind World Usability Day.  This half-day summit gave attendees the opportunity to concentrate on providing their constituents with usable and accessible websites.

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