For the Publications Office of the European Union, conducted a study of single-source, XML-based, multi-channel workflows that led to recommendations by which an appropriate workflow or workflows could be established for the EU's very diverse General Publications—which consist of official publications from all European Union countries—and can integrate with the master repository and information architecture … Continue reading Study of XML-Based Multi-Channel Workflows for the EU
For a large educational publisher, implemented organization, process and technology changes to allow simultaneous publishing of print and digital products, enabling re-use and reducing costs. The project involved CMS, DAM, production tools, standards-based formats, and universal stylesheets implemented across multiple organization departments, requiring technology development and integration, change management and significant workflow changes.
For a content management vendor, helped transition their product offering from primarily on-premises based to a completely cloud based solution. Conducted qualitative research with current customers and prospects, bench-marked their current product offerings against competitors, and worked with the technical team and company management to develop reasonable, predictable plans for the long-term transition. The result … Continue reading CMS Vendor Transition to Cloud-Based Solution
For a venture capital firm, provided support in merging two portfolio companies that produced content management software for publishers. Led the technical due diligence to review the two products, documented opportunities and concerns, and worked with the firm through a successful merger of the two companies. The resulting company had a successful exit three years … Continue reading CMS Software Company Merger Integration
For a large association publisher, analyzed their technology stack and produced sections of a large RFP for overhauling both their back-end content management systems and customer-facing websites. Documented the technology and then did a market scan for best-fit vendor solutions to target as part of their RFP process. The resulting technology mix is less expensive, … Continue reading CMS and Website Refresh for Association Publisher
For a reference publisher, developed an RFP and led vendor research and system selection for a new web content management system. The project included integrating the web CMS with a CRM system and custom advertising platform. The resulting system gives the publisher greater capacity for content development and deployment, resulting in shorter time to market and the ability … Continue reading Web CMS Selection for Reference Publisher
Worked with the book divisions of Taylor and Francis (in both the UK and US) to assess their complex and diverse workflows, models, and systems and to advise them as to an appropriate content management system development strategy, as well as recommending systems, software, and partners best suited to their needs. In a separate engagement, worked closely … Continue reading CMS Strategy and Technology Recommendations for Taylor and Francis