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Vendor Produced Content, Part 1: Legal Issues

Addressing Legal Issues with Content Vendors

I had an interesting conversation recently about the integration of vendor produced content into an enterprise Digital Asset Management (DAM) system.  For the most part it was technical – focusing on the practicalities of allowing or requiring vendor access to internal systems. It did get me thinking about the overall...

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Asking the Right People the Right Questions

Project Kickoff Meeting

Congratulations, you’ve made the decision to select or upgrade your content management system. Much input has been sought and processed: tech teams will lay out tasks and potential integration issues, finance people will weigh in on costs, executives will address issues of business continuity and timelines. Presumably, you’ve touched everyone with a say...

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The Death of Vine and Lessons to Learn

Vine Logo

As you may have seen, Twitter recently called it quits on its Vine app, the 6-second video tool it had been running since 2012. You can read about the impact this will have and what it means culturally in any number of places – here’s one story from the Verge....

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The More Things Change in Internal Communications…

In my days as content manager for an intranet, I blogged about tools and strategies used to communicate with employees. I looked back at one of those posts and I’ve found that for both positive and negative reasons my thoughts then remain relevant today. Here’s an excerpt: Looking back on this...

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The Project Triangle

There’s almost always a triangle involved when a technology project of any kind gets underway – the business side, the IT side and the vendor side. It isn’t always a stool setup where removing one leg guarantees that the entire structure will topple. Sometimes the project is so simple, or...

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