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WelchmanPierpoint is Acquired by ActiveStandards

I am delighted to announce that WelchmanPierpoint has been acquired by ActiveStandards, the leading Website Quality Management (WQM) platform.  I will be joining ActiveStandards to head a new professional services division as President of Enterprise Digital Governance Solutions. The new division will help... Read More »

Three Digital Governance Challenges

I didn’t blog much last year but I have been busy nonetheless. I worked with a number of new clients in a number of different industries. I collaborated with those in higher education, the pharmaceutical industry, and finance as well as several different B-to-Bs that make things we use every day but take for granted. At... Read More »

New Years Resolution: Conduct a Web Standards Audit

The start of a new year is a great time to conduct an audit of the web standards in your organization. Web standards are important since they allow for a decentralized group of people-- like contributors throughout various departments, a large in-house web team or external web design firms-- to work on the same sites,... Read More »

Symptoms of Poor Web Governance: Can You Relate?

Rosenfeld Media recently posed this question to Lisa Welchman: Why is website development such a common source of conflict within organizations? Her answer is full of examples, er symptoms, of immature web governance. Which ones can you relate to? Everyone's arguing about font colors, technologies, information... Read More »

US E-Government Website Quality Report

Earlier this year I was invited to speak at the 2012 Government Web and New Media conference in Washington, DC. I was supposed to offer a talk about web governance and provide some context for the (then) forth-coming recommendations for improving web governance in government.  I wanted to do something... Read More »

Make Sure the Right Staff Inform Web Policy

  The recent article in the New York Times about Google’s continuing privacy policy woes illustrates why web policy decisions should not be made on the fly by web developers and content strategists. Who knows what happened behind the scenes at Google, but our experience with organizations of all sizes shows... Read More »

Children's Online Privacy: Do Address it Now

Recently, some high-profile sites aimed at children-- like those of recognizable brands such as McDonald’s, Viacom and General Mills-- have come under fire for violating the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) which has stipulations related to the collection of information from kids under 13. Many... Read More »

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