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    Areas of Expertise
    • User Experience
    • Web Site Strategy
    • Information Architecture
    • Graphic Design
    • Usability
    • Accessibility
    • Rich Internet Applications
    • Globalization
    • e-Learning
    • e-Marketing
    • e-Commerce
    • Government Web Sites
    • Web Content Management Systems

    "Brian is that truly rare breed of professional who is adept at blending many critical technical and leadership skills while maintaining a high degree of civility and humility under pressure. I have never worked with anyone who could so artfully present complex issues at any audience level while never losing focus on achieving the goal of the engagement. I would recommend Brian for any role that he is willing to undertake, and I can promise success in any such endeavor.” November 12, 2007

    Ron New , Vice President of Sales and Marketing , Venturi Technology Partners
    worked with Brian at Venturi Technology Partners


    5 Partnering Tips that Interactive Agencies, Design Shops and Creative Firms Should Know

    Life has never been busier for interactive agencies, design shops and other creative firms who do business on the Internet. It’s hard to stay on top of a constantly changing development team, a sales pipeline that is in constant flux and to feel confident that you are consistently delivering the creative vision that your clients care so much for. That’s where a partner can make a real difference. For almost a decade, Ameex has been working with companies just like you to provide the flexibility, competitiveness and diverse offerings that can help to ensure you – and your clients – ultimate success.

    Here are 5 Partnering Tips that Interactive Agencies, Design Shops and Creative Firms Should Know:

    1. Make Sure You have a Flexible Staffing Model - One of the toughest challenges in running any organization is making sure that your staff is always busy, working productively to deliver your client’s projects. Thanks to the asymmetrical nature of today’s work schedules, ensuring long stretches of productive work can be difficult to do. Using Ameex’s flexible staffing models, you can bring additional resources onto your project to get over a particularly cumbersome stretch of development and feel confident that you can wind the resources down off of the project as needed. This arrangement provides you with the maximum amount of flexibility in keeping your resources fully billable and utilized. 
    2. Boost Profit with Competitive Rates for Development Personnel -Let’s face it – this is a competitive world that lives and dies by the hard results we produce. Ameex’s combination of remote, near-shore and on-site delivery models guarantees you that you are working with a competitive rate card that will drive profit for your projects. Use that profit to bolster overall project profit margins, or to “buy back” additional hours to deal with unexpected development challenges. 
    3. Leverage Partners to Allow You to Take on New Work - Interactive agencies and design firms excel at establishing creative visions for their clients. Actually delivering those creative visions can prove to be challenging, especially if the major focus within an organization is creatively minded. Partnering with Ameex provides you the ability to deliver your creative vision on any number of popular CMS platforms – not just the ones you have programmers for. Ameex provides support for both .NET and Open Source-based CMS platforms and has a tremendous amount of experience in working with creative teams to ensure successful delivery of your creative vision. 
    4. Find New Ways to Take Care of the Customer After the Launch -Serving customers after the launch of their new web site is a necessary, but not always fun, task. Many development team members prefer to be working on large scale implementation projects, not doing one-off quick fixes, code enhancements and application patches. Ameex offers both a retainer-based reactionary maintenance plan, as well as a proactively-focused managed services plan that takes on all of the post-launch headaches. Using a direct or white labeled approach, Ameex is even able to offer 24x7 global support, complete with Service Level Guarantees, ensuring your customers are happy while your internal developers are productive. 
    5. Grow By Expanding your Offerings - With the headaches of development out of your mind thanks to partnering with Ameex, you may also turn your attention to other aspects of transforming your customer’s businesses with the power of the Internet and Ameex can help you there, as well. Our dedicated mobile application development team means that you can offer your clients the power of true, native iOS and Android applications. Our integration services can extend the lifeblood of your client’s websites by sharing data with Enterprise and legacy systems. Finally, our ability to provide comprehensive monitoring services can be leveraged to ensure you – and your clients’ – peace of mind.

    Contact Ameex

    As you can see, Ameex offers a lot to design agencies and interactive marketing companies. Contact Brian Browning ( or at 804-920-1956) to learn more about how Ameex can benefit your team!


    Synergy 2014: What to Look Forward To

    It's almost time for Ektron's 7th  Synergy Customer Conference, a semi-annual gathering of Ektron customers, partners and employees to exchange ideas, learn about the current and future direction of the CMS platform and to experiences. I have been a lucky attendant at each of the previous six Synergy Conferences and I can say without hesitation that if you are currently on Ektron, or thinking about moving onto the Ektron CMS platform, you would benefit tremendously by attending Synergy. 



    Introducing Ektron 9!

    Ektron has released the latest version of its popular web content management system, titled simply "Ektron 9". Building upon the success of features introduced in version 8.x, Ektron 9 offers enhancements across the board: from search engine improvements to increased support for mobile devices and responsive frameworks, from persona-based personalization and targeting to improvements to content author workflow and interface, it's clear that with Ektron 9, there's something for everyone.

    Read my full blog post here


    What are the Advantages of Working with an Ektron Partner?

    When it comes time to implement an Ektron- powered web site, there are a lot of options. Many customers have internal IT teams that have experience in developing web applications. For these customers, sending their internal IT team members to Ektron for formal training may result in an effective implementation team. But many customers don’t have internal IT teams, or their IT teams are already very busy managing other projects. Many times, even if the IT team members go through the formal Ektron training class, they still lack practical experience in implementing Ektron, which can produce inaccurate architectures that could hamstring the quality and performance of the site for years to come.

    Read the rest of this blog post here


    What is Ektron’s Digital Experience Hub (DXH)?

    You’ve probably had this experience before: you visit and are greeted with a home page that makes product recommendations based on your previous purchase history. These recommendations may be fairly intelligent; for example, they may recommend children’s toys when it is my daughter’s birthday, but other recommendations at other times of the year. Perhaps you are offered a special financing deal or a coupon for 10% off if you buy today. What you are witnessing is a personalized selling experience, intelligently delivered based on data that Amazon knows about you. Amazon delivers this experience because it has proven time after time that the more it can tailor product offerings to your unique needs, the more likely you will “convert” – in this case, in the form of an online sale.

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