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Hayden, NSA, and the Road to 9/11

Bureaucracies and their management (government being the top offender) often act in not very efficient and political manner, and not with the best (hindsight) judgement. Technology and IT system selection and integration are among the worst examples. 123 more words


Bringing Order to Chaos? A GAO Task Force Proposes IA Principles to Inventory Federal Programs

On November 30, 2017 I viewed a webinar hosted by the Information Architecture Institute (IAI) with a team from the The Government Accountability Office, or… 569 more words

Using Sitecore branch templates to create structured content models

Three of the guiding principles I always keep in mind when trying to build usable systems in Sitecore are:

  1. Reduce the number of decisions a content author has to make…
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Dynamically nesting local components with pages in Sitecore

The challenge

Information architecture and system design decisions can have a major impact on the ease with which content can be created and managed in Sitecore. 402 more words

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Optimize Sitecore data template architecture for greater usability

In my time as a Solutions Architect / Systems Analyst / BSA, I have often been the one charged with creating an exacting map of all the data templates necessary to provide data sources for components, pages, and any other data container to be created in Sitecore for a new or redesigned platform. 607 more words

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Living with the gods: a review

I was recently invited to attend the British Museum’s Living with the Gods exhibition to review it for this blog. Living with the Gods sees the return of Neil MacGregor, former director of the British Museum and a veteran host of public history radio shows. 963 more words