Insights & Updates: The NPG Blog

Is CaaS Ready for Prime Time?Is CaaS Ready for Prime Time?

Is CaaS Ready for Prime Time?

PeteSeptember 15, 2017

One of the latest emerging technologies in the content management space is the concept of Content as a Service, or CaaS. Much like SaaS (an acronym we are all familiar with), CaaS providers offer hosted solutions aimed at making content management something you can offload to a third party. In fact, you may have already...

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When to Integrate Third-Party Software into Your CMSWhen to Integrate Third-Party Software into Your CMS

When to Integrate Third-Party Software into Your CMS

PeteSeptember 8, 2017

I get asked the same one question by almost every prospect I speak with: “You don’t really build a whole CMS project from scratch, do you? Surely you must use some software somewhere?” The truth is, yes, there is almost always some third-party software that we integrate into our CMS projects....

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The Technology-Agnostic CMSThe Technology-Agnostic CMS

The Technology-Agnostic CMS

PeteSeptember 1, 2017

We’ve spoken a lot on this blog about the benefits of custom CMS platforms compared to off-the-shelf software packages, mostly in top-level terms. Typically, the benefits we cover are longevity, ownership, security, and flexibility. But digging deeper into these items, we can find even more nuanced arguments for...

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Why Today’s CMS Platforms Aren’t Built for LongevityWhy Today’s CMS Platforms Aren’t Built for Longevity

Why Today’s CMS Platforms Aren’t Built for Longevity

PeteAugust 15, 2017

Doesn’t it feel like every two years, you’re debating the merits of your CMS platform and considering a switch? Has your organization been through more than a single platform, or more than one installation of a platform in the past three years? Most likely, the answer is yes. The reason for this is that...

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How to Recover from a Failed Agency-Client RelationshipHow to Recover from a Failed Agency-Client Relationship

How to Recover from a Failed Agency-Client Relationship

PeteJuly 21, 2017

If you read our last couple of blog posts, you should have a better understanding of how to avoid the implosion of your digital production project. In those posts, I focused on two places where you can be diligent to prevent total project failure: during the sales cycle and during development . But what if it’s...

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How To Be Sure Your Web Design or Development Project Will Fail: Part 2How To Be Sure Your Web Design or Development Project Will Fail: Part 2

How To Be Sure Your Web Design or Development Project Will Fail: Part 2

PeteJuly 14, 2017

Last week, when we began our analysis on why web design or development projects fail , we focused on mistakes made during the sales process. In my experience, that is definitely where the majority of mistakes are made. Procuring digital creative services, whether they be for design or development (and occasionally marketing...

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