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From announcements to deep-dive blog posts, here’s the pulse of what Blend is thinking.

Deane Barker

Rationality in CMS implementation planning

  • Deane Barker
  • Jul. 06 2016

You do not need to surrender your entire project to a content management system. Chief strategy officer Deane Barker explains.

Proposals Are Like First Dates

  • Deane Barker
  • Jun. 07 2016

True story: some development firms lie through their teeth in proposals. But it doesn’t have to be that way.

Flying Squirrel Book Hits the Market

  • May. 27 2016

Web Content Management: Systems, Features, and Best Practices by Deane Barker explains CMS ecosystem. 

 

Where Content Management is Going

  • Deane Barker
  • Mar. 31 2016

Web content management is constantly in a state of flux. As a discipline, it rides on the back of the Internet itself, and as the Internet landscape changes, content management changes with it. As part of Web Content Management, Deane Barker talks about where the industry is going.

Deane Barker on The Write Now Podcast

  • Jan. 29 2016

Blend Chief Strategy Officer Deane Barker joined Sarah Werner on The Write Now Podcast to discuss finding time to write, dealing with writers’ block, and more.

The Need for Content Operations

  • Deane Barker
  • Jan. 27 2016

We implement content management as a practice, and we've seen two patterns over and over again: organizations are either not prepared to use, or not fully using, the CMS.

“The Art of Content Management” — Insert Content Here

  • Deane Barker
  • May. 29 2015

Our own Deane Barker was featured on this week’s episode of Lullabot’s Insert Content Here, talking about the art of content management.

“Introducing the Blend Web Operations Framework” — Now What? Conference 2016

  • Deane Barker
  • Apr. 30 2015

Effective web operations is often treated as something of a minor miracle — we’re not sure how it gets done, but we stumble through it somehow. Deane Barker outlines Blend's “Web Operations Framework.”

 

What is Content Integration?

  • Deane Barker
  • Apr. 27 2015

Making an attempt to invent a definition for a large chunk of what we do each day at Blend: content integration.

“How to Prepare Your Site for Migration” — Webinar

  • Deane Barker
  • Mar. 26 2015

With the recent CMS platform mergers, many organizations are looking at moving off their current CMS and onto something new. Deane Barker explains what you can expect.

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