We turned 10! It was amazing looking back over the Corporate Biography and seeing all the transformations we have been a part of supporting in design, management, or outreach over the years. Using the internet wayback machine, a team member also pulled up some of our old web sites. Here is a fun look back at not only how our site changed with disruptions (wiki, mobile, forums, etc.) but as well as our mission and vision matured:
2014 to current
Simplifying the site’s 100 pages of content and moving to a much lighter content footprint. As well as using HTML5 for a Reponsive Web Design style tablets and smartphones.
2011 to 2013
Focus: Multiple Audiences – For external audience (clients, communities of interest, industry, suppliers), we emerged in more status quo messaging, services catalog, rates/schedules, and about us not too atypical from other small consulting firms. Where we differed is adopted instead of a content only site, we moved to a collaboration platform. We moved to this wiki model to allow for a standard presence to all our audiences to get more familiar with who we are. This also allowed quick publishing, linking, and some spaces for Xentity Partner Network interaction – such as a our Knowledge Base, Intranet where XPN members can edit, blog, comment, access, and use for project, corporate, or other content sharing and be used on mobile devices. We are still finding ways to obfuscate the wiki clutter for the “browse” audience, but we have found the idea of notifications on content changes for partners, comment threads has really created a stronger, tighter knit environment for keeping up to date and in touch.
2009 to 2011
Client Purchasing Officer focused – Our flash based brochure site that was really focused on our new role as prime contractor. It allowed us to quickly get content out to contracting officers, partners. It wasnt really a site to get familiar with us as a new client, but the design was pretty.
2006 to 2008
Focus: Prime Partners – During this period, This site was used to market to prime contractors to help get familiar with our growing services. We were beginning to get some great traction in transformation success not just in architecture, but growing in management and communications
2003 to 2005
Focus: XPN Members – This site was beta playground for our growing network of XPN members. It was lightly used and more for technology fun getting into add-in modules concepts on creating community environments for our independent consultans in XPN. The fonts you see here are only off
2001 to 2002
Focus: None! Hard to imagine a company without a web presence to help distinguish awareness of who they are, get familiar with what they can do, and help perspective partners or clients consider buying from you. This was probably the last of a small people services startup era without a web presence.