Author / Terri Morgan

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  • Desktop to Web Application

    The company had an old desktop database system they wanted updated and web enabled. The new system needed to have almost the same features and options as the old system. The technical requirements for a web-based system were never going to allow an exact mapping of features. What was handled by the OS on the…
  • Global Trade: Food and Wine

    for Straw Hat Trading Company, LLC Global trade in wines and specialty food products was trending up in 2012. The demand for European and American wines in China was high. Canadian and Australian wines were at the top of Chinese buyer's lists. Market timing seemed good. The company partners began preparations for an initial product…
  • Custom Drupal CMS

    for Wudang Research Association We established our site in 1996. The original site had limited depth and used image maps to handle navigation. Images were the only way to assure a consistently correct display of Chinese characters on our home page. We have made numerous changes over the years. The current version of our site…
  • 130 Country Reporting System

    for the United Nations The UN Development Operations Coordination Office (DOCO) issued a procurement notice for creation of an online reporting database application to manage annual and interim reporting from 130 countries. The system had to be capable of tracking report submissions as well as aggregating the data for review. The current system was mostly…
  • Systems Evaluations

    Upgrades, consolidations, and enhancements usually start with the current system or systems. A company may have several platforms, more than a few servers, and even some ghosts and zombies — all without a concise view of what is being used and what’s not. Business users ask for new features and projects are scheduled. It may…

  • China Trade: Healthcare

    for the United States Trade Development Agency The US Trade and Development Agency requested bids for a definitional mission to investigate possible ICT funding opportunities in China. The focus on information and healthcare technologies was intended to discover local, regional and national opportunities to advance medical care. USTDA withdrew the request. The project was not…
  • Content Delivery Strategies

    for Wudang Research Association at Advanced Learning Institute I was invited to present at the ALI Content Strategies workshop in Chicago. ALI wanted to include case studies that highlighted content management strategies and methods. I had recently completed a full redesign of wudang.com  using Drupal 7 with a responsive theme. The tactics for the implementation were quite…
  • Content Management

    Content management and document management closely related. Documents contain content,… well, of course they do. Content management systems allow documents to be attached or stored. Yes? So why bother with any distinctions? Just load the container. Today, most of the focus on content management is on web-based content and the systems that provide tools to…

  • Information Architecture

    How to design an intuitive, easy to use system? Start with the architecture, add a clean, well-crafted interface, and just the right touch of graphic design. An elegant design appears simple. It leads the person to do whatever was intended and provides options to do more. How to achieve that clear, simple elegance is not so…

  • Executive Briefing: SharePoint

    for Nassal The company was looking for options to better manage their global file sharing and project communications. They had several systems in place, but wanted a closer look at a SharePoint / Office 365 solution. They were not sure what the specific benefits would be or what they would need to do if they…