With the recent economic slowdown, a series of dramatic
reversals have taken place that are impacting many corporations
in the area of both web design and engineering projects.
Starting as early as January, we heard of a few major
design firms founded over the last few years filing
for bankruptcy. The recent implosion of RazorFish stocks
have devalued from a Fiscal 2000 high of $125 per share
to it's current $2 per share. Some firms have even started
discounting their pricing by as much as 70% in an effort
to remain cash positive. This trend is accelerating.
Not necessarily a "buyer's market"; here's
why. If the firms can't turn around their inherent staffing
(some are as much as 60% administrative) and cost structures,
the firms will close. The impact to their clients; sites
that are in various stages of development within these
firms now crash to a halt. Even worse from a disaster
recovery perspective is the loss of the core 'master
files'; the origination source files traditionally built
in programs such as PhotoShop (.psd), FireWorks (.png)
and other graphics-intensive applications that are the
foundation for both branding and GUI development.
What is causing more concern is the breadth of this
impact; simple content management and site maintenance
has become an ever-increasing chore for companies, as
marketing departments scramble to fill the void left
from erstwhile competitors. Internal labor resources
are also now at a premium, as executives look for cost
Please call us if you're looking for assistance in
the content management or site development completion.
We can objectively evaluate your options, including
sharing names of those firms that still appear to be
relatively solid in their respective market niches.
Check out www.PowerAndSytems.com
; the second site we've developed for them. Extensive
use of multimedia on their site allows for a preliminary
exposure to advanced management training exercises.
FrameMaker 6.0 basics
2001 (FrameMaker Advanced runs July 19-20, 2001)
This three-day course teaches participants the skills
necessary to create stand alone, or component documents
to be used in books, or as single files. This course
is based on the Adobe Systems curriculum.
Participants Will Learn:
Opening, saving, viewing, printing, and deleting
Entering, editing, and finding text
Using Spell Checker and Thesaurus
Creating documents using templates
Working with page-anchored and text-anchored objects,
including graphics, frames, and tables
Managing character, paragraph, tab, pagination,
and numbering properties
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