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Improving your business operations with a CRM

Jamie Posted by Jamie C. Tsui on Friday, February 12, 2016 - 12:25pm

Stanford Web Services serves a diverse set of clients throughout Stanford University, ranging as large as schools to as small as individual labs. With over 200 active or completed website projects, and an average of 18 new project inquiries per month, we needed to...

Tips for selecting a Drupal vendor

a face for radio Posted by Zach Chandler on Thursday, June 20, 2013 - 9:12am

I provide web project strategy and guidance for Stanford departments looking to hire a vendor for custom web development. My clients receive a full-service experience that includes business analysis, technical review, needs assessment, research and writing, agency recruitment,...

Expository Sketch is the New RFP

a face for radio Posted by Zach Chandler on Thursday, March 7, 2013 - 9:56am

At SWS, I have developed an improved method for vendor selection over “traditional RFP”, but it can take a little explaining—to clients and vendors alike—as to why it’s better, and why its worth the time investment.

Why change?  To be honest, a couple of years ago we were pretty happy...

Things to ask before starting a website project

Sara Worrell-Berg Posted by Sara Worrell Berg on Monday, January 28, 2013 - 5:11pm

In my role as manager for Stanford Web Services, I'm often the first on our team to meet with faculty and staff who are interested in building a new website. Our team helps to support the Drupal 7 CMS "Stanford Sites" as a self-service tool, and we also...

Agile Developer, Waterfall Client

a face for radio Posted by Zach Chandler on Wednesday, December 12, 2012 - 3:53pm

In my role as Web Strategist, I enjoy a privileged perspective on the state of the web industry in higher ed. I get an inside look into the new methodologies employed by some the best agencies in the business. ...

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