June 2018 News
This month we have site launch announcements, an upcoming webinar on the new European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), news about team and space expansion, and feature updates you don’t want to miss!
In this issue:
California Student Aid Commission (CSAC) launches new website
Helping California families achieve their dreams of higher education
The California Student Aid Commission (CSAC) is an inspired organization dedicated to changing lives by making higher education financially accessible to all Californians.
Established in 1955, CSAC accomplishes this by providing access to financial aid programs, guidance, and support services to a diverse range of students, families, schools, counselors, and financial aid administrators across the state.
Reaching 1.2 million site visitors annually, CSAC’s website is an essential tool for communicating and guiding families through the vast programs and opportunities they offer. Understanding the importance of this project, CSAC sought out Digital Deployment for our expertise in building effective government websites that not only meet the stringent standards for the state, but more importantly, transform the user experience for those that rely upon them.
GDPR: What do the new privacy regulations mean for your site?
A 30-minute webinar for US-based organizations
The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) went into effect in May 2018. GDPR is a set of regulations that gives citizens of the European Union more control over their personal data privacy and standardizes business regulations.
All organizations operating within the EU are subject to the GDPR, as well as any non-EU organizations that offer goods or services in the EU. Many American companies that have limited interaction with customers or business in the EU are struggling to learn what updates—if any—need to be made to their websites to be GDPR-compliant.
This 30-minute webinar was tailored to anyone who manages a website and/or is responsible for compliance with applicable laws. Though we can’t give legal advice, we walked through the most common things our customers can do to comply with the GDPR, including how to install a GDPR-compliant cookie notification.
Digital Deployment provides technology and services to deploy content management systems. Fourteen years ago we were so focused on the technology that the actual content was an afterthought. But this is no longer the case—we have been providing extensive content services (such as site migration, content curation, training, and post-launch site reviews) throughout the entire 5 Phase Process for quite a few years. And now for some exciting news:
To serve you better, we are restructuring our team to prioritize the thing you do most: manage your site content. To this end, Steph Bradley has been promoted to lead our growing content services team as our Director of Content Services. She will be overseeing and working closely with the rest of the content team: Karla, Tim, Ginny … and Pan.
With both the Digital Deployment and Streamline teams growing, it finally became time to secure a bit more space for both sides of the company. Streamline has moved operations to a new space upstairs, creating room downstairs for the two new Digital Deployment team members starting later this month (more on that in our next newsletter!)
In May, Maria Lara joined the team as Streamline’s new Community Manager, coming from UCSF where she managed their research program’s marketing and outreach. She will be helping support and train our clients, and working with Sloane on marketing efforts, conference planning, and more.
This month’s improvements
You asked for it … Advanced Mode is now on by default!
Blocked the administrative login page from appearing in search results for Google and other search engines.
Enhanced the display for sites with embedded Twitter timelines.
… and fixed a few behind-the-scenes bugs that you hopefully never noticed!