Local Pact Agents.
Some larger subscribers prefer to have their pact template activation and maintenance work done by a third party. Pact-Works will train local and regional web presence providers for training in pact maintenance. Subscribers can also have their in-house web presence departments trained in pact support.
Subscriber Web Site Hosting
Specially priced site hosting programs for professionals, very small businesses, and organizations are available through a network of third party hosting services familiar with Pact-works practices.
(3) Subscriber, User & Content Verification Checks
Some pacts may require regular verification of identity claims and information content.
(4) Credentials Support
(a) Trade and Industrial Associations
(b) Trade and Industrial Publishers
(c) Web Portals
(d) Journal Publishers
(e) Colleges, Universities and Societies
(f) Credit Reporters
(5) The Pact Facilitators
(a) Pact-Works is a pact development & operations facilitator
(b) Special Third Party Search Engines are being developed in concert with special pact search needs.
4. Pact Concerns
a. Issues Of Identity
The identities of sponsors, subscribers, users and third parties are of great importance to each pact. Individual and organization identity requirements vary from pact to pact. Our Identity Control System is based upon data templates that are structured to present multiple perspectives of each subscriber. It is assumed that 1 person or organization could participate in many pacts with many different identity templates. Our identity profiles are very flexible, are heavily indexed and are linked to third party search enginers credential services. The goal is to simply:
(1) Assure that all parties are who they say they are.
(2) Make all parties easy to search for and find on the web.
(3) Provide for additional increments of credibility support for those who require it.
(4) Provide controlled/secure access to the pact information located on each site
b. Issues Of Quality
The quality of the web based information is not just an issue for those concerned with e-tail, e-bank or e-investment transactions. Any person, business or organization that wants to take advantage of the web’s potential for seamless business communications and work simplification must face the fact that controlling Authorship, Accuracy, Access and Action-ability of information is a pre requisite. And now, with global connection and information coming and going to across the world to friends and strangers alike, controlling the 4 A’s is 4 times more difficult. That is, unless you have an intermediary like Pact-Works working for you.
c. Issues Of Transition
For example, business in the 1960’s was self-centered. With proper preparation, everything could be controlled from inside the company walls. Nothing had to leave the company but the customer’s order.
Those company walls are all but gone, but the need to confidently move information from work center to work center and person to person is still here. Only, soon, the work centers and the people will be spread across the regional community and the world. And the jobs that were once done by one company in pursuit of a single customer’s order are now to be shared by many geographically dispersed companies sometimes working with each other for the first time.
It is also not hard to see that all business relationships will not be handled in the same way. On the contrary, we are and will continue to be overwhelmed by the size of the job and our lack of time as we deal with the disparity of people, intentions, transactions and the serendipitous problem solvings to be handled along the way.
Today, just like in the ‘60’s, the fate of the customer’s order relies on practical systems of collaboration. All systems rely on the mutual confidence of all parties in each other and in the results of the system. Successful communication of the right information to the right people at the right time is the most visible evidence that collaboration is working. New web based collaboration with forces inside or outside the company is no different. No one has yet worked out every global standard we will need for local, regional, national and international collaboration. Until then, we have the business of today, the web of today and the need to collaborate right now with other companies and resources as though they were just steps away.
This, then, is the basic objective of every PACT-WORKS program: We facilitate quality information, identity and agreement in pursuit of simple and complex collaboration between people and organizations located anywhere in the reach of the world wide web.