The Central Role Of Quality
The quality of 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 prerequisite. 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 a trusted intermediary like Web Sectors working for you.
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 now, the work centers and the people are 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 Q-Pact program: We facilitate quality information, identity and agreement in pursuit of simple and complex collaboration between people and organizations everywhere via the world wide web.
Introduction To Q-PACT
B. What We Do
C. What is the focus of our services?
D. The Central Role Of Quality
II. Basic Logistics
A. An Inter Web Site System
B. A New, Clean Work Space On The Web
C. Web Sectors Inc.
D. Third Party Subscriber Services
III. Web Sectors Corp: Making It Happen
A. Facilitating A Q-Pact Program
B. Taking Advantage Of Q-Pact Capabilities
C. Q-Pact: A Corporate Communications Manager.
D. Q-Pact: Super Charged Identity Profiling Creates New Web Search Capabilities
IV. The Q-Pact Software Library
Our name is Web Sectors Inc. We make powerful things happen on the web. We do this for all types of companies, organizations and individual people. We do this by making serious web collaboration between diverse peoples possible, if not an every day occurrence. We do this with a set of web empowering services that we call Q-Pact.
Q-Pact is a new, web enabled framework for real, working collaborations between parties who may or may not know each other, but who find uniquely customized moments of cooperation strategically important and mutually beneficial.
Quality-Pacts can be designed to last a month, a year or several lifetimes. A Q-Pact can bring together hundreds or thousands of businesses, organizations, institutions and individual people into simple or highly selective relationships. We make these web based collaborations easy to plan, activate, use and control.
We call our clients subscribers because while they utilize our services and collaborating with each other, they are subscribing to their own agreement or “pact” that defines the benefits and the roles of all the parties involved.
A Q-Pact can serve almost anyone whose work requires immediate, 24 hour, 7 days per week sharing of current, accurate and efficiently presented information from sources outside their enterprise’s normal reach. What is the focus of our services?
We use the word “sector” to identify groups of real and potential Q-Pact subscribers. Web sectors cut across the standard web community spectrum to identify and unite people and organizations that have long or short-term common cause.
Our first concern is with understanding the issues that are at the heart of the pact and how these issues can be affected by the pact’s control over the creation and communication of high quality information.
Our second concern is with identifying the sector or sectors of people, businesses, organizations, institutions and or governments that are to be brought together by the issues.
Our 3rd concern is with providing a new, highly authoritative system for building subscriber identity. Our Subscriber Identity System is based upon subscriber templates that are structured to present multiple perspectives of each subscriber. It is assumed that 1 subscriber company could participate in many pacts with many different subscriber types that require many unique pieces of information in order to be properly recognized. Our identity profiles are very flexible, are heavily indexed and are linked to third party credential services. The goal is to simply:
a. Assure that all parties are who they say they are.
b. Make all parties easy to search for and find on the web.
c. Provide for additional increments of credibility support for those who require it.
d Provide controlled access to the pact information located on each site
Our 4th concern is with the agreement between pact subscribers as to how their people are to work together in the use, care and release of the quality information that brings them together.
Our 5th concern is with the security of the agreement, the information and any transactions initiated under the pact.
Our 6th concern is with regulating the operation of the pact and with monitoring the quality of subscriber participation.
Our 7th concern is with generating and channeling transactions between subscribers.
In Specific, we manage unique web based information exchange programs that control the conditions under which information is brought together, the purposes for which it is to be used and the methods of its access and distribution.
Whatever it was that united 13 colonies and continued to bring and keep together 50 states was and is awesome power. We are talking power. We are talking about little islands (sites) of power around the world united in common causes so ubiquitous and powerful, that the mind boggles. We’re talking about web sites, web power and thousands of paperless revolutions that can preserve nations while breaking down borders and, hopefully give each human the power of 10 and the knowledge of millions. We’re talking about the vision that continues to drive our venture into the new world of electronic agreements.
The Q-Pact Directories
The Q-Pact Thesaurus
Monitoring on-going subscriber conformance to program requirements
Quality Tier Commitments
Changing and enhancing a pact.
The Q-Pact Indexes
The Q-Pact Profiler
Pact Subscription Profiles
Pact Identity Profiles
Pact Information Profiles
Pact Information Control Parameters
The Q-Pact Data Assistant
Facilitates Data Maintenance Of The Subscriber’s Pact & Non Pact Data
Active Data Pods
Q-Pact Information Manager
Q-Pact Information Manager
Adds Q-Pact Uniform Access Pages to the subscribers web site Selectively controls visitor access and availability of pact information choices.
Lists and describes all data and multimedia files available to a given site visitor
Controls publication options
Hand Held Computer Display
Also Manage Subscribers non pact information.
An added feature, the Q-Pact Information Manager can be used by the subscriber to present, index and publish other corporate information to pact members, employees and the general public. For example, information regarding:
In order to discuss revenue and expense models, we present the following organization structure. This structure will definitely be revised, reduced and enhanced several times prior to bringing up the Web Sectors Venture.
A. Web Sectors Inc. Divisions
1. The Corporate Division
d. Planning & Development
2. The Marketing Division
a. Q-Pact Group
(1) House Pacts
(2) Ad Hoc Pacts
b. Special Businesses Group
(1) Custom Projects
(2) Software Products
(3) Third Party Relations
(4) Independent Agent Relations
3. The Sales Division
a. Maine Departments
(4) Special Projects
4. The Production Division
a. Main Departments
(1) Pact Formation Services
(2) Pact Identity Services
(3) Pact Information Services
(4) Pact Misc. Services
(5) Pact Misc. Projects
(6) Subscriber Services
(7) User Services
(8) Education & Training Services
5. The Info Technology Division
a. Main Departments
(1) Web ASP Services
(2) Index Services
(3) Data base Services
(4) IT Operations
6. The Software Technology Division
a. Main Departments
(1) Operating & Service Software
(2) Subscription Maintenance Software
(3) Pact Standard User Software Package
(4) Advanced User Software Products
(5) Custom Applications Software
7. The Indexing Technology Division
a. Main Departments
(1) House Projects
(2) Outside Projects
There is a pattern reflected in our opening product and service marketing strategies. That pattern reflects four linked revenue generation engines that have cumulative effects on our subscriber and information bases.
Our Short Term Revenues come from the sale of Special Projects executed by our technology divisions. These projects border on Q-Pact functionality and prepare project clients for our efforts to motivate them in the creation of new Q-Pacts.
Our Near Term Revenues come from the creation of New Q-Pacts and the sales of new template subscriptions. Near term revenue also includes new template trade-ups for Q-Pact enhancements as well as new sales to users of our Sectors Research Software.
Our Long Term Renewal Revenues come from sales of template subscription renewals to our House Master Identity Directories that have reached and gone beyond critical mass to produce substantial subscription renewal revenue.
Low cost of servicing makes renewal revenue remarkably profitable. This is especially so when it is realized that there is no real authorship or publication expenses beyond hosting the identity data bases and providing on-line ASP services to the subscribers for their own records maintenance (by their own employees or appointed agents).
Addition Long Term Revenues will be generated by House Master Directories when the directories are of sufficient size and quality to make general access salable to both major and minor portals.
1. Short Term Sales feed Near Term Sales.
2. Near Term Sales feed Long Term Sales.
3. Long Term Sales retain critical subscription
4. Critical Subscriber Mass assures our ability to reach maximum profitability from sales of both subscriptions and House Directory search engine access.
It should be noted that we do not intend to fall prey to the shortcomings of the standard subscription revenue model. We deviate in several critical areas in order to create more and longer term value for the subscribers and users, as well as to create a constantly fresh supply of motivations for continued subscription.
Each new Q-Pact is based upon a new set of sector issues. Our ability to constantly recognize and intermediate new information issues is our business forte. As long as there are people, organizations and issues, we will be able to avoid rapid commodification of our core business and feed our revenue engines appropriately.
“Q-Pact” is a special form of agreement. A “Q-Pact” is an agreement about providing and accessing quality information via the world wide web. Q-Pact is also a sophisticated system for mediating, creating, facilitating, monitoring and initiating transactions for these special forms of agreement.
Web Sectors Inc. is the company that developed Q-Pact and now performs the roles of pact mediator, facilitator and monitor.. We are bound by each pact to provide the services and the cyber infrastructure that make Q-Pacts work. Our role is unique and to distinguish our role from any other we refer to ourselves as the Q-Pact Interlocutor. (which means, we keep the pact communications going and up to standard)
A Q-Pact Sector is another form of community designation on the web. Usually a sector cuts across membership in standard web communities to cull out and identify pact subscribers and users who are collaborating in exchange of information and who have particular interest in the quality of the information they provide and use.
Q-Pact Quality Tiers are levels of information maintenance and quality required by individual pacts. In order to maintain status in a pact, each subscriber must assure that theirs information is up to Q-Tier standards. One of Web Sectors’ jobs is to keep each subscriber informed about the quality of data being published on the web in the subscribers name. Users are also regularly made aware of the quality of specific subscriber information relative to the Q-Pact agreement.
Q-Pact Subscribers: A pact, like any agreement, has specific parties who are bound by the agreement to provide information via their respective web sites under a specific set of pact circumstances. These parties, bound by agreement, are called Q-Pact Subscribers. The subscribing companies, organizations and individuals are acting as legal entities that have title to their own information and are legally capable of participating in the agreement. They
1. Have possession of specific information
2. Have need of information not in their possession
3. Have recognized the importance of certain common issues
4. Have recognized the responsibility and benefits of working out answers to the
5. Have committed to a form of collaboration governed by a Q-Pact agreement.
Subscriber Candidates are organizations and individuals that might be solicited to create or join an existing Q-Pact
Third Party Q-Pact Participants are people or organizations They are not signers of the pact agreement, but may be restricted by it. They offer services under their own reputations and contracts. Such services usually take the form of:
1. Q-Pact Sponsor Group
2. Subscriber Agent (Professional Pact Subscription Manager)
3. Web Presence Maintenance Services
4. Web Based Credential Services
5. Web Based General Information Sources
6. Web Based Knowledge Sources
7. Web Based General Services
b. Secured Communications
c. National Language Translation
8. Trade Organization
9. Professional Organization
10. Magazine/Journal Publisher
Q-Pact Users are individual people who have been granted access to pact information and, in some cases, to special Web Sectors software tools that make providing, accessing and using pact information more efficient and powerful than standard web browsing. Users may be the employees, agents, suppliers and customers of subscribers. They also may be members of the general public, as well as public and private organizations, institutions and agencies. Users may function for their own benefit, their employer’s benefit and or a client’s benefit, depending upon restrictions set for in the pact agreement. Users may also be required to share identity information in a manner similar to subscribers.
Q-Pact Sponsor is a person, organization or common body of people and organizations that comes forward to initiate or enhance a Q-Pact. The Sponsor provides input and some coordination functions prior to pact activation. The group may dissolve shortly after activation or continue on to manage certain elements of the pact. Web Sector Inc. will, at times, act as a sponsor or co-sponsor. Q-Pacts sponsored by Web Sectors Inc. are called “House Pacts” and tend to treat broad problems of broad based communities. Our Master Q-Pact Directories are typical of this sponsorship. Pacts not originated in-house are called “Ad Hoc or Custom Pacts”
Q-Pact Templates are central to Web Sectors’s ability to serve its clients. A template is a set of required information. We have templates for each Q-Pact Subscription, each Subscriber/User Identity, each piece of Information to be exchanged, each agreement affecting the exchange and each transaction initiated by an exchange. It is little wonder then that we refer to these as:
1. Subscription Templates
2. Identity Templates
3. Information Templates
4. Agreement Templates (a.k.a. The Q-Pact Charter)
5. Transaction Templates
Q-Pact Background Services are services performed by Web Sectors Inc. Some services are specific to managing a Q-Pact and some services are designed to find and develop inter-pact advantages and efficiencies. Typical of these services is the Pact Monitor Service. The Pact Monitor’s job is to perform continuous review of pact information quality and to inform subscribers when their information is due for update. Using the standards set up in each Q-Pact agreement, the Monitor informs each subscriber twice prior the respective site’s template data being labeled “dated” or “unreliable”.
WEB AGREEMENTS IDENTITY & INFORMATION EXCHANGE
Web Sectors Inc.
I. Web Sectors & Q-pact
At its core, Q-Pact is an information exchange management system. We at Web Sectors Inc. are the intermediaries of the exchange. We manage the system for Q-Pact subscribers 24 hours per day, every day of the year. We have no preference for one subscriber or user than another. Our job is to facilitate the honest and neutral exchange of quality information as defined by like-minded subscribers in their respective pacts.
Subscribers may belong to many different pacts. Each pact is unique. Each pact is separately defined and operated. A pact (Q-Pact) may be limited to just a few subscribers and a limited number of users. Another pact may have hundreds of thousands of subscribers and millions of users. Our system allows for great diversity of subscriber objectives, content and modus operandi. It also provides uniquely thorough answers to many, previously unsolvable user problems. Key to the successful information exchange is knowledge of the relative identity of the people and organizations on both sides of the exchange. This does not mean that subscribers must “bare all” to the world. On the contrary, Q-Pact makes it necessary to convey only as much identity as necessary to join in specific Q-Pact exchanges. In other words, identity is constructed in layers and for specific purposes. Q-Pact Identity and information is selectively provided by the subscriber and selectively published to the user. All information is kept on the subscribers appointed web site. Web Sectors Inc. provides summary but extraordinary indexing of subscriber identity and information. This indexing is key to bringing Q-Pact and sector members together, but ultimate exchange is directly between Subscriber and User or their respective and self appointed agents.
At the center of the Q-Pact concept is the role of information in the flow of human events. Businesses and Professionals are our main clients. The events that affect their livelihoods are not just the moments of sale or the transfers of cash. It is the flow of business moments that leads up, follows and returns again to enable key events. These are long and complicated flows of human and automated interaction. These are critical flows kept alive, minute to minute, by exchanges of information and trust.
Our name is Web Sectors Inc. We are developers and facilitators of a new form of business agreement called Q-Pact. Q-Pact brings individual agreements and working arrangements to the web where they are defined, subscribed to and executed. During the disruptive moments of economic globalization, Q-Pact allows businesses and enterprises of every size and description to deal collaboratively with critical transition issues. Q-Pact is all about handling:
1. Complexity without loss of clarity, credibility or control
2. Diversity (of participants) without loss of unique identity
3. Speed without loss of security, accountability, or simple trust.
The new workspace is a highly discriminate, shared information space that works faster, has more control, handles standard human expectations and is positioned to employ and to communicate with disparate world business populations as though they were in the office, just down the aisle.
Web Sectors’ job is to build and operate a web driven infrastructure for forming, joining, executing and monitoring both business and non-business agreements electronically. This infrastructure organizes and supplies information in real time. It speeds up the information discovery and learning process. It secures the identity of all parties involved. It provides precedent and clarity to agreements. It efficiently hands-off responsibilities from party to party; reduces confusion under intense conditions; documents the execution and proactively follows-up on conformance and success. Q-Pact is the first of a series of web agreement service programs to be introduced by Web Sectors Inc.
We refer to our services as interlocutory and ourselves as interlocutors. To us, this “interlocutory role” reinforces the vision of our primary objective, which is to intermediate during enormous change and to keep the processes of human enterprise alive and vital.
The hard and fast. The world becomes our focus. Our offices, manufacturing plants, distribution centers, laboratories, and waiting rooms shift from place to place. The ways that we work together and the people with whom we work change often and abruptly. Products and services come and go. Businesses continually reinvent themselves. We now see that we must attach our careers permanently to the process and temporarily to the venture.
The physical work place is altered. But, information continues to be at the center of attention. Fortunately, or not, exchange of information is the prelude, embodiment and postlude of every venture. And still pressing for more information are our unaltered, classically human expectations for early answers and reassurance:
1. Is the agreement clear and fair?
2. Are all parties credible?
3. Is the supporting information correct?
4. Can I trust this enterprise to proceed on time?
5. Will it be profitable?
6. In short, is this a good deal?
The new Sector-Pact workspace is a highly discriminate, shared information space that works faster, has more control, handles standard human expectations and is positioned to employ and to communicate with disparate world business populations as though they were in the office, just down the aisle. Whether an enterprise is just extending itself a little beyond its usual relationships or jumping directly into the global economy, it will need the new workspace, reasoning, benefits and the functionality that are the essence of Sector-Pact.
2. Biz-Pact: Key to Transition
3. Biz-Pact: Key Roles
The originators of a web pact are called Pact Sponsors. The pact members are called Sector-Pact Subscribers. The people who use the services and information controlled by the agreement are called Sector-Pact Users.
The Pact Subscribers
The Pact Subscribers are the people or organizations that have found common cause and have subscribed to one or a series of mutual agreements (pacts). Subscribers share interdependent productivity issues and have some form of proprietary information to be shared.
The Pact Users are people. They may be Sponsors, Subscribers or their employees. They may be agents or employees of customers, suppliers, institutions or government agencies. Users may be the general public or members of a highly select group of some kind.