RISM – REDUCED INFORMATION SCENARIO MODELING
Straight Talk In Pursuit Of Best Practices
FOCUS ON 5 DIMENSIONS OF AN ENTERPRISE
The circle represents the object or whatever it is about which people are trying to communicate.
The cross represents the human positions or perspectives being used to organize the knowledge about whatever it is that people are trying to communicate.
The square or cube represents the stated or published knowledge about whatever it is that people are trying to understand and communicate.
The triangle represents the appropriate parables or metaphors that can be used to communicate between people of different perspectives.
The six sided figure represents the person or group of persons with the given perspectives.
FOUR DIFFERENT VIEWS OF ORDER PROCESSING
1. WHO ARE YOU?
2. HOW MANY TECHNOLOGY STEPS BETWEEN YOU AND THE BUSINESS REGIMES YOU NEED TO SUCCEED?
Q-Pact: Active Data… Direct Access Information
Taking the idea of “working the web” one step further, Q-Pact users can retrieve information from other subscriber sites without downloading the sites’ web pages. Because Q-Pacts facilitate uniform data and data identity, users can request Q-Pact Data and receive it in the background of their current session.
3. Q-Pact Active Data Pods
It is not uncommon for pact subscribers to require information exchange with palm or other hand held digital devices. This type of exchange is defined by the pact and facilitated by the Q-Pact Data Assistant.
4. Q-Pact: The Data Assistant
We make the distinction between data and multimedia content. Multimedia comes in files that can be stored behind or in front of the subscriber’s firewall. Data is meant to be stored in a data base and selectively distributed to the site visitor/user. Q-Pact provides a 3rd party database as a functional part of the Uniform Access Pages installation. The Q-Pact Data Assistant (software) provides standard and pact specific data templates and permits the subscriber to maintain the data in the 3rd party data base. The Data Assistant also provides the ability to link Q-Pact Data Templates to the subscriber’s own data bases anywhere on the subscribers network.
Taking Advantage Of Q-Pact Capabilities
Up to this point (we have explained) Q-Pact as a way to exchange quality information between subscribers. This statement is true but hardly sufficient to explain the real power of Q-Pact. The idea of quality information as something that is
“accurate, complete, up-to-date, from a known source and sound enough to act upon”
is what makes Q-Pact viable. However, a large part of our story is how Q-Pact serves both subscriber and daily user in this multi-leveled information exchange process.
C. Q-Pact: A Corporate Communications Manager.
Q-Pact is designed as a highly effective on-line corporate communications management system that can be used to function simply or under complex requirements. It is not just designed to be a simple data transfer tool..
Its first assignment is to house and protect specific company Q-Pact information in the forms of data, simple text and or a full spectrum of multimedia files. It determines what pieces of information are to be made available (offered) to web site visitors (of various qualifications). It issues the appropriate information in a format of the visitor’s preference. All in accordance with the pact agreement (a.k.a. charter)
Its second assignment serve the subscriber’s own site needs for general communications management of non pact data and multimedia files. (i.e. marketing, public relations, customer service, employee relations, and etc.)
1. Q-Pact: Uniform Communications Code
All Q-Pact deployments are required to provide uniform display and operating functionality from program to program. This is done in the spirit of making it possible for individual users to efficiently navigate and work the web with as little lost time surfing as possible. When searching, navigating and retrieving information from Q-Pact subscriber web sites, users can restrict their web travels to Q-Pact Uniform Info Pages that offer uniform, “business only” functionality. These special pages do not eliminate graphics but they do speed travel by reducing download times, avoiding advertisements and eliminating the need to relearn new page operating instructions as the user goes from site to site. Visitors can easily move from Q-Pact pages to the traditional site pages at any time, or avoid the Q-Pact pages completely.
We are Web Sectors Inc. We arbitrate, design, develop, deploy and provide continuity services for High Quality Web Identity and Information Exchange Programs; what we call Quality Pacts (Q-Pacts). The Web is the focal point and enabler for our programs and for the Q-Pact or combination of Q-Pacts upon which a program is based. Our products and services lead the way to large and small community collaboration in the controlled creation and exchange of high quality data and information on the web.
At the center of each Q-Pact program is an information exchange agreement to which individuals and organizations subscribe in pursuit of a common cause or outcome. The pact describes the common cause and the requirements of pact subscription. A pact could involve the recording of simple membership in an existing trade organization where all members agree to publish their membership on their web sites and exchange limited statistics on a scheduled basis. Or a pact could involve several different sectors each having information that when brought together accomplishes a previously unattainable effect. It is our vision that through the proliferation of such identity and information exchange programs (pacts), the advantages of being able to “better work the web” will be proportionally compounded.
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.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
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.
Web Sectors Inc. Organization
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”.