NCFPD Site Released

// posted by Eric Hoffman on Monday, November 12, 2012

Nov 12

Our long time partner, the National Center for Food Protection and Defense, has upgraded their website.  We were happy to develop version 3 of their site, reflecting today's requirements in a website including mobile capabilities.  We reorganized and streamlined the site to make it easier to navigate and find the information you need.  Whether you want to learn more about NCFPD-related research activities, information technologies tools created by NCFPD, food defense educational resources, or NCFPD collaborators, the information is at your fingertips by going to

NCFPD is socially active… meaning you can also find them via Linked In, Facebook and Twitter! 


Hoffman Speaks at OpenCFML Conference

// posted by Eric Hoffman on Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Oct 10

The mission of the Open CFML Foundation is to increase the awareness and adoption of open source CFML solutions via advocacy and education, to provide support to select open source CFML projects, and to promote the growth and development of the CFML language and related technologies.

At the Oct 9th, 2012 meeting in Washington DC, Datastream Connexion's President Eric Hoffman presented covering several topics.  Hoffman presented how DSCXN was able to leverage open source Mura CMS to develop and deploy a sophisticated ecosystem of websites to improve information sharing and collaboration between 50 states and the FDA.  Highlights included the ability to work within a single install and leverage Mura's internal data sharing capabilities, while demonstrating significant user adoption of the sites because of its ease of use for busy administrators at each state.

Further discussed was the state of ColdFusion and the community in the context of Hoffman's role as CIO for Victree, a local healthcare company in Minneapolis/St. Paul. 

For more information on OpenCFML, please visit


FDA's Food Protection Task Forces Renews with DSCXN

// posted by Eric Hoffman on Saturday, September 22, 2012

Sep 22

The Food Protection Task Forces, supported by the Division of Federal/State Relations at FDA, convene stakeholders in food safety. These stakeholders form Taskforces that consist of government, industry, academia, and consumer groups that create an effective state-wide infrastructure for outreach, response, and information sharing. Currently, there are 28 state Taskforces.

Datastream created a website ecosystem allowing one web infrastructure to manage all 28 websites simply and effectively.  Each task force controls their individual website, with results of the efforts sharing across all other sites and aggregating into one unified view of task force activity.

We have also implemented private, branded CoreSHIELD mini-portals for each task force and created a simple, end-user manageable mobile app infrastructure allowing each task force to manage and deploy their own iOS and Android mobile apps.

Over the upcoming year, we will continue supporting the strategic growth of the web ecosystem, as well as social media and mobile platforms.   The partnership between DSCXN and DFSR has been great, and the results are impacting food safety in the country!

Datastream Supports Local Non-Profit Foundation

// posted by Eric Hoffman on Friday, April 13, 2012

Apr 13

We are excited to work again with the Jon Francis Foundation. Their new site will be released in the near future; we will announce at that time. Until then, we are building out their Facebook area at: The foundation supports families in crisis while searching for lost loved ones in the wilderness and helps find missing persons. A truly great foundation born from personal tragedy for the Francis family. Please take a moment to like their page to learn more as we release information.

Datastream Coordinates Web Ecosystem With FDA

// posted by Eric Hoffman on Saturday, March 17, 2012

Mar 17

To further enhance communications between states to protect the food supply Datastream, in coordination with the National Center for Food Protection and Defense and the Division of Federal/State Relations at the FDA, are deploying a unique web ecosystem.   The Food Protection Task Force required a web system that would allow for a parent site, and up to 50 state-based sites: one per state.   The goal is to allow task forces to communicate with other task forces, the FDA, and constituents in their state whether in the public or industry.

Datastream has been built a unique ecosystem of sites that allows each state to simply manage their web sites, and created automated plumbing behind the scenes to coordinate data flows as appropriate.   The result is a fluid ecosystem of sites that each maintain their autonomy to satisfy local state needs, yet within a framework that solves the needs of the FDA.

Contact us for more information on how we took a challenge of this proportion and delivered it so users with little to no web experience could manage their state's site.   To further put this infrastructure ahead of the curve: mobile app extensions of these sites are coming soon! 

Bayon Advoco Goes Live

// posted by Eric Hoffman on Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Dec 20

Another site launch: Bayon Advoco, An emerging HR and Talent management firm, owner Karen Phang brings terrific attention to detail and passion for supporting business owners needing a specialist like her. We launched in early December to great feedback. Thanks, Karen!

O-I-See Youth Strategies Goes Live

// posted by Eric Hoffman on Thursday, December 01, 2011

Dec 01

We are pleased to deploy our first education-based website, O-I-See Youth Strategies,  We had a great time building this site with owner Jenny Nilssen. For help with your child that experiences Dyslexia or other learning challenges, look her up!

Must Have Moxie Gets Facelift

// posted by Eric Hoffman on Friday, September 30, 2011

Sep 30

Excitement is in the air as we re-launch Must Have Moxie, version 2 with out new Commerce Connexion online business suite. Its clean, its modern, and its easy for Moxie gals to administer. is the address!

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