Monday 31 January 2011

Week one is over with!

So, the first workshop session has taken place with Squiz and we have covered a lot of ground already. These early sessions are to help us look at how we are set-up at the moment and what potential issues we may have with migration of content to the new CMS.

A lot of thinking!

We have a very good website structure in place and this should work to our advantage, the issues start to arise when we look at the content within the site and the reasons things are there! This move looks like the perfect opportunity to have a deep clean of website content and project sites. With around 7,500 pages to migrate we should easily be able to remove 5% of those.

The next session is scheduled in for Friday and we're looking to cover Content Migration, LDAP, Single Sign On and the User Journey. Time to roll our sleeves up and get down to some technical discussions!

Friday 21 January 2011

We've been Squiz'd...

Part one of our exciting news can now be shared... we're moving to a new Content Management System!

After a round of tendering and a selection process we have decided that all University websites will be migrated to the MySource Matrix CMS and supported by Squiz. We have had a fantastic run with our current system and have produced a multi-award winning website and we're now looking to continue that success by harnessing the power of Matrix.

The system comes with some very powerful tools built in that would allow us to provide all prospective students, current students and staff with a highly personalised browsing experience within a newly designed site.

I'll be keeping the blog up-to-date with what we are up to so make sure you check back for or status reports!

Monday 10 January 2011

Happy New Year everyone!

Lots of exciting things have happened over the Christmas period following a round of rather well received proposals for development work. Stay tuned for updates as they are officially signed off as i'll be posting all of the details on here!

We're all looking forward to a very exciting 2011...