GMIT: One platform to rule them all
Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology is a third level institute of education with five campuses in the west of Ireland. Annertech provides knowledge and support to GMIT to help them with the trickier aspects of moving a lot of websites from different platforms to Drupal.
According to GMIT, “without the assistance of Annertech, it would not have been possible to complete this volume of work”.
GMIT have a very ambitious goal for their web services offerings. Like many third level institutions, they had been using different platforms for different websites. Whilst not unworkable, it was recognised that a single, best-in-class solution to manage all of their websites would be preferable, allowing admins to train and become experts in only one CMS rather that a whole raft of them.
We worked with the very capable staff in GMIT to help them to work out a solution to begin the process of moving websites from different CMSs to Drupal. One-by-one, each department and web service is coming under the Drupal umbrella. Though the bulk of the work is being completed by GMIT developers, Annertech are constantly on call to offer our consultancy services. We also regularly meet with the GMIT team on-site to work alongside them implementing some of the more specialised tasks that they need to have completed.
This is a work-in-progress project. So far, we are very happy to report that GMIT have now got a best-in-class, enterprise solution, leaving a smaller, though more impactful, digital footprint. By using Drupal, they are ensuring that it is futureproof, scalable, and secure. Since admins do not need to be proficient in managing so many CMSs, time and money is saved
We have currently rolled out Drupal across four institute websites, with the process starting in January 2013. Having no previous experience of Drupal, without the assistance of Annertech, it would not have been possible to complete this volume of work and resolve all challenges in such a short space of time. We found Annertech to be extremely knowledgable, helpful, reliable and always available when required during the various projects and we would have no hesitation recommending them to anyone.