Hannon Hill Cascade Server selected as CMS
As recommended by the Web Advisory Committee, a RFP was issued to secure a Content Management System (CMS) that could be used in developing and maintaining the central site. Among the key considerations:
- the selected system (and pricing model) be scalable to allow for additional campus users
- integration with the university portal system and server environment
In addition to aiding in development and updating of sites, a CMS will play a critical role in ensuring that sites are compliant with HTML/XHTML Web standards recommended by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C). This is key in light of the fact that only 14 percent of U.S. News & World Report's top-ranked colleges are considered to be compliant.
Though being finalized, initial plans are for the system to be installed within the next 3-6 weeks. The CMS will be used in development of the central site and in testing on select sites developed by ITD and Creative Services. A larger-scale roll-out for other campus users is intended after initial testing at a date to be determined. ITD staff and the Help Desk will be trained to support campus users and developers interested in using the CMS system.