Video | Agriculture | Confidence | Economy | Energy | Employment | Finance | Media | Property | RBNZ | Science | SOEs | Tax | Technology | Telecoms | Tourism | Transport | Search

 


DIA selects SilverStripe to build Common Web Platform

MEDIA RELEASE

7 February 2013

DIA selects SilverStripe to build Common Web Platform for New Zealand Public Sector
Platform consolidation to improve efficiencies, opportunities for economic competitiveness

WELLINGTON, 7 February 2013 – SilverStripe, creator of the open source Content Management System SilverStripe CMS, and a leading provider of web design and development, announced today it has secured the contract to provide a single web platform for New Zealand government agencies. The platform will serve as the base for developing government websites, web assets and web applications.

In a separate announcement, also made today, Hon Chris Tremain, Internal Affairs Minister, announced SilverStripe will provide an externally managed Common Web Platform. The contract is part of the government Common Web Services initiative being led by the Department of Internal Affairs to reduce duplication of effort and streamline web service procurement for a wide range of government agencies. The common CMS will be made available for eligible agencies that choose to adopt it, and the infrastructure and hosting required for websites developed on this platform.

Sam Minnée, CEO and Cofounder of SilverStripe, says the government’s strategy to reduce duplication of effort and streamline web service procurement also applies to enterprises who must maintain distinct websites for different sectors and services.

“Consolidating web efforts onto a single robust platform allows for a more efficient management and development process. SilverStripe CMS is able to scale and create complex web sites, meaning both government agencies and service providers will be able to focus on improving the way that government agencies engage with New Zealanders and New Zealand businesses over the web,” Sam Minnée continues.

The adoption of open source technology has seen a rapid increase in recent years due to its advantages of reduced costs and improved security and quality over commercial software. SilverStripe has a successful history with web projects in the New Zealand public sector, having worked with NZQA, MBIE, HQ&SC, NIWA and New Zealand Lotteries, as well as numerous local councils. In September last year, the CMS interface was translated and made available in te reo Māori.

“Our broad community of open source developers makes SilverStripe CMS a good solution for governments. The CMS is extensively peer-reviewed, can be rapidly developed to meet new opportunities and helps organisations avoid being locked into vendor contracts,” Mr Minnée concludes.

SilverStripe’s flagship open source Content Management System (CMS) for government agencies will be made publicly available mid-2013.
About SilverStripe
SilverStripe has gained traction overseas and was the platform of choice to run the US Democratic National Convention website that supported Barack Obama’s 2008 presidential campaign. The website for François Hollande’s presidential election in France last year was also built upon the SilverStripe software. For more information, please visit silverstripe.com and follow us on Twitter @SilverStripe

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Business Headlines | Sci-Tech Headlines

 

Cosmetics & Pollution: Proposal To Ban Microbeads

Cosmetic products containing microbeads will be banned under a proposal announced by the Minister for the Environment today. Marine scientists have been advocating for a ban on the microplastics, which have been found to quickly enter waterways and harm marine life. More>>

ALSO:

NIWA: 2016 New Zealand’s Warmest Year On Record

Annual temperatures were above average (0.51°C to 1.20°C above the annual average) throughout the country, with very few locations observing near average temperatures (within 0.5°C of the annual average) or lower. The year 2016 was the warmest on record for New Zealand, based on NIWA’s seven-station series which begins in 1909. More>>

ALSO:

Farewell 2016: NZ Economy Flies Through 2016's Political Curveballs

Dec. 23 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand's economy batted away some curly political curveballs of 2016 to end the year on a high note, with its twin planks of a booming construction sector and rampant tourism soon to be joined by a resurgent dairy industry. More>>

ALSO:


NZ Economy: More Growth Than Expected In 3rd Qtr

Dec. 22 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand's economy grew at a faster pace than expected in the September quarter as a booming construction sector continued to underpin activity, spilling over into related building services, and was bolstered by tourism and transport ... More>>

  • NZ Govt - Solid growth for NZ despite fragile world economy
  • NZ Council of Trade Unions - Government needs to ensure economy raises living standards
  • KiwiRail Goes Deisel: Cans electric trains on partially electrified North Island trunkline

    Dec. 21 (BusinessDesk) – KiwiRail, the state-owned rail and freight operator, said a small fleet of electric trains on New Zealand’s North Island would be phased out over the next two years and replaced with diesel locomotives. More>>

  • KiwiRail - KiwiRail announces fleet decision on North Island line
  • Greens - Ditching electric trains massive step backwards
  • Labour - Bill English turns ‘Think Big’ into ‘Think Backwards’
  • First Union - Train drivers condemn KiwiRail’s return to “dirty diesel”
  • NZ First - KiwiRail Going Backwards for Xmas
  • NIWA: The Year's Top Science Findings

    Since 1972 NIWA has operated a Clean Air Monitoring Station at Baring Head, near Wellington... In June, Baring Head’s carbon dioxide readings officially passed 400 parts per million (ppm), a level last reached more than three million years ago. More>>

    ALSO:

    Get More From Scoop

     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
    Business
    Search Scoop  
     
     
    Powered by Vodafone
    NZ independent news