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July 22, 2014

The Interior Department is amalgamating its nine content management platforms into single one, based on the open source Drupal CMS and hosted in the cloud.

Bureaus would be able to sustain the same look and feel of their websites, while running them from the common platform within the agency.

The department would save on software licensing fees paying for none instead of nine from this new open source platform.

Alexandria would be constructing the Drupal platform for Interior, and IBM will host it in its cloud.

As per Tim Fullerton, director of digital strategy at Interior,"What we realized four or five years ago is that each of the bureaus had their own content management system, with different contracts and different platforms. It's really expensive to do it that way. We're hoping to lead by example and show agencies it's a great model for improving efficiencies," Fullerton said. "Since we've gone through the contracting process, agencies can go to DOI if they need help and adjust the documentation to meet their needs."

The platform would be constructed by DOI over the next three months, holding workshops to distinguish bureau needs and training employees in Drupal.

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Source: TendersInfo (India)

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