Mancunian boffins tap Irish techies for web content expansion

Manchester Metropolitan University

Mancunians join with Irish in WCM move

TERMINALFOUR Wins £100,000 Web Content Management Deal with Manchester Metropolitan University

By ECM Plus

ECM Plus +++ Irish WCM bellwether TERMINALFOUR has just won a £100,000 contract to provide its web content management system and services to Manchester Metropolitan University.

MMU has more than 52,000 student applications for undergraduate courses starting in 2011.

TERMINALFOUR Site Manager will be used to support the development and maintenance of over 100 websites and replace a number of disparate content management systems currently used in the university.

T4 said this would remove the complexities of website publishing and limit operational and administrative bottlenecks. Its ease-of-use and personalisation functionality will allow for greater student engagement and, ultimately, create better online experiences for all the University’s stakeholders.

MMU is located across seven campuses in Manchester and Cheshire, with 1,000 courses with more than 36,000 students.

T4 added that MMU decided to review and overhaul its portfolio of websites and entire online architecture to cater to the increasing online demands of 4,300 staff and current and prospective students.

It said it was chosen to provide Site Manager in order to address the University’s web content management requirements.

T4 said the Manchester Metropolitan University win marked its 75th higher education client worldwide and includes twelve new North American universities signed in the past year.

TERMINALFOUR’s Site Manager is now used by academia sites at UCD in Ireland, St. Andrews in Scotland, University of Virginia in North America, and Rhodes University in South Africa.

Piero Tintori, CEO for TERMINALFOUR commented: “Manchester Metropolitan University is one of the most progressive education centres in Europe. To win this contract is another huge endorsement of our service and our reputation as web content management company with a genuine understanding and competence in higher education.

“We’ve been working with the sector for more than a decade and have built a lot of the product based on feedback from them. This has effectively resulted in a solution built for higher education by higher education.”


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