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THESTORYNikhil Deshpande @nikofthehill
• Government is not Pinterest•   Georgia.gov is the front door for    Georgia state’s government•   Publishing platform fo...
OMG HELP!•   Proprietary CMS•   2 versions•   Cost
CHOOSING A CMS
WE HEART DRUPAL•   Second largest CMS worldwide•   Worldwide community of support and    developers•   Open source!
GOING OPEN SOURCE•    Security•    Free•    Total cost of ownership•    Is it ready for “prime time”?
COMMUNITY
PARTNERS
OPEN PUBLIC•   Tailored to the needs of government•   Security•   Accessibility•   Workflow
OPENTEXT > DRUPAL•   Migrate 55 websites•   Content – Oracle to mySQL•   Look and feel•   Platform
PLATFORM•   Multi-site, multi-database•   Single code base•   Cloud hosting•   Search•   Responsive design
CONTENT FIRST•   Content beyond pages•   Design based on data and user    expectations
Search - 13% clicks 0.65% page area.Child Support - 31%clicks; 0.49% page area. Headlines - 3.6% clicks; 18% page area
55 REDESIGNS?•   Template based•   Styletiles•   Demo websites
REDESIGNClassic   Patriotic   Friendly   Official
TRANSLATING STYLE TILES     TO WEB SITES
RECAP•   55 sites, 8 batches, 150 content managers•   October 2011 – September 2012•   On time and budget•   Best of the W...
TAKEAWAYS•   Research, requirements•   Communicate and involve•   Drupal SMEs•   Build a strong team
THANK YOU!
GeorgiaGov's move to Drupal - presentation by Nikhil Deshpande @nikofthehill
GeorgiaGov's move to Drupal - presentation by Nikhil Deshpande @nikofthehill
GeorgiaGov's move to Drupal - presentation by Nikhil Deshpande @nikofthehill
GeorgiaGov's move to Drupal - presentation by Nikhil Deshpande @nikofthehill
GeorgiaGov's move to Drupal - presentation by Nikhil Deshpande @nikofthehill
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GeorgiaGov's move to Drupal - presentation by Nikhil Deshpande @nikofthehill

  1. 1. THESTORYNikhil Deshpande @nikofthehill
  2. 2. • Government is not Pinterest• Georgia.gov is the front door for Georgia state’s government• Publishing platform for agencies and elected officials
  3. 3. OMG HELP!• Proprietary CMS• 2 versions• Cost
  4. 4. CHOOSING A CMS
  5. 5. WE HEART DRUPAL• Second largest CMS worldwide• Worldwide community of support and developers• Open source!
  6. 6. GOING OPEN SOURCE• Security• Free• Total cost of ownership• Is it ready for “prime time”?
  7. 7. COMMUNITY
  8. 8. PARTNERS
  9. 9. OPEN PUBLIC• Tailored to the needs of government• Security• Accessibility• Workflow
  10. 10. OPENTEXT > DRUPAL• Migrate 55 websites• Content – Oracle to mySQL• Look and feel• Platform
  11. 11. PLATFORM• Multi-site, multi-database• Single code base• Cloud hosting• Search• Responsive design
  12. 12. CONTENT FIRST• Content beyond pages• Design based on data and user expectations
  13. 13. Search - 13% clicks 0.65% page area.Child Support - 31%clicks; 0.49% page area. Headlines - 3.6% clicks; 18% page area
  14. 14. 55 REDESIGNS?• Template based• Styletiles• Demo websites
  15. 15. REDESIGNClassic Patriotic Friendly Official
  16. 16. TRANSLATING STYLE TILES TO WEB SITES
  17. 17. RECAP• 55 sites, 8 batches, 150 content managers• October 2011 – September 2012• On time and budget• Best of the Web – 2012 Innovation Award• Savings of $4.7 MM – 5 years
  18. 18. TAKEAWAYS• Research, requirements• Communicate and involve• Drupal SMEs• Build a strong team
  19. 19. THANK YOU!

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