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Open Source for Government - PSEICT Conference - British Council Case Study using Drupal CMS

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Open Source for Government - PSEICT Conference - British Council Case Study using Drupal CMS

  1. 1. Open Source for Government Creating A Level Playing Field Peter Edwards British Council, Digital Technology Manager 8th November 2012www.britishcouncil.org 1
  2. 2. IntroductionPeter Edwards Peter on left at Google Dev Day 2008Digital Technology ManagerThe British Councilwww.britishcouncil.org 2
  3. 3. www.britishcouncil.org 3
  4. 4. TopicsWhat is Open SourceWhat is DrupalThe Drupal Market PlaceHow and Why Drupal for the Public SectorCase Study - The British CouncilQ and Awww.britishcouncil.org 4
  5. 5. What is Open SourceA program or software in which the source code is available to the general public for use and/or modification from its original design free of charge. “Free” testingOpposite to Proprietary – Sharepoint / ImmediacyOpen Source Frameworks – Drupal / Wordpress / Joomlawww.britishcouncil.org 5
  6. 6. What is Drupal•An enterprise level Content Management System (CMS)•A Open Source Framework and Architectural Platform•Thousands of Modules•Extensible•Secure•Community Committing Back Moduleswww.britishcouncil.org 6
  7. 7. The Drupal Market Place• 10 Years in Development• 20,000 active developers / 1 million drupal.org members• Drupal suppliers and consultants across the globe• No vendor lock in• User Groups and Conferenceswww.britishcouncil.org 7
  8. 8. The British Council – A Case StudyHave been using Drupal for websites for over 6 yearswww.britishcouncil.org 8
  9. 9. Corporate UK Homewww.britishcouncil.org 9
  10. 10. British Council Indiawww.britishcouncil.org 10
  11. 11. Challengeswww.britishcouncil.org 11
  12. 12. Why Open Sourcewww.britishcouncil.org 12
  13. 13. Why Drupalwww.britishcouncil.org 13
  14. 14. Suppliers and Procurementwww.britishcouncil.org 14
  15. 15. Story so farLaunched• Corporate UK, India sitesIn progress• France, Korea, Japan websites - many to go!Smaller sites using Wordpress• www.britishcouncil.fi www.britishcouncil.hrLessons:• Learn how Drupal works first• In-house technical expertise to manage suppliers• Work with community – contribute back / sponsorwww.britishcouncil.org 15
  16. 16. Any questions?Email:peter.edwards@britishcouncil.orgLinkedIn:http://uk.linkedin.com/in/peteredwardswww.britishcouncil.orgwww.britishcouncil.org 16

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