Deals done this past week


23 May 2011

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An overview of the week in deals in the Irish technology sector.

TerminalFour achieves 75th international deal

Dublin-based web content software company TerminalFour has won a €115,000 contract to provide a content management system to Manchester Metropolitan University. This marks the company’s 75th higher education client worldwide.

Manchester Metropolitan University is one of the UK’s most popular universities, with more than 52,000 student applications for undergraduate courses starting in 2011.

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

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

This will remove the complexities of website publishing and limit operational and administrative bottlenecks.

Belfast IT firm in web and dev deal with UK Home Office

Belfast IT services company Kainos has been awarded a major web maintenance and development contract by the Home Office, the UK’s lead government department for crime, drugs policy, the police, counter terrorism, and immigration and passports.

The company said the award is based on the success of previous Home Office project work carried out by Kainos through its ‘Causeway’ division, which specialises in managed application services.

Under the new service relationship, Kainos will have overall responsibility for the Home Office’s web content management system, Alterian’s Morello. Having already successfully fine tuned the system, the goal for Kainos now is to ensure its ongoing performance and availability.

The contract award is timely as it coincides with the Home Office’s move to formally drop its public-facing web content to focus on corporate information, in line with the Transformational Government programme.

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