Flanders' public administration counts 40.000 employees and 70 agencies and serves 6 million Flemings.
A considerable amount of money and effort is spent on internal communications and public communications. The share of digital communications increases but unfortunately this happens mainly organically.
Flanders' public administration hosts about 560 websites made by 370 webmasters in dozens of content management systems – some quite advanced, others rather handcrafted.
In our aim to setup common infrastructures, to rationalise our ICT-environment, to setup economies of scale, to optimise staffing, concentrate expertize and to cut costs, we started the project “Drupal as a service”.
This project must provide solutions for internet-, intranet- and extranetsites.
The output of the project “Drupal as a service”:
I. – Modular and scalable hosting architecture
II. – Library of (extendable) installation profiles with typical gov built-in services and modules and themes
III. – Drupal project office
Project management and developing individual websites on the Drupal Shared Platform
(On call) technical consultancy
(On call) development assistance
IV. Drupal expert and governance team + learning centre and end-user support team
Capturing user needs
Managing the Drupal install profiles
Managing the hosting architecture
Managing the Drupal project office
Next to this we will present some of of our current projects.