Sky-high Response to Cloud Platform [March 22, 2016]
The cloud-based open-source initiative, govCMS has attracted more than double the number of Agencies and Departments it initially estimated in its first year of operation after
According to the private supplier, Acquia who provided the platform on which the initiative was based, the Drupal-powered website entered its second year supporting 58 sites for 28 Agencies.
govCMS provides the foundation for Government open source innovation, including its use of shared, cloud-based services, and its unification and transformation of the digital connection between itself and the general public.
According to Acquia, the govCMS team has an ethos that the adoption of govCMS should reflect the quality of the service, and as a result, the service is not mandated.
It said however, that the Department and Agencies that adopt govCMS would benefit from a standardised procurement model and achieve compliance for Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) and other compliance requirements.