SYDNEY – September 15, 2014 – Acquia, the digital business company, today announced that the Australian Government selected Acquia for govCMS, its Government Web Content Management System. govCMS will help agencies decrease costs and increase their agility as they better engage citizens with government services. The Department of Finance has selected Acquia to provide an open cloud platform for the development and continuous delivery of its Drupal-based govCMS service. Australia.gov.au and finance.gov.au are among the most prominent federal sites that are already on Drupal and planned for migration to govCMS.
“We designed govCMS to save costs while empowering agencies to act independently. We’re supporting innovation by relying on Drupal, a technology proven in governments around the world,” said John Sheridan, Australian Government CTO. “Open source technologies like Drupal, when paired with an open cloud platform like Acquia Cloud, are creating efficiencies in government and disrupting the way we deliver digital citizen experiences -- for the better.”
govCMS is an important service offering for Australian Government entities. It reflects the Government’s eGovernment and the Digital Economy Policy pre-election commitments regarding, using shared or cloud services. Agencies using govCMS will benefit from a standardised procurement model and achieve compliance for Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG).
Acquia helps the Australian Government meet these requirements in various ways:
- govCMS will incorporate Acquia Cloud Site Factory, a SaaS application for Drupal that simplifies the operation, management, and governance of hundreds of sites.