Cancer Care Ontario knew that their web properties were due for a major overhaul. Their legacy websites were running on proprietary solutions that lacked the functionality and security they required. CCO put out a detailed Request for Proposal (RFP). In partnership with Acquia, OPIN Software was selected to build the foundation for their new portal using Drupal on Acquia’s Cloud Hosting environment, and to provide comprehensive training to the CCO team.
The CCO’s more than 20 web properties were managed by a number of internal stakeholders and needed consolidation. There were different authoring environments, processes and workflows, making sharing content difficult to do and creating inconsistent site visitor experiences. Many of their sites had their own “look and feel,” and maintenance and updating practices were disjointed, leaving the websites vulnerable.
The team at CCO was new to Drupal. They understood that it was the tool of choice for governments, healthcare and other enterprise-sized organizations. They were aware of its security and scalability – especially when paired with the Acquia hosting solution.
CCO needed to consolidate and streamline their websites and their efforts. As a government organization, they are mandated to be accountable for their expenses and overhead. They concluded it would be best to utilize the technical expertise of OPIN’s development team to build the foundation for their new cloud approach while taking advantage of OPIN’s highly-regarded, tailored approach to training to leverage the technology and their resources in the most productive way possible.