UTS, one of Australia’s leading universities of technology, required a major overhaul of their public website user interface and a new CMS to replace their 10-year-old software infrastructure.
The major redesign of the UTS public website and visual identity was conducted by DT Digital, while we were engaged to replace the old content management system, build out the platform and integrate with multiple third-party systems to source staff and course information.
While the original UTS website stood as the umbrella for over 150 UTS sub-sites (all built and managed separately), UTS required the new site to consolidate all 150 websites into a unified platform with a centralised content management system the internal UTS team could self-manage.
About the Client
The University of Technology Sydney is a public university of technology with the purpose of advancing knowledge and learning through research-inspired teaching, research with impact and partnerships with industry, the professions and community.
PreviousNext worked closely with the UTS web management team to build the platform using an Agile methodology, fostering close communication and a collaborative decision-making process. Most of the major development was completed within six months, with the focus shifting to content migration for the last half of the project. By completion, we had replaced the platform and trained more than 100 UTS content editors to use the new CMS, in addition to providing ongoing support. UTS, who had previously hosted the website internally, successfully transferred their hosting requirements to the Acquia Cloud on our recommendation.
The public portal was launched at http://www.uts.edu.au in time for the start of the new academic year. Future phases of work focused on migrating other UTS sites into the new platform are currently in progress.