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Acquia appoints Salsa Digital as preferred govCMS Implementation partner

Salsa Digital becomes preferred Implementation partner for the Federal Government govCMS scheme

Alfred D 24 April 2015

Acquia is on a mission to help The Australian government unleash the power of govCMS scheme. And they want Salsa Digital to be a part of it!

It's time to pop some champagne and call in the marching band! Because here at Salsa Digital, like proud parents presenting their offspring to the world, we have an announcement to make: we're now Acquia's preferred implementation partner for the federal government's govCMS scheme (listed here). This means we're going to be working on one of the biggest projects of the sort in Australia! 

It wasn't easy, but we made it

In case you haven't heard, last year the Australian government commissioned its very own content management system, called govCMS, customised especially for them on Drupal by Acquia. Over the next few years, there'll be a constant migration of hundreds of websites to the govCMS platform.

Here at Salsa, we've been a strong Acquia Partner for some time. The partnership with Acquia just made so much sense, since we virtually live and breathe Drupal. And now it seems the government has sat up and paid attention, much to our delight.

Of course, getting to this point wasn't easy. In fact, at times we were biting our nails down to the knuckles as we put ourselves through the rigorous screening process conducted by Acquia on behalf of the government.

Anyone who's ever hoped to work with the government knows about their uncompromising screening procedures. One wrong move and you're hauling yourself out of the gutter. Our technical capabilities with regard to Drupal were scrutinised, our creative user-centric design process examined and our delivery methodology inspected to ensure it was agile enough.

And... we're happy to announce that we lived to tell the tale and are a privileged one out of just a handful of agencies selected nationwide.

Have we already mentioned how excited we are?  So much so we released a new toolkit page dedicated to govCMS here. 

Now we'd like to thank... 

Of course, none of this would have been possible without our awesome team of Salsarians, the guys who never say no to a challenge, are madly in love with their work and are so committed we sometimes have to drag them kicking and screaming from their desks to the pub. The biggest reason for our success today is the people who've been part of it all.

Does that mean we're going to start hanging up our running shoes, content that we've now got a respectable tale to pass on to the grandkids?

Not a chance.

If anything, we're now even more inspired than before to continue delivering value, quality and confidence—our clients have grown used to it and expect nothing less.

 

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