May 23 2017

G-Cloud 9 is live – how to find S8080’s G-Cloud services

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The latest iteration of G-Cloud, version 9 was launched last night. G-Cloud is a legally compliant procurement framework designed to drastically reduce the cost and the time it takes public sector organisations to buy digital services that use cloud based computing.

It’s the perfect platform to help you design, deploy and manage an opensource content management system, either a new website or the migration of an old website to a modern open source CMS.

You can find our services here, or by typing ‘S8080’ into the Digital Marketplace search box. Below is the complete list of our 20 services. Please get in touch if you have any questions about procuring services that S8080 offer via the G-Cloud frameworkinfo@s8080.com

Security improvements

This latest version has refined the supplier application process with far more emphasis on security and ISO 27001 certification. Crown Commercial Services wrote in their blog “We’ve worked with experts in technology and security from across Government Digital Service (GDS) and the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) to re-write the questions,” said the post. “We’ve iterated the questions based on feedback we received through user research. They’re now more specific to the technology being bought and aligned with the NCSC cloud security principles.”

S8080 are ISO/IEC 27001 certified and also hold Cyber Essentials certification.

How to buy on G-Cloud

To buy cloud services using G-Cloud, you need to:

1. Prepare a list of your requirements
2. Search for services on the Digital Marketplace using keywords
3. Review search results and use filters to create your shortlist
4. Compare services to find value for money
5. Choose your service, award and sign the pre-prepared contract

The Government Digital Service have written a complete buyers guide, but our client’s procurement managers have told us it has made buying digital service so much easier, faster and more efficient.

S8080’s G-Cloud 9 services

S8080’s services have been offered on the G-Cloud framework since version 6, covering Drupal, Umbraco and EpiServer CMS migration, development and support, secure cloud hosting and user experience design.

New for G-Cloud 9 are a range of specialist services for Welsh public bodies. We designed these services based on the 17 years’ experience we have working with Welsh Government, agencies and public bodies, building bilingual Welsh / English websites.

Welsh / English bilingual Open source cloud CMS user experience design (UX) – ISO 27001 certified
Aligning your open-source development with your objectives and bilingual audience needs. Expert website evaluation and remedial action covering usability, online goals and accessibility. S8080 employ user experience/UX tools including competitor/peer analysis, content audit, persona development, user journeys, IA and wireframe prototypes, ensuring audiences consume and engage with your content.

Drupal cloud CMS user experience design (UX) – ISO 27001 certified
Aligning your Drupal development with your objectives and audience needs. Expert website evaluation and remedial action covering usability, online goals and accessibility. S8080 employ user experience/UX tools including competitor and peer analysis, content audit, persona development, user journeys, IA and wireframe prototypes, ensuring audiences consume and engage with your content.

Open source cloud CMS user experience design (UX) – ISO 27001 certified
Aligning your open-source development with your objectives and audience needs. Expert website evaluation and remedial action covering usability, online goals and accessibility. S8080 employ user experience/UX tools including competitor and peer analysis, content audit, persona development, user journeys, IA and wireframe prototypes, ensuring audiences consume and engage with your content.

Cloud CMS support and migration – ISO 27001 certified
ISO/IEC 27001 EpiServer and Open-source CMS support and migration. Helping with content management system optimisation, upgrades, maintenance, hosting, security patching, development, training and 24/7/365 monitoring. For migrations, S8080 assist with transition planning and provide code review, security and UX compliance audits of existing websites or applications before helping with migration.

Bilingual Drupal content management system – CMS for Welsh / English website or web application
ISO/IEC27001 certified Drupal 7 or Drupal 8 cloud hosted CMS for Welsh/English bilingual websites and web applications. S8080 help solve complex Drupal integration, single sign-on, CRM, configuration and workflow problems. Drupal content management system is open-source, freeing budget for requirements gathering, user needs, technical and security architecture and content migration.

Welsh / English bilingual Drupal cloud CMS support and migration – ISO 27001 certified
ISO/IEC 27001 certified Drupal support and migration. Helping with Drupal Welsh/English optimisation, upgrades, maintenance, hosting, security patching, system hardening, development, training and 24/7/365 monitoring. For migrations, S8080 assist with transition planning and can provide code review, security and UX compliance audits of existing websites or applications before helping with migration.

Cloud CMS – content management system ISO / IEC 27001
ISO/IEC27001 certified cloud CMS for websites and web applications. S8080 help solve complex integration, single sign-on, CRM, configuration and workflow problems. Choice of commercial Episerver or open source Umbraco or Drupal CMS. Open source is free, releasing budget for requirements gathering, user needs, technical and security architecture and content migration.

Drupal Cloud CMS – content management system ISO / IEC 27001
ISO/IEC27001 certified Drupal 7 or Drupal 8 cloud hosted CMS for websites and web applications. S8080 can help solve complex Drupal integration, single sign-on, CRM, configuration and workflow problems. Drupal content management system software is open-source, freeing budget for requirements gathering, user needs, technical and security architecture and content migration.

Drupal cloud CMS support and migration – ISO 27001 certified
ISO/IEC 27001 certified Drupal support and Drupal migration. Helping with Drupal optimisation, upgrades, maintenance, hosting, security patching, system hardening, development, training and 24/7/365 monitoring. For migrations, S8080 assist with transition planning and can provide code review, security and UX compliance audits of existing websites or applications before helping with migration.

Bilingual Umbraco content management system – CMS for Welsh / English website or web application
ISO/IEC27001 certified Umbraco cloud hosted CMS for Welsh/English bilingual websites and web applications. S8080 can help solve complex Umbraco integration, single sign-on, CRM, configuration and workflow problems. Umbraco content management system software is open-source, freeing budget for requirements gathering, user needs, technical and security architecture and content migration.

Bilingual open source content management system – CMS for Welsh / English website or web application
ISO/IEC27001 certified open source cloud hosted CMS for Welsh/English bilingual websites and web applications. S8080 can help solve complex integration, single sign-on, CRM, configuration and workflow problems. Open source content management system software is free, releasing budget for requirements gathering, user needs, technical and security architecture and content migration.

Welsh / English bilingual Drupal cloud CMS user experience design (UX) – ISO 27001 certified
Aligning your Drupal development with your objectives and bilingual audience needs. Expert website evaluation and remedial action covering usability, online goals and accessibility. S8080 employ user experience/UX tools including competitor/peer analysis, content audit, persona development, user journeys, IA and wireframe prototypes, ensuring audiences consume and engage with your content.

Welsh / English bilingual Umbraco cloud CMS user experience design (UX) – ISO 27001 certified
Aligning your Umbraco development with your objectives and bilingual audience needs. Expert website evaluation and remedial action covering usability, online goals and accessibility. S8080 employ user experience/UX tools including competitor/peer analysis, content audit, persona development, user journeys, IA and wireframe prototypes, ensuring audiences consume and engage with your content.

Umbraco Cloud CMS – content management system ISO / IEC 27001
ISO/IEC27001 certified Umbraco cloud hosted CMS for websites and web applications. S8080 can help solve complex Umbraco integration, single sign-on, CRM, configuration and workflow problems. Umbraco content management system software is open-source, freeing budget for requirements gathering, user needs, technical and security architecture and content migration.

Open source Cloud CMS – content management system ISO / IEC 27001
ISO/IEC27001 certified open source cloud hosted CMS for websites and web applications. S8080 can help solve complex integration, single sign-on, CRM, configuration and workflow problems. Open source content management system software is free, releasing budget for requirements gathering, user needs, technical and security architecture and content migration.

Umbraco cloud CMS support and migration – ISO 27001 certified
ISO/IEC 27001 certified Umbraco support and Umbraco migration. Helping with Umbraco optimisation, upgrades, maintenance, hosting, security patching, system hardening, development, training and 24/7/365 monitoring. For migrations, S8080 assist with transition planning and can provide code review, security and UX compliance audits of existing websites or applications before helping with migration.

Open source cloud CMS support and migration – ISO 27001 certified
ISO/IEC 27001 certified open-source CMS support and migration. Helping with content management system optimisation, upgrades, maintenance, hosting, security patching, development, training and 24/7/365 monitoring. For migrations, S8080 assist with transition planning and can provide code review, security and UX compliance audits of existing websites or applications before helping with migration.

Welsh / English bilingual Umbraco cloud CMS support and migration – ISO 27001 certified
ISO/IEC 27001 certified Umbraco support and migration. Helping with Umbraco Welsh/English optimisation, upgrades, maintenance, hosting, security patching, system hardening, development, training and 24/7/365 monitoring. For migrations, S8080 assist with transition planning and can provide code review, security and UX compliance audits of existing websites or applications before helping with migration.

Welsh / English bilingual open source cloud CMS support and migration – ISO 27001 certified
ISO/IEC 27001 certified open-source CMS support and migration. Helping with bilingual content management system optimisation, upgrades, maintenance, hosting, security patching, development, training and 24/7/365 monitoring. For migrations, S8080 assist with transition planning and provide code review, security and UX compliance audits of existing websites or applications before helping with migration.

Umbraco cloud CMS user experience design (UX) – ISO 27001 certified
Aligning your Umbraco development with your objectives and audience needs. Expert website evaluation and remedial action covering usability, online goals and accessibility. S8080 employ user experience/UX tools including competitor and peer analysis, content audit, persona development, user journeys, IA and wireframe prototypes, ensuring audiences consume and engage with your content.
Please get in touch if you have any questions about procuring services that S8080 offer via the G-Cloud framework – info@s8080.com

Oct 13 2016

S8080 now a Registered Umbraco Partner

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After working with the Umbraco CMS for many years, we are proud to announce that S8080 are now a Registered Umbraco partner. Being a registered Umbraco partner helps us keep to the forefront of the latest Umbraco developments.

Our experienced team of Umbraco developers have delivered many high profile and complex .NET based websites for public sector and private sector clients including the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC), HM Cabinet Office, CITB Construction Skills and Ministry of Justice.

Umbraco is one of the most popular Web Content Management Systems on the Microsoft .NET platform. It’s open source, meaning you don’t need to pay licensing costs. It’s also a very powerful and yet easy to learn CMS that is highly extensible.

It’s great to be part of the Umbraco family and we look forward to working with Umbraco over the coming years.

 

May 24 2016

S8080 help Nottingham City Council with new Umbraco website

Nottingham city council Umbraco website homepage
When Nottingham City Council appointed us via G-Cloud, we were delighted to learn that they had chosen Umbraco, the open-source CMS, to develop their new online self-service platform.

As an agency, our public sector clients tend to request either Drupal or Umbraco. The Council had spent time during their discovery phase investigating the suitable platforms for a large, busy local government website and Umbraco matched their requirements exactly.

Channel shift is becoming increasingly important for local government as digital transformation strategies are being realised in order to improve customer access to council services. Umbraco (and Drupal) are both powerful and flexible enough for the most demanding council and open source means they don’t pay a single penny for the software. This frees up budgets for the important stuff: user experience (UX), engaging designing and robust, secure functionality.

Nottingham city council Umbraco website mobile

As well as the obvious cost benefits of digital self-service, modern local authority content management systems allow a mobile first approach. This means users can undertake online transactions like arranging waste collections or making planning applications using their phones or tablets as well as their laptops and computers, making life easier for users and the Council. From the outset, our brief was to create a “great looking”, user-friendly, customer centred experience that could stand up against the very best local government websites in the UK. Here’s how we designed and developed the Council website:

  • We co-designed a clear top-task focused homepage
  • We broke down the content into compartmentalised areas to simplify the information
  • The Council’s brand colours were used consistently for content hierarchy
  • We developed a user-friendly column based dropdown navigation
  • The site was designed to be extremely accessible and fast to use
  • The CMS platform was specifically designed to enable the Council to add their own micro-sites
  • The mobile first templates we developed and tested across multiple devices
  • Our Umbraco technical developers Implemented Nottingham City Council’s preferred search solution provided by Funnelback
  • We created a suite of content blocks in which to build the content pages
  • We made it super easy for the Council’s in-house team to further develop the site by componentising and templating the functionality so it can be updated separately
  • We set up the server architecture and deployed the website which  is hosted on Microsoft Azures’ scalable cloud hosting platform
  • We will be providing ongoing maintenance and support, but typically 3rd level technical Umbraco expertise, so the day to day support on the website will be handled by Nottingham City Councils IT team

To find out how your organisation can use an open-source content management system for customer centred digital transformation, take a look at Umbraco and Drupal – two extremely capable and extensible CMS’s.

 

Nottingham city council Umbraco website screens

 

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