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Kolding Municipality choose open source CMS

As the first municipality in Denmark follows Kolding Municipality a rising trend in the rest of the world and bases its website and intranet on open-source system Joomla

As the first municipality in Denmark follows Kolding Municipality a rising trend in the rest of the world and bases its website and intranet on open-source system Joomla

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While there are over 3,000 websites for public authorities in the world, based on Joomla CMS, Kolding the first municipality in Denmark on Joomla platform. Kolding Municipality is the biggest Danish public organization that uses Joomla.

Lots of flexibility

"We have for some time been considering a new website and have followed Joomla through a few years. We believe that we have a highly flexible, versatile and user-friendly system with lots of built-in functionality and even more expandability. At the same time we save expensive licenses and obtain a very competitive price compared to many landowners website systems, "says Troels recovery, Head of Kolding.

Kolding Municipality following a tendering process selected redWEB Aps as a supplier of customization, implementation, hosting and support. The new site is expected in the air around 1 June 2012. 

License systems under pressure

"In Denmark many companies see operational benefits of open-source systems. The public is a little more conservative and hold on known technologies. Therefore, it is very positive that a large municipality Kolding dare look beyond its borders and try new roads. Licence borne CMS systems are gradually under great pressure since we see a lot of well-functioning communities that work structured by road maps , "says sales manager and partner in redWEB Ltd. , Trans Anders Sørensen.

He is certain that within a few years will have several more public organizations on the Joomla platform.

Cooperation between the Municipality of Kolding and redWEB is also interesting because in many ways it breaks with the normal co-operation and instead is based on a balanced co -driven agile where the parties jointly to ensure the best possible outcome . And thus shows Kolding Municipality also a way forward for better IT solutions in the public and take a break with traditional thinking that one can describe all of the requirements specification and then expect the best possible outcome .

redWEB Ltd. is the world 's largest consulting firm in the Joomla CMS and marks a soaring demand from across Europe.

In the picture: Anders Trans Sorensen, redWEB (TV) and Troels recovery, Kolding Municipality (TH)