NCS secures Australian Broadcasting Corporation's Web Revamping Project


Singapore, Wed Nov 18 08:23:00 GMT 2009


SINGAPORE, SYDNEY, 12 November 2009 – NCS today announced that its Australian subsidiary, NCS Australia, has secured a major contract with the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) to deploy a new web content management system platform. The deal is one of the largest web revamp projects in the country in recent years.
 

The project is a centerpiece in ABC’s efforts to enhance its competitive position through its current online leadership. ABC Online is Australia’s leading supplier of digital content and is one of the largest podcast and vodcast providers globally. The project will also allow ABC to adopt new technologies to drive greater workflow efficiency.


Under the contract awarded to NCS as the lead services provider, NCS will partner Germany-based CoreMedia to implement the CoreMedia Content Management System (CMS) technology platform for ABC. NCS will also migrate three existing ABC websites, including its flagship ABC News website (abc.net.au/news), to the new CMS platform. 
The new CMS platform will deliver a more streamlined editorial workflow, as well as accelerate the "time-to-publish," a process from uploading to the actual publishing of contents on the websites. The new solution will allow "time-to-publish" within seconds after the story has been approved for publication. ABC Online content makers will be provided with a customised, easy-to-use editorial front-end for easy content publishing.  


“NCS is delighted to contribute to ABC’s strategic growth plans. By delivering this solution to ABC, we will help the organisation build a strong and robust online foundation for future web initiatives. The project is also an important one for NCS as it presents an excellent opportunity for us to showcase our capabilities in the media arena and to expand our presence in Australia,” said Lim Yew Seng, Group General Manager, Global Business at NCS.


“We’re delighted that ABC has selected CoreMedia CMS as its strategic web content management platform. The contract confirms CoreMedia as the logical choice for major organisations such as ABC that need to engage their web audience with more dynamic content and secure a greater return on their web activities,” added Burghardt Groeber, CoreMedia’s Managing Director for the Asia Pacific region. “Reliability, scalability, ease-of-use and speed of implementation are all major project requirements for ABC, so CoreMedia will be working closely with NSCI Australia as an implementation partner to ensure we help ABC achieve its project goals.”


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About ABC
The Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) is Australia’s national public broadcaster, providing television, radio, online and mobile services throughout metropolitan and regional Australia, as well as overseas through the Australia Network and Radio Australia. ABC is Australia’s leading supplier of digital content to the public and is one of the largest podcast and vodcast suppliers in the world. For further information, please visit abc.net.au.
 

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NCS is a member of the Singtel Group and the leading information, communications and technology (ICT) service provider with presence in over 20 countries. NCS delivers end-to-end ICT solutions to help governments and enterprises realise business value through digital transformation and the innovative use of technology. Its unique delivery capabilities include consulting, applications development, systems integration, outsourcing, infrastructure management and portal solutions.