Universities UK relaunches website to celebrate 90th year
Diana Warwick, Chief Executive, Universities UK, said: "Our new website celebrates UUK's 90th year in the best way possible - by bringing our web presence right up to date for the 21st century. It enables us to showcase UUK's policy and research work, our publications and our events, and will enable every higher education stakeholder to engage and interact with Universities UK's work."
"In today's world of 24-hour electronic media, our new website will be able to support fully Universities UK in its long-standing mission to be the essential voice and the best support for a vibrant, successful and diverse university sector."
The website, developed for Universities UK by BMN, was built using Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007, which allows value-added services including podcasting and RSS feeds. Features include a new home page identifying important developments, upcoming events and access to research outputs; a dedicated newsroom with a comprehensive media release archive; online events registration; a substantial policy and research section covering submissions, reports, and discussion papers on UUK's work; and powerful search functions.
Ryan Green, Managing Director of BMN, said: "BMN are committed to setting new standards for SharePoint solutions in the public sector.
Our strategy of applying the latest private sector best practice, the highest quality technical standards and the most competitive possible pricing model has delivered an outstanding solution for Universities UK that by far exceeds the quality and value of other public sector projects."
"BMN are leaders in providing customised, accessible, integrated SharePoint solutions at up to half the cost of our direct competitors and delivered within timescales often unseen in the public domain.
Remaining committed to providing the highest quality at the best possible value, BMN are delighted to continue to support the SharePoint strategy for Universities UK."
Further improvements and features will be added to the UUK website over the coming months.
BMN, a privately owned company founded in 1994, began providing software development services using IBM and Microsoft technology. A strategic decision in 2000, driven by customer demand, led BMN to focus on web based applications and custom solutions delivery using Microsoft technology.
Today the company has a distinguished and successful track record of providing graphically rich web applications, specifically in providing custom development on the Windows SharePoint Services platform and recent high profile experience on Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007. BMN delivers custom browser based software development services to multinational organisations and high performance mid market firms globally. The company designs and builds business information systems following professional industry standard Software Development Methodologies, and, as a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner, delivers systems to the highest quality standards to support interaction with customers or to facilitate internal management and communication processes.
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Universities UK is the major representative body and membership organisation for the higher education sector. It represents the UK's universities and some higher education colleges. Its 132 members http://www.UniversitiesUK.ac.uk/... are the executive heads of these institutions. Universities UK works closely with policy makers and key education stakeholders to advance the interests of universities and to spread good practice throughout the higher education sector. Founded in 1918 and formerly known as the Committee for Vice-Chancellors and Principals (CVCP), Universities UK is celebrating its 90th anniversary in 2008.