Defence signs multimillion content management contract

The Department of Defence has signed a three-year agreement for a web content and work-flow management enterprise solution, for an undisclosed sum, believed to be somewhere in the range of millions of dollars.

Defence's CIO Patrick Hannan, said the agreement is the result of a collaboration between the department and content management specialists HarvestRoad to develop a web content management solution suited to organisations of the same scale and as diverse as the department.

Hannan said the solution will provide the department with an industrially robust product with functionality specifically suited to Defence.

The solution uses a software product called HarvestRoad Hive to deliver secure, personalised content in a scalable and cost effective manner, he added.

Initially Defence will use the HarvestRoad Hive product to establish a number of intranets, including its Chief Executive instructions and Australian Defence Force pay and conditions.

"HarvestRoad Hive also offers some exciting opportunities that are now being evaluated in the area of learning content management for our e-learning initiatives," said Hannan.

A CIO Intranet site was used as the pilot for the roll-out.

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