Manukau Institute of Technology (MIT NZ) is one of New Zealand's largest and best performing institutes of technology, serving a fast-growing region with a multicultural population. Highly regarded by employers, MIT NZ makes its strong regional base an asset, while also developing an international profile. It provides over 1500 courses, supporting progression from foundation to higher level qualifications including degree programmes, and on to employment.
MIT NZ faced the need to do more with less, moving business processes onto the web in line with wider sector trends and student lifestyle changes. Implementing an enterprise-level web CMS was a priority. This needed to be a platform that MIT NZ could host and resource in-house and would have to support existing online business systems. The platform would also need to provide integration options for future replacement of core business systems including a Student Management System.
The new CMS should also be capable of scaling up to run multiple new websites and allow unlimited growth in both content editors and website users. The small web team had to learn it quickly, and become independently productive as fast as possible, so as to minimise vendor support costs.