Squiz today announced it will be hosting a new "best practices" workshop reviewing how CMS projects are delivered on time, on budget and to meet business needs.

Jon Ferro, Global Web Specialist at Informa, one of the worlds largest B2B publishers, will be presenting a case study on how he used open source software to deliver a Global Intranet in under 6 weeks.

The session - which is FREE and open to all web professionals - will explain how hundreds of companies like Informa, Boots and the Royal College of Nursing have used open source software to successfully introduce new web enabled services at speed whilst lowering their website and intranet production costs.

Squiz will also give you the inside running on how these projects are planned and implemented successfully. Attendees will learn:

* The six most common pitfalls for CMS projects
* How to use milestones to ensure the project is finished on time and on budget
* How open source technology will help you to reach your goals within budget and on time
* Why beta is better... how you can use web 2.0 project techniques to reap real dividends
* An in-depth demonstration of how to do this using the MySource Matrix open source CMS

Attendance, like Squiz’s open source CMS, is FREE, and people wishing to attend may register via Squiz’s website, at:


The event will take place on the morning of December 7th at the Adam Street private members club in Charing Cross, London, and will run from 9.30am through to 12.30pm.

Attendees will be able to take home a copy of the MySource Matrix CMS for FREE.... PLUS a copy of our latest white papers.

About Squiz
Squiz helps some of the UK’s leading organisations to gain more control of their web sites and intranets. For example, Oxford University, The Royal College of Nursing and Future Publishing all use Squiz’s MySource Matrix Content Management System to manage the publication of their websites and intranets. In doing so they’re saving money, improving the services they’re delivering to users, and gaining more control of their web development. We develop MySource Matrix as an open source product and then provide support services around it to help our clients get more value from their web spend. We’re kind of like the Red Hat of the CMS world. Our approach is successful because of the strength of our CMS and our experience in diverse fields. We’re also cost-effective because being open source, MySource Matrix costs nothing to acquire or use.

About Informa
Informa plc is the leading international provider of specialist information and services for the academic and scientific, professional and commercial business communities. Informa has over 150 offices in more than 40 countries and employs 7,500 staff around the world. Informa is the largest publicly-owned organiser of conferences and courses in the world with an output of over 10,000 events annually. Informa publishes over 2,000 subscription-based information services including academic journals, real-time news and structured databases of commercial intelligence. Informa's book business has more than 40,000 academic and business titles in print.

Published on: 12:00AM on 20th November 2007