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Technology is ever-changing. Keeping teams trained up while maintaining day-to-day operations is a hurdle. Hiring a digital consulting agency can get your digital projects moving forward without having to wait.

In-house technical teams are a huge asset for global institutions. Working with a 3rd party consultant to guide the redevelopment of your online eco-system enables:

  • An outsider’s point of view: an expert hand to guide the foundation of your system, and training to create self-sufficiency in the process.
  • Extra manpower without permanent hires: expert teams ONLY while you need them, to tackle the complex parts and talk through the approach to pass along the knowledge.
  • Specialized help: technical experts as required, ad-hoc to pinpoint security, scalability, performance and overall approach.
  • Unbiased advice: knowledge and input based on your project goal, not politics.
  • Overall cost savings: avoid costly rebuilds and save time with expert guidance.

This was exactly the case for Okanagan College. Their in-house team of developers was completely capable of getting all the heavy lifting done, they needed a third-party vendor that provided guidance and knowledge to assist and educate their team through the redesign of their site build. Acro Media was happy, and privileged, to provide that guidance and training to get the project off the ground and across the finish line.

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In-house IT team supported through the build and launch of their site on a flexible CMS.

Okanagan College is a public post-secondary educational institution in British Columbia, Canada. They provide a wide range of academic, vocational, trades, apprenticeship, continuing education programs and courses. Their website provides recruits, students, faculty, staff and their community with online applications, program information, scheduling and class material, as well as providing an event calendar, emergency alerts and controls digital signage. 

With lofty goals and high demand for a platform upgrade, Okanagan College’s development and front-end marketing team were frustrated with their current inflexible tool. It required extensive hours of IT time in order to align with business operations and the desire for a vastly improved experience for everyone that had to interact with it.

Independently designing a new architecture on a completely new CMS is a daunting task for many companies to take on, even with an experienced in-house team of developers. As they dove into the project, Okanagan College recognized that there was an expertise gap within their organization. This sparked the conversation with our team to assist with the architectural design, educational learnings and build of their new site.

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Tackling a new platform with a full in-house development team feels like a realistic goal. In truth, introducing new technology can often reveal expertise gaps.

Working with best-in-class software consultants that can teach your development team is a real and effective solution for getting them trained up to build, maintain and improve new systems.

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