Reducing IT Dependencies with dotCMS Cloud

Staying up-to-date on the latest dotCMS upgrades and security fixes without overtaxing IT resources

The Challenge

Located in northwestern Wyoming, Northwest College is a small community college serving around 2,000 students from all around the United States, as well as around the globe. As an educational institution that prides itself in being student-centered and forward-thinking, their web team was looking for a way to be extremely efficient and effective with their limited time and resources.

When looking to implement a CMS, Northwest College turned to dotCMS as a way to decentralize their web content maintenance. dotCMS met many of their higher education requirements right out of the box, making it an easy choice for the web team at Northwest College. However, because they have such a limited web team, Northwest College needed an easy way to make sure they stayed up-to-date on the latest dotCMS upgrades and security fixes without overtaxing their resources. For this, they moved their site to dotCMS Cloud.

The Solution

Moving to dotCMS Cloud made sense for Northwest College because they knew they needed to reduce their dependency on IT when it came to maintenance and upgrades. They have access to dotCMS support engineers to help with any issues, roadblocks, or questions that come up. On the cloud, their dotCMS installation is always up-to-date with platform enhancements, upgrades, as well as the latest dotCMS code. This means Northwest College can easily keep pace with the latest technology upgrades without taking away from the valuable time and resources of their limited web team.

“Being on the Cloud has been a lifesaver for me. I try to upgrade our dotCMS instance at least once a year and the support I get from dotCMS to do that is critical. I couldn’t do it on my own.”

Carey Miller Web Developer | Northwest College