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Voluntary Service Overseas (VSO)

London-based VSO selected Ixis to deliver a one year contract to revitalise its website presence and migrate to Drupal - the open-source content management system of choice for large organisations in the third sector.

VSO was established in 1958 and to date, 43,000 people have volunteered helping to fight poverty across the world’s least developed areas including Africa, Asia and the Pacific. The volunteers work across areas including health, participation and governance, secure livelihoods and education.

VSO previously used a closed source content management system but wanted to move to open source to avoid recurring license fees and benefit from increased functionality from a large code contributing community.

This adds to our portfolio of leading charities including International Alert which helps to protect human rights and save lives and Epilepsy Action working to improve the lives of those affected by epilepsy.

"Ixis were well ahead of the game with their Drupal experience and previous technical ability migrating websites across to the Drupal framework."

Chris Hebdon
Senior business analyst, VSO

To support the continued use of the Drupal content management system within the organisation we provided our service desk team to assist and answer any Drupal and website related queries from the VSO editorial team.

As Drupal was introduced to power more of the VSO sites Ixis provided a hosting service to accommodate the needs as they grew and changes, including Drupal multisite capabilities and a clear stage and production deployment pipeline for website updates.

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