Consultancy

Open source software is central to the UK government’s commitment to delivering digital public services 

The flexibility, quality, efficiency, stability, security and performance of open source creates fantastic opportunities for public sector organisations to develop better user services for citizens and to achieve cost savings.

The Drupal community is growing daily, and there's a vast amount of free information, tutorials and modules available on the Internet. However when business deadlines are short you may benefit from our direct advice and knowledge gathered over many years of commercial Drupal work.

We can share our best practices, module knowledge, and architecture design for your Drupal project on a one to one basis. Our Drupal developers can provide you with advice and assistance on Installation, Upgrading and Theme building for your projects. If your staff are busy with deadlines of their own, we are also available to carry our required work for you either on an ad-hoc basis or as part of our Drupal support package.

Ixis are also experienced in working with media agencies and design studios who are looking for a solid and flexible content management system framework to power upcoming client projects. Our Drupal consultants can work with your in-house team to take the design and specification through to a complete and functioning Drupal site - including training your staff on the use of the software and any necessary maintenance tasks.

Get in touch, We would love to talk.

Call us 
01925 320041

Email us
hello@ixis.co.uk

As your website grows in functionality, content and the number of visitors increases, it's always worth having a health check. Or maybe you've just completed a development project and would like an independent appraisal of the delivered code. Your Drupal website might be under performing and suffering from slow page loading, white screens or unreliable functionality.

We will check your website and server for:

  •     Out of date and bug fixes to modules installed and in use.
  •     Drupal Core security status.
  •     Analysis of installed module code for common security vulnerabilities.
  •     Review of your theme build and files to identify bad practices.
  •     Database overheads and poor performing queries.
  •     Scheduled task processing.

Then our experts will produce a written report from their findings to assist you in making any decision about changes to your Drupal site and optimise your site so it’s running as efficiently as possible and giving your customers the very best user-experience. 

Get in touch, We would love to talk.

Call us 
01925 320041

Email us
hello@ixis.co.uk

Ixis Drupal Health Check Site Audit Report example

The Site Health Check Audit offered by Ixis was extremely insightful. Security is particularly important for an organisation such as ourselves and the audit highlighted a number of potential weaknesses, helping us to establish and implement patches accordingly.

Charles Creswell
Head of Information Systems at the Association of Corporate Treasurers
The UK Government has pledged to reduce ICT spending dramatically by using public cloud computing services.

So, what is Open Source?

Open source refers to a program or software in which the source code is available to the general public from its original design free of charge.  Drupal is a leading open-source CMS with a flexible and capable migration process onto its platform.  

An open source product such as Drupal means your budget will be spent on functionality and features rather than recurring licensing costs. With a community of more than 1,000,000 passionate developers, designers, trainers, strategists, coordinators, editors, and sponsors working together and a module directory of over 15,000 modules, there are thousands of eyes on the code, keeping it secure and up to date.

You don't need to be a technology expert

Read our illustrated 'Simple Guide to Drupal Open Source', for more information on the benefits of Open Source and the Drupal content management system for public sector organisations. It's available in a handy PDF download format as well as in print at conferences we attend.

Download Our Guide

Drupal specialist

Ixis is a technical agency specialising in Drupal development, hosting and support. Public sector organisations including Bristol City Council, Westminster City Council, Haringey Council, Thurrock Council, the Care Quality Commission, Bracknell Forest Council and The British Council trust in our ability to provide specialist technical expertise, agile development, consultancy and secure hosting platforms.

Our passion for Drupal and our G-Cloud accreditation are driving our work in the public sector as more and more local authorities, government departments, and non Departmental government bodies look to transform their digital services and realise the cost savings to be made by embracing the open market.

 

G-Cloud accreditation

G-Cloud is a UK Government initiative to encourage the adoption of Cloud Services across the whole of the Public Sector. Ixis was one of the first companies to be selected as a G-cloud supplier, and one of only three Drupal companies to join in the first round.

The transparency of G-Cloud, for example the publication of financial transactions and open pricing structure, fits well with our core values and the ethos of the open source community in general. Public sector procurement has come a long way since the introduction of the framework and we are proud to have been a part of this transformation.  

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How To Buy

Whilst working with the Care Quality Commission we put together a two-part series providing top tips from a buyers perspective.

Case Studies

We have a range of case studies and procurement examples that we are happy to share, please contact us for details on these. You can view a summary of our Drupal work with the British CouncilCare Quality Commission and Haringey Council.

To find out more about open source and the benefits of Drupal or how to procure Ixis services via the G-Cloud framework, please get in touch.

We would love to talk.

Call us 
01925 320041

Email us
hello@ixis.co.uk

Debunking myths

We explored some of the common misconceptions around open source in a series of posts from the Ixis team.

Let's work together

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