Plone Case Studies
Based in Hong Kong, Global Hand, the "humanitarian eBay" uses Plone to map donations to NGOs. Global Hand is an NGO acting as a broker matching donations and needs to support NGO’s in their fight against poverty and disasters. It also provides branded Web sites for the United Nations Joint Logistics Center (UNJLC), the World Economic Forum (WEF) and Rotary International. All these services are based on the open source softwares Plone and Zope. This article investigates Global Hand experience and criteria to select these technologies.
A feature rich Open Source Core Electronic Medical Record for small medical providers developed with Plone. Core EMR functionalities: Patient History, Past Visits, Rx, Health Maint., Allergies, Labs, Vitals, Notes, and Procedures.
The United Nations Joint Logistic Center (UNJLC) has adopted Plone for its new portal providing logistic data to humanitarian crisis. Zea Partners was chosen to provide support and services to the UNJLC team.
The UPC BarcelonaTech website is an attractive forum for the whole university community, with internationally-recognised accessibility features.
Netsight were selected to develop a Document and Content Management System and public Website for Warwickshire Police. Working closely with their publications department and their e-communications officer, Netsight have built a system that helps them meet their obligations under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.
Effective Web content management remains a painful problem for many institutions of higher education. Old methods and tools used in maintaining static web sites are costly and inefficient, and the quality of content is often poor. Content management systems (CMS) offer solutions, but do you buy or build? And how to get buy-in from independent-minded academic units? How are new systems and capabilities integrated with the CMS?
The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) launched a Plone-managed website running on Windows servers, integrating with their Active Directory database to manage user accounts and Internet Information Services (IIS) to handle caching and load-balancing via Enfold Proxy. For security, availability and performance, Enfold Systems set up a staging environment for content management inside CDOT’s firewall, with content then published to a production environment outside the firewall. Single points of failure are eliminated by using a Microsoft Cluster Service cluster and configuring Plone to store content in MySQL using dual-master database replication in both staging and production environments.