Guest author: Paul Murray

Paul MurrayPaul Murray was an environmental scientist by background, who somehow found himself in a digital role within Government. He briefly got back on his original career path and spent a number of years advising on the reuse of high volume industrial waste. However before long he was back working on digital transformation, motivated after feeling the pain that his industry partners felt when trying to interact with Government. He has an absolute belief that all Government services should be simple, fast and easy to use.

The second CWP meetup on analytics for the public sector

The second Common Web Platform (CWP) meetup was held at the Ministry of Social Development’s Aurora Centre in Wellington to talk about how to improve government website content using Google Analytics.
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First CWP meetup reveals what makes or breaks an intranet

The first Common Web Platform (CWP) was held at SilverStripe headquarters on 15 June, 2017. The event attracted over 30 people eager to learn about what trends we’re seeing in intranets and what to watch out for when building one. We also had demonstrations of what Government agencies are doing in this space. Continue reading First CWP meetup reveals what makes or breaks an intranet

Collaboration, co-funded development and a new document management module

CWP and MPI have used the co-funded development pool to improve the Document Management System (DMS) module, making it easier for all Government agencies to create, maintain and manage documents. Continue reading Collaboration, co-funded development and a new document management module

Relaunch of the Common Web Platform website

The website for the Common Web Platform (CWP), a platform as a service for NZ government sites, has just been revamped. It has had major changes to its information architecture and design, and now uses the new Wātea theme. Continue reading Relaunch of the Common Web Platform website

Releasing new themes for the Common Web Platform

The Department of Internal Affairs and SilverStripe Ltd have just released two new themes for the Common Web Platform (CWP), a platform as a service for New Zealand Government sites. These themes help government agencies quickly get their sites up and running. Continue reading Releasing new themes for the Common Web Platform