Appnovation Technologies Helping World Trade Organization Adopt Open Source

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Global Open Source IT Services leader to develop large scale web property for international organization.

Appnovation Technologies is excited to announce that they will be assisting the World Trade Organization (WTO) in their initiative to adopt open source technology. Appnovation has been contracted by the international organization to design and develop the website for the Standards and Trade Development Facility (STDF) using the Drupal content management system.

Says Ana Steflea, Business Relationships and Solutions Manager & Chief of TAOSS of the ITS Division at the WTO, "The STDF needs a website which better reflects their significance and the scope of their work. Appnovation has impressed us with their focused yet sensitive approach to our needs and we have been very happy with the caliber of the team who have worked with us."

The WTO is the only global international organization dealing with the rules of trade between nations. The STDF is a global partnership between the WTO and other international organizations and supports developing countries in building their capacity to implement international food safety, animal and plant health (sanitary and phytosanitary, or SPS) standards, guidelines and recommendations as a means to improve their health status and ability to gain or maintain access to markets. The STDF site is strategically important to the WTO and provides programme guidelines, information on ongoing projects and grant guidelines and opportunities.

Appnovation will be redesigning and developing a new website for the STDF, its related virtual library and combining them both into a single Drupal website instance. This will be the first large scale Drupal project for the WTO driven by a mandate to adopt open source due to its scalability, cost effectiveness and ease of use.

"The WTO is another great example of an International Body / Government related Agency, recognizing the value of adopting open source solutions," said Bill Harmer, Director of Appnovation’s EMEA Practice. He went on to say, "we at Appnovation are delighted to be working with WTO on this Drupal development project and look forward to helping them achieve their web and online goals."

About Appnovation Technologies
Appnovation builds web, intranet and mobile applications using the open source stack. We specialize in Drupal, Alfresco, HTML5 frameworks, Hadoop, MongoDB and MuleSoft. Our Drupal development experience focuses on the development of corporate, community and E-Commerce web sites. Our Alfresco expertise focuses on the creation of content rich web sites with complex publishing controls. Our mobile development experience focuses on using HTML5 technologies to deliver both native and web applications to any mobile platform including iOS, Blackberry, Microsoft mobile and Android devices.

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Media Contact:
Isabel da Costa, Marketing Manager
Appnovation Technologies
604-568-0313 ext 112


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