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The challenge

Orange owned a CMS built in house over many years and wanted to move to Drupal as they rebranded their business.

Our approach

The technical team at Orange were fabulous. There was no need to fully outsource the Drupal work because of the obvious talent Orange had retained in the Digital team. Through working with Lead Architect Neil Jennings we planned a programme of work to ensure success for Orange whilst they moved to Drupal.

This included:

  • Training existing technical staff
  • Guidance on consultant selection for Drupal services
  • Architecture guidance on scaling Drupal in the cloud
  • Hosting Drupal on Amazon Web Services
  • Development consulting on best practices
  • Supporting on going development

The client’s view

Full Fat Things got us started with Drupal and helped us to accelerate our learning experience. Having them available to steer us away from common Drupal pitfalls and to provide tried and tested advice on how to build in Drupal proved invaluable – Neil Jennings Lead Architect.

Lessons learnt

At Orange the technical team were great, led by Neil they were in safe hands. We learnt that the right solution for each client is very specific and must be hand crafted. Whilst the default model when building websites is to simply provide a fully produced website in a box when great technical talent exists there is clear value in becoming a supportive extension of that team to help make great websites.