The Asian Development Bank Makes Primesoft a True Partner in Development
The business challenge:
Asian Development Bank (ADB) is a multilateral development finance institution dedicated to reducing poverty in Asia and the Pacific. Established in 1966, it is now owned by 63 members, mostly from the region. It is a global organization with over 2,000 staff from over 50 countries, and it has been maintaining various Websites for its different stakeholders' special information needs.
ADB has been outsourcing the development and management of all its Websites to a third-party service provider. After working with the same provider for five years already, it decided to bid out the project to new consultants at the end of 2004.
ADB’s challenge to Primesoft was straightforward: take over from the existing web developer in a streamlined and seamless fashion, and have the new systems up and running by January 2005. The various Websites’ operations were not to be disrupted, making it seem to external Web users that no turnover is taking place.
The Primesoft solution:
Now tasked with the management of ADB.org, ADB Media Center, and ADB Institute, Primesoft deployed a team of eight consultants who would be based full-time at the ADB project office. These consultants—one project manager, one assistant project manager, and six technical consultants—were all experts in their fields, and with experience in various Web development projects.
With attention to detail, diligence, and technical savvy, we were able to take over from ADB’s former Web service provider in the prescribed four weeks—and without any disruptions in the various Websites’ service.
Since then, we have been managing an average of 120 Web updates daily, and we have developed at least eight new functionalities, including: email notification, e-newsletter subscription, and printer-friendly versions of the Web pages.
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