IP Australia steps into the future with govCMS platform


IP Australia’s adoption of govCMS is an example to other agencies in delivering flexibility and simplicity to online services. The out-of-the-box platform can help help update the skills of engineering teams and harnessed across the workforce.

In the eight months since the federal government announced the launch of their new govCMS platform, websites from agencies including the Australian Tax Office, the Civil Aviation Safety Authority and the Department of Communications have all embraced the power of the open-source platform.

One of the most powerful features of govCMS is its flexibility. Now, agencies of all sizes are taking advantage of this deciding to take the platform as is, or adding extra functionality on top of the baseline features.

One agency experiencing this first-hand is IP Australia. As the agency responsible for administering intellectual property rights in Australia — including patents, trademarks, designs and plant breeder rights — their web presence is a crucial government service.

IP Australia’s migration to govCMS not only demonstrates the ability for a medium-sized agency to rapidly deploy a complex technology solution, it also serves as a successful example for other agencies hoping to both deploy an out-of-the-box platform and update the skills of their web teams, which can then be harnessed collaboratively across agencies.

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