Dept for Transport dumps Stellent

A press release from Mediasurface:

The Department for Transport (DfT) has confirmed it’s commitment to excellent online communication, announcing the signing of a new £1.2m contract which aims to rationalize the infrastructure of its multiple public facing websites, including The consolidation project will tie together more than 30 existing websites and will be re-launched using Morello, content management software from Mediasurface.

Leaving aside the vendor’s inability to use an apostrophe properly… one wonders how this reflects on Stellent, which currently underpins (as any URL will confirm). Yet Stellent experts are in demand within the public sector, as this recent job advert indicates:

Populo have been retained by one of our major clients to recruit a wide range of Stellent Consultants for a strategic project within the Government sector. Populo are seeking to engage all levels of expertise from System Designers and Analysts through to Developers and Configuration Experts. Main tasks will include design work – template creation – interface development – configuration and implementation. These are both exciting and long term roles.

Transport is not currently one of the departments in ‘The Club’ of big Whitehall players (including Directgov) who have signed up to a five-year deal with Xansa, to provide a shared web platform.