ESC Region 10
In addition to our core business of providing website engine software and a suite of integrated databased applications, netStart Web Services also does custom design work. Region 10 Education Service Center already uses its own proprietary Content Management System and so was not in the market to use our software, but because they liked our design work the Region contracted with us to redesign their website. The new website design was unveiled on March 14, 2007 and has received many compliments on its pleasing and professional appearance.
The Cooperative Purchasing Network
The Cooperative Purchasing Network (TCPN) is a large scale initiative with members in over ten states. Most of the members are either public, private or charter schools, as well as city and county governments, colleges and state agencies. On January 25, 2007 TCPN launched its new website powered by our netStartEnterprise™ Content Management System. In addition to a large and ever changing number of members there are also a large and ever changing number of vendors that belong to the CoOp. In their old system, updating member and vendor information was an arduous process, involving converting data in various formats and file types into PDFs, and then using FTP to get these new files on the server. The solution for this was a customized database, programmed by netStart Web Services, with an easy to use interface for entering content into the database. The result was that a chore that once took many hours of work each week was reduced to the work of a few minutes.
When new Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Randy Mohundro, came to DeLeon ISD he wanted a new website that would make his district stand out on the web as a sign of the district’s professionalism and dedication to its core mission. The Superintendent’s solution for this was to netStart Web Services design a new, updated look for the district and to migrate the content in the company’s netStartEnterprise™ Content Management System. Once the new design was approved and the project up and running, the Superintendent saved his district some money by migrating the existing content himself, after one hour of training over the telephone. Since then, of course, he has added a lot of new content and values the ability to update his website anytime, quickly and easily. The result of Dr. Mohundro’s hard work can be seen here.
Westwood ISD needed a new website, with a more professional look and feel and a way to make updating it easy for their technology staff. The district’s solution was to have netStart Web Services design a new site and to provide our netStartEnterprise™ Content Management System to accomplish both of those goals. The new district website went live on January 9, 2007. Westwood ISD is also using our netStartClass™ Content Management System to power their classroom websites, such as this great one by BCIS and Computer Science teacher Mr. Jim Norton.