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Libraries, museums and cultural institutions were strongly affected by the coronavirus, and many of the new issues that arose needed fast tech solutions. We have a level of support that ensures that if a need arises, we’re available.
Whatever tech solutions we can provide have to happen very quickly and for very little cost, since the virus is also causing economic issues for most of our clients. Fortunately, we’ve been investing into a better tech process over the last few years that has reduced the amount of time and resources necessary to make small or big updates to our sites and databases.
Here are a few projects we’ve built in a very short time:
So how did we make all these changes easier? We’ve been investing in our tech process over the years by reducing the number of libraries, reducing the interdependence of code, creating more vertical modular systems and using the most simple language possible for the type of project, and abstracting code only to the level that’s actually needed. The data side was important to simplify as well, the co-mingling of data that happens on off-the-shelf CMSes makes doing something simple extra difficult if you’re doing anything beyond intended usage. All our tables are just pure data, and they’re easy to make, import, export and manage in the CMS.
COVID-19 forced us all to make changes to fundamental ways things are done, and when the changes required a tech solution, we were ready and able to make big things happen in a small timeframe and budget.