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Content Management System to harbour the numerous websites of the different Umicore divisions

Content Management System to harbour the numerous websites of the different Umicore divisions

Company Profile

Umicore is a leading global metals and materials group with a unique position as the most innovative company in the business. Umicore aims to be at the core of new developments and is therefore a driving orce in  the industry.  Umicore’s products are at the heart of countless products, which are not only essential to everyday life, but also at the cutting edge of exciting new technological developments.

Umicore has numerous divisions, each bringing their own expertise to the business of metals and materials. Information and communication of each of these divisions is a vital part of Umicore’s strategic vision.


Building a single Content Management System to harbour the numerous varied websites of the different divisions.

High Level Project Goals

• Flexibility in a standardised environment
• Hierarchic security model
• Content Quality Assurance
• Ease of management
• Ease of authoring
• Ease of importing and integrating existing websites

Implemented Solution

We opted for the ”Oracle iFS” as the Content Management System for this project, because of its:
• rich possibilities in the modelling of contents, which delivers the necessary flexibility
• elaborated versioning model, enabling us to implement the necessary QA workflows
• complex user management and extensible ACL-security meeting the security model’s needs
• numerous interfaces, such as http, WebDav, FTP, NTFS, …, enabling authors to get their job done from any location, using the tools of their choice
• well-defined and very extensive adaptability, providing us with a proven model to alter the behaviour of the system as needed

The iFS platform consists of

• Operation System: Sun Solaris
• Repository: Oracle 9i database
• CMS: Oracle 9i iFS
• Application Server: Oracle 9iAS
• Webserver: Apache

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