Beacon Technologies Partners with Higher Education to Provide Web Services

2012-02-27 17:48:00 (GMT) ( - News Providers News)

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Higher Education calls on Beacon for many different things, primarily custom web development and design, but also for mobile site development, digital web marketing, web hosting, strategic consultation and Google Analytics support.

/ Greensboro, NC - Since its early days, Beacon Technologies has had its hands in higher education. It all began in the late 90’s when Accenture hired Beacon as a subcontractor to build the FAFSA and Campus-Based systems for the U.S. Department of Education. Shortly thereafter, Bearing Point brought Beacon in to redesign and develop the website for Texas Southern University. Then, back in 2005, after evaluating many different content management systems, Beacon hooked its wagon to Hannon Hill’s CMS product, Cascade Server, which is used widely by universities. Now, in the last several weeks, Beacon has added Syracuse University, the University of Wyoming, the University of Scranton and the Wharton School (University of Pennsylvania) to an already impressive list of Higher Education clients.

“Cascade Server is a feature-rich, easy-to-use and well-supported product which is why so many colleges and universities use it,” says Mark Dirks, Beacon’s CEO. “The fact that we work with major universities all over the country now is a real testament to the great web technologists and customizable products that we have put together here at Beacon.”

Higher Education calls on Beacon for many different things, primarily custom web development and design, but also for mobile site development, digital web marketing, web hosting, strategic consultation and Google Analytics support. “Most university websites have multiple stakeholders involved because there are typically several schools contained under the university umbrella,” says Dirks. “I believe Beacon’s experience with large technology projects helps bring efficiency and cost savings by walking all the parties confidently and successfully through the process.”

Last year, Beacon worked with Winston-Salem State University to redesign its entire website with over 3000 web pages. After the project, Dr. Brenda Allen, the University’s Provost said, “Beacon’s experience with Cascade Server & proven web development methodology were key factors in guiding our Steering Committee and University through the entire process. They delivered a state-of-the-art website with the functionality and administrative capabilities that our students, parents, faculty, alumni and administration need in today’s technology.”

Here’s a sampling of Beacon’s clients within the Higher Education vertical:

Syracuse University
University of Pennsylvania
University of Hartford
Framingham State University
University of North Alabama
University of NC - Greensboro
North Carolina A&T University
St. Mary’s College of Maryland
Georgia Tech
University of Wyoming
Texas A&M University
American University of Antigua
University of Scranton
Randolph Macon College
University of Houston
Rollins College
Wake Forest University
Florida International University
Winston-Salem State University
Texas Southern
Albright College
George Brown College
North Carolina State University
Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary

“These relationships also lead to other education-related opportunities with clients like The Princeton Review and the Massachusetts Library Information Network (State of MA), which have been with Beacon for 4 years and 10 years respectively,” says Dirks. “I’m also excited about a few other major colleges that we expect to sign during this quarter.”

About Beacon Technologies:
Beacon Technologies, headquartered in Greensboro NC, has been a leader in web development, web marketing and managed web hosting since 1998. The company specializes in delivering web solutions that effectively grow its clients’ business through creative, easy-to-use design, driving more web traffic, improving conversion rates for sales and leads, and providing reliable web infrastructure. The company distinguishes itself not only due to the mix of custom, integrated web services, but by the deep level of technical expertise it brings to each specific area. As a result, Beacon’s customers can obtain a complete and effective web presence that automates, grows and connects their business via the web. Beacon was selected by Google as a Google Analytics Partner, by Hannon Hill as a Cascade Server CMS Development Partner, by AspDotNetStorefront as a Premier Development Partner, by Bridgeline Digital as its IAPPS Product Suite Solutions Partner for the Carolinas.

Heather Showstead
Beacon Technologies

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