Colleges and Universities Work with OmniUpdate to Launch Mobile Programs


Content Management, Responsive Design, and Open Standards Framework Are Keys to Success

Camarillo, CAMay 21, 2013 – OmniUpdate®, the leading web content management system (CMS) provider for higher education, has been very busy in the last year helping their customers go mobile, resulting in a significant increase in new development activity that will have a long-term effect on the company's services.


OmniUpdate assists customers with developing responsive design templates or with creating turn-key mobile sites using HTML5 and a jQuery mobile framework. The mobile site offering includes a choice of design options and customized user interface. Regardless of the approach, both static and dynamic content updated on the customer's institutional website is reformatted for mobile devices or simultaneously updated on their mobile site using the OU Campus™ CMS.


The lack of internal resources to expedite mobile development seems to be the primary reason institutions are turning to OmniUpdate for help. The 2012 E-Expectations Report found that among college-bound juniors and seniors with mobile devices, "52 percent said they had viewed a college website on them, and 20 percent had done so using a tablet." Given this fact and others within the report, institutions realize they need to keep up with the changing technology trends.

 

Lance Merker, President and CEO of OmniUpdate, stated, "As a web CMS provider, we've been talking to our customers for some time about making mobile development a natural extension of their web initiatives. The time has finally arrived and there is clearly new excitement in higher education to take action."

 

Current OmniUpdate mobile customers (live or in development) include Allan Hancock College, College of DuPage, Community College of Rhode Island, Edmonds Community College, Harper College, Horry Georgetown Technical College, Iowa Valley Community College District, John Cabot University, Marylhurst University, Palm Beach State College, Shoreline Community College, Skidmore College, South Plains College, Southern Polytechnic State University, Tarrant County College District, The University of Utah, West Valley Community College, Western Illinois University, and Western Kentucky University.

 

About OmniUpdate, Inc.
OmniUpdate® is the leading web content management system (CMS) provider for higher education. The company focuses on providing an exceptional customer experience to its 40,000+ OU Campus™ CMS users who manage more than 700 college and university websites in the U.S. and around the world. OU Campus is secure and scalable, and empowers institutions to effectively manage their web and mobile presence by taking advantage of the latest technologies through its complete feature set, extensible tools, deployment flexibility, and community resources.

For more information, visit www.omniupdate.com.