A thriving user community
The team at the EUI are enthusiastic members of the Contensis user community. They often travel to the UK to attend events, meet with the Zengenti team, and talk to Contensis users from other universities. Our close network of users is one of the the reasons the EUI chose Contensis. Stephan Albrechtskirchinger, director of communications at the EUI, says: ‘Contensis impressed us with its network of other leading universities, and I believe that universities are a special community. For us this has been key, because we all address similar challenges, and we now have a very professional exchange with partnering universities.’
A significantly improved user experience
For an international institution like the EUI, it is crucial that visitors have rapid access, no matter where in the world they are. As Francesco says: 'a website, in the end, is a communication tool, and it has to be fast.' The EUI decided that hosting their site in our UK datacentres would provide the best experience for their global users. So, they worked closely with our professional services team to migrate their hosting to Contensis Cloud. We migrated their entire, large websites with minimal downtime. Their deputy director of communications, Serena Burgisser, says that user feedback on website speed has been ‘extremely positive’ since the move. Along with this quicker site, we have significantly improved the site's user experience, with a positive impact on the EUI’s PR activities.