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University of South Alabama Health System Chooses Estrada

Birmingham, Ala. (May 8, 2002 ) – Gandalf Development, Inc., an innovative technical solutions firm, announces that the University of South Alabama has selected Gandalf’s Web development and management environment, Estrada Web Technology, to redesign and manage its Internet site. Providing a total Internet solution in one flexible platform, Estrada is fast becoming the Web content management system of choice for leading health care Web sites around the country.

As the largest medical complex on the central Gulf Coast, USA Health System is eager to enhance communications with its many audiences via the Internet. The new Web site will focus on providing news and frequently updated information to patients, faculty, staff and medical students.

“The Health System chose the Estrada product because of the depth of information we need to present and the high number of authors we need to have maintain it,” said Melissa Bowden, USA Web marketing specialist. “With Estrada, we expect the USA Health System Web site to continue to grow stronger, with greater consistency and easily updateable information.”

USA Health System chose Estrada for its proven abilities to allow users of all skill levels to create and update Web information. What sets Estrada apart from other Web development and content management tools is its ease of use. Non-technical users can begin authoring after a short two-hour training session.

“Estrada trainers make the product easy to understand," Bowden added.

Estrada also provides the stringent security and central control required to handle a large enterprise Web site. As a fully scaleable technology, there is no limit to the number of users or Web sites that USA Health System can create and manage. As a cross-platform and server-based technology, Estrada allows user access from Windows, Apple or Linux operating systems, or handheld computing devices—anywhere with an Internet connection.

Estrada will allow USA Health System to work more productively and efficiently— enhancing Return on Investment and reducing costs significantly. Estrada’s built-in workflow, management reporting and development and tools reduce the time and effort required to maintain existing sites and deploy new ones.

While Estrada is ready to use “out of the box,” this total Internet solution also makes it easy for clients to create custom functionalities and integrate existing computing systems using Estrada’s flexible development platform and development kits.

About the University of South Alabama

The University of South Alabama Health System is a vibrant and expanding academic medical center, providing all facets of medical education, research and patient care. Located in Mobile, Ala., the USA Health System comprises four hospitals and a nationally known medical school.

About Gandalf Development, Inc.

Gandalf Development, Inc. is a technology firm with expertise in Internet and other applications development, enterprise management consulting and contract services. Gandalf’s large national client base includes Fortune 500 corporations, federal and state government and other leading companies and non-profit organizations. Company and product information is available on the Web at estrada-onstage.com, by calling 205.824.0056 ext. 226, or emailing .










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