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Rock Valley College Chooses Estrada

Birmingham, AL (May 16, 2002) – Gandalf Development, Inc., an innovative technical solutions firm, announced today that Rock Valley College, located in Rockford, Ill., 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 higher education institution Web sites around the country.

Rock Valley’s new Web site will focus on enhancing communications and providing frequently updated information and news to its 8,300 students as well as faculty, staff, alumni and external audiences.

One of the critical elements in any Web site is the ability to update the site, yet maintain the design parameters originally intended,” said Chuck Brown, PhD, director of marketing for Rock Valley. “Estrada appears to address this need perfectly.”

Rock Valley also 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 provides the stringent security and central control required to handle a large enterprise Web site. As a fully scaleable technology, there will be no limit to the number of users or Web sites that Rock Valley 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 Rock Valley to work more productively and efficiently— enhancing Return on Investment and reducing costs significantly. Estrada’s built-in workflow, management reporting and development 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.

The Web renovation is part of an integrated marketing package from Stamats Communications, an Estrada partner. Stamats has over 40 years in higher education marketing, providing Web design, print production, and branding services to over 200 active university clients.

About Rock Valley College

For nearly 40 years, Rock Valley College has been an educational leader in providing quality, accessible lifelong learning opportunities, cultural enrichment and support for economic development. The comprehensive community college offers 36 technical degree programs, 45 certificates, and 55 programs of study leading to four-year transfer degrees.

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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