The Sociedade de Desenvolvimento da Madeira (SDM) has just launched the new web portal for the International Business Centre of Madeira (http://www.ibc-madeira.com).
The International Business Centre of Madeira presently comprises of three sectors of investment: the Industrial Free Trade Zone, the International Shipping Register – MAR and the International Services.
SDM is responsible, on behalf of the Regional Government of Madeira, for the management, administration and promotion of theInternational Business Centre of Madeira (IBC).
The portal was designed and developed by Navega Bem – Web Design utilising the latest technology and allows user friendly and simple access to a vast amount of complex information.
Marketing Director Chris Szabo explained “The new site has been developed using the world’s most popular web site software available; Joomla. This powerful CMS framework allows our clients to keep track of every piece of content on their web site. Content can be simple text, photos, music, video, documents, or just about anything that you can think of.
A major advantage of using this CMS is that it requires almost no technical skill or knowledge to manage. And since the CMS manages all your content, you don’t have to.”
“Best of all, Joomla is an open source solution that is freely available to everyone. This in itself is a major advantage over proprietary CMS software because you are not tied to one single development company. If you want to change your web design company, you don’t have to redo your site.”
“In order to be effective and intuitive for the site users, the new SDM site uses some complex web technologies: ensuring full fitness for mobile devices, through a “responsive” design; it also maintains full integration with the CRM platform (Customer Relationship Management) of SDM, which allows for the capture and automatic processing of data and online leads; provides processing and automatic sending of newsletters; as well as the automatic processing of application documentation for investors.”
“Additionally it includes the integration of an automated job platform and the use of a CDN (Content Distribution Network) to ensure full availability of the site even in the event of a server failure.”