International Alert (IA) are one of the world's leading peace building organisations, with more than 30 years of experience laying the foundations for peace.
They do fantastic work around the world as well as encouraging supporters to get involved. They also provide a wide range of publications, training, research and consultancy.
IA's website - www.international-alert.org - was built in Drupal by a previous agency and was a successful launch. IA's own technical team have the knowledge and skills to maintain the site day-to-day but found that support for additional development on the site was lacking.
After working (unsuccessfully) with a couple of other agencies, IA turned to Adaptive in 2014 to help them move forward and we have been working successfully together ever since.
Services provided to International Alert have included ongoing support for the site and help/advice/training where necessary for the internal web team at International Alert. We've also added numerous pieces of new functionality to the site, including improved blog sections, improvements to the responsive/mobile layouts of the site and restructuring of the "Projects" section of the website to better suit the information to be promoted.
Adaptive also supported the IA team in migrating their Drupal website along with other assets from their previous server to a new hosting environment on the Azure platform. This was achieved within a very short timeframe and with no disruption or downtime on the sites being migrated.
A major piece of development work for IA came in 2016 when, as part of their 30th anniversary celebrations, the organisation launched a new brand. As part of this, we worked closely with the IA team to redesign and restructure the whole site based on their new branding. Timescales were tight but the main redesign was completed in time for the re-launch in a little over three weeks. Read more about the project here.
We continue to further develop the website alongside IA, including planned improvements to the multilingual capabilities of the site.
"We came to Adaptive in 2014 and, having come from other support companies, we've found them both professional and personable. They have a hardworking team with a great understanding of Drupal and very good communication skills.
"They can easily explain technical issues to non-technical people in our team, but also understand what we ask of them, however vague we can be! They deliver to a fast but also realistic timeframe and, compared to others, offer good value for money. As a support company, Adaptive deliver just what we need."
Andreas Kyriakides, Web Development Officer, International Alert