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Internet and intranet development is a sub-set of general software development and follows many of the same guidelines and requirements. It is, however, a specialised field that requires specific knowledge. Gone are the days of a simple HTML web site being sufficient representation of a company in the online world. Today's world sees a proliferation of enterprise portals; B2B and B2C e-commerce; online transaction processing and payment gateways; up to the minute order/shipping/issue tracking; web services of all descriptions providing information from news and weather to financial information; electronic transactions of all descriptions; and the list goes on.

Presence Systems can design and implement web portals and e-commerce systems of any size for any type of client. Specialising in Microsoft internet technologies, our trained and certified systems architects can design systems from simple web sites and small online shops through to enterprise portals and large scale e-commerce systems. No matter what scale of project, we apply industry best practice tools and methodologies, including adherence to the Unified Process for software development and project management, automated build and unit test, software configuration management and source control, change control and document management. Our quality management system ensures that these best practices are adhered to at all times.

".NET is the Microsoft Web services strategy to connect information, people, systems, and devices through software. Integrated across the Microsoft platform, .NET technology provides the ability to quickly build, deploy, manage, and use connected, security-enhanced solutions with Web services. .NET-connected solutions enable businesses to integrate their systems more rapidly and in a more agile manner and help them realise the promise of information anytime, anywhere, on any device"
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The .Net Framework is central to Microsoft's entire platform and the backbone of its software architecture for the foreseeable future. Presence Systems' expertise in Microsoft technologies, backed by our status as a Microsoft Certified Partner, ensures our ability to deliver world class solutions based on .NET technologies. Our experience in delivering a wide range of custom solutions for real-world requirements means our clients not only have the best software technology available, but also the best design to suit their business requirements and budget.

Presence Systems' trained and certified solutions architects can design internet and intranet solutions to suit any requirements. Our in depth knowledge and experience with products such as Microsoft ASP.NET, Dot Net Nuke, Microsoft SharePoint Portal Server and Microsoft Content Management Server provide our clients with leading edge solutions to all kinds of online requirements. Our billing products and services further enhance our ability to offer the widest range of solutions possible.

Web Portals

A web portal, or enterprise portal as it is often called, is, as the name suggests, a portal, door, gateway, call it what you like. The key is to determine what it is a portal to, and this differs for each and every organisation. For some it is a gateway for customers to do online purchasing, check the status of their order, pay accounts, access research and marketing material on products and services. For others it might allow remote service or sales personnel to track and log service calls, sales orders, or view customer information via the enterprise CRM system. For still more organisations it could allow distributed offices around the world to access enterprise applications and data.

The key to designing any portal is to fully understand the requirements of the client, examine the opportunities a portal may provide, and apply knowledge of the available technologies to produce a design that gives real benefit to the client. Products such as Microsoft SharePoint Portal Server allow such portals to become reality.

Content Management

Content management systems come in all shapes and sizes, from simple HTML authoring tools to enterprise systems designed to manage and allow access to a wealth of enterprise knowledge and data stored in a multitude of formats including computer generated data, documents, spreadsheets, reports, multimedia and more. Products such as Dot Net Nuke, an open source framework for creating and managing web sites through to Microsoft Content Management Server, Microsoft's enterprise level content management tool, allow the most appropriate solution for the size and budget of a project to be applied.

Web Design

The design of your web site should never be an afterthought, or worse, a template. For many organisations their web site has become their primary public face, in some cases it is the only public face. A prospective client can make a first impression of your entire organisation in seconds based on the design of your web site, even before they have begun to view the content. Once they begin to use your site, their experience within the site will determine how long they stay and what they will do while they are there.

Good web design is like any creative process, it should involve both client and designer, and it should provide original, creative ideas.  Web design is an altogether unique area of expertise, quite unlike say press or television advertising.

Presence Systems makes no claim to expertise in web design. Instead, we have developed a working relationship with a recognised leader in new media design, Neo Interactive Media. Together we have delivered a number of world class web sites combining excellent design with powerful technology. Below are some examples of our collaborative work:

Peet & Company
Terrace Men

Neo Interactive Media also designed our web site.