The agreement completes CWS’s
strategy to deliver open source customized digital solutions in web
CWS Srl, a leading Italian systems
integrator and leader in the field of multimedia installations and digital
solutions has established a partnership with Liferay
International Limited, the leading American player in the
development of software for open source portals. This agreement made our
Company a member of a restricted community - there are only seven
Liferay-certified partners throughout Italy - strengthening further our
portfolio of technology solutions.
This accomplishment completes a process
started in 2011, when CWS acquired its first subscription and
began developing projects based on the use of open source software provided by
Liferay. Over the years, our Company has become one of the reference points in
the use of these applications in Italy, implementing Liferay Portals in
important projects in the insurance industry.
To become a partner, companies must meet stringent
criteria imposed by the American parent company, which involve ownership of
complex skills in the use of software and a variety of business certifications.
In addition, Liferay also requires that its partners be equipped with a
commercial development plan at the national level and in which are identified
specialized individuals with ad hoc certifications.
One of the requirements to be met to become partner is
precisely to ensure continuous training and refreshing of some internal human
resources dedicated to work on Liferay products, and who are called to attend
courses and obtain individual certifications deemed essential to learn and
leverage the software.
CWS has chosen to travel this path in the digital
environment within a broader strategic vision and long-term growth to become a competence center able to offer customized and scaled digital
solutions to both
large- and medium-sized companies.
Luca Passini, CWS CEO
The definition of our partnership with
Liferay is an important milestone for us, as well as a prestigious recognition
of the work we began several years ago and that made of CWS one of the main
system integrators in Italy. It is not enough to make a request or sign a mere
agreement to become a Liferay partner; it is necessary to meet the requirements
of the brand and demonstrate advanced mastery of the open source. Though it is
called “free software”, it takes, nevertheless, complex skills to be able to
use such software in structured projects, just like we, in recent years,
demonstrated the ability to do.