Vamosa Content Migrator selected to migrate Defra Website and Intranet

15th October 2005

Vamosa Content Migrator, the world's first and foremost tool to provide Extract, Transform and Load (ETL) to web content and documents, has been selected to undertake the migration of the website and corporate Intranet for the UK's Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra).

Working with integration partner, digital media giant Euro RSCG, Vamosa's technology was the obvious choice to deliver a web and Intranet content migration for Defra. This project forms part of a 2 year business change programme at the Department to consolidate and standardise all their web based communications.

Gregory Roekens, Technology Director at Euro RSCG said 'We were asked to provide a best of breed and best value solution to Defra's business content migration problem and Vamosa's tools and methods have the reputation as the Central Government standard'. The migration programme will run until May 2006 and involves the cooperation of a number of Defra suppliers such as IBM Global Services and Vignette.

About Defra:

Defra works for the essentials of life - food, air, land, water, people, animals and plants. Their remit is the pursuit of sustainable development - weaving together economic, social and environmental concerns. Defra therefore:

  • brings all aspects of the environment, rural matters, farming and food production together
  • is a focal point for all rural policy, relating to people, the economy and the environment
  • has roles in both European Union and global policy making, so that its work has a strong international dimension


Vamosa pioneers the field of Content Warehousing which is the capture, translation and storage of all business content (documents, web content, digital assets).

Vamosa produces the software and methods that enables its customers to exploit the full potential of Content Warehousing.

Announced components of the Vamosa Content Warehousing Suite include:

  • Vamosa Content Migrator - the world's most successful toolset for the extraction, transformation and loading of existing content from any store to any store.
  • Vamosa Content Porter for Vignette - allowing existing Vignette customers to audit and migrate V5 and V6 implementations to any ECM platform including IBM Websphere Portal, Documentum, Interwoven or even upgrade to Vignette V7
  • Vamosa Content Analyser - enabling organisations to really audit their web estate - empowering insightful choices when working in the enterprise content management systems space.
  • Vamosa On-Demand - real time processing of standardisation, classification and business process rules which it makes available to any workflow platform.

About Vamosa

Vamosa is a sector-defining software and solutions company specializing in the emerging area of Enterprise Content Governance (ECoG). Recognized as a global leader in ECoG, Vamosa is the only company that offers an integrated suite of products and services to manage the end-to-end process of discovering, transforming, deploying and maintaining content quality. Vamosa's solutions allow the world's largest enterprises and governments to analyze, enhance, standardize, monitor and maintain all forms of business content within a policy-based infrastructure of best practice methods. Organizations with Vamosa's ECoG solutions benefit from improved regulatory compliance, enhanced knowledge management and a lower Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) for content management.

The company has provided solutions and consultancy for content discovery, cleansing, migration and maintenance to some of the world's largest enterprises and government departments including, Cable & Wireless, Vodafone, IBM, Oracle and Volkswagen North America. For more information, visit

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