By: Diane Benjamin
Central Illinois Regional Airport wanted a new website, mostly to comply with laws concerning required postings.
As I stated in this article: https://blnnews.com/2016/04/19/cira-complies/
$50,000 was a ridiculous amount for a website. The bids received showed that. At the August meeting a company was selected:
The minutes state CIRA wants to “own the code”. I hope they realize that owning the code is useless if the website is written in a language not commonly used. If The Quotient Group goes out of business or decides in 5 years not to support the language they used, major changes to the site could mean re-writing the entire program.
Technology is changing rapidly. I hope they asked the right questions before awarding the bid.
The minutes are available at: http://cira.com/
See the “About CIRA” tab.