June 11, 2010 By News Report
West Virginia's official website recently got a makeover, based off citizens' and state employees' suggestions, that allows for easier access to government services.
With the same "robust content as prior versions," the site makes finding information easier with several new features:
The redesign was completed at no expense to taxpayers, according to its press release, and is the result of a public-private partnership between the state and West Virginia Interactive. West Virginia Interactive is part of eGovernment firm NIC's family of companies.
New York City adorned Times Square with giant quick response (QR) codes last week in a multi-agency initiative called The City at Your Fingertips.
While most of the QR codes direct scanners to websites for more information, some promise a free ringtone or chance to win tickets to a Times Square viewing of the Tony Awards. NYC Media is the agency behind the effort.
This Digital Communities white paper highlights discussions with IT officials in four counties that have adopted shared services models. Our aim was to learn about the obstacles these governments have faced when it comes to shared services and what it takes to overcome those roadblocks. We also spoke with several members of the IT industry who have thought long and hard about these issues. The paper offers some best practices for shared government-to-government services, but also points out challenges that government and industry still must overcome before this model gains widespread adoption.