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IN.gov is honored to be recognized as a finalist for the 2014 Best of the Web Awards, a joint venture between Government Technology, (www.govtech.com) and e.Republic’s Center for Digital Government. The Best of the Web Awards are intended to highlight the best public sector websites and Web applications across the United States.
“The Indiana Office of Technology is pleased to accept this prestigious recognition from Government Technology and e.Republic. Each year we strive to ensure the IN.gov program provides user-friendly, efficient and innovative services to Indiana constituents. This award allows us to validate the efforts taken, and push us to provide additional services and features in years to come,” said Robert Paglia, Deputy CIO at the Indiana Office of Technology.
The Best of the Web Awards are judged in three categories – state, city, and county. Almost 300 government websites were nominated based on their innovation, functionality, efficiency, and economy. The judging panel comprised of last year’s winners, former government officials, and executives from the Center for Digital Government.
The recent IN.gov redesign included a significant number of enhancements that benefited visitors to the site. This included swipe functionality for users with touch screen services, statewide office listings on an easy to use map, a video tour to help users navigate the fresh design, and much more. In addition to design features, the IN.gov categories were restructured to allow users to locate services more intuitively.
In order to create a unique and customizable experience, IN.gov unveiled the my.IN.gov Portal. Users can create an account through existing social logins to personalize their IN.gov experience and provide quick access to the services they utilize the most. Additionally, location-based information is displayed, which includes travel information and state offices based on the user’s current location.
The IN.gov website is visited by over 3.8 million unique users per month, of which nearly 40 percent are mobile users. To help meet the demands of mobile users, the state of Indiana streamlined the responsive design that allows mobile users to view content easily on any device.
The IN.gov Team is proud to be considered a finalist for the 2014 Best of the Web and looks forward to future innovations for IN.gov, the official website for the state of Indiana.
IN.gov is the official website of the state of Indiana (www.IN.gov) and a service of the Indiana Office of Technology. The IN.gov program is a collaborative effort between the state of Indiana and Indiana Interactive. Indiana Interactive is the official eGovernment solutions provider for the state of Indiana. The company builds and manages interactive government services on behalf of the state and is a wholly owned subsidiary of eGovernment firm NIC (NASDAQ: EGOV).
Founded in 1992, NIC (NASDAQ: EGOV) is the nation’s leading provider of official government websites, online services, and secure payment processing solutions. The company’s innovative eGovernment services help make government more accessible to everyone through technology. The family of NIC companies provides eGovernment solutions for more than 3,500 federal, state, and local agencies in the United States. Forbes has named NIC as one of the “100 Best Small Companies in America” five times, most recently ranked at No. 11 (2013), and the company has been included four times on the Barron’s 400 Index. Additional information is available at http://www.egov.com.