Colorado Agencies to Participate in Pacific Platform Pilot
DENVER--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Colorado Statewide Internet Portal Authority (SIPA) and its partner, Colorado Interactive dba Colorado.gov, have invited four Colorado agencies to participate in a pilot for the new Drupal platform called Pacific.
“Having their comments and work experience with Pacific will help us to establish the best path for moving forward and migrating the two hundred plus CMS websites that are currently hosted on Colorado.gov.”
The purpose behind the Pacific pilot is to gain case studies that provide specific insight on how to best move forward with the migration of all other content management system (CMS) websites hosted on Colorado.gov. The four agencies, Colorado Department of Health Care Policy and Financing (HCPF), Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE), Colorado Department of Labor and Employment (CDLE), and the Department of Revenue (DOR), were selected to participate based on the dynamics that their particular websites will add to the case studies.
“We are thrilled to move into the next phase of our Pacific migration and the positive response we have seen since the introduction of the new Pacific platform has been an overwhelming success,” said Statewide Internet Portal Authority Executive Director John D. Conley. “Our goal is to provide the best experience possible as we migrate all of the existing Colorado.gov websites to the new platform and this pilot program will allow us to establish best practices to better serve our government partners,” added Conley.
The pilot agencies will be responsible for their site creation, design, content, conducting user interviews, attending trainings and ultimately, unveiling their new website. SIPA and Colorado.gov will be gathering feedback at every stage to provide assistance and determine what changes may be needed to move forward with the next stage of migration.
“These agencies will play a big part in the success of the project,” said Colorado Interactive General Manager Fred Sargeson. “Having their comments and work experience with Pacific will help us to establish the best path for moving forward and migrating the two hundred plus CMS websites that are currently hosted on Colorado.gov.”
A full training curriculum for the Pacific platform, including videos and documentation, will be available beginning on February 12, 2014 at https://Colorado.gov/goingpacific. Agencies will use this curriculum to learn the new platform during their migration.
About Statewide Internet Portal Authority
SIPA, a self-funded government organization established in 2004, serves as the oversight body of the Colorado.gov portal. Colorado.gov is the gateway to Colorado government and it is intended to be Colorado's single most comprehensive delivery channel for e-Government services. SIPA’s vision is to transform Colorado government service delivery through the use of technology, allowing a single point of contact for members of the public to access state and local government information, products, and services. In addition to free websites built on the Drupal 7 platform, SIPA provides technology solutions including Google Apps for Government, electronic payment processing (credit and debit card), geospatial maps, CRM tools, and cellular mapping solutions.
Colorado.gov is the official website of the State of Colorado (http://www.colorado.gov) and is overseen by the Statewide Internet Portal Authority. Colorado.gov helps State and local government entities Web-enable their services and is operated without tax funds through a public-private partnership between the state and Colorado Interactive, LLC. Colorado Interactive builds, operates, maintains, and markets Colorado.gov and is part of eGovernment firm NIC’s (NASDAQ: EGOV) family of companies.
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