SALT LAKE CITY--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Utah.gov, the state of Utah’s official website, has been recognized again by the Center for Digital Government with the prestigious Best of the Web award. This year, Utah.gov took away second place.
“Utah.gov saves the state millions of dollars, and is a tremendous boon to our economy," said Gov. Gary R. Herbert. "In Utah, we work to make state services and information accessible to the citizens we serve, and Utah.gov plays a big role in that effort.”
The annual Best of the Web awards recognize state governments for outstanding portals and websites based on innovation, functionality, productivity and performance.
“We worked hard to create a strategy to integrate innovative solutions, execute in delivering quality services, and build a search-centric design for enhanced usability and more engaging user experience,” said Mark VanOrden, Utah Chief Information Officer. “We continue to fine tune the effectiveness of the website by implementing the best design principles, making the site even more useful to the citizens of Utah.”
Efficiency and economy is at the core of Utah.gov. Through constant redesign, reengineering, and innovation Utah.gov’s 1072 carefully crafted online services and over 20 million pages of dynamic content continues to help Utahns connect with state government. Utah.gov’s Smart Search and responsive design allows residents of Utah to easily navigate various state services to get the help or support needed. With a focus on making the large number of secondary pages more independent, the latest redesign provides engaging and visual content to make these pages more useful and act as standalone Web pages.
The Best of the Web award is just the latest in a series of good news for Utah.gov. Recently the website was recognized by the National Conference of State Legislators, The Public Technology Institute, Web Marketing Association, and International Academy of the Visual Arts. Utah.gov has received 14 awards so far this year.
To find out more information about Utah.gov
RSS feeds: http://www.utah.gov/connect/feeds.html
Utah blogs: http://www.utah.gov/blogs/
Utah.gov is the entry point to over 1000 online services and benefits over 2.7 million residents in the state of Utah. Utah.gov provides citizens and businesses with more convenient options for interacting with government. Through Utah.gov, citizens can find public meetings, renew their vehicle registration, buy a hunting and fishing license, register a business, find a transparent state budget, and much more. In 2012 alone, Utah.gov received an unprecedented 24 awards making it the nation’s most honored state website. Utah.gov is managed and operated through a public-private partnership between the state and Utah Interactive, the Salt Lake City-based official eGovernment partner for the state of Utah. Utah Interactive is part of eGovernment firm NIC’s family of companies.
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.