SALT LAKE CITY--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The official website for the State of Utah (http://utah.gov) recently unveiled a newly redesigned website. The goal of the redesign is to break down barriers between city, county, and state services, allowing online visitors to complete their business when and where they need.
“Government should always look for the best ways to serve people and today that means providing services and information online," said Gov. Gary R. Herbert. "Utah.gov has received high praise for its services and accessibility, and we must be sure to continue to build upon that success.”
After years of studying how Utahns use the website, designers have a greater understanding of how visitors want to interact with government online. As quick, frequent, online interactions become the norm for residents, they demand the same from government. The new Utah.Gov was redesigned to create unique entry points for simple, positive interactions with state government that provides local information and services based on the location of the visitor’s computer or device.
In order to help citizens find what they are looking for online, Utah.Gov has included the following featured sections:
- My City
- Government Headlines
- Open Government
- Citizen Engagement
- Digital Innovation
- Doing Business in Utah
“We are always looking for new ways to help the citizens of Utah get more from state government,” said Mark VanOrden, Utah State Executive Director, Department of Technology Services. “Utah.Gov has a reputation for delivering superior online solutions that enhance citizens interactions with state agencies.”
The new website delivers an integrated government experience that is localized, personalized, and individualized. Citizens can quickly get information and services for every level of government that serves them.
RSS feeds: http://www.utah.gov/connect/feeds.html
Utah blogs: http://www.utah.gov/blogs/
Utah.gov is the entry point to over 1,000 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 2014 alone, Utah.gov received 16 awards making it the nation’s most honored state website. Utah.gov is managed and operated through a public-private partnership between Utah’s Department of Technology Solutions (DTS) 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” six times, most recently ranked at No. 36 (2014), and the Company has been included four times on the Barron’s 400 Index. Additional information is available at https://www.egov.com.