HARTFORD, Conn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Connecticut recently launched a complete redesign of the state’s official state website, CT.gov. The all-new mobile-first, responsive design site allows CT.gov to be accessed across multiple devices providing an optimal user experience for phone, tablet, and desktop users. Along with the new layout and new features, CT.gov aims to make government services more accessible for online visitors to conduct business with the state through increased usability, customer service, transparency, and accessibility.
"In the 21st Century, the state's online presence is our virtual welcome mat, and we want to ensure that businesses, residents, and visitors alike have the tools they need to conduct business with the state over their computers in a way that eliminates redundancy and improves usability for users," Governor Dannel P. Malloy said. "This modernization was no doubt long overdue and needed, and as its development continues, we are keeping an eye towards ensuring that new features continue to be added that increase the number of online interactions available for users and make it as easily accessible as possible."
The new CT.gov provides state government information through a new topic-driven approach that focuses on getting the end user to the information they need in the most efficient manner on any device. Rather than organizing the content by state agency, the information is organized into eight main topics on the CT.gov homepage. This approach connects visitors with the state services and information they need, without having to know which state agency it may fall under. The eight main topics on the homepage represent the areas citizens are interacting most with Connecticut state government.
“This has been a tremendously collaborative design effort with agencies and our implementation partner,” Connecticut Chief Information Officer Mark Raymond said. “I am thrilled that the new design makes it easier to access state government and I look forward to bringing even more electronic services to our citizens and businesses.“
Along with the updated CT.gov Portal, Connecticut launched new websites for the Office of the Governor and Office of the Lieutenant Governor, providing the latest news and information from both offices at your fingertips.
The new CT.gov also includes a redesigned business portal that centralizes the state’s business-related services with the goal of encouraging the private sector to operate and expand businesses in Connecticut. The four new websites are part of Connecticut’s major modernization process for the state’s online presence.
For more detailed information, visit the CT.gov walkthrough page.
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Connecticut Interactive, LLC is the official eGovernment solutions provider for the state of Connecticut. The company builds and manages interactive government services on behalf of the state and is a member of the NIC 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 http://www.egov.com.