Posts Tagged: Portal

How to Accelerate New Employee Productivity

How to Accelerate New Employee Productivity Accelerating a new employee’s productivity rate is a goal that every agency strives to achieve. The onboarding process involves many time consuming elements. Everything from preparing new-hire paperwork, to ensuring equipment is ready on time, and reducing the onboarding cycle from days to minutes can help your agency save… Read more »

Video: New Utah.gov Website Takes Risks

As Andy Krzmarzick wrote in his post, the Utah.gov website re-launched today with a dramatic new look and new features. What do you think of their bold new focus on ‘Search’? They say that’s what most visitors did on their old site, so they took it to the extreme in this rendition. Another interesting element… Read more »

Kudos to Michigan

Yesterday, the State of Michigan rolled out a major update to the Michigan.gov portal. CIO Ken Theis, quoted in Government Technology magazine, suggests, “Visitors to the site can [now] access five times the amount of information without leaving the home page. It’s a more useful and pleasing site and it positions Michigan with one of… Read more »

Designing Government for the People

I was talking to a co-worker about our office’s reconfiguration plans, which involve merging divisions and training employees to handle a wider variety of customer needs. It’s a nice plan, and it is likely to benefit our customers by removing the layers they have to dig through to get to the services they need. In… Read more »

Two More Nails in the Government-wide Portal’s Coffin

Great blog from Andrea DiMaio of Gartner – Why gov’t-wide portals have a bleak future: leaner, more Agile Agency portals can solve the same probs, evolve with the new technology, & make more sense in today’s world of new/social media. Your thoughts? http://blogs.gartner.com/andrea_dimaio/2010/02/19/two-more-nails-in-the-government-portals-coffin/ “Should we stop caring about the user interface, which has been sucking… Read more »

Redoing a website in 6 weeks… NEED your input!

Hi guys – I’ve been away for a while due to a new little project I’ve immersed myself in… while we have kept putting off the need to redo our website as we focused on delivering really challenging projects for the past few years (Abu Dhabi permits portal, Houston migrated off a mainframe in 90… Read more »