May 4, 2013 In News
JACKSON—One year after winning recognition as one of the best government websites in the nation, Mississippi’s official website, ms.gov, has launched a new mobile-focused design. Mobile visitors to ms.gov have nearly doubled since the site’s initial redesign in 2012.
The functionality of the new site accommodates users across multiple platforms and devices, from traditional PCs and laptops to tablets and smartphones. The redesigned site is touch-enabled for all mobile devices and automatically responds to fit the user’s screen.
“Technology shapes the way we interact with the world and use information,” Gov. Phil Bryant said. “The user-friendly redesign of Mississippi’s official website helps ensure that government information and services are open and accessible, even from mobile devices.”
Highly usable search, directories and interface enable users to quickly find services and information about transparency, employment, tourism, education and government. The site’s new mobile-first design and updated mobile application continue to incorporate innovative enhancements including interactive GeoIP mapping, statewide social media aggregation and live help.
“eGovernment resurgence is rooted in mobile,” Dr. Craig Orgeron, Mississippi’s Chief Information Officer and Director of the Department of Information Technology Services, said. “Our research clearly shows more people are accessing ms.gov from their mobile devices every day. That was the catalyst that drove this new design.”
The site redesign, valued at more than $384,000, was completed at no cost to taxpayers utilizing a self-funded model with Mississippi’s eGovernment partner, Mississippi Interactive.
About Mississippi Interactive Mississippi Interactive is the official eGovernment solutions provider for the state of Mississippi. The company builds and manages interactive government services on behalf of the state and is a wholly owned subsidiary of eGovernment firm NIC (NASDAQ: EGOV).
About NIC NIC Inc. (NASDAQ: EGOV) is the nation’s leading provider of official government portals, online services, and secure payment processing solutions. The company’s innovative eGovernment services help reduce costs and increase efficiencies for government agencies, citizens, and businesses across the country. NIC provides eGovernment solutions for more than 3,000 federal, state, and local agencies that serve 98 million people in the United States. Additional information is available at http://www.nicusa.com.