Citizens often interact with state government through agency websites. This has led to the creation of over 160 websites by North Dakota state agencies, boards, and commissions. These sites have been developed in an uncoordinated manner, from both a technology and a business perspective. The current disjointed development method has contributed to numerous problems:
These issues are not uncommon to government, which is why many states have implemented an enterprise website platform. Following the general models used by Georgia, Arizona, and others, North Dakota's platform:
The State Website Platform allows agencies to have full-featured websites for $35/mo without any additional up-front development costs or ongoing maintenance fees.