The 2012 Digital State Survey was recently published, awarding eight states with A grades for their digital initiatives; half of these states use Granicus solutions. The Digital State Survey, a biennial review of state government technology practices, is conducted by the Center for Digital Government, and published through Government Technology magazine.
The survey focused on IT leadership, service delivery, citizen engagement, innovation, and collaboration. Although Granicus services were not necessarily the championing factor in each of the A grades, the growing trend of winning government agencies partnering with Granicus is telling us we’re doing it right.
The A grade states are described in the survey findings as follows:
These states are trending sharply up. They demonstrated results across all survey categories. Nimble leaders use modernization to implement strategic priorities and operational efficiencies. They show evidence of meaningful collaboration. Performance measures and metrics are widely adopted. Cuts tend to be made strategically.
Congratulations to all states that earned high marks! Here are our Grade A honorees:
Utah tied with Michigan as the two top ranked states. The Utah Legislative Branch utilizes Granicus streaming video and government transparency solutions.
California easily has the most widespread implementations of our services, including the Executive Branch and at least a dozen more state agencies.
The Minnesota Metropolitan Council, appointed by the governor and confirmed by senate, recently worked with us to open an online citizen collaboration site.
Tennessee uses Granicus in its core: the General Assembly, the Senate, and the House. They were even recognized by the National Conference for State Legislatures’ Online Democracy Award for building the most transparent and user-friendly legislative website.
We would also like to congratulate all the B grade partners who are working hard with Granicus to create more open, accessible, collaborative, and digital government: Virginia, Iowa, Colorado, New York, Arkansas, and Texas.
See the complete 50 state digital survey report card here.