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Takeaway: When engaging with potential vendors, government officers need to ask the right questions to assess their cybersecurity preparedness. By thoroughly evaluating a vendor's security posture, you can make informed decisions and build partnerships with companies that share their commitment to… Read More
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Note: This blog was first published on March 10, 2022, and has been updated to reflect new information and insights. Takeaway: The pandemic has accelerated the trend of municipal websites serving as a virtual town square—a central and welcoming place where critical information in shared,… Read More
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Note: This blog was first published on January 17, 2021, and has been updated to reflect new information and insights. Takeaway: Human-centered design focuses on the users and their needs at every stage of the design process. This approach integrates empathy and user feedback to create customized… Read More
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Human centered web design in action
Takeaway: Throughout my career, I've reviewed hundreds of government websites for accessibility compliance. I often found issues that are easy to fix but create barriers for people with disabilities. I focus on the 13 biggest county websites for this post. The top 5 accessibility problems I found… Read More
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Accessibility errors on county websites
Takeaway: Governments should adopt policies to govern web content since various kinds of web content are essential for community engagement. We need to guarantee accurate information reaches constituents. Drupal provides versatile content oversight tools, including permission settings and review… Read More
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Content governance for government sites
Note: This blog was first published on June 17, 2011, and has been updated to reflect new information and insights. Takeaway: Choosing a CMS for a municipal website demands a solution that prioritizes public service, transparency, and secure citizen engagement. While both Joomla and Drupal… Read More
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Takeaway: Securing data is a continuous process, not just a one-time action. When we talk about CMS migration, especially for sites with sensitive information, the focus should be as much on keeping data safe during the move as on ensuring its ongoing security afterward. As someone deeply involved… Read More
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Takeaway: Upgrading to Drupal 10 isn't just about making a technical switch due to Drupal 9’s end of life; it's a commitment to ensuring your government website remains secure, compliant, and accessible. By making this move, you're not only keeping your platforms current but also enhancing your… Read More
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Drupal upgrade checklist for government websites
As AI is steadily seeping into nearly every aspect of modern life, government website stakeholders are sorting through what’s new and next to explore possibilities, embrace advantages, and avoid pitfalls.  AI refers to a multifaceted mix of technologies, that draw upon advanced computer… Read More
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AI for Local Government websites