State Government Modernizes Portal, Drives Internet Usage With Improved Online Services

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Executive Summary

West Virginia's state government wanted to make better use of the Internet to provide timely information and e-government services to its citizens. However, the state's Web site offered minimal resources and did not reflect well on a government intent on raising Internet usage and education levels across West Virginia. West Virginia became the first state in the nation to migrate its Web site ( to Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007, increasing content by 547 percent to drive a 24 percent increase in site traffic. It also launched the award-winning West Virginia Education portal (, which is the first of its kind in the United States.

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