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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 (www.wv.gov) 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 (www.education.wv.gov), which is the first of its kind in the United States.

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