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DotNetNuke Better for Government Work
The Sprocket Report
This article has been updated on 7/21/2020 with the article entitled “Government Agencies Find Web Platform Satisfaction with DNN.”
"Good enough for government work" is an old phrase that has come to imply sub-par performance, but during World War II "good enough" for the government meant the best. Maybe the ironic definition arose as government information and regulation mushroomed in triplicate, overwhelming the offices of our public servants.
Increasingly, government bodies are turning to the web to help organize and access information. And DotNetNuke has emerged as the platform of choice for three main reasons.
In the past few years, the number of partnerships between Sprocket Websites and government offices has grown steadily. We use the word "partnership," with all its inherent meaning, because these are not just customers who buy a website, but teams of people who work along with us to build the right DotNetNuke solution for their individual needs.
Certainly there are many web solutions available to use, so why are so many public servants choosing DNN? There are three big reasons:
Wide range of functions
Say your department needs an events calendar, a repository for documents, a news page, a gallery of local photos and a way to get feedback from citizens. You could hire a web developer to research, design and custom code each of these features. Or your developer and you could browse the DNN Store for modules already built and pick the one that works best for your needs. And if you truly can't find the exact right module, custom creation is still an option.
Deep support network
DotNetNuke is a Content Management System built on the .NET framework by Microsoft. You may have heard of them. One million members make up the DNN community, including third-party module developers, website designers and training support. If your web guy suddenly joins the Peace Corp, you can get help from one of the other 999,999.
Easy to use
And also easy on the budget. Since DNN is a Content Management System, updating information can be done by staff right in the office as needed. We’ve been working with Henry County who just launched their new website. At our end of the partnership we built and configured the framework, but their staff uploaded almost two hundred pages of information. Between us, we have created a hard-working website that has been visited by thousands of people in the few weeks it's been live.
Government offices want to take advantage of the internet to store and share information. There are many solutions out there, but we are seeing a lot of people choosing DotNetNuke. Sprocket is proud to help them make their websites "good enough for government work." If you're looking for similar assistance, contact us today. We're happy to discuss the possibilities with you!
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I have been writing a blog with web marketing tips and techniques every other week since 2003. In addition to blogging and client content writing, I write books and a blog on local history. Other posts by Kate Gingold
I have been writing a blog with web marketing tips and techniques every other week since 2003. In addition to blogging and client content writing, I write books and a blog on local history.