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Kate Gingold
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Government Agencies Find Web Platform Satisfaction with DNN

During World War II "good enough" for the government meant using the best. In later years, "good enough for government work" was used ironically when the amount of government information and regulations mushroomed in triplicate, overwhelming the offices of our public servants. 

Technology has helped tame, organize and access that tsunami of data, but government agencies today are faced with the tricky situation of finding a web platform that not only completes specific tasks, but works well with their current departmental software while looking good online when used by their citizen communities. 

For a number of years now, Sprocket Websites has partnered with several county government offices to build and manage their websites. 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 DNN software solution for their offices’ needs. 

Certainly there are many web solutions available to use, so you might wonder why so many public offices choose DNN. There are three main reasons: 

Wide range of functions
Say your department needs an events calendar, a news page, a documents repository, a photo gallery, and a citizens’ feedback systrem. You could hire a web developer to research, design and custom code each of these features. Or, with your developer, you could browse the DNN Store for modules already built and pick the ones that work best for your specific needs. If you truly can't find the exact right module, custom creation is always still an option.

Deep support network
DNN is a content management system like WordPress, but built on the .NET framework by Microsoft, which is a rather familiar name in departmental offices. The DNN community has been growing a lot lately with new enthusiasm from third-party module developers, website designers, and training support. One big advantage of such an extensive community is that if your web tech suddenly joins the Peace Corp, you can easily find someone else who can help.

Easy to use 
And easy on the budget as well. Since DNN is a content management system, much of the website updates can be done by the office’s own staff as needed. We have worked with several counties and their staffs in partnership. On our end, we build and configure the framework, but staff members can do much of the other work such as uploading information, updating calendars, and adding news pages. Between us, we can create a hard-working website to serve the citizens of counties both big and small.

Using the internet to store and share information only makes sense for today’s government agencies. While there are many solutions available, a lot of offices choose DNN based on its record of success. Sprocket is proud to help any agency make their websites "good enough for government work" using DNN. If you are looking to update your current DNN site or make the switch to DNN, contact us today. We would love to discuss the possibilities with you!

This is an update to “DotNetNuke Better for Government Work" dated 7/23/2012. 

 

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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.

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