Colorado Ranks Second in National Information Technology (IT) Survey

03-Sep-2014 to 03-Sep-2014

The 2014 Digital States Survey identifies and promotes best and emerging practices in the public sector IT community. The biennial survey grades states on multiple categories and determines an overall grade for each state's IT efforts in government.

The survey found that Colorado's transportation IT initiatives were forward-thinking, innovative and effective. In particular, the survey noted:
  • The Governor's Office of Information Technology (OIT) completed upgrades to CDOT's Systems Applications and Products (SAP) which opened 22 new business functions and increased business capabilities and accounting project systems. 
  • Colorado converted the Oversize and Overweight Permitting System to an online system that is integrated with the Colorado State Patrol with the port of entry monitoring to greatly reduce costs and improve efficiency and highway safety.
  • OIT and CDOT's use of Google Hangouts for video conferencing enabled cost-effective communications for CDOT's 3,000+ employees across the state. 
  • The survey also noted national recognition ("White House Champion of Change for Transportation Innovation") that CDOT received in 2013 for "CDOT Mobile", an app that gives travelers real-time information on highway conditions, speeds and major traffic projects.

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