Press & Recognition

2018

State of Georgia websites rank 4th overall in the nation
In its 2018 report, the Information Technology & Innovation Foundation (ITIF) ranked Georgia state websites highly. Georgia.gov received #1 primary state website, and the 5 state sites they evaluated were #2 for average page load speed and #4 overall. Additionally, DOR ranked #2, and DPH and DPS each ranked #3 in their respective categories.

2017

"State of Georgia receives 2017 Government Experience Award"
Recognized for their work in creating websites and digital services that are user-centric and more accessible to Georgia citizens, the Digital Services Georgia team was honored with the Overall State Government Experience award by the Center for Digital Government.

"Georgia is using Alexa to reach more disabled residents"
Georgia becomes one of the first to extend its informational and transactional services onto Amazon's voice-driven platform, Alexa, making content accessible for Georgia citizens.

2016

"GTA's Nikhil Deshpande named to 40 Under 40"
Digital Services Georgia Director, Nikhil Deshpande, is named as one of the Atlanta Business Chronicle's 2016 40 Under 40 recipients.

"GTA's web accessibility initiative receives national IT award"
Digital Services Georgia is recognized for their initiative to ensure the accessibility of state websites to people with a range of disabilities.

"Perspectives with Condace Pressley"
Episode 3.27.16 focuses on the benefits of using Georgia.gov. WSB's Condace Pressley interviews Digital Services Georgia Director Nikhil Deshpande, and Editorial Director Bethany McDaniel.

"Georgia.Gov: Five Years with Drupal"
Phase2 Technology's Sara Olson discusses the improvements we've seen for the Digital Services Georgia platform since switching to Drupal 5 years prior.

2015

"Embracing & Managing Negative Feedback"
Georgia stands as an example on how to handle negative feedback on social media.

"Entrepreneurship and innovation in state government: The story behind GeorgiaGov"
Marketing Director Peter Lee, and Digital Services Georgia Director Nikhil Desphande explain the benefits of the Digital Services Georgia platform.

"Face to Face with Commendable Communicators: Bethany McDaniel, Georgia.gov Interactive"
Editorial Director Bethany McDaniel talks with Kerry Shearer about her take on dealing with negative comments and finding the voice of your organization within social media.

2014

"How Georgia's Portal Embraces Responsive Design"
Written by GeorgiaGov's, Nikhil Deshpande, Peter Lee and Christina Lingga for StateTech Magazine.

2013

"Georgia Goes Drupal"
NextGov by Joseph Marks.

"Georgia Saving Millions with Open Source Technology" 
by Acquia's Brian Heaton.

"15 states jump on the responsive web design bandwagon"
As of last year, only 15 states had their main .gov websites responsive. Digital Services Georgia was one of the first along with Michigan and Utah back in 2012.

Drupal
Digital Services Georgia Case Study

2012

"Why Big Sites Run Drupal"
Government Technology's Jessica Meyer Maria uses Digital Services Georgia to illustrate Drupal's benefits for government agencies.

"Georgia Technology Authority Case Study"
A case study by Amazon Web Services on GeorgiaGov's choice for cloud hosting.

2011

"Georgia.Gov has Drupal on its mind"
GovFresh by Luke Fretwell.