CivicLife getting personal
- By Daniel Keegan
- Sep 04, 2000
CivicLife.com, a start-up that is building a World Wide Web portal to provide
information and transactions for all civic institutions, has partnered with
SilverStream Software Inc. to enable individual consumers to customize the
Following a trend that allows consumers to tailor public and private
portals to their needs, CivicLife.com's move is an attempt to make its site
as user-friendly as possible, said Dave DeRosa, vice president of marketing.
With SilverStream's ePortal product, CivicLife.com will enable users
to choose from a variety of "channels," depending on what information they
want to access regularly.
E-government services — tied directly into the government's back-end
computer systems — will also be available if governments work with the company.
The portal will be rolled out at the beginning of 2001, DeRosa said.
CivicLife.com is based in Redwood City, Calif., and Ottawa, Canada,
and is working to build portals to serve both countries. SilverStream specializes
in e-business applications and is based in Burlington, Mass.