Govolution adds Web services, local appeal
- By Dan Caterinicchia, Dan Caterinicchia
- Oct 11, 2000
Govolution, an application service provider that specializes in online transaction
services for government, announced an acquisition Tuesday that expands the
company's portfolio to include Web site creation, management and maintenance.
Govolution acquired Digigov.net, a Washington, D.C.-based company whose
technology generates database-driven Web pages. With the technology separating
site layout from site content, users can add new content via simple forms,
and outdated material is removed automatically.
Govolution has several federal clients and wants to use the Digigov
technology to attract more local government customers, said Jonathan Prince,
Govolution's chairman and chief executive officer.
"We want to find governments that haven't had the resources to deploy
[technologies] to help them provide [e-government services] to their citizens,"
Govolution, also based in Washington, integrates its RapidRelay technology
into existing government Web sites to provide online payment capabilities
for items such as building permits, business licenses, property taxes and
Govolution's federal clients include the departments of Education, Defense,
Justice and Interior, the U.S. Census Bureau and the Federal Communications
"We understand that governments of different sizes have different electronic
government needs," Prince said. "Digigov's technology coupled together
with our proven transaction processing technology will help governments
in their first and second stages of e-government."