Govolution partner to add local appeal
- By Eric Kulisch
- Nov 05, 2000
Govolution, an application service provider that specializes in online transaction
services for government, joined forces in October with a company that will
add Web site creation, management and maintenance to Govolution's portfolio.
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, people can add new content with simple forms.
Outdated material is removed automatically.
Govolution, with several federal clients, 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."