June 15, 2015

GOVTalks Summer 2016: 5 Years of Drupal

On June 15, 2016, GOVTalks attendees learned about our Digital Services Georgia content management platform, and ideas for editing and creating useful content.

Fifth Year Using Drupal

Nikhil Deshpande
Chief Digital Officer, Digital Services Georgia

Where is the Digital Services Georgia platform now, and what progress have we made after 5 years of using Drupal? We’ve implemented several major initiatives, grown our platform by almost 50%, and had 99.98% uptime by hosting in the cloud. But remember, in the end, it’s all about the user.

Digital Services Georgia Platform: Where We've Been, Where We Are, Where We're Going

Kendra Skeene
Director of Product, Digital Services Georgia

We've made quite a few enhancements to the platform recently, and right now we're focusing on performance. See how these changes benefit both the user and the agency, what we consider when deciding on new changes, and what's coming next for the platform.

More in Kendra's blog series: Behind the Curtain

Let Someone Else Deal: Eliminating IT Bottlenecks with Managed Digital Cloud

Dan Katz
Technical Director for Acquia’s Public Sector

Web hosting in the cloud provides elasticity and security for a trusted, stable environment. When you host your website in the cloud, someone else handles the care and maintenance of the servers. That gives you time to concentrate on your users.

It's Time to Get Serious About Your Content

Peter Lee
Account Manager, Digital Services Georgia

Agencies are suffering from a glut of content; much of that content is outdated or not looked at by users. By performing a content audit and making difficult decisions on what content should stay and what should go, agencies can help users find the important information more quickly.

Infographics: The What, Why and How

Rachel Hart
UX Designer

Infographics are a valuable tool to engage your audience and make information more attainable. What are infographics, why should you use them, and how do you integrate them into your digital presence?

More in Rachel's blog series: Bringing Infographics to GeorgiaGov

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