In just two years, Kentucky has moved up from number 24 to 12 in a national ranking on how states use information technology to improve state government services.
Yesterday, the Center for Digital Government and Government Technology magazine released its 2004 list of the top 25-digital states. The ranking is the most respected and only sustaining survey of state governments' use of information technology as a tool for serving its citizens and state governments' needs. This year represents Kentucky’s highest ranking in the survey.
"Today, information technology reaches every aspect of how the state of Kentucky operates and delivers services," said Finance and Administration Cabinet Secretary Robbie Rudolph. "Our Commonwealth Office of Technology is taking an enterprise approach to information technology to improve performance in how we manage and deliver services, improve efficiencies, position Kentucky for economic growth and promote technology through our education systems. We're making dramatic changes, so it's great to see Kentucky take such a big leap in this respected survey."
The 2004 Digital States Survey is essentially a snapshot of where states are in their delivery of digital services. The 2004 survey focused on over 60 measurements in four broad areas: service delivery; architecture and infrastructure; collaboration; and leadership.
"We’re working to fundamentally change the IT architecture of state government," Mike Inman, Commissioner of Technology, said. "Our vision will allow for faster adoption of digital government by state agencies and help the commonwealth use technology as leverage to achieve better business outcomes."
Kentucky's efforts in delivering digital government can be seen at www.kentucky.gov, where over 140 online services are now available for Kentucky citizens and businesses, those wishing to visit Kentucky or companies wishing to do business with or in the bluegrass state.
For more information on the Digital States Survey, visit the Center for Digital Government on-line at: http://www.centerdigitalgov.com/center/04sustained.php.