April 25, 2007 By Dennis McKenna
For the past six months, many of us at Government Technology have been working to fundamentally restructure our Web presence. The result is Govtech.com, which launches this month.
As we mentioned in April, the idea was to build a portal that delivers easy access to the full resources of Government Technology magazine and its corporate parent, e.Republic Inc. Now it's your turn to see how close we came to meeting that goal. Here's a look at a few significant new features:
We are especially excited to announce GTtv, a state-of-the-art service that provides high-definition streaming video content. GTtv will feature news stories, special reports, exclusive interviews with newsmakers, video blogs, filmed conference highlights, video case studies, and much more - all in high def! With GTtv it's not news at 11, it's news when you want it - 24/7!
The My Briefcase section gives you the power to create your own mini Govtech.com - however you like it. No one relies on a single site for all of their information needs, so we created an easy way to combine content from us and material from your other favorite sources. Your GT briefcase let's you create custom folders in which you can clip and save articles, conference presentations, videos, pod casts, research documents, reports, bookmarks and more. You also can manage your magazine and e-newsletter subscriptions, plus conference registrations. Plus you can customize the look and feel of how all content is presented. You'll find some other great surprises in this briefcase as well.
Inside Government Technology
Here you'll find expanded content that doesn't appear in the print version of Government Technology magazine. This section includes updates on feature stories and case studies, as well as exclusive previews of upcoming Government Technology articles. In addition, background papers and links to source documents will let you dig more deeply into topics covered in Government Technology, and you can clip and save what you like in your briefcase. Blogs from editors will provide analysis and opinions on topics that impact your operations.
This is where we present rich content generated throughout e.Republic. For instance, you'll find instructional material and slide decks from Government Technology Conferences and Webinars that can be viewed at your convenience. We'll also provide easier access to white papers and analysis from our Center for Digital Government and other valuable source documents from around the Web. And the entire site has been enhanced with powerful new search tools that help you find what you need fast.
That merely scratches the surface of what we hope will become a vital information resource for you. Visit the real thing - www.govtech.com - and let us know what you think. Like any major undertaking, the site remains a work in progress. So we'd like to hear your comments and suggestions.
Ultimately Govtech.com is your site. We want to make sure it delivers what you need.
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