Oregon's Business Xpress Recognized by Computerworld as 2013 Honors Laureate


Oregon's Business Xpress Recognized by Computerworld as 2013 Honors Laureate

SALEM, Ore.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- IDG's Computerworld Honors Program announced that Oregon's Business Xpress (www.oregon.gov/business) has been named a 2013 Computerworld Honors Laureate for its excellent application of technology to meet business needs. The annual award program honors visionary applications of information technology promoting positive social, economic and educational change.

"Technology continues to play a pivotal role in transforming how business and society functions. For the past 25 years the Computerworld Honors Program has had the privilege of celebrating innovative IT achievements," said John Amato, vice president & publisher, Computerworld. "Computerworld is honored to recognize the outstanding accomplishments of the 2013 class of Laureates and to share their work. These projects demonstrate how IT can advance organizations' ability to compete, innovate, communicate and prosper."

The State of Oregon Secretary of State's office made it easier for business owners to interact with the state with the launch of Business Xpress. The site, live since July 2012, brings together a multitude of state online services, forms, and information so that they may be accessed quickly and easily from a single website. The site was developed through Oregon's E-Government Program with the assistance of NICUSA, Inc. (NAS: EGOV) who is under contract to provide services.

"Reducing red tape and the time it takes to get answers will ultimately serve Oregon business better than ever before," said Secretary of State Kate Brown. "Bringing information and services together in one place offers additional efficiency to businesses as they interact with the state online."

With the launch of Business Xpress, business owners in the State of Oregon no longer need to navigate multiple agency websites to find the information and services they need to complete tasks online. These streamlined tasks include business registration, paying business taxes online, applying for building permits, and finding contracting opportunities with the State of Oregon.

About The Computerworld Honors Program

Founded by International Data Group (IDG) in 1988, The Computerworld Honors Program is governed by the not-for-profit Computerworld Information Technology Awards Foundation. Computerworld Honors is the longest running global program to honor individuals and organizations that use information technology to promote positive social, economic and educational change. Additional information about the program and a Global Archive of past Laureate case studies and oral histories of Leadership Award recipients can be found at the Computerworld Honors website http://events.computerworld.com/2013Honors.

About the Oregon E-Government Program

Enterprise Technology Services' E-Government Program was established through Governor's Office Executive Order in 2001 and is administered by the Department of Administrative Services. The Oregon Legislature further supports the Program by enacting legislation in 2011 that established an Electronic Portal Advisory Board to advance the effectiveness and delivery of new online services to the public. The Program works with Oregon government organizations to enable them to conduct state business online and improve public access to government information. http://www.oregon.gov/das/ets/egov

About NIC

NIC (NAS: EGOV) is the nation's leading provider of official government portals, online services, and secure payment processing solutions. The company's innovative E-Government services help reduce costs and increase efficiencies for government agencies, citizens, and businesses across the country. The NIC family of companies provides E-Government solutions for more than 3,500 federal, state, and local agencies across the United States. Additional information is available at http://www.egov.com.

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Director of Marketing and Portal Operations

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