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State Legislature Online Tech Landscape

A comparison of legislature and SaaS websites shows stark differences:  “An analysis of 54 state legislature websites shows that the technology they utilize trails industry standards significantly. A majority, 35 (65%), are programmed in ASP.NET and running on IIS servers – both, usually paired, are Microsoft technologies. This differs greatly from standards seen in leading software as a service (SaaS) companies – and that’s only the beginning. Legislature sites are less likely to be mobile-friendly, less likely to use analytical tools, less likely to use secure protocols, and less likely to implement any front-end enhancements. Ultimately, these short-comings negatively affect users.”

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