Colorado has overhauled how it designs state websites, thanks to the IT department’s embrace of Google’s cloud services a few years back and subsequent push to get agencies using the company’s web apps.
Brandon Williams, the director of Google operations for the Governor’s Office of Information Technology, told StateScoop that he has felt that Google Apps could be a “game changer” for the state ever since it adopted them in 2012. But as Colorado’s agencies have increasingly started to make use of more than just the company’s calendar and email services, Williams has watched as staffers around the state have realized the power of the “Google Sites” web design tool.
“It was probably the dark horse of Google Apps that we didn’t anticipate being as big as it turned out to be,” Williams said. “Because, traditionally, if you’re going to build