Digital Commons

About the Program

About the Program

The N.C. Department of Information Technology's Digital Solutions team provides leadership, strategic direction, resources and guidance for the state of North Carolina's web and digital presence. It works closely with North Carolina agencies to ensure that business goals and end-user needs are being met, while supporting key websites, applications and digital tools.

Digital Solutions is leading Digital Commons, an initiative that delivers a more consistent and intuitive experience for citizens who interact with state government on the web and mobile devices. Digital Commons includes the redesign and re-architecture of nearly 60 state agency websites and other key web entities. The team collaborates with a cross-organizational working group to provide oversight and governance for the program. Learn more - FAQ.

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What We Deliver

What We Deliver

  • An easy-to-use, centralized digital publishing platform running on the Drupal framework
  • Modules, components and features such as interactive charts, blogs, powerful web forms, data tables and much more
  • Enterprise-level hosting infrastructure
  • Content inventory and site audit 
  • Analytics
  • Content strategy (understanding of audience, their goals, agency goals, and how to measure site success)
  • Information architecture 
  • A consistent but flexible design and template system
  • Wireframes
  • Mobile optimization   
  • Training and support
  • Migration support
  • Large user community
Benefits for Residents

Benefits for Residents

  • A more consistent and intuitive way to find state resources and information
  • Improved findability of content through search engines (SEO)
  • Responsive, mobile-first websites optimized for phones and tablets
  • Robust web forms which remove the need for non-digital form processes
  • Websites that are focused on web accessibility
Benefits for Agencies

Benefits for Agencies

  • Efficiencies and cost savings
  • No need to manage website infrastructure, pay for hosting services or respond to security updates
  • Non-technical staff can manage digital content, no coding necessary
  • Helping residents be more effective and efficient
  • NC.gov website domain (e.g., "mywebsite.nc.gov")
  • Training, training documents and support
  • No hardware or software to buy and maintain
  • SSL certificates for added security
  • Ongoing security updates (Digital Solutions works closely with the NCDIT Office of Security)
Digital Commons Websites

Digital Commons Websites

We Are NC Gov

“We are NC Gov” is a half-day event focused on digital transformation in the state of North Carolina. Attended by state government agency business leaders and staff interested in moving the state forward digitally.

Where Are You Going?

Digital Strategy can chart the way. With a Digital Strategy, your site can meet your audience's needs and your agency's goals. Best of all, you can measure the success of your site and adjust if needed. Reach out: digital@its.nc.gov.

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