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



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

Business Wire

SALEM, Ore. -- April 17, 2013

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. (NASDAQ: 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 (NASDAQ: 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.

Contact:

NIC Oregon
Suzanne Jorgensen, 503-874-6311
Director of Marketing and Portal Operations
sjorgensen@egov.com
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