Ledesma Judges at the 19th Web Awards

Jordhy Ledesma, CEO and Online Producer at Information Providers, has recently judged for the second time at the annual international WebAwards competition. The WebAwards recognizes the achievements of Web professionals all over the world who create and maintain outstanding Web sites. Websites are judged on design, innovation, content, technology, interactivity, copy writing and ease of use.

“This year the amount of creativity and innovation was remarkable”, Ledesma says. “The sheer amount of content and interactivity in today’s web properties is a testament to ever increasing Internet speeds and the accelerating quality of development tools” – he continues.

This year’s top awards included:
A “Best of Industry” WebAward will be given in each of the 96 industry categories, including financial services, medical, small business, travel, advertising, transportation and government. The competition’s highest honor, the 2015 WebAward “Best of Show,” will be given to the one site that the judges believe represents the pinnacle of outstanding achievement in Web development.The Web Marketing Association  also recognized the interactive agency winning the most awards in the competition with the “Top Interactive Agency” WebAward.

About the WebAwards
Founded by the Web Marketing Association in 1997, the WebAwards is the standards-defining competition that sets industry benchmarks for the best web sites based on the seven criteria of a successful website. The goal of the WebAwards is to provide a forum to recognize the people and organizations responsible for developing some of the most effective websites on the Internet today.

About the Web Marketing Association
The Web Marketing Association was founded in 1997 to help define the standard of excellence for online marketing. Our internationally known award programs, such as WebAward Competition for Website Development, Internet Advertising Competition and the MobileWebAwards, recognize the people and organizations responsible for developing the most effective online marketing programs on the Internet today. Entrants benefit from assessment of their marketing efforts by a professional judging panel and the marketing opportunities presented by being recognized as an award-winning web developer.

The Hispanic Internet: Notable Research (2000-2015)

Notable Hispanic Internet Research (2000 - 2015)

In the quest to better serve the Hispanic market we must understand their idiosyncrasies, their culture, their economic reality and the psychographic mindset that sets Latinos apart. As our practice has progressed we have written, reviewed, selected and highlighted a large quantity of research about the Hispanic Internet.

Due to the large number of requests we have prepared this page with a selection of some of the most notable research about Hispanics, Latin-American websites and eCommerce in Latin America. This curation covers eCommerce, eGovernment, the psychographic profile of Latino web consumers and important aspects associated with social media use in the region.

 

eGovernment

 

The Failure of eGovernment in Developing Countries – London School of Economics.

 

eGovernment in Latin America and the Caribbean – Silvana Rubino-Hallman.

 

Web design patterns for eGovernment websites – University of São Paulo.

 

White Book of e-Government Interoperability for Latin America and the Caribbean – The United Nations.

 

eGovernment in Latin America: A Review of the Success in Colombia, Uruguay, and Panama  – Organization of American States.

 

eCommerce

 

U.S. Hispanic Consumer eCommerce Preferences – Florida International University.

 

Latinos Online

 

Latinos Online  – Pew Hispanic Center.

 

Revisiting
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U.S. Hispanic Consumer eCommerce Preferences – Florida International University.

 

Social Media

 

The Rise of Social Networking in Latin America – comScore.

 

Notable Links

 

Hispanic Resources – U.S. Department of the Interior.

 

eGuide to Online Sources of Law Relating to Latin America –  New York City Bar.

 

Closing the Digital Divide: Latinos and Technology Adoption – Pew Hispanic Center.

 

Hispanic Media: Faring Better than the Mainstream Media –  Pew Research

 

Global Web Design Trends: South America – Noupe.

 

 

If you need any additional information not present in any of these documents, please do not hesitate to contact us.

*ip Presenta “eCommerce en R.D.”

Inicialmente en español, el kit de negocios incluye una presentación acerca del eCommerce dominicano preparada por Jordhy Ledesma (360 slides) y un kit de herramientas con informaciones relativas al eCommerce local que los gerentes dominicanos deben conocer. Los documentos son distribuidos de forma inmediata y segura a través del payment gateway internacional GumRoad.


Comprar eCommerce en RD: Guía Práctica y Toolkit de Negocios ($295 dólares)


Contenido de la Guía Práctica (360 slides)

1. Antecedentes del Comercio Electrónico Dominicano

1.1 Cómo empieza el eCommerce en R.D.?
1.2 Cuál es la situación Actual?
1.3. Comercio Electrónico en Latinoamérica
1.4. Indicadores Claves en Latinoamérica y el Caribe
1.5. Barreras del eCommerce en R.D.

 

2. Proyectos Notables

2.1. Históricos: Ciberplaza de Codetel, ePymes de la Unión Europea, Enel.net
2.2. Banca: Bancrédito, Asociacion La Nacional de Ahorros y Prestamos
2.3. Marcas: EPS, Pizzarelli, Casa Mora
2.4. Exportadores: RG Global Caribbean, UNESCO Manos Creadoras
2.5. Gobierno Electrónico: DGII, ONAPI

 

3. Casos de Estudio Exitosos en eBusiness Dominicano

3.1. Best Buy & Rosetta Stone: Investing in Language Learning
3.2. Pizzarelli & Grupo Bona: eBusiness + eCommerce
3.3. Desarrollo Alsuper.com.do: Inicios y Crecimiento
3.4. ONAPI: 120 Millones Procesados al Año
3.5. WDALAW: 300K+ Visitas, SEO, SEM & SMM

 

4. Herramientas Claves para Superar las Barreras Locales

4.1 Bitcoin
4.2 Leverage/Apalancamiento
4.3 Partnerships
4.4 Dropshipping
4.5 Exportación
4.7 Barnacle SEO

 

Contenido Toolkit (aprox. 2500 páginas)

– Artículos de gerencia eCommerce
– Artículos de implementación técnica
– Directorio internacional de soluciones de eBusiness
– Directorio de soluciones locales
– Datos relevantes acerca del eCommerce global
– eCommerce en Latinoamérica
– Elaboración de su estrategia
– Manejo de expansiones
– Directorio de herramientas (análisis crediticio, análisis gradiente, soluciones de envío, tiendas en Facebook, etc)
– Impuestos (comentarios de Caricom, políticas impositivas internacionales y análisis del problema de la evasión fiscal en suplidores)
– Legal (ley dominicana de comercio electrónico y otros documentos de interés)
– Optimización de conversiones
– Personalización de tiendas
– Pop up shops
– Selección de revistas recomendadas para operadores de eCommerce
– Search Engine Optimization (SEO)
– Datos macroeconómicos pertinentes al eCommerce dominicano
– Documentos introductorios al bitcoin, dropshipping y otras herramientas claves
– Galería de infográficos
– Directorio de expertos nacionales
– Directorio de firmas y productos Idóneos para la implementación nacional
– Caso de estudio “Best Buy, Investing in Language Learning”
– Informes varios
– Tendencias

Jordhy Ledesma to Judge at the 18th WebAwards

Jordhy Ledesma, CEO and Online Producer at Information Providers, has been named as a judge for the 18th annual international WebAwards competition. The WebAwards recognizes the individual and team achievements of Web professionals all over the world who create and maintain outstanding Web sites. Websites are judged on seven criteria, including design, innovation, content, technology, interactivity, copy writing and ease of use.

The deadline for entry is June 13, 2014 and the entry form can be found at www.webaward.org. The goal of the WebAwards is to both recognize the people and organizations responsible for developing the most effective Websites on the Internet today. Entrants benefit from receiving valuable feedback from the WebAwards professional judging panel on their Web site development efforts.

This year’s top awards will include:
A “Best of Industry” WebAward will be given in each of the 96 industry categories, including financial services, medical, small business, travel, advertising, transportation and government.

The competition’s highest honor, the 2014 WebAward “Best of Show,” will be given to the one site that the judges believe represents the pinnacle of outstanding achievement in Web development. Last year’s Best of Show winner was BETC Paris for their exceptional work on Peugeot RCZ Test Driver.

The Web Marketing Association will also recognize the interactive agency winning the most awards in the competition with the “Top Interactive Agency” WebAward. Interactive and advertising agencies that win a 2014 WebAward will automatically be included in the Award Winning Agency Database with a free premium listing.

About the WebAwards
Founded by the Web Marketing Association in 1997, the WebAwards is the standards-defining competition that sets industry benchmarks for the best web sites based on the seven criteria of a successful website. The goal of the WebAwards is to provide a forum to recognize the people and organizations responsible for developing some of the most effective websites on the Internet today.

About the Web Marketing Association
The Web Marketing Association was founded in 1997 to help define the standard of excellence for online marketing. Our internationally known award programs, such as WebAward Competition for Website Development, Internet Advertising Competition and the MobileWebAwards, recognize the people and organizations responsible for developing the most effective online marketing programs on the Internet today. Entrants benefit from assessment of their marketing efforts by a professional judging panel and the marketing opportunities presented by being recognized as an award-winning web developer.

Onapi Virtual

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Onapi is the National Patent and Intellectual Property Registration Office of the D.R. We created the first version of Onapi Virtual in 2005 and the second version in 2007. The success of this portal was such that more than 45% of the registrations are now performed online and take less than 20 days to process. This means that companies can incorporate 60 days faster as a direct result of our efforts. Onapi went to went the Presidential Medal of Quality twice and the site was nominated for a Golden @ and exhibited to Latin America and the world via online showcases.

The volume of information managed by this site on a daily basis, the social good it brings and the amazing managerial work performed by senior and mid-level leadership make this project a national pride. Since then, the media has heavily reported on the launch and the merits of this website. Not only can Dominican register their intellectual property online, but now international constituents, like managers of Fortune 500 firms or multinational companies can register or query the registration of their company’s intellectual property in the Dominican Nation. The site is compliant with W3C, OPTIC and WIPO guidelines.

Onapi’s website is a production of major significance in the history of the Dominican Republic. It is the only website that every other nation must access in order to legally conduct business in the region. Onapi Virtual is the most intenational of all national government websites and is indeed one of the most sophisticated.

To put things into perspective, Onapi Virtual houses all the patents, logos, company incorporations, trademarks, and name registrations ever issued by the national government.

Our work in this project had multiple stages and included the creation of the institutional CMS, the web design of the whole interface, the database connection to legacy systems, online forums, online request forms, departamental websites, transparency forum, web statistics engine and e-government systems implementation as required by law.
The complexity of this project was only shadowed by its great success and the positive impact that it had in the Dominican Nation. The merits of the website were chronicled by the media in many articles and also by the President himself when delivering the National Medal of Quality to Onapi.

Creating this project had another major impact in the lives of Information Providers’ staff. Now we were the creators of the top entertainment, commercial and governmental websites of the country. It was at this point whre we realised that, as developers, we could become more than simple technicians. We realised we could become a key part of the social fabric of our nation.

Designers, developers and producers that lift culture, business and government for the betterment of nations.

In this context, the impact of our work was clear, we were no longer building pages but crafting a better future for our country by identyfing the most critical projects and tools we could build.

Onapi is a clear example of the key task of every designer: choosing the next project wisely can maximize our societal impact and makes us more relevant in the long term.

Collaboration with Presidents

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Strategic projects that move a nation forward can make all the difference. Our collaborations with Presidents enriched these creations.

I was contacted by Serigraf, the biggest printing agency in the country, but as unuspecting and aloof as I entered the meeting I quickly gained consciousness: this project is for the President, they told me. As it turns out, the INFOLED system was a key pet project of Leonel Fernandez, the Dominican president at the time. The President has a dream, he dreamt of a nation of hyperconnected lawyers that could browse the entire legal system from their computers without connecting to the Internet. Such a requirement was key as most of the Dominican justice system lacks readily available Internet access. To further complicate the situation, compiling and organizing laws proved to be a gargantuan task, because the legislation encompassed hundreds of thousands of documents that could not fit on a single CD. My work here was as tedious as they come, a dance with compression technologies, self contained search engines and intrincate organizational navigation. We decided to divide the information into “legal systems” or a set of legislation for each industry. In this fashion, every set could fit on a single CD.

Production was an epic in itself. The databases were malfunctioning due to the excess of information and my extensive use of compression technologies. To fix this, I came up with a new indexing system that dynamically selected just the most relevant records per page. All this was performed in Javascript without the aid of convensional database systems like Oracle or SQL Server. This was, the only dynamic data source of its kind accesible to most lawyers in remote areas. A tour deforce in the way justice worked accross the nation.

Replication was the next chapter of this project. But not simple replication, but large scale mass production, with a prevision of five CDs per lawyer in the country. Plus special reserves for Funglode, Serigraf, and the Presidency. Since every CD has to be tested, replication was a massive project in itself. The datastore was bigger than Wikipedia is today, the search facilities where more sophisticated and everything worked in realtime. To this day I have no knowledg of any encyclopedic project as ambitious and useful as INFOLED in all of Latin America. Information Providers is now preparing the next iteration of INFOLED, an online system that can be downloaded at home and used offline with table and smartphone sidekicks.

As the first version, these new releases will provide the legislature from 1844 to 2014, almost two centuries of information accesible with a couple of clicks to anyone in the country. Curating the legal body of our country, empowering the justice system to be better informed and more efficient has been a great success for this collaboration. As we finished, I received the highest salutation a professional can aspire to: “This was an outstanding job. Thanks for your service.” said in his own words by the President of the Dominican Republic. Me and my company went on to collaborate with the presidency in other projects but the impact of the firs time always remains.

Tidal Wave of e-GOV Innovation

A tour of our most successful goverment projects and how we create a new digital infrastructure that changes the world every second. We discuss impact, standards and e-government technology.

e-Government Services are the Cornerstone of Modern Societies
Our most impactful work is related to e-government developments. In this respect, we’ve built new standards, won awards,  created platforms for international collaboration and national organization among other major things. Jordhy Ledesma has carefully crafted platforms that can stand the test of time by adhering to international standards and pushing the infrastructure of the national Internet forward.

We’ve introduced intranet systems, CMS, advanced search facilities, custom made system, Coldfusion data stores, Microsoft .net real-time web services, and new software and designs that make our national government sites world-class. Even the Society for Information has taken notice, nominating our online producer for a global e-government award in 2005. We expect to continue our amazing string of achievements in e-Government in order to accelerate national growth and better life in our region thru practical digital interfaces.

What Makes an e-Government Site so Special?
Almost a year is required to produce an e-government site, they are among the most complex websites to produce. Agreement from dozens of managers, compliance with many laws and approval from multiple agencies is needed. We test for accessibility, speed, ease of use, content comprehensiveness, advance search facilities and three click information architecture. OPTIC and W3C standards heavily regulate the production of these websites. Excelling at e-Government equals success at the highest ranks of web production.

Production Criteria

W3C Standards. e-Government websites are the only type in Latin America that must adhere to stringent standards due to international and national regulations. The W3C and OPTIC standards are *ip’s specialty and our adherence to W3C has been applauded several times.

State of the Art Document Management. Every governmental website developed by Information Providers has a full repository of all the legislation that is relevant to the institution. Saving visitors time and money and making thousands of pages accesible thru advanced search facilities. As an additional transparency measure, most of our e-government websites include an open government section with all the contracts, bills and critical information. Setting up these systems is a major conquest for Latin America and a great badge of prestige for our firm.

Patents. Our online producer programmed and designed the intellectual property registration system of the D.R. ONAPI went to win the Presidential Medal of Honor for this and other innovations.

New Principles. We make government social by integrating e-government into the lives of millions. Every major social network has been integrated to make government more accesible to all.

Innovation. The Superintendence of Banks’ website was the first government 2.0 property of the region. A massive production that shares the largest financial database of the country with economists and scholars from 93 countries.

Finance. Online financial calculators are present in almost all our e-government productions.

Mobile. All our productions are ready to be browsed in mobile devices, both tablets and smartphones in a variety of mobile systems.

Value. The governmental content follows a strict curation process to bring the best value to citizens.

Speed. Sites are stress tested to perform at optimal speed even in slow computers, promoting high traffic.

Agencies and Projects

EUROPEAN UNION

ONFED, PRIL, PROEMPRESA, E-PYMES, CODESPA FOUNDATION
Working for these large group of European institutions helped us grasp the extent of European collaboration in Latin America.

AMERICAN COOPERATION

DOMINICAN CRAFTS, CIGAR FAMILY FOUNDATION, FONDOMICRO, BPE
With funds from UNESCO, USAID, etc, these organizations create a path of rejuvenation for Haitians and Dominicans alike. We helped by giving them professional images online that capture the nature and importance of their work.

DOMINICAN GOVERNMENT

SUPERINTENDENCE OF BANKS (SUPBANCO)
As one of the most complicated sites of Latin America, sb.gob.do allows an entire country to protect their financial assets while bringing free information on the Dominican economy to thousands of economists and scholars around the globe.

SUPERINTENDENCE OF SECURITIES (SIV)
The securities market of the D.R. is online thanks to *ip, siv.gov.do is a prime example of our work.

SUPERINTENDENCE OF PENSIONS (SIPEN)
The Superintendence of Pensions’ website displays a design that allows every visitor to reach any piece of content in less than three clicks.

OFFICE OF PATENT REGISTRATION AND INDUSTRIAL PROPERTY (ONAPI)
As a winner of the Presidential Medal of Quality, ONAPI and its 100% online service policy are the most vivid example of the progress that Latin America has made on e-Government productions. We are glad to have designed a website that has won so many awards across forums.

CONFEDERATION OF DOMINICAN EMPLOYEES (COPARDOM)
The Confederation for Dominican Employees is one of the most dynamic websites that we’ve produced. Embeded TV channel, online forums (both public and private), realtime CMS, search facilities and a document management system keep this site fresh and updated to the minute so workers can be more efficient and demand their most current rights.

UNIPAGO
The treasurer of the social security system of the Dominican Republic is one of the most security conscious organizations in Latin America. Working with Unipago to produce their corporate website meant rising to higher standards of production to comply with their demands and keep our country secure.

NATIONAL BANK FOR HOUSING (BNV)
The National Bank for Housing is one of the finest Dominican institutions in existence. BNV provides housing for millions of Dominicans. Jordhy Ledesma led the production of this nationally crucial website that now serves hundreds of thousands of inquiries in a monthly basis. The BNV site has been so successful that the media constantly reports on its merits.

INFOLED, DOMINICAN PRESIDENCY
Self-contained legal system to help lawyers navigate the justice system on their own.

DOMINICAN FIRST LADY DISPATCH
This was the first website for any Dominican First Lady, so indeed a major responsibility for our firm that turned into a nice presentation card for our services in the future.

The European Union

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And their Broad contribution to the Caribbean’s Internet Economy

Enter the world of cross continental contributions and you’ll understand the strategy of the European Union. By helping countries in the path of development the EU accelerates the economic growth of some of its key partners with the most efficient capital expenditure possible. One of these projects is the PRIL (a program that fosters civil communication in the DR). The EU contracted *ip’s services to maintain and bolster the presence of this critical program that is targeted directly at the civil community of the DR and Haiti.

ePymes
PROEMPRESA is another EU program that contracted *ip’s service thru open tender and tasked us with the created of the largest small business portal of the Caribbean. Hosted by Verizon, the ePymes portal was one of our greatest achievements of the last decade, one that got hundreds of thousands of visitors and substantial media attention.

ONFED
The distinguished ONFED program also contracted our services to enrich the set of online tools available to small business owners in the Caribbean.

Small Business Owners
Small business owners in the Caribbean have a big impact in European big businesses. For one, they are the suppliers of exotic produce and art that are highly demanded in Europe, and they provide touristic and industrial alternatives at such a competitive price that EU businesses can’t easily replace them.

Producing Websites for Small Business Owners
The selection of these strategic small businesses was initially very hard. Officers of PROEMPRESA wanted us to craft websites for three thousand small businesses, however such a task is not sustainable in the long term. Is best to educate the businesses so they become online conversant and then able to use email, social networks and search engines. Then the biggest ones can apply for a website. After a rigorous selection process we ended up working with a handful of impactful small businesses for which we created an onsite development process. Small business owners would then be able to come to our offices and learn about various things related to web development and online tools.

What was the Geographic Impact of this Initiative?
Small businesses with operations in DR, Haiti and Puerto Rico were impacted. Big businesses, restaurants and supermarket chains in Europe, Asia and the Americas were also very impacted. Online ordering means that the global supply chain of tropical and exocit produce is cut in half and the whole process becomes more reliable.

What is Next for the EU And Online Initiatives in the Region?
PROEMPRESA was a two year program that ended up running for four years.Hundreds of similar aid programs are still in operation and Information Providers is proud to contribute in many of them. Perhaps the most notable, the PRIL program is a long running communication program that seeks to enable the civil society at large to use online tools and become more productive. Jordhy Ledesma has been a key consultant in the project and is working towards maintaining the quality and relevance of content that empowers small business owners and professionals across the region. The tools and services created by the PRIL are among the best of the country and they are generally provided free of charge to small business owners and entrepreneurs. These tools and information systems enrich the business relation of any country that transacts with the Republic. *ip is very glad to be an important part of this information revolution that keeps pushing us forward.

Some Technical Facts
ePymes was the first Coldfusion portal of the DR. The technology allows for dynamic PDF generation, interactive form presentation and Verity search. The sophistication of this systems allowed for the presentation of tens of thousands of documents from which the entrepreneurs could choose. The system also allowed for multi-lingual deployment and realtime announcements. Verizon made this possible by donating several servers in their data centers and giving us full control over them. We went on to program on one of the most complex hardware platforms of the Dominican Internet. In such a state of affairs our firm was compelled to excel and deliver very creative solutions to tough communication problems. We made extensive use of Flash animations, ActionScript, some .net technologies, Java, compression technologies, Verity Search, Outlook integration and MS Office dynamic document generation. Products from Macromedia, Adobe, Microsoft and Oracle were instrumental to our achievements.

Impact of the Information Providers’ Portals Developed for the European Union
e-Pymes’ launch had a broad impact in the small businesses of the region. Both residents of Santo Domingo and Santiago regularly access the site to complete various managerial tasks. As a result, the EU commissioned the development of more portals and several indicators grew significantly including funds requests, online visits, company creations (within the PROEMPRESA program) and so on. Today, most small businesses in the DR file their taxes online, register their brand names and logos using the web (in another portal we developed) and generally use the web browser as a natural tool. This benefits European businesses greatly because now they can interact with Latin American suppliers in a very swift fashion.

The impact of the Proempresa, PRIL and ONFED programs thru the technical efforts of Information Providers have increased the speed of business in the region and given businesses across Europe the benefit of dealing with local providers without using the phone. The most succesful of these local businesses, RG Global uses a website developed by *ip and processes monthly shipments of tropical foods and delicacies in the order of tons of produce that enrich life in Europe, the Americas and Asia. Like RG Global, the online tools and services developed by *ip have impacted the live of millions of Americans, Europeans and thousands of local business owners.

The Best of the Region

Accessed by users in over 93 countries, the Superintendence of Banks has one of the most advanced websites of any Latin American Superintendence. This website has five self-service centers, a dedicated TV program that also airs on national TV, the biggest financial database of the Dominican Republic, online financial calculators, multiple news rooms, realtime search facilities and multiple staging and testing servers for each financial dataset.

As one of the largest websites of the country, the press heavily reported on our achievements and, since launch, traffic has doubled, making this one of our most successful e-government productions yet.

Citizens will now have a useful tool to file their financial claims and inquire about their credit cards and other financial instruments.

Economists and educators the world over now have a stable and comprehensive financial information repository to report on whichever business cycle the Dominican Republic is experiencing.

Web 2.0, New Marketing Mix

Print, Radio, TV, Exterior, Web and now Web 2.0, the new ingredient of your marketing mix. Does your company have a facebook page? Do you constantly upload videos to Youtube? Do you syndicate content at least monthly? There’s a new channel on the Internet, which is the new way of getting your clients’ attention. Is the interactive channel, the new type of web site that allows audiences to post their comments, files, messages and videos.

Here at ip, we’ve embraced Web 2.0 as the only viable comunications mean in this new century. First, people want a free Web, with no strings attached. Second they want interactive content, and third, they prefer content delivered to them by viral means. This means trust, this means a stronger relation and a more knowledgeable client.

At the end of the day, after 10 Youtube videos, two facebook pages, 20 delicious bookmarks, one blog and one twitter feed you’ll have a MiniNet. Or a network of 30 minisites, that will drive 10 times the people to your Web site. No wonder Burger King has ONE Web site and TWENTY Web 2.0 sites.

That is content recommended by a friend or associate.

1st Government 2.0 in the Region

Superintendencia de Bancos

With an event celebrated in the Hilton hotel of Santo Domingo, the superintedent of banks, Mr. Haivanhoe Ng Cortiñas presented the first government 2.0 site of the Dominican Republic. The website, developed by Information Providers, is the hallmark of local government sites, a masterpiece that introduces about a dozen new technologies to public administration websites and makes a horde of information available to the public for the first time.

The site includes the first rich internet application for any government site of latin america, a system that allows researchers to pick indicators and craft statistical reports as they wish. The new solution, with over 10 thousand webpages, includes all of the circulars and bulletins issued by the institution in the past 62 years.

Among the many implemented systems are: a reclamation tracking system for user of financial services, an interactive financial entity browser, tag-based navigation, web 2.0 collaboration features, intelligent search engine,  RSS channels, mail list subscription services, a new document visualization services.

Information Providers is glad to have developed such an important solution for  the Superintendence of Banks and will continue to provide great solutions and services for the Dominican government.

SIV: e-Government at its Finest

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Our production of the Dominican Superintendence of Securities website won the National World Summit Awards and was nominated to compete in the global WSA prize organized by the United Nations in the forum of the Information Society. This website brought, for the first time access to every major decision point about listed securities, an online securities school to educate the country on financial matters, a dynamic library, transparency repositories to open up the whole agency to its citizens, multilingual search facilities and content management system and real-time integration with legacy systems.

The Superintendence of Securities of the Dominican Republic is celebrating another major milestone in it’s short history. It’s website, created by Information Providers, was nominated as best global e-Government solution by the prestigious World Summit Awards. Information Providers is proud to have taken part in this major achievement and we wish the agency the best of luck in the competition.

Our producer Mr. Jordhy Ledesma was nominated in the as e-Government category of the awards. In regards to the project Ledesma said: “siv.gov.do is one of the finest government portals in Latin America. Its broad set of services and ease of use is without parallel in the scope of governmental websites”.

Information Providers congratulates SIV in its achievement of the national distinction that is winning the Dominican World Summit Awards.