Tag Archives: Statistics

A redesign of our intranet homepage

Earlier this year at the start of January we launched an updated design for our intranet homepage and also launched an internal staff newscentre.

This project was really the tip of a huge iceberg as we have only redesigned the homepage and top level navigation to make it easier for people to access the content they need.

We will – over a period of time – be working with colleagues from across the council on reviewing/deleting/updating the content and getting a greater level of ownership around content.

However we have yet to make a final decision about what platform(s) we are using for intranet and what we want our intranet to be…this is the topic of much discussion but whilst these are ongoing we wanted to make some short term quick wins.… Read the rest

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Our Journey to Open and Linked Data

With the rather sinister job title of ‘head of strategic intelligence’, I’m required to take a very broad and long term view of the information that is needed and produced by, and passes through, Devon County Council. Clearly, it is far beyond my personal capacity to understand the nuances of data about customer satisfaction, service performance, economic conditions and all the rest that affect what the authority does Continue reading

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Going beyond basic web analytics

Using web-based analytics is essentially about looking at how your website is being used. It gives you a feel for how many visits your site gets over a given time period, how many of these visits are unique, what the most popular pages are, as well as a whole range of other information. In order to measure and evaluate our content effectively we need to adopt a blended approach which uses traditional web analytics along with additional sources of information/data Continue reading

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