The Georgia Department of Revenue Ranks 46th on InformationWeek’s Elite 100 List for 2015

May 4, 2015

ATLANTA, GA - May 1, 2015 – The Georgia Department of Revenue (GA DOR) announced today it ranked 46th on InformationWeek’s “Elite 100” list for Top Business Technology Innovators in the U.S. This is the second Annual “Elite 100” list published, which replaced last year’s InformationWeek 500 list.  Award ceremonies were held April 28th in Las Vegas, NV.

The Georgia Department of Revenue leverages innovative technologies to help Georgia taxpayers better manage their interactions with the agency and prepare for tomorrow’s individual and business tax challenges. 

"Technology and Innovation have been at the core of DOR’s ITD roadmap and strategy,” said Michael Long, Georgia Department of Revenue’s Chief Information Officer. "This honor reflects on the strides we have made, and continue to make, in delivering solutions that consistently meet, and exceed, our customers’ and internal stakeholders' expectations in achieving business success."

This is InformationWeek's 27th year in identifying and honoring the Nation's most innovative users of Information Technology. The InformationWeek Elite 100 research tracks technology-based investments, strategies, and results of the best-known organizations in the country. Unique among corporate rankings, the InformationWeek Elite 100 spotlights the power of business technology innovation.

InformationWeek’s Editor, Chris Murphy, says "Gone are the day's IT could run as an entity unto itself. If IT isn't part of business development, or customer service, your company risks falling behind in the era of digital business. At InformationWeek, we talk about this as 'IT Without Borders,' as we see the best IT leaders tearing down traditional borders to help every department leverage technologies such as data analytics, cloud, and mobility. The 2015 InformationWeek Elite 100 spotlights companies at which IT is not only inseparable from every department, it's pivotal to every customer experience."

The Georgia Department of Revenue, Information Technology Division (DOR ITD) completed several major projects last year addressing the department’s goals: Improving customer service, operating more cost-effectively, and executing an efficient compliance program.

Among DOR ITD’s project initiatives submitted to InformationWeek were: Oracle Exadata Engineered Systems Upgrade, Mobile Applications (myGAtax), Executive Dashboards, Web redesign, and Integrated Tax System Upgrade.

 

About The Georgia Department of Revenue (DOR)

 

The Georgia Department of Revenue is responsible for the annual collection of taxes and fees, from both individuals and corporations, which together fund the daily operations of State government.  In addition to the collection of revenue, the Department of Revenue performs a wide range of tasks that include: the regulation and enforcement of alcohol and tobacco statutes, title & registration of motor vehicles, managing the taxation of interstate trucking, reviewing County Property Tax Digests, administration of the Unclaimed Property Program, and developing tax forms, instructions, and procedures with the goal of enhancing compliance efforts – across all tax types – while making the reporting and collection of taxes less painful for Georgia taxpayers.

 

About InformationWeek

 

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Press Contact for Georgia Department of Revenue:

Nick Genesi

Director of Communications

404-417-2106

Nick.Genesi@dor.ga.gov

 

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Winnie Ng Schuchman                

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