Technical

Modern.gov runs in a very standard Microsoft Windows environment and is very flexible when it comes to server configurations.

For more details please see our Technical Environment section.

Modern.gov has many options for integration with and passing data to other applications.

Details of this can be found on our Integration section.

Modern.gov Integration

We recognise that modern.gov does not exist in a vacuum and has to be able to communicate with other systems. We have a number of 'off-the-shelf' integrations, described below, and are always happy to consider developing further ones.

Our standard technique for integration is via XML web services (as recommended in the e-GIF guidelines). modern.gov already has an extensive set of XML web services available for use by other systems and for developing in-house widgets etc.

 

Standard Integrations

Xpress Elections Management System

Eliminate double keying of election data.  Candidates and results transfer seamlessly from Xpress Elections Management System to modern.gov for display on your website via the modern.gov election pages.

Webcasting integration

Modern.gov currently integrates with the following webcasting system:

  • Audio Minutes
  • Public-i
  • Media on demand

Please get in touch to enquire about any other alternative webcasting integration.

Sharepoint

Sharepoint repositories can present themselves as drives / network locations.  You can therefore use material from Sharepoint much as you would from a local or network drive.
If you want to integrate modern.gov further with your Sharepoint implementation then please contact us to discuss your requirements.

EDRMS integration

Electronic Document Record Management System (EDRMS) integration with modern.gov will automatically save all documents that are added into modern.gov into the EDRMS file plan. The file plan is user definable in modern.gov. We currently cater for file plans for meetings, plans and issues. We also ensure restricted documents are saved into restricted folders in the EDRMS and can add a user definable caveat to the folder. You can also browse the EDRMS from within modern.gov and load files into modern.gov directly from the EDRMS. We check out/in and increment version numbers and automatically check we have the latest version of a document. We use the EDRMS web service for integration.

Current EDRMS integrations supported are:

  • R/KYV
  • Hummingbird
  • Livelink

Alternative EDRMS integrations are developed for a fixed standard cost. Please enquire for more details

LLPG integration

Modern.gov can integrate with exchange, replicating all of the meeting events...

Open Election Results

Election results are displayed with the appropriate XML markup such that they are compatible with the Local Open Data Community RDF standard for election results.
Integration with our Xpress election software is also available.

Environment


Based on industry standard SQL Server and .Net technologies to fit with your corporate environment. The simplest configuration uses a single server machine, although components can be deployed on multiple machines to best fit with your existing infrastructure and security policy. Separate Intranet and Internet (public facing) web sites are supported as is an Extranet site if required. The system is designed to run on a standard LAN environment. It can be deployed in WAN environment using Windows Terminal Services or Citrix technology.
A hosted solution is also available via our secured datacenter requiring minimal infrastructure and outlay on your side.  

For detailed technical requirements, please contact us.