The Iowa secretary of state’s office plans to install a digital filing system in the spring, part of a technology revamp backed by lawmakers and new, higher fees for businesses. “Iowa’s business community wants the ability to file online,” Secretary of State Paul Pate said in a statement. “More than 4,500 business owners responded to our online survey about how we can provide better service to them. Overwhelmingly, the number one priority is the ability to conduct more transactions online. Next spring, they will have that ability.” The new system will give staff members more time to handle other tasks, he added. “I want my office to operate at the speed of business, not the speed of government.”