Collaboration Tools


The top 10 products of 2010

The GCN Lab picks the best of the best from the products it reviewed this year. Any of these superstar products will serve well in the office, and do it better than other products in its class.

GSA takes the plunge, as first to move e-mail to cloud agencywide

GSA will migrate its e-mail service to Google Apps, becoming the first agency to do so agencywide.

3 technologies to be truly thankful for

Lab Director John Breeden II offers his list of technologies that make him happy. What's on yours?

Pass the GIS: First responders get a data-sharing app

A new data exchange system, developed by Lockheed Martin, allows first responders in three Maryland counties to share geospatial imaging and map information.

Productivity software helps agencies do more with less, securely

The Pacific Northwest National Laboratory and North Carolina's Cumberland County Department of Social Services provide two different examples of using software to improve productivity.

Open development delivers unexpected benefits

Rob Vietmeyer, director of the Defense Information Systems Agency's Forge.mil, says open development has produced big benefits in collaboration and enterprise visibility, in addition to lower costs and streamlined operations.

The quest for 'technical excellence' in intelligence gathering

Going back to basics on engineering, pushing for more innovation are two key approaches to new-school military IT, two DOD officials say.

The evidence speaks in favor of telework

A large portion of workers need only a secure computer connection and a phone of some kind for their jobs, and for them, the benefits of telework are real. The technology is there.

5 top office suites reviewed

Office productivity suites are beginning to resemble unified communication and collaboration tools, the GCN Lab discovers in its review of five new suites.

Microsoft Office 2010 brings collaboration into the suite

Microsoft has long been the standard among office suites, and Office 2010 is no exception.

EasyOffice gives you the basics, but not much more

EasyOffice Premium features all the relevant components of a decent productivity suite at a fraction of the cost of Microsoft Office, but there is a catch.

Navy tests telework tool for reserves

A CAC-enabled mobile access device could provide secure remote connections from any computer to resources inside the Navy network for Reserve personnel not on active duty.