Collaboration Tools


Tech tools emerge to customize collaboration portals

New tools under development help "unlock the next generation" of features for cloud and enterprise collaboration, say industry execs.

'Mega' SharePoint brings static information to life

Moving SharePoint to the enterprise or cloud requires new data management and security practices, but the return is significant, experts say.

Gmail adds own version of 'Star Trek' Universal Translator

You can now write to and receive e-mail from people speaking almost any language.

Data.gov launches developer community

Developer.data.gov is the latest in a growing list of communities designed to make practical use of the government's datasets.

Who's teleworking? Government doesn't really know.

Because of shortcomings in the way data on telework is collected, it will likely be years before OPM has meaningful measurements of progress, GAO says.

Feds still lag on telework, but is it the calm before the storm?

A new survey by the Telework Exchange shows that only 21 percent of feds regularly telework, and most of them are paying their own way.

Light at the end of the continuous-monitoring tunnel

Moving to a risk-management model of cybersecurity with continuous monitoring of systems can be difficult on a tight budget, but the savings can make it all worth the work.

Minnesota lets 35,000 workers collaborate with Office 365

The state's new "collaborative ecosystem" covers more than 70 agencies and is open to other public-sector organizations.

20 years ago: The birth of e-mail as we know it

The MIME standard for e-mail content, launched in March 1992, changed Internet communications from plain-text messaging to a multimedia workhorse.

Big data deal: Microsoft aiming for Hadoop interoperability

Microsoft is aiming to make its Windows and other tools interoperable with Apache Hadoop, a key framework for agencies pursuing big data.

Move to Office 365 gives USDA robust e-discovery

The Agriculture Department's use of Microsoft's cloud and ProofPoint Enterprise Archive gives it one of the best e-discovery systems in the federal government, says USDA’s CIO Chris Smith.

Microsoft building a government community cloud

Microsoft is developing a multi-tenant, government community cloud to add to the variety of cloud offerings the company provides agencies and businesses.