Research Report: Collaboration Solutions Transforming Government
Government agencies are getting serious about online collaboration tools. It’s not because agencies are hoping to impress their employees or potential new hires by creating a more fun, dynamic workplace. And it’s not because they are looking to burn through some of their discretionary budget. No, government agencies are getting serious about online collaboration tools because they see the opportunity to improve enterprise-wide information sharing. To support real-time communications during a crisis. And to reduce the money they spend on large in-person meetings or conferences. A recent survey conducted by the 1105 Government Information Group shows that these and other potential benefits are leading many agencies to deepen their investment in collaboration tools and to make collaboration part of their organizational culture.
Many government agencies are preparing now for a surge in network traffic over the next two years. But their primary concern is not bandwidth but performance, as they rely more and more on applications that demand real-time network services. If agencies cannot prioritize and manage that traffic, application performance will suffer. Read More Here
Agencies apparently are encouraged with the results they have seen of their early collaboration initiatives. A survey shows that during the next two years, those initiatives are likely to be expanded to reach more users and to address a broader range of tasks. Read More Here
In recent years, an increasing number of government agencies have turned to webcasts as a cost-effective way to reach a broader audience than typically attends in-person events. With the latest round of budget cuts, the potential savings that come with webcasts are more important than ever. Read More Here
Collaboration does not happen in a vacuum. Agencies that provide their employees with collaboration tools without addressing larger organizational issues are setting themselves up for failure. Our survey suggests some agencies might learn that lesson the hard way. Read More Here
A recent survey shows that agencies understand that to be effective, collaboration initiatives must be extended to mobile users. And agencies that have already invested in mobile technology apparently have liked what they’ve seen, being more likely to invest more in the year to come. Read More Here