Collaboration Tools

Labor iPhone app can help employees keep the boss in check

Labor Department's smart phone application helps workers keep track of hours.

Army pilots app marketplace to speed development and procurement

The six-month effort not only includes an app store, but a place where developers and customers can get together.

How crowdsourcing can help vet patent applications

The Ask Patents website lets volunteers help determine the originality of an application.

DOE Idaho Lab moves to Google Apps for Gov

Lab officials expect the new tools to improve collaboration among its employees, helping them to share IT infrastructure, resources and applications.

Energy adapts its PKI to handle old and new technologies

Although PIV cards are intended to be a standard source for PKI certificates, legacy hardware and software and the emergence of mobile devices have led DOE to adopt a gateway encryption appliance for secure e-mail.

A secure alternative to cloud-based file sharing?

Axwat MailGate combines security and policy enforcement for sharing files via the cloud.

One click and help is on the way

Although HelpSTAR2012 is not cheap, cutting downtime and streamlining help desk calls can be worth the money over time.

What OS X Mountain Lion can do for the enterprise

As more agencies adopt Apple's mobile devices, the new OS' security, messaging and synch-ability could make the workplace more efficient and enjoyable.

VA for Vets' automated, mobile system helps veterans find jobs

A cloud-based case management system with mobile components helps veterans get back into the workforce.

Calif. county taking 15,000 employees to Microsoft Office 365

County officials are stepping up efforts to transform operations and improve the quality of services to residents while at the same time lower IT management costs.

App breaks through the mobile compatibility wall

The Citrix Receiver app can keep agencies' mobile devices securely connected regardless of platforms.

Dell unveils desktop virtualization tool for feds

Enterprise-class solution helps agencies manage “geographic sprawl” through greater mobility and ability to power almost any device virtually anywhere.

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