Government Cloud: A New Era In Collaboration
Collaboration is a constant in government. By its very nature, much of the work done in government requires employees to collaborate, either with their co-workers, their colleagues in other agencies or with outside partners. It is not a question of whether feds will collaborate or not —it’s only a question of how effectively. That is why the new generation of online collaboration tools is so important. A new survey by the 1105 Public Sector Media Group shows that agencies are finally ready to move beyond their reliance on e-mail and calendaring and enter a new era of cloud-based collaboration.
The increasing capability of collaboration tools is sparking a surge in interest across the government, particularly as agencies look to improve interaction with outside organizations. Read More Here
Although 40 percent of respondents said their agencies were concerned with the security of online collaboration tools, close to 75 percent said agencies without such tools would have trouble meeting their missions. Read More Here
The more experience agencies get with collaboration tools, the better they understand what policies and processes they need to fully leverage the power of those tools. Read More Here
End-users and IT managers often like to stick with the tried and true, but the survey found a growing realization that legacy tools are no longer up to the task. Read More Here
Agencies looking to make information more accessible to their users have a clear preference for solutions hosted in the cloud rather than on premise. Read More Here