Why is online collaboration still important to the public sector?

Posted by Niall Sullivan on 31-Jul-2017 08:00:00

With progress on digital government reported to be ‘painfully slow’, it appears there is still much more work to be done in order for the public sector to fully embrace digital transformation.

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Topics: public sector, collaboration tools, business file sharing, project management, project extranets, online collaboration

Kahootz makes secure file sharing easier for Local Partnerships

Posted by Niall Sullivan on 10-Jul-2017 08:00:00

To deliver projects and programmes for their public sector clients, Local Partnerships required a secure platform to share a large number of confidential documents.

They felt that their previous file sharing provider was not meeting their requirements. It was expensive, not user friendly and was very difficult to set up.

When their 12-month contract ran out, they were happy to review alternatives and soon decided to choose Kahootz.

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Topics: public sector, news, business file sharing, case study

How to win at remote project management

Posted by Niall Sullivan on 19-Jun-2017 08:00:00

If you didn’t know already, the days of having all of your project team in the same office are long gone. With the rise of the digital workplace, this isn’t too much of a surprise.

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Topics: business file sharing, improving productivity, project management, agile working,, online collaboration, digital workplace, remote working

Disrupt from inside: Why secure file sharing is just the beginning

Posted by John Glover on 23-Jun-2015 13:12:03

How do you see shadow IT: a growing problem or a growing opportunity? By now, the concept is familiar to pretty much everyone, so much so that 'shadow' no longer seems an appropriate term. In a recent Forbes blog, Russ Banham of CenturyLink argued that shadow IT should be rebranded as 'dispersed IT' because "everyone has a piece of it".

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Topics: business file sharing

5 reasons your business needs secure file sharing

Posted by John Glover on 08-Jun-2015 17:14:31

File sharing is essential for successful collaboration. But as the pressure on traditional ways of working intensifies, many organisations are finding it difficult to share documents securely, efficiently and in a way that supports their wider business goals. Here are five reasons your organisation needs secure file sharing software:

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Topics: workplace innovation, business file sharing, security in the cloud

Why secure file sharing and flexible working go hand in hand

Posted by John Glover on 15-May-2015 10:00:00

Since the end of June 2014, all people employed by a UK company for at least 26 weeks have had the right to request flexible working arrangements. The legislation was hailed as a major breakthrough for both workers and employers when it was introduced, so why does new research suggest flexible working is still yet to take off?

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Topics: workplace innovation, business file sharing, security in the cloud

Once upon a time, online collaboration meant business file sharing

Posted by John Glover on 23-Apr-2015 17:35:38

Not too long ago, the terms 'file sharing' and 'collaboration' were used more or less interchangeably in the context of cloud services. The idea was that people's ability to work together depended on their ability to access the same files and documents - and the cloud became the most accessible (and cost-effective) repository for that information.

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Topics: collaboration tools, business file sharing, cloud collaboration

Stop employees using consumer file sharing tools to keep company files

Posted by John Glover on 23-Dec-2014 11:28:00

Is the disruptive influence of Shadow IT creeping into your organisation? It probably is, but you might know it by another name: Dropbox. The cloud-based file sharing service has become so ubiquitous (passing 300 million users earlier this year) that it now functions as a synonym for shadow IT: the use of technology that has not received formal approval from the IT department.

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Topics: collaboration tools, business file sharing, security in the cloud

Is secure file sharing powerful enough for your business?

Posted by John Glover on 23-Dec-2013 13:52:00

If your business needs to share information internally – and particularly externally – the chances are that you already using some kind of secure file-sharing software already.

Businesses often opt for these solutions when they realise email has limitations that stand in the way of productivity. Some email programs won’t let you send large attachments, while others won’t accept them. Corporate firewalls may block or quarantine attachments. And because email isn’t a secure medium, it’s not suited for sharing sensitive or confidential documents.

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Topics: workplace innovation, business file sharing, security in the cloud

Cloud First: the public sector secure software revolution

Posted by John Glover on 12-Apr-2013 11:12:00

It’s a no-brainer for any government wanting to save money to move services and public sector software to the Cloud. 

The cost-efficiencies can be quite simply startling. In this video, US Chief Information Officer Vivek Kundracites cites the examples of two agencies that moved their email systems to the Cloud, saving $45 million, and explains how his department has identified 800 data centres that will become surplus to requirements and shut down by 2015, saving billions of dollars.

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Topics: public sector, business file sharing, g-cloud