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Government Computer News: Editor’s Desk - commentary: Collaboration tools will upend decades of conventional work practices


An interesting editorial in Government Computer News about the use of collaboration tools in the government.  It's good to see that people are adopting the latest collaboration tools (even if *cough* *cough* people still see the need to look at tools provided by someone other than IBM and Lotus).

Sixty percent of government IT managers said they are using or testing software applications that allow workers to share and edit information in the workplace.

Microsoft Office SharePoint and Adobe Acrobat Professional are among the most popular applications.

But a variety of other products are also in use -- from IBM's Lotus Sametime to Group Systems' Think Tank -- in addition to conferencing tools such as WebEx. And nearly one out of five IT managers are using or testing wiki software.

Most of the time, these tools are being used to create and update schedules and basic documents.

But fully two-thirds of government IT managers are using the tools to create and update ongoing reports, and nearly as many are using them to provide read-only reference documents for remote access.


Link:   Editor's Desk - commentary: Collaboration tools will upend decades of conventional work practices