Posts Tagged: Google2012

Lessons Learned for Government Innovators in 2012

Throughout the month of December, GovLoop has been reviewing the year in government technology – everything from BYOD to social media, I’ve been working to highlight some case studies, best practices and try and condense the year down into one post, while looking forward to the year 2013. Follow along here by viewing GovLoop’s Year… Read more »

Google’s Data Center Revealed

Post Highlights Google provides access to Lenoir, North Carolina Data Center Cloud computing has been a leading trend in 2012 for government Overview of Testimony by Joel C. Willemsseen, Managing Direction, Information Technology, GAO Cloud computing has been one the leading trends in government. Throughout the year, there have been countless examples of increased cloud… Read more »

MIT Report Finds Cost Savings for Cloud Adoption by Small Businesses

Cloud computing has been one the main technology trends throughout the public and private sector in 2012. With dozens of agencies embracing cloud computing for improved efficiencies, the cloud has become one of the most critical tools for agencies to explore. The cloud offers the opportunity to cut costs, improve efficiencies and assist in improved… Read more »

Helping Veterans Transition to Civilian Life

There are many resources available for veterans to help them transition back into civilian life. The Department of Defense Office of Warrior Care Policy has dozens of resources designed to help veterans returning from war. One post in particular, Wounded warriors and families encouraged to keep minds and bodies strong, utilize health resources states: “With… Read more »

Announcing Google Maps Coordinate: Transforming Collaboration During a Crisis

Google has recently announced a new service, Google Maps Coordinate, which helps to organize teams on the move. The new innovative service holds a lot promise for government, especially in regard to emergency management. Google Maps Coordinate allows employees in the field to work with dispatchers back at crisis centers to coordinate where to send… Read more »

Be More Energy Efficient with Google Apps

There has been a lot written about the benefits of moving to the cloud. In particular, how it can reduce IT and labor costs, while increasing productivity. One benefit not often highlighted is energy efficiency. According to a new Google research report, a typical organization can achieve energy savings between 65-85% by switching from locally… Read more »

3 Great Case Studies – Local Government Adopting Google Technology

Within the last few weeks, Google has made quite a few announcements regarding numerous local governments beginning to use Google Apps for Government. Three cities in particular have been the City of Edmonton, which was the first major municipal government in Canada to use the Google suite. Two other cities where St.Louis and Columbia, Missouri…. Read more »

GovTransformer Case Study – “When The Economy Gets Tough – The Tough Get Innovative”

An interesting Google initiative is called “GovTransformers,” in which Google highlights a public servant who is bringing new and innovative ways to improve the way government operates. I’d encourage you to take a look at all the great case studies on the web page, and see how Google’s GovTransformers are leveraging Google tools and applications… Read more »

3 Benefits of Using Collaboration Tools

In January, NOAA moved 25,000 users to Google’s cloud email. According to a Google blog post, NOAA successfully migrated to Google Apps for Government. NOAA is now the largest government agency to move to Google Apps for Government. NOAA CIO Joseph Klimavicz said in a Google blog post that the speed and ease of moving… Read more »