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Report: USACE, Interior Dept Adopt Cloud-Based Collaboration Tools

cloudThe Interior Department has adopted a Google-built enterprise platform as part of efforts to integrate the agency’s collaboration and email services into a cloud computing environment, FedTech Magazine reported Monday.

Steve Zurier writes Sylvia Burns, chief information officer at the Interior Department, said that Google Apps for Government works to help the agency track down documents, reduce duplicative tasks and increase efficiency.

The report said the Army Corps of Engineers also looks to cloud-based enterprise file-sharing tools to boost  productivity, collaboration and mobility across the organization.

Gregory Garcia, USACE’s CIO, told the publication the agency found in a pilot program that Microsoft‘s Office 365 works to help agency users perform co-editing and document exchange activities.

USACE also plans to test Skype for Business unified communications platform as part of the initiative.

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