Google’s email and collaboration tools ‘G-Suite‘ is one of the Cloud options that Scotland’s public sector can adopt to greatly boost their productivity.
Across the world other agencies are doing the same, such as Boston migrating 76,000 users, employees, police, teachers and students, from a mixed collection of on premise email servers to their online service.
Brandon Williams at the State of Colorado adopted the service to transform how government works, both internally and how they ensure citizens can access the information they need.
DC increased transparency, ensuring projects are kept on track and deliver value for money for citizens, and the State of Wyoming explain how this can be achieved while still ensuring and improving security.
Christoph Magnussen offers a video that compares the service with it’s main competitor Office 365, and Dave Belardo of Google provides an overview of how it can be integrated into existing IT environments.
For the public sector especially schools, a great case study of the potential to use technology to boost inclusion is from Aberdeen City.
They integrated the suite with Texthelp, a service for making documents more accessible, through friendly literacy features that help English Language Learners, as well as people with learning difficulties or requiring dyslexia tools.
From hearing emails or documents read out loud to text prediction, picture dictionaries, summary highlighters and a grammar, spelling and confusable words checker, Read&Write makes lots of everyday literacy tasks simpler, quicker and more accurate.
Cobry is a local Scottish firm specializing in G-Suite implementation best practices. This includes for non-profits such as Simon Community Scotland, a social organization helping tackle homelessness in Glasgow.