NSW gives SharePoint tick for roll-out

NSW gives SharePoint tick for roll-out

Summary: NSW's Chief Information Office announced this month that it had moved a trial SharePoint platform into production after the completion of an eight-month pilot with users.

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NSW's Chief Information Office announced this month that it had moved a trial SharePoint platform into production after the completion of an eight-month pilot with users.

"It is critical in today's business environment, yet a collaboration environment that can be accessed by employees irrespective of their agency or physical location does not exist in New South Wales government," the office said.

The office ran a pilot with 182 users from different government units such as Housing NSW and the Enterprise Architecture Community. The pilot ran from May to December last year.

The project was managed by the Chief Information Office and was supported by NSW Businesslink, which carries out shared services for agencies.

"The project delivered a collaboration platform that provided a central place to access, manage, share and interact with people and information," the office said.

Features the government used included setting up discussion boards, community blogs, wikis, events calendars and document repositories.

The system was now moving out of pilot mode. "Deemed successful by all communities the platform was moved to being a production system and has continued to be used by all communities," the office said.

Topics: Government, Government AU, Microsoft

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