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New ways of working, notably Bring Your Own Device (only 11%) and cloud (36%) have very low uptakes as compared to the private sector

LONDON - 12 June 2014 - iGov Survey today published the results of its “Collaborative Working in the Public Sector Sector Survey 2014”, which reveals a strong emphasis on security over team productivity and technology innovation. The research was carried out in partnership with Zaizi and Alfresco and surveyed 205 public sector professionals, from managers to chief executives, from 138 unique organisations. The full survey report can be found here.

The “Collaborative Working in the Public Sector survey 2014” considered how documents are currently worked on and shared both within and outside the departments. It assessed how departments are rising to the challenges presented by the need for greater collaboration between departments and wider industry and for mobile working by their staff.

The recent Cabinet Office Standards Hub consultation on the challenge associated with sharing or collaborating on government documents highlights the importance being placed by Government on the need to share and collaborate effectively on the go.

Key findings:

93% surveyed have a strategy for managing sensitive or confidential information
57% view productivity as a significant challenge
New ways of working, notably Bring Your Own Device (only 11%) and cloud (36%) have very low uptakes as compared to the private sector

In a joint statement, Zaizi and Alfresco commented, “We recognise the tightrope that public sector departments have to walk when weighing up benefits like productivity, usability, security and value for money. We have worked tirelessly with government to design modern collaborative systems that embrace all these, but this survey indicates we need to work harder on educating people on how innovations like Bring Your Own Device and cloud can meet the highest security standards. Our ‘Simple Solutions for Smart Government’ are part of this effort combining simplified & secure cloud access with an intelligent sync back to in-house repositories.”


About iGov Survey

iGov Survey comprise an independent team of public sector experts who collate information about UK public services on behalf of both private and public sector partners.

About Zaizi

Zaizi is an experienced information and technology consulting firm specialising in enterprise content management (ECM) and document capture solutions. Through strategic partnerships with Alfresco and Ephesoft, Zaizi delivers a complete range of enterprise content solutions, including document and web content management systems, scanning solutions, portals, and corporate intranets and extranets. Our technical expertise and innovative approach leverages rich internet applications, social networking platforms and cloud infrastructure to deliver scalable, on-demand solutions.

About Alfresco

Alfresco empowers teams to share, save and manage content on one platform across cloud, on-premise and mobile devices. More than 7 million people in over 180 countries use Alfresco to collaborate, process and power over 4 billion files worldwide. Whether on the go or in the office, Alfresco gives its customers a fast time to value in solving business challenges. Founded in 2005, Alfresco is headquartered in Maidenhead, outside of London with U.S. headquarters in San Mateo.

PR Contacts

Sandra Peet, Head of Communications
Tel: 0870 803 3510

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