The UK Government’s Department for International Development (DFID) has introduced Google Sites, part of the Google Apps suite, to assist with the delivery of global relief and aid programmes, with the help of Google for Work Premier Partner, Ancoris.
DFID is using Google Sites to provide workspaces where staff and local partners can share and access documents and collaborate when delivering aid and development projects, no matter where they are in the world. One site which DFID staff use on a daily basis, helps to manage the procurement and transfer of goods and equipment being sent overseas, including emergency supplies being distributed to Sierra Leone.
Julie Gray, Intranet Customer Delivery Manager at DFID, said: “We can set up sites very quickly, ensuring we are responsive when we need to get the infrastructure in place to support a new programme or team. And because it’s an intuitive tool, people don’t need much training to be able to use it and can quickly get the information to the right people at the right time. That’s very important to us.”
David McLeman CEO of Ancoris said: “Google Sites is a really simple way for government departments to achieve greater agility. The collaborative nature and flexibility of Google Apps for Work has helped DFID to get the right information, to the right people, at the right time, wherever they are in the world.”
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