DICT Uses G Suite for Collaboration Among Government Offices Amid COVID-19


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To facilitate remote collaboration among various government agencies, the Department of Information and Communications Technology recently chose G Suite as the new backbone of the nation’s Government Email System (GovMail).

G SuiteUsing Hangouts, Chat and Meet, public sector staff can now communicate and collaborate reliably even when they are not in the same location due to the COVID-19 outbreak.

This means that government offices on GovMail accounts will be able to use the following advanced features of G Suite for Enterprise at no cost until July 1, 2020:

  • Conducting online meetings for up to 250 participants per call

  • Enabling live streaming for up to 100,000 viewers

  • Recording and saving meetings on Google Drive

In 2019, the DICT partnered with Kollab Kuru Group, Inc. in migrating the GovMail System to G Suite, Google’s suite of cloud computing, productivity and collaboration tools, allowing the department to have a more reliable, useful and secure communication platform that’s available 24/7.

To know more about G Suite, click here.

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Emman has been writing technical and feature articles since 2010. Prior to this, he became one of the instructors at Asia Pacific College in 2008, and eventually landed a job as Business Analyst and Technical Writer at Integrated Open Source Solutions for almost 3 years.

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