11-20-2016 06:49 AM
11-20-2016 06:49 AM
Hi All. My name is Adam Levithan. I'm a recent MVP in Office Services and Servers and I've been working with Public Sector, Local/State Government customers for over 10 years. I'm located in the center of the public sector, Washington DC and hear a lot of the opportunities with transitioning between versions of products, and certainly to the cloud.
What are some key questions you have?
11-28-2016 08:51 PM
I work for a large government agency which is in the midst of digital disruption and looking towards a cloud future.
In your opinion what does moving from on-premise to cloud typically mean for employees?
11-29-2016 06:38 AM
We are a small Government agency (~100) and the biggest plus that we've seen so far with users has been them being able to access email with multiple devices from outside our building.
The rest of the features (SharePoint, Groups, OneDrive) have not been embraced. I think they find that the options are too confusing and it is just easier for them to use e-mail and network shares. They now have access, via Terminal Services, to virtual desktops from outside our building and that they've embraced.
Granted, my users are typically non-technical and older, so that may be why they don't embrace it. I have a couple users who have, but they and I can't seem to break through to the others.
If we ever get Planner, Sway, or Teams, one of those might be the break through.
11-29-2016 01:00 PM
Our large agency is 18,000 strong.
As you would expect we face most of the same reasons for resistance to new tools.
If widespread comms can articulate the value proposition for users we can build from that.
Our next opportunity to do that is with the launch of Enterprise Yammer.
On a personal level, I am looking to imbed WOL practices in my everyday and from that connect with others doing the same and continue to spread the word and benefits to others.
Patience is most certainly a virtue.
12-03-2016 02:11 AM
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