The traditional office is not what it used to be.  I’m not referring to Mad Men, where smoking in the office was acceptable and having a cocktail in the middle of the day was the norm.  I’m talking about when and where work gets done.   For me personally, being  part of an organization that embraces collaboration, I am able to work from home, the coffee shop or the airport terminal without compromising communication or efficiency.

The rise of mobility, video and other collaboration technologies is prompting government organizations to rethink the way they approach communications. As more agencies, like the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, embrace teleworking options they’ve found that their employees are happier and their workforce is more flexible and able to work around things like natural disasters or more commonly, a snowstorm.

As more government workers expect access to a mobile workforce, organization’s networks must adapt. But what’s the best approach?

Organizations can design their network for today or build a strong foundation for tomorrow. With Cisco Unified Workspace, organizations can take an architectural approach to collaboration and implement a network that is scalable and flexible. With a big picture solution that will stand the test of time, government workers can reliably access the technologies they need and IT administrators can manage and maintain the network with ease.

No matter where you are in implementing collaboration technologies, Cisco Unified Workspace works. With a building block approach agencies have the ability to roll out emerging applications on the same framework reducing deployment delays and support costs. Want to start by implementing WebEx and Jabber then introduce high-definition video down the road? With Unified Workspace that’s a possibility.


So when considering your government organizations collaboration approach, think big picture.


Scott Aukema

No Longer at Cisco