Work collaboratively on projects online

Some projects demand strict security and firewalls… but lots don’t. Increasingly, there are low-cost platforms that make it possible to share files and work together on projects with people inside and outside the organisation. There are online document and spreadsheet services like Google Docs that make collective drafting easier; project management services like Basecamp or Huddle that keep everyone up to date; through to public-facing tools such as wikis or community sites to get groups sharing knowledge and coming up with solutions in the open.

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CV O’Clock

A neat campaign microsite from the National Careers Service, for people to work on their CVs together and share their … Read more » – CV O’Clock

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DFID’s top tips for a Google Hangout

Learnings from DFID on using a Google+ hangout for global video chat with a minister and others: Google Hangouts offer … Read more » – DFID’s top tips for a Google Hangout

What are the legal issues to using google docs or similar cloud offerings?

An anonymous reader asks: What are the legal issues to using google docs or similar cloud offerings? The data is physically … Read more » – What are the legal issues to using google docs or similar cloud offerings?

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ShapeYourPlace.org

The Shape Your Place project developed a network of community websites, combining a channel for fault reporting and consultation with … Read more » – ShapeYourPlace.org

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Diplodocus – A community for international digital government people

A membership community, a bit like a private Facebook, for government staff working in digital with an international perspective around … Read more » – Diplodocus – A community for international digital government people

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Provider Engagement Network: BuddyPress

Building a platform to engage with people can be tricky. Here Carl Haggerty talks through a case study of how … Read more » – Provider Engagement Network: BuddyPress

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Mob rule: Iceland crowdsources its next constitution

Some things just re-write the rule book. When the financial crisis hit sweeping all before it Iceland simply pulled up … Read more » – Mob rule: Iceland crowdsources its next constitution

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Foster carers in Monmouthshire on Yammer

Monmouthshire County Council used the private Facebook-like tool Yammer to help the Council’s foster carer community provide peer support and … Read more » – Foster carers in Monmouthshire on Yammer

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Civil Service Principles for participation online

Published in 2009 after much internal discussion, the following points – and the Civil Service Code on top of which … Read more » – Civil Service Principles for participation online

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Community Buying

Community buying involves consumers combining their buying power to buy goods or services together, getting better deals and saving money.  Our … Read more » – Community Buying