Google Apps train­ing for MoAF of­fi­cials

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n or­der to help achieve Gov­ern­ment’s ini­tia­tive to go pa­per­less, 140 par­tic­i­pants from the Min­istry of Agri­cul­ture and Forests (MoAF) at­tended a Google Apps train­ing at the con­fer­ence of the Nat­u­ral Re­sources De­vel­op­ment Cor­po­ra­tion Limited on 2nd and 3rd of Septem­ber 2014. The Apps is a cloud-based suite ap­pli­ca­tion to pro­mote a pa­per­less work­ing en­vi­ron­ment and a se­cure email sys­tem for of­fi­cial cor­re­spon­dence. It will also al­low a work­ing col­lab­o­ra­tion across the whole of the gov­ern­ment.

Dur­ing the train­ing, par­tic­i­pants were fa­mil­iar­ized with the Google Apps over­view in­clud­ing its fea­tures such as drive, cal­en­dar, con­tacts, groups, sites and se­cu­rity. Par­tic­i­pants also learned how to cre­ate doc­u­ment, pre­sen­ta­tion, forms and share the same among oth­ers.

Some of the ad­van­tages of us­ing apps is that a work is au­to­mat­i­cally saved and one can eas­ily ac­cess to email, cal­en­dar, doc­u­ments and files no mat­ter where and what de­vice is on. The Apps in­clude dozens of se­cu­rity fea­tures specif­i­cally de­signed to keep data safe, se­cure and in con­trol. It also lets in­di­vid­u­als to share and edit var­i­ous files in real time. It is ex­pected that mov­ing to Google Apps will help to re­duce both agency’s over­all ex­penses and its en­vi­ron­men­tal im­pact. Mean­while, the train­ing for the re­gional of­fices un­der the Min­istry will be con­ducted at a later date.

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