Google have asked “Clarus Research Group, to poll 1,000 U.S. voters nationally to get their opinion on government technology issues. The results are out, and they show that 92% of U.S. voters believe “public agencies should make better use of new technologies to cut government spending and improve efficiency.” That’s certainly how we feel here at Google, and we’re glad that a clear majority of polled voters also appreciate the need to invest in 21st century technology in public sector. Results also show people think email is a great place to start. When given a list of different technologies that could make a difference, three-quarters of those polled thought that “quicker and more efficient email systems” would make government workers more productive. Google email is fast and reliable, providing 99.9% uptime, and access from any computer or mobile device to allow government employees to be productive anytime, anywhere. Government employees everywhere are getting more efficiency for less money with Google Apps,” writes Google.
If you work for a local government agency, and is part of the 92%, then ask your elected officials to take a serious look at new ways of computing that can cut costs while increasing capabilities. You can even point them to this website.