When faced with the challenge of collaborating on scientific documents with colleagues around the world and working more effectively with team members, other UK government departments, partners and stakeholders, the Met Office turned to Huddle. It wasn’t long before Huddle had replaced SharePoint for project management, task management and file sharing. Huddle is now used by 70% of central government departments. Being cloud-based, Huddle enables the Met Office to support mobile working so that staff can securely edit and comment on documents on the move. Files can also be accessed securely on and off site to facilitate training. The Met Office is the UK’s National Weather Service. Employing more than 1,800 people around the world, it has a long history of weather forecasting and has been working in the area of climate change for the more than two decades. Michaela Drummond will discuss how the cloud has played a vital role in the organization’s internal and external communications with teams working with the Rwanda Meteorological Service. Michaela will cover the main drivers for moving to the cloud, how the change was implemented, and the major benefits experienced since the Met Office made the leap.
Information Mgmt & Technology Practitioner, UK Meteorological Office
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