In precisely the field where state borders dissipate – the Internet – online state government services (eGov) face the highest obstacles.

This may be one of the reasons why electronic administrative processes still have such large potential and why they are still so costly for everyone involved. The EU Services Directive establishes guidelines and   binding standards. However, the practical implementation already fails at the grassroots level.

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In the third part of the blog series “working on tablets” we are analyzing different kinds of Office-Apps on the Android device “Samsung Galaxy Tab”.  The tests are executed in the same form as on the Apple iPad (reported in the last article). As a result the document management functions with ecm-apps will be carried out and documented. The blog article should answer the question, which app on the Android-device fulfills the requirements best.

 

 

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The Apple iPad is market leader and therefore the number one in the tablet market. In the second part of our blog series we analyse how to work with office-apps on the iPad. The result will be outlined in a detailled testresult that is shown in the figure below. Additionally, we want to answer the question if the iPad is ready for the business world and which apps we recommend to use for secure collaboration. Lust bot not least we deal with the question what is the best app to create, edit and save documents with an iPad in the cloud.

 

 

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Mobile work – on an iPad or any other tablet – is becoming part and parcel of our professional environment, and an increasing necessity for staff on the go. To ensure secure collaboration it is mandatory to be able to save and edit documents directly on a server or in the Cloud. What are the actual requirements for this? And which Office-Apps meet these user requirements?

 

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The commercial market became transformed from a sellers’ to a buyers’ market many years ago. Subject to a growing pressure to perform, corporate operative units have been taking more liberties, also including those in technical fields. However, IT departments in large organizations, regardless of whether corporate or public, are invariably stuck in their old ways.

 

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Everybody knows that security is a major success factor of eGovernment and eCommerce. Opinions start to diverge considerably, however, once details are examined. As the last blog focused on the topic “Data security for mobile access” , this blog will deal with “Electronic identities”.

 

 

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Fabasoft took part in the IT User Group of the Major Cities of Europe Conference 2012, held between 4-6 June at the Vienna City Hall premises, as sponsor and exhibitor.

 

 

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Participation

The current discussion related to eGovernment and participation is deteriorating continuously, as it focuses on the present primary use of social media: a “Like” or short Tweet with a maximum 140 characters.

However, the much spoken of and desired participation means more than that.

 

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As current cloud, mobile and social trends show, users are facing significant changes in information technology. The classic desktop era, which began its success story in 1995, has for some time now been stagnating. For several years sales figures have been recording a significant trend towards notebooks. Sales of tablet-PCs are currently skyrocketing (Gartner forecasts the sale of 119 mio mobile devices in 2012: http://www.gartner.com/it/page.jsp?id=1980115)

 

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Let me start by limiting the scope of my topic. This first paragraph actually elaborates and explains the headline which, apparently, should not go on forever.

1. This article deals exclusively with the accessibility of software programmes and web services.

2. Furthermore, it is restricted to legal requirements and compulsory directives in Austria, Germany and Switzerland.

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