The Devonport City Council engaged with AvePoint in February, 2019 when they decided to move to Office 365. They wanted to leverage Office 365 as a record management platform, but were worried the native capabilities wouldn’t meet the Council’s compliance obligations under the Tasmanian Archives Act of 1983.
“We’ve been looking to be a fully [digital] workplace for quite some time. About two years ago we had a new Executive Director start, who had a real change management agenda…” said Debbie Murphy, records officer, Devonport City Council. “So we went to Office 365 and SharePoint [Online] in particular to work with our living documents.”
A significant motivator to fully adopt a cloud environment was most of their workforce recently started using laptops. With the ability to now work together from anywhere, Devonport City Council needed a seamless way to merge and integrate content from on-premises applications such as Microsoft Office, Outlook, and Windows File Explorer.
“It was important to us that people could collaborate any time, any place, and share documentation to enhance and improve productivity,” said Murphy. “The other things we were looking for were to minimize the cost of onsite services to really increase user engagement.”