For local governments, mobile working is becoming more and more important. However, many cities and municipalities are bound by strict security measures on the one hand, and older software or infrastructure limits on the other.
Local governments often work with its citizens’ private data and need to therefore comply with a multitude of privacy and security regulations. However, because many of the specialized applications used within a municipality still need to be installed on a device, employees are stepping away from those measures in order to increase their productivity. Furthermore, it might be cumbersome to monitor the network of remote locations or of those that are working in the field.
We know the public sector and we understand the needs that you are facing. With Awingu, we provide a safe and easy to use low-effort solution to tackle those issues and enable your employees to become more productive without compromising on security.
Tervuren is a municipality at the green belt of Brussels, and their city staff consists of about 150 active IT users. The IT department was actively looking for a way to enable mobile working without compromising security. Awingu proved to be a good solution to empower the staff while working remotely with full benefits of GDPR compliance and simplicity of usage.
The Dutch Municipality of Gooise Meren (merged from Bussum, Naarden, Muiden and Muiderberg in 2016) is located in the Randstad, between Amsterdam, Utrecht, Amersfoort and Almere and has about 58,000 inhabitants. The municipality’s IT team was looking for a way to get their staff to work mainly from home, but they had some requirements: the solution had to be extremely secure , as accessible as possible and easy to manage. When their partner Lantech heard about this, they soon came up with Awingu – and it turned out to be a success story.
The Municipality of Avezzano (Italy) has an IT service that consists of 4 people, who directly provide support and maintain the infrastructure for the approximately 200 employees equipped with IT tools. They were looking for a way to let their employees access local desktops in the office in a secure and easy way, thus without too much hassle or high costs for the IT team. They are very satisfied with the solution because of its simplicity and ease of use. Further they could integrate and configure the software for the management of USB keys for digital signature of documents into Awingu, which was a critical element for them.
In the municipal administration, there are about 300 computer users, working in different departments each with their own needs and work requirements. Already at the end of 2019, the IT team was looking for a simple and secure solution to enable teleworking for their employees. They found Awingu and were able to buy the licenses through the CIRB’s central purchasing office.
For its roughly 125 IT users, the municipality of Stabroek was looking for a way to let their aldermen, chiefs of staff and employees work from anywhere on any device. As they are a local government, and thus handling a lot of confidential data (such as the National Register), security is key within their IT environment. Awingu has proven to provide an answer to their challenges, and more.
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