Collabforge projects VPS Hub and the CFA FireReady smartphone application have been named finalists in the Government 2.0 category of the Excellence in eGovernment Awards 2011.

VPS Hub was created as a whole of Victorian government intranet platform for collaboration across 42,000+ members of the Victorian Public Service (VPS). It provides online tools for new ways of working and innovating across government. The Hub establishes and builds virtual networks and partnerships, overcoming the barriers and silo-effect of traditional government structures. Through tools such as communities of practice / interest, blogs and wikis, staff share data, information, ideas and knowledge. This easily accessed whole of Victorian Government resource helps maximise job performance. It also diffuses lessons learned from innovation projects. VPS Hub is a secure extranet for collaboration between government and external parties. Read More >>

In response to the Black Saturday disaster that claimed 173 lives, the Department of Justice engaged Collabforge to developed a free FireReady iPhone application. The app provides people with real-time information on fires and tips to be fire ready. The app encourages users to do a five–minute assessment to gauge their level of fire readiness. The app delivers real–time emergency information and fire safety advice directly from the Country Fire Authority (CFA). Read More >>

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