The Department of Technology and Information and statewide Information Resource Managers (IRM) or Information Security Officers (ISO) from across the state worked together with Gartner, Inc. from April 2017 - Sept 2017. That partnership was to assess requirements, preferences, capabilities, and concerns regarding a transition to cloud services for email and productivity tools. The final recommendation was to move to a cloud-based service to provide greater productivity, security, and collaboration across our State enterprise in support of Delaware's initiatives to become a more accessible, responsive and mobile government.
The State has procured Office 365 Government Plan licenses plus Advanced Threat Protection (ATP) as a security add-on. There are two versions of the O365 license subscriptions Delaware now owns. The majority of state personnel will receive a G3 license, which provides email and office products both Online in addition to locally installed Office ProPlus products. The G1 license provides email and Office products online via the internet only.