Most agencies already have technology and policies in place to limit damage from an unprotected or misplaced device. Here are a few quick measures that can help make BYOD feasible for government agencies.
Microsoft's Lync 2013 gives Sandia's IT managers presence awareness as well as instant messaging, conferencing and telephony tools that can integrate with enterprise collaboration and messaging software.
Connect Insight, a mobile analytics tool, helps instructors visualize how individual students are performing relative to their peers.
One approach to gaining control over mobile technology management is unified communications, which can centralize and integrate tools such as VoIP, chat, collaboration, video conferencing and social media.
The Department of Agriculture developed a collection of mobile solutions for field employees who work in offline environments.
The Next-Generation Incident Command System is being used by emergency management agencies in California for planning, response and recovery for risky and hazardous events – many of them wildfires.
BAE’s Q-Warrior increases the soldier's situational awareness by providing textual information on warnings and threats as well as enhanced visual tools.
Iridium GO! is a pocket-sized receiver/transmitter that can also serve as a hot spot, allowing up to five users within a 100-foot radius to make phone calls, send text messages and connect to the Internet.
IDC Government Insights expects slower smartphone growth across government but increased use of tablets, especially among state and local governments.
The federal government has been testing derived credentials for smartphone-based remote authentication, but making the plan work is proving to be tricky.
Advances in traffic safety networks will be driven by the integration of transportation data across the crowd, the mobile phone network and the vehicles themselves, according to researchers.
Government transportation safety planners are experimenting with ways to crowdsource the collection of data on traffic and road conditions, including trading information with consumers and tapping cellular networks to map real-time traffic flows.