Apps not safe for work? NIST guide to vetting third-party apps

Apps not safe for work? NIST drafts guide for checking

The National Institute of Standards and Technology’s guide will help agencies evaluate commercial mobile applications that agency workers might use on government-issued devices or personal apps that access government networks.

Apple

First take: Apple’s Swift speeds programming

In offering leaner coding features, including the use of modules and concise syntax, the Swift programming language is challenging conventional coding with a combination of speed and ease of use.

Lt. Gen. Robert S. Ferrell, the Army

Lighter communications key to Army’s future

It's critical that the communication infrastructure be ready at all times – from installation to the point of need, said Lt. Gen. Robert S. Ferrell, the Army's CIO/G-6.

Mobile analytics tools track perimeter of Ebola

Mobile analytics tools track perimeter of Ebola

IBM is leading a group of software firms and developers to build tools to help track, diagnose and even predict the behavior of pandemic illnesses.

Microsoft expanding security and mobile controls for Office 365

Microsoft expanding security and mobile controls for Office 365

Government IT managers will soon have more options for Office 356 data loss protection and mobile device controls.

NYPD gets 41,000 tablets, handhelds for officers

NYPD gets 41,000 tablets, handhelds for officers

The $160 million initiative will upgrade the NYPD’s mobile platform, allowing the department to outfit up to 6,000 police cars with rugged tablets and provide 35,000 handheld devices for police officers.

MobileIron updates Docs@Work to secure personal cloud

MobileIron updates Docs@Work to secure personal cloud

Docs@Work lets users access, annotate and share enterprise content regardless of location, in a variety of cloud repositories, while providing IT a centralized way to secure and manage mobile content and device policies.

8 apps for safer city intersections

8 apps for safer city intersections

Winning apps in New York City’s Connected Intersections Challenge used wearable devices and smartphone sensors in effort to drive down traffic fatalities and injuries.

Cloud-based platform for field service management

Trimble debuts cloud, dev tools for mobile field management

In related announcements, Trimble introduced a cloud-based platform for field service management, mobile workforce productivity and scheduling tools and a development environment to improve field business processes.

iRobot unveils multi-bot tablet controller, improved networking

iRobot unveils multi-bot tablet controller, improved networking

iRobot announced a multi-robot tablet controller and the uPoint Robot Radio networking solution for first responders and defense forces.

Microsoft Surface Pro 3

Surface Pro 3 stretches for the enterprise

For enterprises looking to equip staff with both tablets and laptops, Microsoft is positioning its Surface Pro 3 as a full-powered business PC and a tablet while sweetening the deal with a discount and new support program.

Mobile patient data for emergency response

FEMA adds patient tracker apps to ER toolkit

New mobile patient tracking software will improve healthcare situational awareness at disaster sites.

Topic Resources

  • How DevOps can accelerate deployment of Healthcare systems with reduced cost and risk: Successes from multiple domains

    Change in Healthcare systems – driven by the new laws and regulations, demands for mobile services, and rising costs – can be delivered with greater speed and quality by integrating DevOps processes and tools into existing development and delivery environments. By applying lean and agile principles across the software delivery lifecycle, DevOps helps organizations deliver a differentiated and engaging customer experience, achieve quicker time to value, and gain increased capacity to innovate.

  • Mobile Apps Make Gains in Identity and Security

    The government is transitioning its mobile app offerings from straightforward informational to more complex transactional setups. As more agencies embrace mobile apps, their possibilities become apparent and their security policies necessary. Read this informative Digital Dialogue to learn how agencies can take advantage of emerging mobile solutions while maintaining data security.

  • Big Five in Overdrive: Are State and Local Networks Ready?

    As state and local government organizations grapple with tight budgets, demanding constituents, growing data volumes, and cross-government coordination challenges, the "Big Five of IT" – data center consolidation, mobility, security, big data, and cloud computing – promise to improve agency performance, productivity, and service. But are state and local networks ready? This research report examines potential network impact, state and local readiness, and how organizations can prepare for the onslaught.

  • Avoiding Insider Threats to Enterprise Security

    This white paper explains how IBM Security Privileged Identity Manager provides enhanced security across various IT environments by centralizing and controlling the use of privileged identities.