Research Report: Trends & Technologies Driving Public Sector Mobility
The public sector is going mobile. There’s no doubt about it. The advantages of providing employees with mobile solutions are well understood and compelling: Increased productivity, improved collaboration and better customer service, among others. A recent survey conducted by the 1105 Government Information Group found that that few feds were concerned about the lack of a business case for justifying for more widespread use of mobile technology. But that is not to say that they have no concerns: The survey also found that agencies are looking to address lingering concerns about security, procurement strategies and workforce issues. When it comes to enterprise mobility, the road ahead is clear, but agencies clearly intend to proceed with caution.
Although the bring-your-own-device policy appears to offer a cost-effective way to provide employees with mobile tools, many agencies are concerned about security and other issues that might arise if employees use their personal devices for work purposes. Read More Here
Concerns about malware, inadequate user authentication and other cyber concerns might slow the adoption of some government mobility initiatives. But experts also warn agencies not to assume that technology alone can provide all the solutions. Read More Here
Mobile technology, which makes applications and resources available from just about anywhere, improves productivity, but it also leaves employees susceptible to never being able to get away from work. Read More Here
The traditional dichotomy of teleworkers and office workers is slowly giving way to the recognition that many employees need the ability to access applications and resources whether they are at the office, on the road or somewhere in between. Read More Here
Experts say that organizations need to develop a process for reviewing and approving new mobile apps, balancing the desire for flexibility with the need for security. Read More Here