D.C. government sees growth in mobile device program
The D.C. government partnered with Good Technology to improve its mobile device management under the firm’s “Good for Government” program. The firm released a case study this month showing wireless messaging support in the district has grown from 300 to 2,250 in the last three years.
The effort was part of a plan by the city’s government to improve mobile services for more than 80 district agencies,
including Child and Family Services, Department of Corrections, Emergency Management Agency, Department of Motor Vehicles, and Metropolitan Police Department.
The growth in the number of users is “impressive,” says Good, but it still represents only about 5 percent of the government’s total workforce of 39,000.
The company’s Good for Government program supports multiple devices and mobile operating systems, including iPhone, Android and Windows Mobile, which allows agencies to choose the device, carrier and plan that works best for their needs. It also eliminates the possibility of a single point of failure during an emergency.
According to the case study, Good for Government has helped district agencies increase productivity and efficiency with real-time, synchronized access to email messages, calendars and contacts on employees’ devices.
Posted by GCN Staff on Dec 02, 2013 at 8:47 AM