Wyatt Kash | Editor's Desk: GCN.com to go

GCN is pleased to make its content available on a varitey of Web-enabled mobile devices

Wyatt Kash

One of our missions at Government Computer News is to help our readers sort through the barrage of developments that confront government IT managers throughout the year.

Among the ways we work to accomplish that is by maintaining our own independent lab to evaluate how new technology products actually perform. Another is by fielding a staff of independent reporters who are uniquely familiar with government programs and policies, and the people who put IT to work inside civilian and defense agencies.

And like many of those agencies we cover, we try to harness technology to better serve our readers. That's why we're pleased to be among the first business publications in the nation to make our daily news and analysis available and easy to view on our readers' BlackBerrys, Treos and other Web-enabled mobile devices.
That's no longer a small portion of GCN's customers. More than 20 percent of GCN subscribers regularly rely on these devices'and not just for e-mail.

The problem for subscribers until now: GCN's daily news updates, transmitted via e-mail to subscribers, provided the latest headlines and story briefs but required a visit to GCN.com to see the full text of a story. And as anyone who has ever tried viewing a Web site on a handheld device knows, the Web can be a tortuous place to find information.

That's not the case anymore for GCN e-mail subscribers with the release last month of GCN.com's new mobile edition. GCN readers can now not only retrieve the day's most important news stories on their Web-enabled mobile devices, but also search GCN's archives for the latest word on everything from open source to news from the Office of Management and Budget. That could come in handy next time you're on the run to an unexpected meeting.

The easiest way to check out GCN's mobile edition on your handheld is to go to mobile.gcn.com. But better yet, sign up to receive the text version of GCN's Daily Update, free at www.gcn.com/eletters-archive.

For more information about GCN.com's mobile edition and a list of FAQs, click here.

About the Author

Wyatt Kash served as chief editor of GCN (October 2004 to August 2010) and also of Defense Systems (January 2009 to August 2010). He currently serves as Content Director and Editor at Large of 1105 Media.

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