As a showcase for Austin’s innovation-based economy, the South by Southwest festival and its public and private technology partners support a vision of the future unhampered by bandwidth limits of the past.
Taxpayers can now check the status of their federal income tax refund and request their tax return with the updated IRS2Go mobile application.
Project Tango, Google's prototype 3D mapping smartphone, will be used by NASA to help the international space station with satellite servicing, vehicle assembly and formation flying spacecraft configurations.
Law enforcement units will begin to use wireless technology to monitor the internal body temperature of K9s to protect them from heat-related conditions.
Dayton, Ohio, embedded radio frequency identification tags in street cuts, reducing time spent on street inspection and repair.
Some data-centric service providers are exploring Google Glass for sending private, secure information to field investigators.
Teams from the Naval Research Laboratory and the Defense Threat Reduction Agency use Android-based handhelds to test and transmit field information on tropical diseases.
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.
Beacon technology has inspired ideas for the public sector applications including ones to help people find their way around a courthouse or to locate the nearest bailiff.
Researchers at the University of Liverpool made a splash in the media recently when they announced that they had demonstrated the first virus to infect a wireless network.
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.
The Department of Agriculture developed a collection of mobile solutions for field employees who work in offline environments.
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.