Federal agencies are increasingly embracing mobility, and with good reason. For many types of federal workers, “always on and connected” is now a core job requirement for delivering mission-critical services to citizens and other government agencies. While it was once sufficient to be able to access e-mail to get the job done, full productivity now depends on real-time access to applications and files, and the ability to share resources and collaborate.
Wherever and however federal workers get the job done—in the office, at home, or on the road—they depend on reliable access to a high-performance computing experience. Mobile computing enables work to shift to the optimal location, time, and resource. At the same time, many agencies are enabling the use of consumer devices including smartphones, tablets, and laptops to support productivity, help cap operating expenses, and respond to worker demand for agency technology to keep pace with tech evolution outside the office.
This trend, called consumerization, permits the use of the same mobile device for personal and business purposes. Consumerization often occurs in conjunction with another key technology trend, bring your own device (BYOD) computing, where the device used for work is owned by the employee rather than the agency.
As you might imagine, the escalation of mobile work and the changing technology trends that support the move to mobility present both challenges and opportunities. To learn more about how to optimize your agency’s mobile strategy, click here…