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Connection and Integration

Mobility offers the federal workforce an unprecedented and exciting opportunity to innovate, streamline processes, eliminate redundancies and integrate departments and agencies , but the key to success I believe is connection and integration. In Connection, the mobility strategy should assess organizations and functions within two categories, connection-oriented and connectionless. Connection-oriented organizations ...more »

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Mobile Applications for Project Management

In projects the primary constraint is time. The beauty of mobility in managing projects is that task managers can overcome uncertainty and variation by having a mobile application for project execution which assists with managing their priorities. The mobile application which orchestrates and synchronizes all of the feeder chains and tells the task manager which task across all of the projects they must do now, helps ...more »

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Mobile Applications with Artificial Intelligence

Mobile workers will need new advance intelligent applications to accelerate decision making in the absence of direct supervisors they may have relied upon in the past. Whether managing projects, conducting assessments, verifying inventories, or validating component installations, some mobile applications will help accelerate the data collection. In other cases, where new data needs to be collected, an intelligent system ...more »

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Connectivity - The Constraint to Mobility

Whether using thin client mobile tablets to access official databases or smartphones with hypervisors to transmit the production information the system integrators see that connectivity, bandwidth, and latency all play a part in ensuring that real work still gets done.

 

The mobility strategy should establish circuit requirements for ensuring that people can connect.

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Identify potential Shared Service Centers

Department-level CIOs should use the principles in OMB’s “Shared First Strategic Framework” and promote sharing of mobility approaches within and across agencies. A wireless device or mobile device management (MDM) service being used in one component could be adopted by others within the department, thus saving time and expense to acquire and deploy. For example, FEMA comprehensively overhauled its telecommunications ...more »

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Keep government-wide guidance at a high level and flexible.

Keep the government-wide guidance for mobility management at a high level and flexible, empowering agency CIOs to manage implementation. The inherent flexibility of mobile devices and low cost and rapid development cycle for mobile apps argue strongly against a rigid top-down approach. It may look a bit messy in theory but progress is more likely to be made. Miscues that occur will be part of the learning process and ...more »

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Require Carrier Accountability for Gov't Mobile Devices

As mobile devices expand in government, the cost for cellular connectivity grows significantly. Government needs tools to measure, monitor, evaluate and track device connectivity to avoid wasting money. With the right tools, governments will know the average network speeds by device, by carrier, by geography and more. By using cellular management apps on every mobile device, governments can make informed decisions ...more »

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Access Anywhere, Anyplace, Anytime

Mobility is defined as the ability to move or be moved freely and easily. As you move from one point of access of information to another, mobility enables you to receive the information you need allowing you to complete the goal. You need security guidelines, a governance structure, and policy enforcement. Technology itself is an enabler, not the barrier. A Mobile Device Management platform should not be tied to email ...more »

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Develop detailed mobility IT strategies and long-term mobility r

Mobile technology has become so essential to all aspects of the government mission. Organizations should give it mission critical status and develop detailed mobility IT strategies and long-term mobility roadmaps. Now is the time to think about priorities and objectives for a mobility strategy. By leveraging current mobile technology investments, as well as those in enterprise applications, organizations can create a ...more »

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Mobility Strategy means getting ready to Loose Control ...

Armed with powerful mobile devices, consumers and employees have become the force behind a wireless wave of change. Whether they are seeking where their tax refund is, looking for discounted prices, discussing/following/liking an idea or person, these mobile end-users are growing impatient with enterprises that are still trying to control behavior and the sharing of information. Enterprises that fail to learn how to give ...more »

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Take An Integrated Approach

As the government becomes increasingly virtual, wireless and mobility solutions will continue to transform the way government agencies accomplish current and future missions. Additional capabilities offered by 4G LTE and M2M solutions will help drive this transformation. When developing a mobility strategy, it is important to take an integrated approach that includes assessing, managing and securing mobile assets. Issues ...more »

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