I work for a company that allows their employees to bring in their own phones, issue is no support and no security. IT is rarely thought of and there is no training on mobile phones for IT to train up on and if they do find training, then you must pay them correctly. Then the employees, are "normally" , lack the knowledge of the phone and opens alot of security holes. Biggest issues we have are, the phones locking the ...more »
a contrarian POV: Desktop, PDA, laptop, smartphone, iPad, eyeglasses, brain implants, dial-up, Ethernet, WiFi, 4G, whatever... its all just a computer that becoming faster, more powerful, and more connected. Its all the same! We didn't have a Federal Dial-up Strategy, why do we need a Federal Mobility Strategy? The implementation of a FMS will prevent the end result sought - to make us more mobile. We cannot "take ...more »
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Short codes are great, but they are only available from a monopoly, and are expensive. Government gets a very small discount.
Long Codes are a viable alternative in some circumstances and are very inexpensive because of competition.
For government use of text messaging, consider using which is best for specific need. www.uslongnumbers.com
Right Now the IT Dashboard shows thousands of IT systems and portfolios (plus 6000?). If all IT systems and investments were better aligned with major govt business lines and number of portfolios reduced to less than 500 then much better chance of applying program management and migrating to mobile and other innovative technologies strategically and cost effectively. Bottom line: the IT investment portfolio is too complex ...more »
Mobility has brought home the need for an interoperable data strategy for the Federal Government that is simple and allows for an agency to express its vocabulary and usage through an HTML5 type of interface. There are numerous projects being developed and NIST needs to stand up and be counted in this exercise. Leaving it to OMB reference models will continue to hamper efficiency.
Agencies need to stop overbuying. Agencies are buying the newest smartphones and then disabling many of the features for "secutity reasons". don't pay for what you will not allow employees to use.
leverage what other agencies(like the FAA) have already done and use a SaaS platform solution like AirWatch to manage mobile devices. This solution is a no-brainer...web based, role based access, easy push down of controls, remote wiping capabilities and metrics (that which is measured is improved)
Following suit with how the other official Lines of Businesses operate, make Mobility Shared Service Centers that truly become experts in acquiring, managing, deploying, repairing, etc mobile technology. These shared service centers could aggregate volume of purchasing to get better pricing, and could "field" this technology in support of their peer agencies.
The proliferation of differing mobile devices, operating systems, suppliers and services—coupled with a lack of mobility standards—leads to complicated management and support requirements. While mobile technologies have the potential to enhance mission achievement, they also pose risks to security, fiscal accountability and efficiency if these technologies aren’t managed in a holistic manner. Agencies must integrate ...more »
Leverage the collective experience of the consumer market and the demand for high quality tooks and frameworks to build solutions rapidly, with large scale and users experience in mind first. For example consider a Goverment App Market Place for internal and external applications. Use tools like PhoneGap and other cross platform technologies.
1. MOBILIZE PAYROLL SYSTEMS. Have every agency require all employees to log on to their time and attendance system (secure) through their mobile phones. Have the Supervisor able to approve the timesheet and leave sheet virtually. Have it feed into the respective payroll systems virtually. 2. MOBILIZE THE FEDERAL FINANCIAL SYSTEM REPORTING PLATFORMS. Budget loading and reporting, accounts payable, accounts receivable, ...more »
For smaller agencies, develop and offer plug and play solutions/shared services rather than standards and policies that will require procurement, development, management and infrastructure.
While the current EA process does not yield the correct level of data it should be possible to have every agency report what it spends on plain-old telephone systems (POTS).
I suspect it would then be easy to do a cost analysis as to whether _all_ employees can go mobile, vs. allowing this to tricle out.