Government enterprise-wide mobile strategy cannot be limited to simply purchasing mobile devices. Agencies and departments need to recognize the need to establish short- and long-term plans and strategies for mobile deployment and mobile application development. Without a strategy for effectively using mobile in the federal space, mobile application and device deployment will be inefficient and costly.
Ideas for the Mobility Strategy
I believe if the USG continues an isolated platform strategy then they will continue to get suboptimal solutions.
For example, the consistent believe that "Windows is the platform" leads to the Windows team being group to pick the browser (IE) leading to outdated solutions for a modern world.
A successful mobile solution needs to make the browser the platform and divorce this from a Windows-centric view of IT.
• Tackling Policy and Governance (are we going to deploy mobile devices and what controls should be in place?), to…
• Implementing Device Management (actively managing use of deployed devices (e.g., MDM, identity management), to…
• Deploying disruptive apps (getting apps done now for specific missions and using challenges and other new agile... more »