In case you haven't noticed, more and more government employees are using tablets at work. Tablet use appears to be on the rise and all the rage regarding the latest mobile/digital technology in the public workplace.
Whether it's the popular iPad or another brand name device, the trend of tablet use in government appears here to stay.
Below is an interesting infographic. Please chime-in on where YOU rank under the various tablet categories -- as well as answering the following questions...
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Tablets and Government (Google News search)
* All views and opinions are those of the author only.
■Does using a tablet make you a more effective and productive worker? No - Merely using another device does not affect productivity or effectiveness. It's just another device, which is easier to lug around than the old laptop.
■Should more gov agencies supply tablets to their workforce? No - I'm of the school that the government should get out of the business of purchasing computing devices. Let employees purchase their own devices. The government should help to reimburse employees for wireless service costs only.
■If not, do you favor Bring-Your-Own-Device (BYOD) as the only option for tablets? Yes - I favor BYOD for all devices - computing and telephonic. If you use a tablet instead of a netbook or laptop, that should be up to you.
Thanks for your reply, Terry. My answers are yes, yes and no.
Various polling data show that employees feel they are more productive using tablets. Also, I believe that gov agencies should supply their workforces with the high-tech tools most needed to get the job done more effectively, efficiently, expeditiously, and in a cost-effective manner -- this includes tablets and smartphones.