You have a mobile device in the palm of your hand -- great! But do you know how to use it effectively and safely? Probably not.
It’s bad enough when you leave your personal device vulnerable, but when improper use of a mobile device leads to an enterprise vulnerability, you’re in big trouble. Think WikiLeaks trouble..
When most of us make a mobile device management mistake, though, it’s on accident. These devices are ubiquitous, but security training is not.
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In a recent post titled, Ready for the Remote Work Revolution?, author David Grinberg provides a compelling argument for the future of telework. David's comments are…Continue
On Tuesday April 8th, GovLoop hosted our third annual Government Innovators Virtual Summit. This year we focused on "Innovations that Matter" and how to make innovation stick at your agency. Read this recap of keynote on the building blocks of innovation and see the full recordings here. More blog coverage of the Summit can be found here.
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On GovLoop Insights’ DorobekINSIDER:
Growing up in the 90s, School House Rock taught me how a bill becomes a law and how the US is a melting pot of cultures. But there is no School House Rock video tell me what civic technology is. And I need one. We get the inside scoop on this emerging phenomenon with…
Today Microsoft has ended support of Windows XP. If you’re using a computer with XP, it’s essential that you take the proper steps now to upgrade your computer.
Starting today, Microsoft will no longer provide security updates or technical support for Windows XP. This includes support for security updates, patch vulnerabilities and malware – support that’s essential to keep data safe, and reduce security threats.
“PCs running Windows XP after April 8, 2014,…Continue
Added by Pat Fiorenza on April 8, 2014 at 9:57am — No Comments
There are more than 160 million smartphone users in the United States today. 61% of mobile phone users own a smartphone. And the global smartphone audience surpassed the 1 billion mark in 2012 and will total 1.75 billion in 2014.
Clearly, mobile is here to stay. Consequently, the rapid rise of smartphones and tablet computing has set off a race to produce apps for just…Continue
The results are in: public employees will not be separated from their mobile devices.
GovLoop recently conducted a survey of 169 public sector employees to uncover trends in mobile device use, and the results are eye-opening:
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Call it what you will: telecommuting, remote work, telework, working from home, etc. Regardless of how one labels it the truth remains the same: telework works, period!
However, for remote work to be successful…Continue
A recent study, “Top Trends in Alternative Workplace Strategies,” conducted by New Ways of Working, makes some interesting points about the status of workplace mobility programs in the private sector. One point is that the most common name for these programs is “no name.” When asked about how they refer to their mobility program, many of the people in the study responded that this is “just the way we work,” and that it is not a…Continue
Added by Naomi S. Leventhal, Ph.D. on April 1, 2014 at 10:07am — No Comments
By Marci Carris
Bad actors have been known to target wireless customers as well as banking and credit card customers. That’s why it’s important that you educate yourself about typical tactics fraudsters use and know how to avoid being a victim.
Fraudsters may call, text or email you falsely representing themselves as official representative of a…
Added by Emily Jarvis on March 31, 2014 at 4:30pm — No Comments
Today’s increasing reliance on new and evolving information technology in employment has given new meaning to the term …Continue
Even before our most recent March snow day, the savings to the Federal government for employees who continue to work while at home has topped $32 million, based on a study conducted by the Global Workplace Analytics and Telework Research Network and quoted in the March 3th edition of Wired Workplace. The weather this winter should have convinced any…Continue
Added by Naomi S. Leventhal, Ph.D. on March 21, 2014 at 11:36am — No Comments
April 8th, 2014, will mark the end of an era, and, for some, the beginning of something new. On this date, Microsoft will be ending its support of Windows XP, as well as Office 2003. This is a scheduled termination, and it means that businesses using XP will need to migrate to a modern, fully-supported operating system. With the average migration time for an enterprise being 18 to 32 months,…Continue
Added by Alex Kottoor on March 21, 2014 at 11:27am — No Comments
The fast-paced mobile industry keeps even the most tech-savvy on their toes. It seems like every week a new smartphone, wearable device, or tablet is being released. And there is certainly a market for all these devices and emerging technology. Just look at some data from a recent Pew study on…Continue
Added by Pat Fiorenza on March 20, 2014 at 11:50am — No Comments
In 1994 when the USGS launched it’s first website, the web was a very different place. Many websites that were launched had little consideration given to, or even had an understanding of, things such user experience, content strategies, or design. Over the next 20 years our…Continue
Added by Scott Horvath on March 19, 2014 at 11:30am — No Comments
At most conferences, staring at your phone during a presentation is generally frowned upon. However, at ModevGov, pulling out your mobile device and firing up an app was often a requirement.
On Wednesday, February 26, representatives from government, private industry and the non-profit sector came together to learn from each other and discuss challenges in the government mobile application space. The conference brought…Continue
Added by Adrian Pavia on March 4, 2014 at 12:30pm — No Comments
Mobile technologies are rapidly transforming nearly every aspect of our personal and professional lives. In fact, the proliferation of social media seems impossible without the widespread use of mobile devices. Meanwhile, companies are discovering cost efficiencies and flexibility of access – through tablets and smartphones – by moving their entire business operations to the cloud.
Government represents a particularly exciting sector of mobile…Continue
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"Agency of the Future: Guide to
Mobile Security in…