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Mobile Communications Are Here to Stay

When laptops first replaced desktops as the new, go-to digital device, being glued to your cubicle or home office while checking email suddenly became a thing of the past. Now that the number of people owning smartphones has rapidly increased and shows no signs of slowing down, we’re redefining what it means to be truly mobile.

As a government communicator, it’s essential that you meet your stakeholders where they are—and in the age of iPhones, Androids, and e-readers, where they are…


Added by Mary Yang on August 1, 2014 at 9:30am — No Comments

To Transform Your Technology, First Transform Your Organization

A few days ago, we highlighted King County’s…


Added by Adrian Pavia on July 2, 2014 at 4:54pm — No Comments

Clouds Over King County, Washington

It looks like there are clouds moving into King County, Washington. And while clouds normally mean rain in the Pacific Northwest, in this case we’re talking about a major organizational and technological change.

King County, home of Seattle, is the largest county in the state of…


Added by Adrian Pavia on June 30, 2014 at 3:00pm — No Comments

DorobekINSIDER Live: Wearable Technology -- Let Fashion Rule

A special edition of GovLoop’s DorobekINSIDER was held Wednesday. We're LIVE! We host these events once each month this year.…


Added by Drew Doggett on June 19, 2014 at 9:00am — No Comments

I Can’t Leave The House Without My Phone - Can You?

I have a checklist I run through every morning before I leave my house. Keys. Wallet. Laptop. Lunch.


You know what doesn’t make the “Don’t Forget Me List?” My phone. Why? The answer is simple: my phone is almost surgically attached to my side. I would never forget my phone. My phone…


Added by Emily Jarvis on June 3, 2014 at 1:26pm — No Comments

Innovations that Matter: The Future of Public Sector IT Consumption [New GovLoop Guide]

It's hard to believe that, just a few years ago, most government employees could only access email from their primary desktop computers. Even those with the ability to access their enterprise e-mail accounts from other devices could only view new messages; archives were stored locally on their desktops. Now it is possible to check email from multiple locations and on multiple devices – 24 hours of the…


Added by Adrian Pavia on May 30, 2014 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Resilient Communities, Efficient Governments: Tools for Today and Tomorrow

Natural disasters. Budget crises. Significant technological failures. In today’s interconnected world, a single disruptive event can have negative repercussions on a community long after the initial impact. This makes the imperative for a swift recovery a priority for state and local…


Added by Adrian Pavia on May 30, 2014 at 1:30pm — No Comments

BYOD Does Work – and the EEOC Proved It

The undeniable truth is that technology costs money. Even if the net result is a significant cost savings or improved service delivery, the process nearly always begins with digging into the agency’s proverbial pockets to fish out some seed money.

Mobile technologies are no exception to this principle. However,…


Added by Adrian Pavia on May 23, 2014 at 4:00pm — 1 Comment

What Do Alien Invasions, David Duchovny and Mobile Device Management (MDM) Have in Common?

I want to begin this post with a quick preface: I am not a sci-fi movie aficionado. However, when the opportunity arises, I can’t pass up an entertaining film – especially a slightly outdated one that reminds me of how ridiculous popular culture of the late 90s and early 2000s really was. So when a family friend recently asked me to watch Evolution, I gladly agreed to commit an hour and a half of my life to the flick. Much to my own surprise, the themes throughout the film transcend…


Added by Mallory Thayer on May 23, 2014 at 3:30pm — 2 Comments

Text Messaging vs. Mobile Instant Messaging


Over the course of the last year, I have noticed a rapidly rising organizational  interest amongst my clients in using “text messaging” for communications purposes; specifically for opt-in notifications. The main reasons are quite obvious:

  • 26.3% of Canadian households have no land-line (Convergence Consulting Group, 2014)
  • The smartphone penetration rate is now at a staggering 63% in Canada (Ipsos, 2013)
  • 96% of smartphone users…

Added by Mike Kujawski on May 23, 2014 at 8:40am — No Comments

ICYMI (In Case You Missed It): Industry Insights on Mobile Security Event

Wilbur Smith of Brocade (left) and GovLoop's Pat Fiorenza (center) speaking with event moderator Chris Dorobek (right).

No one can deny that technology has grown exponentially over the last few…


Added by Mallory Thayer on May 22, 2014 at 3:23pm — 2 Comments

Mobile is Changing the Nature of Public Service

Dr. David Bray, Chief Information Officer of the FCC, speaking to Wednesday's crowd.

Mobile technology is filled with potential. It has the capacity to radically increase organizational response time, interconnectedness,…


Added by Adrian Pavia on May 22, 2014 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Data Download: What Your Cellphone is Telling You

Hello, my name is Emily, and I am addicted to my phone. My phone isn’t just a technology that helps me keep in contact with my family and friends – my cellphone IS my friend.


It’s sad, but true. Like a trusted friend, my cellphone KNOWS me. My cellphone tracks my location, counts my…


Added by Emily Jarvis on May 19, 2014 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Your BYOD Framework – A NASA Case Study

Our recent GovLoop report on mobility focused on the importance of centrally managing devices and the impact of mobile in government.

That’s why I was excited to sit in on a BYOD session at FOSE, one of the premiere events to educate government employees and share best practices on government…


Added by Pat Fiorenza on May 15, 2014 at 10:00am — No Comments

It’s Time to Go Mobile: Here’s How

GovLoop’s latest guide on mobile security serves as a resource to help agencies understand how to safely and securely adopt mobile in government. Our report includes a handful of best practices, government case studies and a mobile security cheat sheet to help educate and empower the government community.


We interviewed Wilbur Smith,…


Added by Pat Fiorenza on May 8, 2014 at 8:30am — No Comments

BYOD Moves Ahead in Government – Can You Catch Up?

Bring your own device (BYOD) is changing the technology landscape in government. With a flood of consumer devices entering the workplace, the public sector is looking at ways to use the BYOD concept to improve communications strategies, cut costs, increase employee productivity, and transform collaboration across government agencies.

And it’s working. The BYOD program at Equal Employment Opportunity Commission came to fruition out of a necessity to lower costs for wireless devices.…


Added by Emily Jarvis on May 6, 2014 at 2:30pm — No Comments

4 Reasons to Attend Our Mobile Security Event

Smartphones. Tablets. BYOD. Oh my! Now, you have access to your data at all times, 24/7. You're no longer disconnected when you leave your office.

It’s obvious to anybody how far our society has come with mobile technology and the unique opportunity it presents to transform the way…


Added by Catherine Andrews on April 29, 2014 at 12:37pm — 2 Comments

Innovations That Matter: Your Gateway to Mobile Security [New Report]

On July 16, 1969, Apollo 11 launched from Cape Kennedy, making history as the first manned space mission destined to land on the moon. Guided by Commander Neil Armstrong, Command Module Pilot Michael Collins, Lunar…


Added by Pat Fiorenza on April 25, 2014 at 2:30pm — No Comments

5 Practical Tips for Managing Your Mobile Device

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.



Added by Emily Jarvis on April 21, 2014 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Telework Resistance may be Linked to "Clerical Culture"

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…


Added by Ryan Arba on April 13, 2014 at 4:00pm — 14 Comments

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