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:
- 88% reported that they use a smartphone to access agency networks (for e-mail, internal systems, or file sharing)
- 40% use their personally-owned device to access work
The survey also revealed that mobility is a high priority for public sector users:
- 60% of users reported that they valued productivity on the go or away from the office as their highest priority as it relates to mobile devices (even over security concerns).
However, the survey also revealed that the management of mobile devices is less than universal:
- 38% of users were not required to register their smartphones through a centralized tracking system (for security, updates, or helpdesk support)
- 60% of users reported that they did not have the capability to remotely wipe their personal mobile device in cases of loss or theft
The survey results clearly highlight that government employees view mobile devices as a valuable tool for added productivity – so much so that nearly half are willing to use their own devices to perform work duties.
Given these trends, a robust mobile device management structure is needed to ensure that this productivity is harnessed while maintaining appropriate levels of security, network awareness and customer support.
Fortunately, GovLoop is about to release our latest Guide to Mobility Management, which is chock full of case studies and best practices for implementing an agile, scalable mobile device governance structure. Readers will also receive the complete results of our survey.
Be the first to download our newest mobility management guide and begin (responsibly) capturing the benefits of your mobile workforce today.