February 21, 2013 at 7:20 pm #176634
Having researched and written several posts on BYOD, I pose the following questions:
1) While BYOD is arguably well and good as a temporary measure, is it really a feasible long-term solution gov-wide?
2) Does BYOD set up a new “digital divide” pitting the “BYOD haves” against the “BYOD have nots”?
It’s worth considering that feds in lower grade levels — or for personal financial reasons — may simply be unable to afford and keep up with the latest smartphone and tablet technology — not to mention the requisite usage costs. Meanwhile, the private sector continues to forge ahead.
3) Does BYOD help or hurt interagency work/team dynamics per the BYOD “digital divide” noted above? What about staff resentment, jealousy, etc., by “BYOD have nots’?
February 21, 2013 at 7:26 pm #176638
Despite today’s problematic budget and fiscal situation gov-wide, at some future point all feds need to be provided with gov-issued high-tech devices. In the long run, this would likely save taxpayer dollars by boosting workforce efficiency, effectiveness, expediency and morale — all of which equates with greater productivity, as well as enhancing communications and citizen engagment.
Nevertheless, for the time being at least, BYOD appears to be better than nothing — despite user security concerns.
February 21, 2013 at 10:57 pm #176636
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