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 Module Pilot Edwin “Buzz” Aldrin and countless public servants stationed nationwide, Apollo 11 embarked on a journey that would be a defining moment for a generation of Americans. Throughout the mission, from preparation to re-entry, NASA scientists and engineers knew that the slightest error or improper calculation could lead to failure.
At the time, the computers used to support the mission were hailed as breakthroughs in technology. But by today’s standards, that technology is functionally useless, and remarkably, your cell phone holds more computing power than the systems that put a man on the moon. This reminds us of how far we’ve come with mobile technology and the unique opportunity it presents to transform the way government operates.
But in order to capitalize on this technological revolution, agencies must think about how to adopt mobile solutions safely and securely. The first step is to be proactive about the management and administration of mobile within the enterprise. That’s why we created this report, “Innovations That Matter: Your Gateway to Mobile Security.” This report is part of GovLoop’s “Innovations That Matter Series,” in which we explore how organizations are maximizing the latest technologies and solutions to transform their organizations.
We’ve spoken with thought leaders in government and industry to pinpoint the best practices for securely adopting mobile technology. Our research particularly explores the value and benefits of centrally managing your devices. By doing so, you can support the flexibility and scalability that the government workforce demands.
In this report, you’ll find:
- Results of our mobile survey of 169 of your government peers.
- An overview of the General Services Administration’s Managed Mobility Program.
- Two mobile applications case studies from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
- Best practices and lessons learned from government employees to centrally manage mobile devices.
- Your Managed Mobility Cheat Sheet.
Let this report serve as the gateway to help you expedite the adoption of mobile at your agency.
Thank you to our industry partners for sponsoring the Innovations That Matter: Your Gateway to Mobile Security.