Posts Tagged: Blackberry

BYOD @ EEOC: case study featured in official WH guidance

Below is the full text of the EEOC’s case study, part of the official White House guidance on BYOD issued earlier today government-wide as part of the Administration’s new Digital Government Strategy. http://www.whitehouse.gov/digitalgov/bring-your-own-device#top Also see: “Should feds get reimbursed for BYOD?” https://www.govloop.com/forum/topics/should-feds-get-reimbursed-for-byod “BYOD Pilot: Five Lessons Learned” https://www.govloop.com/profiles/blogs/byod-lessons-learned “BYOD and Beyond” https://www.govloop.com/profiles/blogs/do-you-byod U.S. Equal Employment… Read more »

Are you overwhelmed?

We’re in public service and that means getting the word out about the goings-on in government to the broadest reach possible. A few years ago we were webmasters. Today, we’re webmasters, digital media providers, social media managers, content managers, information architects, editors, and more. Today, we have to put information everywhere: on the web and… Read more »

Lead With Technology, Not Trinkets

RIM, the maker of the Blackberry, continues to flounder, and many organizations are rightfully moving their mobility solutions to the ever more capable iPhone and Android platforms. Changing the device has the potential to bring the latest technology to the organization, but the risk is that the device is viewed as a “toy” to hand… Read more »

U.S Government Agencies Switching Lanes from Blackberry to iPhones

Recently, there has been a shift in the traditional way government manages mobile devices. Many of today’s U.S. federal agencies are moving from RIM’s blackberry devices to Apple’s iPhone. One reason for this movement is that government employees are tired of being forced to use their out of date government issued Blackberry’s. They have been… Read more »

Phone Tips & Tricks: BBM: It’s Not Just for the Kids.

The Phone Tips & Tricks series is supported by the Sprint Federal Employee Discount Program. To find awesome discounts visit the Sprint Federal Employee Discount resource center today. BlackBerry, aka the official phone of government. Govies all know and love their BlackBerries, but the one of my favorite parts of this phone is an application… Read more »

My thoughts on the BlackBerry Playbook

BlackBerry teased the world with its Playbook offering yesterday and the geek world exploded between hails of “the iPad Killer hath arrived” to “meh”. BlackBerry has made some interesting choices with the Playbook. My personal thought is that in the end, the design by committee approach won over the hard core fanatics within Blackberry. The… Read more »

A Primer on Local Government Mobile Apps

If you take a look at current television commercials or tech blogs, you’ll quickly find a great deal of attention focused on smartphones and the mobile applications (apps for short) that are built on top of them. While traditionally focused on the Blackberry-dominated business user niche, smartphones made the shift to the mainstream after Apple’s… Read more »

Make the 1st BlackBerry FAR App, Get $500

The Problem: The FAR is a pain to access by BlackBerry. The Solution: $500 of my own money will be awarded to whomever creates the first BlackBerry app that fulfills 4 simple, key requirements. The Requirements: (1) Be downloadable on the most common BlackBerry models, (2) be able to access or download the entire FAR,… Read more »

Wanted: cities and counties for co-creation of Gov2.0 iPhone App

DotGov, inc. is currently developing a Gov2.0 mobile platform for iPhone, Android and Blackberry. This innovative mobile app will bring your city/county services to the mobile phones of your citizens. We are looking for 5 local government organizations to participate in the creation process. Who can apply? We would like to invite 3 towns or… Read more »

Crackberries

My son got a new phone; he chose a Blackberry. You ever notice that folks who have these NEVER stop fiddling with them? Waiting in line, on the subway, ESPECIALLY in meetings, Blackberry owners are constantly surfing, reading email, playing Tetris, doing God knows what, instead of paying attention to where they are and what… Read more »