Posts Tagged: mobility

State/Local Government Innovators- Virtual IT Forum

In local government, leaders are focused on two main things- saving money and engaging citizens. Although that is always the main focus, it is easier said than done. So how do you actually do this? Innovation. Innovative technology is enabling government leaders to make more strategic, data-driven decisions and work smarter, not harder, even withRead… Read more »

Trimming Federal Real Estate Spend — A 3D Approach to Telework

The following is a post that I wrote with colleague Jim Reidy that originally appeared in Deloitte’s HR Times Blog. Given sequestration and other budget pressures, we’ve seen a strong push among federal agencies to trim their real estate footprints and the associated costs. Telework—the ability for employees to do some or all of theirRead… Read more »

How DOD Evolved Its Leadership Model, Agility with General Stanley McChrystal – Plus Your Weekend Reads

In order to be a great leader you have to be agile and open. Those are two things that don’t lend themselves naturally to the Defense Department. The DoD is known for it’s hierarchical culture, but that is changing, because the nature of war is changing. Now the DOD is facing opponents without borders orRead… Read more »

Designed with Feds in Mind: Addressing Mobile Fears with HP and Microsoft’s ElitePad Tablet

“Anywhere, anytime is the new normal for people,” says Rick Engle, Principle Windows Specialist, Microsoft. It’s true, 29% of people claim to be the type of worker that is on call at off hours and in alternative locations. The workforce is going mobile and government has been trying to catch up. Throughout many blogs, interviews,Read… Read more »

Change the Game Once . . . Then Wash, Rinse and Repeat

Realize the Value (& Advance the Mission) – Agilex’ Weekly Blog on Hot Topics in Government IT In my last blog – It’s Not Email, It’s Your Mission – I talked about the importance of mission-focused applications and how they can change the way federal agencies do business through cost savings, empowering field workers, creatingRead… Read more »

How do you become a CIO? – Insights from outgoing NASA CIO Linda Cureton

Frequent DorobekINSIDER Live guest and federal rockstar Linda Cureton is retiring on Wednesday. It is a sad day for government. But before she sails off we wanted to pick her brain on how she had such a successful career? And get her insights on how you can chart a similar journey? Cureton was appointed asRead… Read more »

The BYOD Initiative: How Public and Private Sector Industries Can Offset Legal, Privacy Considerations

Originally published on Federal Technology Insider, this video offers best practices in securing mobile device for agencies. One tech trend that is living up to expectations in terms of generating discussion is how workplaces should address the convergence of personal and professional technologies. One of the core discussions that agencies are having is about howRead… Read more »

Does Mobility Matter? Is Implementing the Digital Gov’t Strategy Possible? 4 CIOs weigh in

Mobility is one of the major cornerstones of the Digital Government Strategy. And a new poll shows that 22% of people own at least one tablet device. So clearly the move to mobile is here and here to stay. And the role of mobility is even more challenging for federal CIOs. They’re being asked toRead… Read more »

Peering into our Crystal Ball — 2013 Tech Trends Unveiled

It’s hard to peer into a crystal ball and predict what will be the top trends for government technology, but that’s exactly what the experts at IDC Insights have done. Thom Rubel is the Vice President for Research at IDC Government Insights. He told Chris Dorobek on the DorobekINSIDER program that 2013 will be anRead… Read more »

Is Desktop To Go a Reality? Microsoft 8 Says Yes

Security, mobility and usability are the cornerstones of Microsoft’s latest operating system – Microsoft 8. So the question is should your agency make the switch? Susie Adams is the Chief Technology Officer at Microsoft Federal. She told Chris Dorobek on the DorobekINSIDER program that the big pull for agencies to switch to Microsoft 8 isRead… Read more »