Posts Tagged: SmartPhones

Text Messaging vs. Mobile Instant Messaging

/> Over the course of the last year, I have noticed a rapidly rising organizational interest amongst my clients in using “text messaging” for communications purposes; specifically for opt-in notifications. The main reasons are quite obvious: 26.3% of Canadian households have no land-line (Convergence Consulting Group, 2014) The smartphone penetration rate is now at a… Read more »

4 Reasons to Attend Our Mobile Security Event

Smartphones. Tablets. BYOD. Oh my! Now, you have access to your data at all times, 24/7. You’re no longer disconnected when you leave your office. It’s obvious to anybody how far our society has come with mobile technology and the unique opportunity it presents to transform the way government operates. But in order to capitalize… Read more »

5 Facts About Mobility Services That Government Employees Need to Know Now

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%… Read more »

DISA, Samsung Team for Mobile Device Approval Process

The Defense Information Systems Agency has partnered with Samsung Electronics to develop a new approval process intended to help vendors create security technical implementation guides for their mobile devices. Terry Sherald, chief of DISA’s information assurance standards branch, led the development of the Samsung Knox STIG process so vendors can base their guides security guides… Read more »

NASA Hopes Smartphones Can Help Satellites Orbit Earth

An Orbital Science rocket carrying three smartphones lifted into space Sunday as NASA seeks to determine if the devices could function as flight avionics on a satellite. NASA intends for the PhoneSat spacecraft to send information on the phones’ health back to Earth for the agency determine if they can function as satellites, NASA said… 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, creating… Read more »

Can Video Increase Military Coordination Between Nations?

Keeping the lines of communication and collaboration open between these nations and their militaries is a struggle under the best of conditions. However, the ongoing economic situation is impacting each and every member nation to some degree and at some level. This means that budgets need to be cut, every cent needs to be accounted… Read more »

Defining Work-Life Balance in a Digital/Mobile World

The 21st century explosion of information technology has had a major impact in the American workplace and is swiftly redefining the traditional work-life balance in fundamental ways. As government employees (govies), we are becoming increasingly dependent on mobile/digital technology to get our jobs done. In due time, it may be the only way we work…. Read more »