The federal government has embraced mobile applications with enthusiasm, creating dozens of iPhone and Android smartphone apps. More recently, agencies have begun developing iPad apps. These 10 stand out for their visual appeal and functionality.
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The iPad version of the Recovery Accountability and Transparency Board's Recovery.gov app lets citizens track the progress of projects funded by the estimated $787 billion 2009 economic stimulus package. In addition to a searchable map where users can find nearby Recovery Act projects, the app provides details on project awards, including cost, description, and number of jobs created. The screen capture above shows a project by CSC to modernize the Department of Agriculture’s Farm Service Agency’s IT systems
InformationWeek Elite 100Our data shows these innovators using digital technology in two key areas: providing better products and cutting costs. Almost half of them expect to introduce a new IT-led product this year, and 46% are using technology to make business processes more efficient.
The UC Infrastructure TrapWorries about subpar networks tanking unified communications programs could be valid: Thirty-one percent of respondents have rolled capabilities out to less than 10% of users vs. 21% delivering UC to 76% or more. Is low uptake a result of strained infrastructures delivering poor performance?