Why We Need Digital Government Strategy 2.0 - InformationWeek

InformationWeek is part of the Informa Tech Division of Informa PLC

This site is operated by a business or businesses owned by Informa PLC and all copyright resides with them.Informa PLC's registered office is 5 Howick Place, London SW1P 1WG. Registered in England and Wales. Number 8860726.

IoT
IoT
Comments
Why We Need Digital Government Strategy 2.0
Newest First  |  Oldest First  |  Threaded View
Chuck Brooks
50%
50%
Chuck Brooks,
User Rank: Author
10/29/2013 | 7:26:12 PM
re: Why We Need Digital Government Strategy 2.0
Excellent article Tom! Mobility combined with security, privacy, and usability are critical elements for the expanding BYOD market both in government and in the private sector. Technologies have brought us to the cusp of these capabilities and now the enactment of mobility policies and process by executive management need to the next steps.
AG4IT
50%
50%
AG4IT,
User Rank: Apprentice
10/29/2013 | 6:34:14 PM
re: Why We Need Digital Government Strategy 2.0
I can understand the government IT people that are against BYOD. After all, many government agencies deal with sensitive information. However, I don't think they can do anything to stop it. It's already happening, whether officially sanctioned or not. So the question becomes - how to deal with it?

Does BYOD come with headaches? Of course it does. However, security issues and IT management headaches (how do I support all those devices?) can be addressed by using new HTML5 technologies that enable users to connect to applications and systems without requiring IT staff to install anything on user devices. For example, Ericom AccessNow is an HTML5 RDP client that enables remote users to securely connect from iPads, iPhones and Android devices to any RDP host, including Terminal Server and VDI virtual desktops, and run their applications and desktops in a browser. This enhances security by keeping the organization's applications and data separate from the employee's personal device.

Since AccessNow doesn't require any software installation on the end user device G just an HTML5 browser, network connection, URL address and login details - IT staff end up with less support hassles. An employee that brings in their own device merely opens their HTML5-compatible browser and connects to the URL given them by the IT admin.

Check out this link for more info:
http://www.ericom.com/BYOD_Wor...

Please note that I work for Ericom
WKash
50%
50%
WKash,
User Rank: Author
10/29/2013 | 2:03:41 PM
re: Why We Need Digital Government Strategy 2.0
Having just listened to Steve VanRoekel at #ELC2013, it's clear that while he emphasizes the strategic over the tactical, some of these specific mobility issues still need a vehicle to be addressed and carried forward. Some good touch points here.


The State of Cloud Computing - Fall 2020
The State of Cloud Computing - Fall 2020
Download this report to compare how cloud usage and spending patterns have changed in 2020, and how respondents think they'll evolve over the next two years.
Slideshows
10 Ways to Transition Traditional IT Talent to Cloud Talent
Lisa Morgan, Freelance Writer,  11/23/2020
News
What Comes Next for the COVID-19 Computing Consortium
Joao-Pierre S. Ruth, Senior Writer,  11/24/2020
News
Top 10 Data and Analytics Trends for 2021
Jessica Davis, Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps,  11/13/2020
Register for InformationWeek Newsletters
Video
Current Issue
Why Chatbots Are So Popular Right Now
In this IT Trend Report, you will learn more about why chatbots are gaining traction within businesses, particularly while a pandemic is impacting the world.
White Papers
Slideshows
Twitter Feed
Sponsored Live Streaming Video
Everything You've Been Told About Mobility Is Wrong
Attend this video symposium with Sean Wisdom, Global Director of Mobility Solutions, and learn about how you can harness powerful new products to mobilize your business potential.
Sponsored Video
Flash Poll