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Why We Need Digital Government Strategy 2.0
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Chuck Brooks
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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
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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
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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.


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