This week the Whitehouse released a Presidential Memorandum — Building a 21st Century Digital Government and unveiled a new mobile initiative intended to reshape how government agencies utilize mobile platforms to serve the public.
The strategy focuses on providing citizens and an increasingly mobile government workforce access to digital government information and services anywhere, anytime, on any device.
I have the opportunity to work with global government leaders around the world from cities and counties to national government agencies including public safety, the courts, civilian agencies, and national security. Many are seeing a shift to mobile communications and information sharing and a shift from fixed desktop PCs to smart phones, laptops, and tablets.
A mobile government workforce is more productive, helps government achieve key initiatives such as telework, and enhances the employee experience.
Remote teleworker initiatives are driving not only a change in where government work is done but also a shift towards bring your own device (BYOD) initiatives.
A benefit for this change in the government workspace is the productivity improvements and cost savings that result. Recently, the Telework Exchange and Cisco hosted the “Ramp Up Your Savings: Measuring the Telework Returns” with best practices and tools to measure the benefits of Telework including cost savings.