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August 24th, 2017
With containerization, agencies can harness the productivity of mobile devices without the fear of data breaches or the costs of providing company devices.
September 23rd, 2016
In 1996, NIST developed FIPS, or the Federal Information Processing Standards, under the Information Technology Management Reform Act (Public Law 104-106). The act was originally issued to establish technology standards for non-military government agencies, as well as government contractors and vendors; the act has since evolved to keep up with the ever-evolving government IT landscape, especially when it comes to mobility. While the FIPS encryption method has helped agencies get a grasp on mobile security, increasingly digitally-focused employees are putting even more pressure on the performance, usability, and security of government mobile services.
November 6th, 2015
It seems that every year, government is asked to re-think their spending and look for ways to reduce costs. However, cutting expenditures doesn’t mean government IT buyers need to use less efficient or robust solutions – rather IT purchasers should look to solutions that increase value and productivity for the employees that use them and the cost savings will come.
- Accellion, Air Watch, Government Technology, Nimble Storage, Platfora, Salesforce, Samsung KNOX, VMware
October 21st, 2015
Whether we like it or not, people will bring their own mobile device to the office. Even if they are forced to give up their device at the door, they will use their phone or tablet during off-hours to complete work-related tasks. Therefore, it’s critical that agencies begin to plan for the cybersecurity needs associated with BYOD – and plan for the worst – as well as set boundaries for their employees, and reduce the complexity of creating and enacting a high-functioning BYOD program. In government, it is time to stop fighting, and even to stop so vehemently policing BYOD, and time to accept it as a business practice and a business risk.