Feb 28, 2017 | Updated: 09:52 AM EST

Global Mobility and Government

Mar 13, 2014 10:33 AM EDT

The public sector productivity of mobile has risen more than 50 percent. According to Deloitte, the public sector’s productivity, by contrast, actually fell during the same period, despite the availability of many of the same advances. The emergence of new technologies, globalization, advanced manufacturing processes, and a deeper understanding of individual and organizational psychology contributes to these changes.

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"The mobile market in government is quite healthy," said Shawn P. McCarthy, research director at IDC Government Insights. "Smartphones and services lead this sector, but the demand for tablet computers is ramping up, and we expect double-digit growth in tablet spending to reach the local levels of government in a big way by 2017."

According to the State New Economy Index, the State of Maryland ranks third out of the top five states that are at the forefront of the nation's movement toward a global, innovation-based new economy. There are currently 54,000 state employees scattered across 60 independent agencies, most with their own IT department. The state is faced with challenges in IT infrastructure. The Department of Information Technology announced its leveraging of Google Apps for Government for all 54,000 employees.  Google Apps for Government, will leave all state government data and emails remaining in a secure cloud that is compliant with FISMA standards.

CIOs should be aware of cause, confusion and work to meet the challenges the public sector. There is much more pressure for government today to developing mobility and big data strategy, resolving issues for government and being further concerned with IT able to support mobile growth.

It is predicted for PCs to become obsolete being replaced instead with smartphones, laptops and tablets for business.  Mobile devices and mobile-infused workplaces are expected to further transform the private business models and make firms more dynamic. “For too long, the government has employed 20th-century tools to solve 21st-century problems, we fell behind in making the smart investments in technology that yield productivity gains in the private sector every day” states Steven VanRoekel, US Federal CIO.


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