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Mobile professionals across federal civilian agencies and the military increasingly rely on smartphones to stay connected, particularly in times of crisis. That means for IT, the pressure is especially on to keep senior officials in contact.
Barriers to smartphones becoming a fed's main computing device are falling, but security still needs to be figured out.
Weaknesses in BlackBerry software could be exploited, Microsoft says new patches pose a threat too, there's big business in smart grid security.
The global market for such products is expected to grow by 44 percent a year before reaching some $3 billion in 2016.
Roger Baker, the Veterans Affairs Department chief information officer, said only about 1,000 users will have agency supplied devices that will be allowed to access VA systems. VA eventually wants to create an apps store where externally and internally developed software will be made available for doctors, nurses and other employees.
Host John Gilroy will talk about different mobile operating systems, and how to manage them with MaaS360's Jeff Ward and Josh Lambert.
September 27, 2011
Tags: technology , mobile applications , mobile technology , smart phone , iPad , Microsoft Windows , Android , symbian , iOS , maas360 , cloud computing , Network World , jeff ward , josh lambert , John Gilroy , Federal Tech Talk
Host John Gilroy is joined by Michael Beckley, chief technology officer, at Appian. They will talk about how business process management has changed and what you can do to stay ahead of those changes.
July 19, 2011(Encore presentation August 30, 2011),
Tags: contracting , business process management , cloud computing , enterprise architecture , collaboration , smart phones , Appian , Michael Beckley , iPhone , iPad , ipod touch , Android , John Gilroy , Federal Tech Talk , mobile technology , tempo
Agency CIO Roger Baker said he plans to let employees use mobile devices on the VA network starting in fiscal 2012. He's leaning toward the bring-your-own-device approach, but details still need to be finalized. Baker said VA also will update its mobile computing policy.
Larry Greenemeier, associate editor for technology of Scientific American Online