BYOD to Work – Feds Approve Use of Personal Mobile Devices

Mobile devices are streaming into the U.S. Federal Government’s workplaces.

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The United States government has provided a toolkit to steer government personnel in the right direction with “Bring Your Own Device — BYOD” to work! This does not mean a BYOB party, but the new government initiative does make taxpayers leap for joy nonetheless.

Mobile Devices Accepted In The Workplace
Now, government workers are being encouraged to use mobile devices for both personal and work projects. For example, the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) cut part of their $2 million spent on replacing computers by increasing the number of personal mobile devices being used for work and mobile data collection purposes, according to the Chief Information Officers Council’s “Bring Your Own Device” report.

What is “Bring Your Own Device,” or “BYOD”?
BYOD stands for “bring your own device” to work. The United States government launched an initiative to help reduce costs and save taxpayers’ money by encouraging government employees to regularly use their personal computers, tablets and cell phones for work purposes in order to reduce the quantity and turnover of “work-only” computers and mobile technology devices. With the new initiative, the government is propelling itself into the future of technology by offering a variety of technology options to workers and increasing collaboration by providing easy access to technological devices.

Mobile Devices Foster Collaboration
In accordance with the recent BYOD movement, the Government’s “Digital Government Strategy” emphasizes more collaboration and knowledge sharing between various government agencies. The initiative will help reduce costs and make knowledge and information transfer both simpler and faster because workers will have constant access to the devices they use for work.

Mobile Data Collection Reduces Costs, Increases Efficiency
On a similar note, many small businesses and entrepreneurial startups have already capitalized the process of BYOD to help reduce costs. Adopting the BYOD method of software usage is particularly effective due to the portability and accessibility of personal devices. This not only reduces organizational costs, but the new practice allows employees to readily access mobile data from their own computers wherever they are.

But, There are Guidelines for Mobile Data Collection Implementation
Although the proposal is not mandatory for all government workers, it is an option that is encouraged throughout the government. In order to fulfill this goal, several strategic leaders are introducing a guideline and toolkit to inform and educate government personnel. Check out the following link for more information – A Toolkit to Support Federal Agencies Implementing Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) Programs. Also, gain an inside look into the new government push for utilizing personal devices for work purposes.

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About DeAnna Davidson

DeAnna Davidson is a proven technologist and business leader who is passionate about the power of mobile computing to revolutionize a business or industry, and dedicated to helping organizations use mobile, wireless, and web technologies to their advantage.

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