BYOD - Bringing Your Own Device To The Government Office


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Quest For Cost Savings and "Simplicity" Pushes Government to Allow Bringing Your Own Devices To Work

Some government employees love the idea that they may be able to bring their own tablets and computers (and phones), to work, and/or use them instread of government supplied hardware. Some employees don't like this, and see it as a way government can avoid paying for hardware on the backs of the staff.

Regardless, it's a more complex issue than you might think, and government departments are still struggling with all the details. What about security? How can employees keep their technology usage for work purposes separate from personal use? What about privacy concerns? Should governments compensate staff who use their own devices?

In this section, you be able to see what governments are doing in the BYOD area, how they are doing it, and how they are coping with the complexities of allowing personal hardware into the workplace and onto the network..

Available Information About BYOD In Government

6 Ways to Control the Costs of BYOD - by SIMON BRAMFITT
Clearly, there's more to achieving savings from BYOD than simply drafting a policy. Cost control is a global responsibility. Reducing IT costs at the expense of other departmental budgets may help the CIO's budget but does nothing to benefit the organization as a whole. That's why it's imperative to appropriately account for the costs and benefits of implementing a BYOD program before proceeding. The following tips will help shed light on the costs and benefits of this mobility model. (Views So Far 453 )

Bring Your Own Device Policy Guidance From The White House - by Whitehouse
If you are looking for a sample BYOD policy document to use in your agency, this is a good place to start, regardless if you are a federal, state or provincial or government agency. (Views So Far 517 )

Counties Forge BYOD Policies - by LENNY LIEBMANN
Discussion of BYOD in local government, and some of the issues. One is interesting - who pays for the cell time and data used by employees in the service of government on their own devices. The solutions are...well...typical of the stereotype of government involving forms, showing receipts. Remember that all that costs money. (Views So Far 340 )

'Bring your own' devices pose challenge for government - by Tim Swift
While using one's own device for work may have a number of benefits, it also brings with it several very LARGE issues. The first is data security, and the second is privacy concerns, something that all government employees should attend to. (Views So Far 412 )

Federal CIOs still say no to BYOD - by Kenneth Corbin
As federal CIOs develop new strategies to support an increasingly mobile workforce, they will inevitably have to decide whether to adopt a bring-your-own-device policy, just as a similar challenge confronts their counterparts in the private sector. For some agencies, the answer is a hard "no." "I'm not doing BYOD," says Coast Guard CIO Rear Adm. Robert E. Day Jr., who also serves as director of the Coast Guard Cyber Command (Views So Far 286 )

4 Bogus Arguments For BYOD - by na
Billed as a contrarian position on bringing your own device to work, four arguments for BYOD are debunked. Probably a set of valid counter-arguments. (Views So Far 311 )

The shift to BYOD - by Mike Kujawski
Some interesting numbers on Bring Your Own Device. This article tackles the issue of lack of IT control over technology, for better or worse, and some of the issues attached to BYOD, including security. Also addresses risk factors, and downsides. (Views So Far 231 )

Bring-your-own-device isn't as inevitable as it seems -- FCW - by Brian Robinson
So far, the debate over bring-your-own-device policies has focused on device management, security and trustworthy apps for accessing and sharing agency data. But there's an even more fundamental question: Once you have a BYOD environment, what is it good for? That determination should be the main driver for any agency seeking to institute a BYOD policy. Despite all the talk about how inevitable BYOD is, if allowing employees to use their own smart phones and tablet PCs at work doesn't benefit the agency, why go through the pain of developing and securing such an environment? (Views So Far 268 )

4 Risks When Employees Bring Their Own Devices to Work | - by Bzur Haun
What your employees do with their smartphones on--or off--the clock is their own business, right? Not quite. In the bring-your-own-device (BYOD) era, the moment an employee uses a personal device to do any work--whether to read a text from the boss or check a competitor's website--the company can be liable for any laws broken using the device. Coca-Cola learned that lesson the hard way: Last year the soda maker was hit with a $21 million court judgment after a Coca-Cola truck driver who was talking on her cell phone while driving struck a Texas woman. (Views So Far 307 )

BYOD goes statewide in Virginia - by Greg Crowe
State of Virginia goes all in with allowing bring your own device, in government. Here's the scoop, on how they are doing it. (Views So Far 368 )

New Report: Exploring Bring Your Own Device in the Public Sector - by Govloop
Downloadable research report on the challenges of Bring Your Own Device initiatives in government. (Views So Far 317 )

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