Whether you're a soldier on the battlefield or a field agent providing support after a natural disaster, agency officials are embracing mobile computing. Par for the course these days, mobile computing allows government employees to be more proactive outside the limits of a traditional office environment.
Motivated by the availability of more powerful mobile devices, the bring your own device (BYOD) movement, teleworking initiatives, tighter budgets, desktop virtualization, and the pressure to keep operations going in the case of a disaster, supporting remote users just makes sense.
It's tempting to immediately tee off to keep pace with your peers; however, you will be more likely to land in the green if you take some practice swings first. Here are some considerations:
And don't overlook the benefits of virtualization, which is an important driver for new services. A virtualized solution allows you to mix and match several initiatives within one infrastructure. The result? Making the putt and securing more bang for your IT buck.
Ken Liska is a virtualization specialist at NetApp U.S. Public Sector, supporting mobility and virtualization.