Feds can learn about telework from small business
Can the federal government learn about the necessary wireless tools
for telework by examining the needs of small business? If you consider that mobile
working includes intra-office, local travel, long-distance travel and
telecommuting, then the needs are the same.
“And many of these types of tools come from the consumer
world rather than the enterprise world,” writes small business expert Steve
Hilton of the Yankee Group in Information Week.
Hilton said the best telework solutions improve both
mobility and collaboration and should include blogs, wikis, smart phones,
wireless Web active directory-enabled laptops, and instant messaging.
In March, Federal News Radio reported that Federal CIO Vivek
Kundra wants to give federal workers a $2,000 subsidy to buy their own devices to
use for work.
Although some agency heads like the idea, there could be problems with cybersecurity -- protecting feds' mobile devices.
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