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Federal CIO Vivek Kundra is proposing that agencies give employees incentives to buy and use their own mobile devices rather than issuing government-purchased ones. The government could help, Kundra said, by providing a $2,000 subsidy to each employee.

That sounds like a lot of money to us. $2,000 could buy an iPhone, an iPad and maybe a year or more of voice and data services. We're hoping that Kundra's already calculated that the cost of the government providing devices is already more than the $2,000 subsidy -- and would therefore be saving money by providing the subsidy -- or else the idea doesn't make a lot of fiscal sense.

Even so, it's on the table now, so tell us: What mobile devices would you buy to use on the job for $2,000, and how would they help you in your work?

Posted by Michael Hardy on Mar 01, 2011 at 12:18 PM


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