Mobile Work Exchange

Technology
  • This article highlights new findings from “The Secure Mobilometer Tracker:  Mobility, Security, and the Pressures In Between,” as well as provides top insights and advice from leaders in secure mobility.
  • On January 14, Mobile Work Exchange and Cisco released “The 2014 Mobilometer Tracker:  Mobility, Security, and the Pressure In Between,” which highlights the most critical findings of the Secure Mobilometer.
  • As we approach the first birthday of the Digital Government Strategy, this study takes a look into the progress, challenges, and path forward for mobility in the Federal government.  Underwritten by Good Technology, this Mobile Work Exchange report examines agencies’ status with regard to OMB’s milestones, and provides specific examples of Federal mobility in action.
  • This study showcases increased productivity with mobile device usage and examines the associated security risk. Underwritten by EMC, VMware, Cisco, and Carahsoft, the report reveals that 55 percent of Federal smartphone users use their personal smartphone for work purposes and, out of those, one in three does not protect their devices with passwords.
  • On September 24, 2012, Mobile Work Exchange announced the results of a new study, “Fly Me to Your Room:  Government Video Conferencing Collaboration Report,” which showcases opportunities for increased efficiencies and cooperation – as well as significant savings – by utilizing video conferencing.  Underwritten by Blue Jeans Network, the report reveals that if half of all Federal workers used video conferencing, they could save three and a half hours a week in productivity savings, amounting to $8 billion annually.
  • On May 2nd, Telework Exchange announced the results of Telework Week 2012, an effort that encouraged employees to telework during the week of March 5-9, 2012. Sponsored by Cisco, the post-Telework Week report, "Bank on Telework: The Telework Week 2012 Impact and Year-over-Year Benchmark," finds that Telework Week 2012 participants saved a total of 6,413,006 miles; 251,774 hours; 3,453 tons of pollutants; and collectively saved $5.6 million by not commuting.
  • This study provides a snapshot of where Federal agencies stand on enabling remote workers, and delivers a forecast for mobile IT investments. Underwritten by Riverbed Technology and SwishData Corporation, the report reveals that 65 percent of Federal agencies cite above-average IT programs for enabling telework and mobility. Additionally, Federal IT executives expect mobile device use to increase by 20 percent by 2013. 
  • The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has a workforce of approximately 120,000 employees and provides the nation with leadership in many areas including food, agriculture, natural resources, and rural development. The Department also has between 20,000 and 30,000 partners in the industry, in contracts, and with state governments and has a presence in nearly every state across the nation. USDA’s responsibilities range from supporting customer sites, to managing food processing sites on farms, to patrolling borders to manage animal transport and health. With such a diverse set of functions, USDA recognizes that mobility is the answer for the workforce of tomorrow and is leading the way in streamlining operations and managing a distributed workforce.
  • The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) is vital to the American innovator. At the cutting edge of innovation, the agency grants patents and registers trademarks throughout American industries, keeping up with an overwhelming demand of applications. In FY 2010, the Patent Business Unit examined 522,407 applications and the Trademark Business Unit processed 367,027 applications. As the agency strives to protect new ideas and investments, it also looks to drive innovation in the way its employees work.
  • The study reveals that telework is becoming a significant IT purchasing factor in the Federal government. Federal IT executives reported they consider telework requirements when making IT infrastructure decisions and predict telework spending to increase in the next two years
  • Underwritten by Sprint, the study examines Federal teleworkers, non-teleworkers, and Federal IT executives’ attitudes toward wireless Internet and the state of wireless Internet security. The study reveals that more than half of all Federal employees, including teleworkers, are using wireless Internet for work purposes and report significant productivity and continuity of operations (COOP) benefits
  • In this report, underwritten by Avaya Federal Solutions, Polycom, and Verizon, Telework Exchange provides an overview of proven technology products and services available for teleworkers.
  • The study examines Federal employees’ mobility trends – revealing a growing mobile workforce and how the government can realize significant time savings and productivity gain by equipping their employees with mobile solutions.
  • Underwritten by Intel, the study evaluates public- and private-sector's business continuity and mobile IT infrastructure standings.