State, Local Governments Slow to Adapt Mobile Work

State, Local Governments Slow to Adapt Mobile Work

Nearly 60 percent of state and local government (S&L) I.T. managers say that their agencies are not mobile ready and do not adequately provide the plans, tools and support necessary to manage a mobile workforce. Additionally, only 40 percent of S&L operations can be maintained in a disaster, with telework being a limited part of agency Continuity of Operations plans (COOP), and 17 percent say their agency is both mobile and COOP ready.

A new study commissioned by Citrix for the Mobile Work Exchange, “State & Local Mobility Map: Road to Mobile Readiness”, explores the mobility behaviors of state and local (S&L) governments and provides perspective into their mobility strategies while plotting a path for mobile-readiness.

Statistics from the survey:

>> 40 percent of S&L employees use mobile devices for some work-related tasks.

>> 65 percent of S&L I.T. managers expect the number of mobile workers to increase in the next five years.

>> 58 percent say their agencies are not fully mobile ready: security (56 percent) and lack of budget (52 percent) remain top concerns.

>> 17 percent of S&L employees are eligible to telework.

>> 62 percent of I.T. managers surveyed say that their agency has adopted a virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) to support mobility.

Today, mobile-ready agencies experience life in the fast lane by gaining three additional hours of productivity per employee per week with significant improvements in productivity (61 percent), remote communication (49 percent), increased collaboration (43 percent), and business continuity (43 percent).

—More info: www.mobileworkexchange.com/mobilereadiness

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