The rapid take-up of technology in Government has paved the way for mobility to become the norm in all facets of personal and work life. Devices and apps are becoming more helpful and easier to use. The average proficiency of end users is increasing as they make use of consumer digital communication and collaboration tools (for example, Skype, Google Photos, Dropbox).
Many organisations have not kept up with this trend; however, and find themselves with outdated devices and unwieldy enterprise solutions.
One way to mitigate this is to implement a ‘bring your own device’ (BYOD) policy as part of an overall agency mobility strategy. This means enabling employee-owned mobile devices for work purposes (in contrast to corporately owned devices purchased and distributed to employees for work purposes). It is often implemented in conjunction with, or to augment, a corporate fleet of mobile devices.