We all now expect easy mobile access in our daily lives. We like to be kept informed of what’s going on, be notified of events that may impact us, reach out to others, and act – at any given moment, from wherever we may be. Why should citizen interactions with government be any different?
I live in Houston, Texas where the weather can be unpredictable and at times deadly. Hurricanes, fast-moving tornadoes and torrential downpours that flood city streets in minutes are the norm. This requires an early-warning system that can reach as many people as possible – as quickly as possible. An alert from the National Weather Service on my smartphone is something I pay attention to so I can take appropriate action to ensure the safety of my family, my property, and my 4-legged friends. My smartphone is not just a “nice to have” – it’s a necessity, and as the saying goes, I never leave home without it – and if I do, I go back to get it.
Mobility can significantly increase the productivity and effectiveness of government employees and agencies including healthcare, municipal services, emergency preparedness, response, and cleanup as well as national defense. From fixing potholes to mobilizing and coordinating the efforts of first responders – the 21st century government uses mobility to efficiently serve the greater good.
Learn more about enabling mobility across government in the Industry Edge – Special Edition: Mobility in Government from HP Enterprise Services.
Feature stories include how mobility enables the 21st Century Government, a look at how the City of Anaheim leveraged mobility to improve city services, and the benefits of responsive web design. The issue also covers a myriad of other topics including mobility challenges for government, how to implement a mobile strategy, the pros and cons of BYOD in government, citizen-centric mobile applications, and illustrative case studies.
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Be sure to also look for our up and coming blogs on mobile applications development, testing for mobility, mobile cloud, user experience design, mobile business intelligence and other key topics designed to help you be successful in the mobile enterprise market. And you can always check out our previous Knowledge Matters mobility series articles on the HP Applications Services blog.