Kathleen Urbine, senior vice president of the Enterprise Solutions Group at DMI, said device management and security often derail mobile plans.
â€œWell-defined pilots with clear objectives are very successful,â€ she
said. â€œWhere the challenges come in is what you do after the pilot?
How do I move this pilot into production?â€
said officials need to consider three main points to ensure that pilot programs can successfully make the transition to widespread implementation:
Recently, the focus has shifted from how to maintain and secure the devices to how to protect the information stored on them, Urbine
â€œLast year, there was a lot of emphasis on securing the end product.
Thatâ€™s shifting now,â€ she
said. â€œThe end devices are becoming a commodity â€" people bring their own device to work â€" so what the government wants to do is ensure the security of the data and the information thatâ€™s being delivered through that endpoint device.â€ Barahona agreed and said mobility is about much more than small form-factor devices; it forces organizations to rethink their IT strategies.
â€œData security is especially tricky in a mobile world,â€ he
said. â€œDevice-centric security approaches don't help secure data when IT no longer owns the device or when data needs to be shared externally.â€