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Need for Digital Government Strategy II

November 1st, 2013 at 4:04pm

In his debut column for InformationWeek Government, Mobilegov President Tom Suder says it is time for Digital Government Strategy II. Suder writes:  The Digital Government Foundation was an influential document that has moved the federal government in mobility and really fostered a level of collaboration within government rarely seen. There is more work to be done and the collaboration needs to continue. (Full InformationWeek Government Story)

Suder on Nokia acquisition by Microsoft

September 5th, 2013 at 10:39pm

Microsoft’s planned $7.2 billion acquisition of Nokia could help bolster the software giant’s position in the federal market, especially when it comes to filling growing demand for mobile computing devices. From the point of view of the federal market, adding more Windows-powered devices, whether smartphones or tablets, potentially helps Microsoft preserve its desktop dominance and perhaps extend it into mobile devices. “I think that it was very smart for Microsoft. Handset manufacturers were increasingly going to the Android platform and Microsoft had no control. I think that now with Nokia that they can potentially optimize the experience between the software and the hardware,” said Tom Suder, president of Mobilegov. “This could be good for the government that wants to leverage existing investments in Microsoft.” (Full FCW story)

Suder on changes in government IT

July 19th, 2013 at 2:50pm

A lot has changed, obviously, in the world of IT since then, and the changes in the public sector have been as dramatic as anywhere. As part of marking 30 years of GCN, we asked seven IT leaders with extensive experience about the biggest impacts — good and bad — on government IT over the past three decades. (Full GCN story)

Suder selected for Fed 100

February 14th, 2013 at 10:01pm

Mobilegov President Tom Suder was selected for the 2013 Federal 100 Awards, a prestigious honor that recognizes government and industry leaders who played pivotal roles in Federal IT in 2012 and made a made a difference in the way technology transformed the government. It is the second straight year that Suder has been recognized by respected government IT publications Federal Computer Week (FCW), Government Computer News (GCN) and Washington Technology. In early 2012, he was selected as a Rising Star for his accomplishments in Federal IT in 2011. (Fed 100 list)

Suder talks Blackberry security

February 14th, 2013 at 9:54pm

Mobilegov President Tom Suder was quoted in a Politico story on Blackberry making a comeback in D.C. From the story: (S)ecurity has to meet a dominant user experience with its new software if this is going to be BlackBerry’s newest chapter, said Tom Suder, president of Mobilegov, a mobile technology provider to the government. “I think that could change things,” he said. “They probably have been looking at Android and iOS, but this solves a lot of problems. You have the security you need. These folks are more likely to stay if it’s a good experience. I think security is such a big issue that if this is a decent platform, this will be a big difference.” (Politico story)

Suder on government BYOD progress

January 12th, 2013 at 8:50am

Mobilegov President Tom Suder was quoted extensively in a Jan. 11 story by Federal Computer Week on the reluctance of industry to share BYOD policies with the government. From the story: “While federal agencies seem willing to communicate with each other about what is and is not working in bring-your-own-device policies, those in industry appear unwilling to do the same, according to Tom Suder, co-chair of the Advanced Mobility Working Group within the American Council for Technology/Industry Advisory Council. ‘Behind the scenes, a lot of government folks are sharing ideas,’ Suder said. ‘But in talking with larger integrators, they are uncomfortable sharing these policies – corporations are touchy about it.’ Companies are intent on maintaining their competitive advantage, he said, and thus reluctant to share information with each other.” (Full Federal Computer Week story)

Suder discusses mobile investment

January 10th, 2013 at 8:27pm

Mobilegov President Tom Suder was featured in a Jan. 10 story by Federal Times that looked at the government shifting investments to mobile and cloud computing technologies. From the story: “The challenge is that companies view their BYOD policies as proprietary information, said Tom Suder, an ACT-IAC member and president and founder of Mobilegov, an app developer. Suder said he thinks agencies will give employees access to more information on their mobile devices, such as databases they need to do their jobs, not just email.” (Full Federal Times story)

Suder talks mobile pilot failures

December 9th, 2012 at 7:27pm

Mobilegov President Tom Suder was quoted extensively in a Federal Computer Week story on the failure of government mobility pilot programs: “(T)here has not been a clear correlation between a project and real-life implementation, Tom Suder, president and founder of Mobilegov, told FCW. ‘I’d say less than 10 percent of pilots become operationalized,’ he said. ‘But I’d call it evolution, not a successful pilot, when an agency tries out a pilot and then much later down the road implements it.'” (Full Federal Computer Week story)

Suder named IAC Contributor of Year

December 2nd, 2012 at 6:28pm

Mobilegov President Tom Suder was honored with the prestigious Industry Contributor of the Year award by the American Council Technology-Industry Advisory Council (ACT-IAC) for his efforts to foster government-industry collaboration on digital strategy implementation. ACT-IAC Executive Director Kenneth Allen praised Suder and other award winners for their volunteer efforts: “These are the voices of collaboration and action that make the ACT-IAC community successful in helping to improve government.” (Full Federal Computer Week story)

Suder talks about end of apps.gov

November 30th, 2012 at 6:32pm

Mobilegov President Tom Suder was quoted in a Nov. 30 Federal News Radio story on the end of the apps.gov portal: Tom Suder, president of Mobilegov, said there was no clear market for the apps. “For smaller purchases that could be used on a government credit card, there are plenty of commercial sites to buy commodity products,” he said. “For larger ‘product purchases’ there are invariably many options available to the ‘product’ that are service-oriented,” he said. “For example, no one is going to buy a Talent Acquisition Suite with a one-paragraph description for $599,985.97 and ‘add it to their cart.’ A better purpose for the apps.gov ‘real estate’ is to maybe repurpose it for an enterprise mobile store for GSA that could serve other agencies.” (Full Federal News Radio story)

Need for Digital Government Strategy II

In his debut column for InformationWeek Government, Mobilegov President Tom Suder says it is time for Digital Government Strategy II.