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Explosive growth of mobile sector affects even government offices

March 28, 2013

Technology trends don't always reach government offices, but the agencies that adopt cutting edge solutions for IT and other areas of operations often see improved productivity and reduced costs. However, mobility is one trend that has even hit local governments that have tried to avoid it. Growing adoption of smartphones and tablets has caused government officials to adopt these tools in their personal lives, and they have inundated council rooms as well.

According to a recent study by the National Association of Software and Services Companies (NASSCOM), the global enterprise market is expected to bring in $140 million a year between 2013 and 2020, with 15 percent annual growth in that time period. This means more professionals will be buying smartphones and tablets and bringing them into the office, and government offices are no exception to this trend.

In order to prepare for the growing adoption of mobile devices, local governments need to invest in the technology infrastructure to support their use. Tablets can greatly enhance paperless meeting efforts and the availability of meeting agendas and minutes, but only with agenda management and meeting minutes software in place to provide this information in a digital format. By investing in these tools, local councils will be better prepared for mobility in general, and be able to enhance operations in a variety of ways.