Go Mobile: How Government organizations can up productivity

Telecom Lead India: Several Government organizations can improve productivity significantly by utilizing mobile applications, according to a Deloitte research.

There are several examples.

The telecom industry is seeing iPads in the flight bags of U.S. Air Force pilots.

According to the U.S. Air Force Electronic Flight Bag team, shifting away from paper maps, manuals and charts to an electronic flight kit led to a 90 percent reduction in staff hours required to build and maintain paper-based materials, saving 22,000 staff hours per year.

Transporting less paper also means lighter planes, to the tune of the Air Force spending $770,000 less on fuel annually.

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The Deloitte report says:

If mobile-generated productivity reduced new U.S. federal government hires by even 10,000 over a decade, the corresponding lifetime salary and pension savings could exceed $25 billion.

Mobile data access can help police officers save 30 minutes every day. Assuming that half of the 636,410 officers in the U.S. lack access to this technology, adopting it could save them more than 50 million hours or $1.3 billion in monetary terms.

Greater mobile adoption by caseworkers could result in 57 million additional hours of services to the community annually.

“If government agencies look at business processes from a user point of view and couples that with mobile technology, they can begin to solve problems and interact in a way they never thought possible,” said Rob Frazzini, principal, Deloitte Consulting.

The 2012 Federal Telework report shows that 32 percent of the federal workforce is eligible to telework, yet only 7 percent actually do.

By increasing the number of teleworked hours to half the work-week for eligible employees, estimates in the report show that $5.4 billion could be saved through reduced turnover and absenteeism, increased productivity gains and downsized office space.

Mobile platforms offer a new way to provide much-needed services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week in a radically efficient way, even engaging citizens themselves in the delivery of services.

editor@telecomlead.com

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