According to a recent article at the Government Technology website, the iPad is a big hit among CIOs and other technology executives in state governments around the US.
Show up at an event where government CIOs tend to congregate, and you’ll quickly notice many of them are toting sleeve-like carrying cases. It’s the mark of an iPad adopter. Apple’s hottest device — with a growing number of competitors — has begun to change how the public sector does business. From government agencies to police and fire departments, the tablet is accruing a legion of fans. One reason is that the tablet is an easy-to-use platform for gadget apps. More than that, the public employee is using apps to improve workplace productivity and efficiency.
The article runs through some of the favorite apps and usage habits of five top state government IT execs including the CTO of Utah and the CIO of North Dakota. Some great productivity apps like Evernote, WritePad, and GoodReader get mentioned, as well as Twitter and Flipboard for keeping track of what’s being said about programs their organizations are involved in.
There’s even a mention of Angry Birds – “but not at work”.
It’s good to hear that IT leaders in state government are embracing the iPad – and the full GovernmentTech article on this is a very good read. Check it out here: