Report: Mobile Adoption by Public Sector Could Be Worth $50B Annually

There’s a lot of money to be saved in going mobile, no doubt. New research from the consulting firm Deloitte estimates that continuing adoption of mobile technologies by government agencies could result in $50 billion in added value annually. What’s more:

The report found that the public sector lags in its ability to use new technologies to their fullest. Stronger mobile utilization offers the public sector an opportunity to make considerable strides at a modest cost, which can result in the type of efficiency gains already prevalent in the private sector.

The research cites examples of places where government is already adopting mobile technology, such as the introduction of iPads in Air Force cockpits. 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.

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