Michigan's Government Mobile Workforce Productivity Enhanced with Mobile Devices

The State of Michigan enhances mobile productivity and brings services directly to citizens by deploying new tablets and 2 in 1 Ultrabook™ systems based on Intel® Core™ i5 and i7 vPro™ processors. Home to approximately 9.9 million people, the State of Michigan is dedicated to capitalizing on technology to deliver a broad array of citizen-centric services. The state recently deployed a wide variety... of new mobile devices to employees across multiple government agencies.

The new devices – including tablets and 2 in 1 Ultrabook™ systems – all Intel® Core™ i5 and i7 vPro™ processors, which deliver the performance for enterprise-grade applications while helping improve energy efficiency and offering a responsive user experience. The devices run Windows* 8.1 Enterprise and use a variety of applications required by each agency. With the introduction of mobile workforce solutions, the state now gives agencies the flexibility to select from several devices types while also cutting costs by eliminating the need to deploy multiple devices per employee.

By improving mobile productivity, employees are able to efficiently collect data, access information, generate reports, and more, without having to return to the office. The state expects the new devices will not only improve existing services but also support new, innovative ones. “Employees could take advantage of location-awareness capabilities to identify safer, more efficient routes to citizens”, says Rod Davenport, CTO for the State of Michigan. “Meanwhile, the Department of Natural Resources could provide citizens with electronic hunting and fishing licenses without requiring them to deliver paper forms to state offices. We’re limited only by our imagination.”