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With Mobile Government in Mind, Deloitte Grabs Ãœbermind

With Mobile Government in Mind, Deloitte Grabs Ãœbermind - top government contractors - best government contracting eventDeloitte recently announced that it acquired Seattle-based mobile technologies company Ãœbermind, Inc

Deloitte said it grabbed the mobility company to keep up with an evolving market for mobile products, including the changing demands of its federal sector clients.

Deloitte said the acquisition improves the company’s “services relating to strategy, creative, mobile, web, eCommerce, content and enterprise mobile enablement to help clients gain business advantage.”

Mark White, chief technology officer at Deloitte, told TheNewNewInternet that Ãœbermind adds to the company’s mobile solutions targeted for government customers.

White said “Ãœbermind's talent, creativity and expertise will play a significant role in designing and rolling out this future generation of mobile apps” specifically to the federal customer.

“Although public sector organizations have published numerous mobile apps in the G2C (government-to-citizen) arena, many of these first-generation mobile apps provide access to online information and we expect that governments will have to move to providing more engaging and immersive mobile apps as citizens'/consumers' expectations rise,” White said. 

Recently, government agencies have considered allowing employees to bring their own device to work.

“Most government organizations are only beginning to think through how mobility will allow them to provide services to citizens in new ways and how they can improve government effectiveness and efficiency by rethinking and streamlining their business process using mobile technology,” White said.

To White, the Ãœbermind acquisition puts Deloitte in position to address agency needs such as G2C, G2E (government-to-employee), G2G (government-to-government) and G2B (government-to-business) applications. White said that with the right design and security, mobile solutions can allow government personnel to carry out their agency’s mission anytime and anywhere.

White believes Ãœbermind's expertise in combination with “Deloitte's deep industry knowledge, mission insight, global perspective and systems integration and operations experience in government to offer distinctive new potential in all of these areas.”

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