NEW SERIES: David Helms Talks Secured, Personalized, and Connected Mobile Computing To Reduce Costs

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David Helms, Salient Federal Solutions

New WashingtonExec Series:

WashingtonExec reached out to executives in the community for their insights on issues concerning the mobility industry. Can mobility remain cost effective while being efficient, and how does it reduce cost for clients?

Today’s featured participant is David Helms, leader of the Cyber Security Center of Excellence at Salient Federal Solutions.

1. Secure, resilient computing. Modern mobile platforms have benefited from lessons learned from desktop computing models and incorporated techniques such as code signing, process sandboxing and memory randomization into their implementations.When leveraged correctly, these technologies can result in resilient computing systems that reduce operational costs by preventing the introduction of malware and reducing its potential impact on the platform.

2. Personalized computing. Apps, or small task-specific software applications, have changed the relationship between the computer and the user. Being able to select from hundreds of thousands of these bite-sized apps allows users to build a computing system that is tailored specifically to their needs. Rather than the traditional bloat-ware that grew up in the desktop era, users are assembling finely tuned machines that provide the tools best suited for the jobs they personally need to accomplish.

3. Always on, always connected computing. Mobile technology enables users to interact with service providers anywhere and anytime, and often self-servicing their issue. Costs are reduced by decreasing the amount of resources required to service customers in a more traditional format.

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