* This article originally ran on StateScoop on March 19, 2013.
"The golden age never was the present age."
That's a quote from Benjamin Franklin, who was about as close to a State CIO as you could get back in 18th century Pennsylvania.
And while it may seem jarring to think that we've progressed in just a few short years from a "golden age" of simple-to-secure state-owned mobile IT to a turbulent new era of employee-owned mobile IT, it's a reasonable assessment.
In state government today, attempting to own, distribute, and manage all of the mobile devices connecting to your network is about as practical as catching lightning with a kite.
The more I think about it, the more I'm convinced that the best lens through which to look at this issue is a historical one; by...