The Mobile Computing Decision Framework (MCDF) provides a holistic decision-making process that assists organizations in determining which mobile solution, if any, will support their organizational missions. While completing the four stages of this framework, an organization will:
- Understand the appropriateness of mobile solutions in the light of its mission and goals;
- Reach a suitable balance between capabilities, security, and economics in order to identify risks;
- Assign each risk to one of the seven risk categories to determine residual risks and how the organization will address them; and
- Be able to evaluate and compare vendor solutions with respect to the organization's needs and select the best-fit solution.
The MCDF process can be customized by each organization to meet its unique needs and processes and to work within established Federal guidance and risk management frameworks.