Mobile Technology as a Productivity Factor
Today, to be logged takes a whole new meaning. If the Internet allows us to go beyond land borders, mobile technology makes us clear the walls of our workspace. There is no limits anymore and employees are welcome to connect through new technologies.
Indeed, accessibility makes mobility attractive and popular. The wide range of mobile devices, including smartphones, tablets, laptops and cloud computing increase productivity and opportunities in users daily tasks . According to a Forrester Research study on using webconferencing tools on tablet - 487 Information Workers were polled:
- 58% use a tablet device for at least 1 hour a day
- 65% use a tablet at home
- 53 % use a tablet at their work desk
- 48% use a tablet in many different places at work
If these professionals, among others, enjoy the benefits that mobile connectivity offers in terms of versatility and information sources, however, the devices' applications and software can be limited.
The CIO impact on productivity
The CIO is responsible for the whole hardware and computer system of the company as well as for the choice of telecommunication assets and services. But it does not stop there. By introducing innovative and participatory technologies the CIO is also responsible for increasing staff motivation.
Humans only use 10% of their mental capacity,
it also applies to the use of technology
Unless you are an IT professional, the average technology consumer only operates part of the resources of its devices. Still, interactive tools are not new, however, technology's evolution allows us to do more than just sending emails now. From this standpoint, the study conducted by Forrester Reasearch shows that:
- 79% of users use the tablet to send emails
- 66% of tablet users manage their agenda
- Only 38% of the tablet users use it for web meetings and web conferencing
If the CIO does not fulfill its role of developing productivity tools, your IT assets turn out less profitable and your employees hence less productive.
How to encourage collaboration and productivity
The large proliferation of mobile technologies in the workplace did not eliminate fixed technologies which are still needed, used or even preferred sometimes. Whether you can have mobile scanners or printers, you will not take it with you while traveling though unless you have to. For the same reasons, you are more confident in joining a web conference on a PC or a laptop screen.
Indeed, we are still reluctant to move away from our desktop to use some applications. Accessibility to the web conference on tablet is the main challenge here. Again, the CIO aims to make applications, multi platforms and screens available for web conferencing at all levels within the company.
It is important to encourage participation, sharing and commitment of your employees by giving them the right tools. A tablet, a phone, a laptop, a VPN token and so on... All these assets allow you to efficiently stay connected at all times in a competitive market.
Cimpl understood long ago that mobility is the future of telecommunications and IT. This is why Cimpl's telecom expense management software platform meets IT managers' needs. You keep connected to your assets, no matter where you are with Real-time Mobile by Cimpl. The application gives you access to all the information you need on any device.
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