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Do You Attend A Web Conference From Your Tablet?

Posted by Caroline Le Brun | November 6, 2013 8:00 AM

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. 

Web conferencing on tablet

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.

For more information please contact Cimpl here.

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Topics: Productivity, it, Telecom

Written by Caroline Le Brun

As a 16-year marketing veteran, Caroline’s experience extends across multiple industries. Since she joined Cimpl, her successful marketing campaigns have increased the company’s online and community presence, in addition to Cimpl’s footprint and appearances in new or traditional media (such as the Globe and Mail). Caroline is a specialist in communication and social media. She works closely with analysts to keep track of and adapt to the trends and changes in the industry of IT: Technology Expense management, IT cost optimization, Technology trends. Her leadership conducts Cimpl’s marketing team toward ever greater achievements. Caroline is also an exemplary citizen. Outside of work, she is involved in TEMIA, the Dorval Day Camp, and other community organizations. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Commerce from Concordia University and a Master Certificate in Integrated online Strategies from the University of San Francisco Intensive Development program.

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