Smart Phones In The Work Place
- Posted in Monkie's Blog
- Monday, 07 October 2013 08:00
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Mobile phones were a distant reality two decades ago but today smartphones are extremely common for everyday use. It is surprising how quickly technology continues to evolve in this area.
Let's have a look at how smartphones impact the work environment of today.
Smartphone - Great Companion
Several features available in smartphones have made them a "must have" in the workplace. Studies have revealed that over 90 percent of people use their phones for personal as well as for business use. Less than 7 percent of those surveyed were using their phone for personal use only.
This growth in business usage stems from powerful operating systems and processors, quicker access to emails, Internet, and programs like word processors and spreadsheets. With this accessibility "work on the go" has now become a reality.
Smartphone - Great Communicator
Communication plays a vital role in all businesses today and this is where smartphones have made their impact felt. Phones typically offer several options for communication other than making a phone call. Most phones are Wi-Fi enabled with 3G or 4G connectivity to mobile networks. This makes it possible to have voice communication over the Internet anytime and from anywhere. Additionally, most phones have an option for audio and video chatting making it possible to host videoconference calls from your office, while traveling or from remote locations.
Another growth area in smartphone development is in the creation of smart applications for users. With almost a million applications available from task management to all forms of data creation, collection and transfer smart phones will continue to play a dominant role in business and at the office as it increases user productivity.
Multi-Tasking Made Portable and Easy
Smartphones are created for multi-tasking. Whether working in a fast paced environment like Wall Street or a slower work from home environment, your smartphone can complete multiple tasks in the shortest possible time.