While current office practices aided by high-tech telecom advances continue to demonstrate efficient work process flows in companies, reliable business productivity rates on the other hand, clearly illustrate the impact of mobile device technology use. There are more and more business owners and employees choosing to make their individual work processes more efficient via mobile devices and the installed business productivity apps in these devices. This is evident in the way companies wanting to stay relevant in a fast-changing business world are fast enlightening themselves to the new tools of the trade: Smartphones and tablets.
With mobile device learning curves among company owners and employees getting even shorter as time passes, we also see workplaces having themselves equipped with the appropriate information technology infrastructure to enable secure interaction between company systems and employee-owned devices. Companies will be crafting corporate information security policies and employees with their own mobile devices will be dealing with such polices as part of professional workplace decorum. Smartphone and tablet use among employees both stationary and mobile will be the norm rather than the exception that they are now. This will be the next level of technological change in businesses set to take place sooner that we expect — if it isn’t already taking place now.
As mobile device use becomes even more rampant owing to online technology’s ever-rising presence in every aspect of business, experts agree that tablet use will eventually overtake smartphone use. Predictors of this turnabout see tablets costing just as much as smartphones to be a deciding factor. Given such equal price premise, consumers are sure to choose what’s more practical for office use — the tablet. Such scenario is seen to happen in a few more years, though. In the meantime, expect the following likewise to unfold: