Enterprises trusting in the potential of mobile technology
April 29, 2013
As IT professionals are looking for more ways they can improve productivity at the firm with investments in construction software and other innovations, research from CommScope found more businesses believe in the potential of using smartphones and other mobile devices in the workplace. More than four in 10 IT professionals said the widespread use of mobile technology is a "gamechanger."
Many construction firms have a number of employees who are out of the office on a daily basis, working at project sites and visiting potential customers. On-the-go employees still need a way to get in contact with other members of the firm. According to the survey, on average 43 percent of all phone calls within an enterprise facility involve a mobile phone. Smartphones are becoming a bigger part of how companies do business.
"The pace of mobility adoption by consumers - and thus the workforce and company visitors - has outrun the infrastructure and practices in place within enterprise facilities to support it," said Kevin St. Cyr, senior vice president of enterprise solutions at CommScope. "This also factors heavily into the uptick in a majority of survey respondents confirming deployment of cloud-based applications."
Mobility is not only allowing firms to maximize the potential of cloud-based applications, but smartphones are actually giving companies the ability to become more productive. An article produced by Ragan Communication stated smartphones provide opportunities for employees to be more organized. There are a number of apps that make it easy to store information and stay on task throughout the workday. Being efficient with time is vital for construction executives who have a lot on their plates on a daily basis.