Smartphones have been imposed on businesses and yet for many users have not led to improved productivity promised. A device that can do almost the same as with your computer, but nevertheless is still used basically as if it were a normal mobile. Let’s see why the smartphone has led to improved productivity that we all wanted
Because in the end the phone company is used primarily to talk with customers, something that was done before, and also to exchange messages with WhatsApp now and before SMS. To this in most terminals we can add the use of email, but in many cases inefficiently.
What we do with a smartphone before our phone could not
The use of delivery protocols old messages, such as POP, makes users who have received and read an email then not have as read on the phone and vice versa. There are other alternatives to set more efficient, but not all companies implement them.
WE ARE STILL LEARNING TO CAPITALIZE ON SMARTPHONES
With regard to management applications business, in the vast majority of companies are still desktop applications, installed on a local server, where there is easy access to information. Not a cloud application that has an app optimized for mobile devices. As much we can enable a remote connection to the server to work there from the mobile.
In this case many times smartphone serves to facilitate Internet connectivity to other devices , as it could be a laptop or a tablet, where the use of these desktop applications if it’s a little more comfortable without having to rely on use a public WiFi network or connect to the customer.
In many companies they are in transition, between the ways we work inherited from the twentieth century and they would like to have in the XXI century. The move to the cloud is still slow and smartphones do not use all their skills if you work in an office like before the Internet was something widespread.
Where else would we have won is in ability to obtain information , access to Internet on more than one occasion we used to make it easier to solve a problem, facilitate data to a customer who is asking us or just not to miss when going to do a visit and move or use it along the way .
But the phone is also a source of distraction
But not all benefits, the smartphone has also given us some other inconvenience. An example is applications that employees are installed and can serve as a source of distraction. Games, social networks, newspapers, etc. It not always used for productive issues Phone Company.
In addition, the battery is a handicap for many users, especially those who make heavy use of the devices. This is something we have learned to cope, but where there is still much room for improvement.
At the end we have a smart phone that we used almost like a BlackBerry in many companies. But also it has been introduced in some cases a risk factor, since the information that accumulates on the devices can be a problem in case of loss or misplacement if you have not taken appropriate precautions to remove the iinformation.