Tuesday 3 July 2012
The advent of mobile technology is making it much easier for employees to work from home and on the move, it has been claimed.
Andy Jacques, general manager in Europe, the Middle East and Africa for Good Technology, said there was a time when it was difficult to continue working outside of the office without carrying a laptop.
"But with today’s 'always on' society, people are pretty much working from the moment they wake up until the moment they fall asleep," he stated.
"Smartphones and tablets have made it much easier to be able to work on the move, and that’s helping people choose when and where to get things done."
Mr Jacques said that at the school gate, on the train or in the queue at the coffee shop, this new wave of connected devices is enabling people to be "more productive than ever before".
"Today, many businesses are allowing employees to use their personal phones for work," he noted.
"In fact, 42 per cent of the people we surveyed are using the same phone for work and personal activity."
A recent study conducted by Good Technology indicated that UK employees are working an extra 183 hours per year - the equivalent of 23 working days - outside of normal office hours.
Posted by Alex Boardman