A new report finds the combination of increasing broadband speeds and tablet computers is poised to shake up how business is done. Reports Ammar Sachak of Smart Company:
The report, titled Future of Work, predicts desktop and laptop usage will fall, as tablet become more popular over the next three to five years. According to reports, the Optus-funded survey shows 84% of IT departments plan to use tablets such as the iPad in the workplace within three to five years, compared to just 37% now.
“Our report found the widespread adoption of mobile technologies, increased use of internal collaboration tools, and greater employee access to social media is changing how we work and creating more workplace flexibility and productivity,” Optus Business director of marketing and strategy, Scott Mason says.
“Gen-X (30-50 year olds) in particular are driving the demand for mobile tools that enable flexible working, while younger Gen-Y workers (up to 29 years old) are driving demand for internal collaboration tools.”