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History of Business Computing Shows Pattern of Mobile Engagement Still Skyrocketing

Jan 6, 2017 12:23:10 PM

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A detailed, well-written history of computing in the business age was recently published at ARS Technica, and it succinctly highlights how smartphones are changing not just offices but entire companies.

The site labels the current epoch as “the rise of BYOD (bring your own device)” and lays out how IT professionals at companies everywhere have struggled in the post-Blackberry world with the demands for increased mobility. It began with a consumer need for constant information but morphed when someone realized that consumers were also employees.

Mobile computing is now the fastest-growing vertical in the business computing space and many enterprises now allow employees to use their phones for computing rather than distributing laptops. This has also led to a shift in corporate culture, as employers stay in constant contact with their employees, even on weeknights, on evenings and while on vacation. The smartphone is the reason why.

Business use of mobile devices has grown faster than any other computing market ever, according to ARS Technica. That’s largely due to employees already being comfortable and often demanding to use their phones--an existing part of their routines--rather than having to learn new desktop technology. Millennials specifically expect to be able to work from their smartphones. And large companies can save millions by implementing the BYOD philosophy.

Many previous business applications predate the use of mobile communication and were designed for desktops. This had created a swell for companies to change their procedures quickly. Making use of employees’ existing smartphones is now crucial.

That’s where Train by Cell offers an unrivaled advantage, with text-messaging and truly mobile web communication between employees and employers. Send out urgent alerts, conduct training and testing, and house your company’s procedural content in one easily accessible location. Managing and disseminating information takes only minutes.

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