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Mobile Devices Increase Employees' Productivity

By Don Reisinger  |  Posted 02-01-2013 Print

It's no secret that smartphones and tablets have changed the way companies and government organizations do business. Previously, employees would leave the office and be free from their ties to work. Now, wherever they go, including at home or on vacation, employees find themselves tied to their jobs. It's something that might cause personal stress, but actually has a strong impact on the employees’ productivity.

A new study from Telework Exchange discusses mobile devices’ impact on federal employees. Not surprisingly, those employees are both more productive and willing to work during off-work times. Better yet, the employees are using their own smartphones in increasing numbers, making it easier for government agencies to handle the budgetary issues related to deploying mobile devices. The Telework study is titled The Digital Dilemma Report: Mobility, Security, and Productivity–Can We Have it All? and is based on an online survey of 314 federal employees who use mobile devices.

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Well Trained  The federal government doesn’t have many BYOD policies, but 74% of employees have participated in work-related, mobile device security training in the last year.



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