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SMART PHONES Smart phones are positively affecting productivity , communication in the work place, social engagement, and have an effect in education.
Communication in the work place Companies can now handle business applications using mobile devices of different vendors. Business communications like CRM (Customer Relationship Management) can be used with smart phones. As they are also compact and provide unprecedented access to email one doesn’t have to be on a desktop to exchange emails and business plans.
Affect in education Smart phones are making an impact on education. Most smart phones have a keyboard layout. This gets one accustomed to a computer and prepares them for the workplace by familiarizing one with emails and appointments College students are now using smart phones to research, find, access and use information for educational purposes.
Affecting productivity Productivity is on the increase because with a smart phone one can work even out of the office as all the normal computer functions are possible thereby maximizing on time whether in or out of the office
Social engagement Smart phones improve on one’s social life by granting access to social networking sites even on the go thereby contributing to improving social engagement. Companies like Motorola and Palm have taken things a step further by designing phones that merge different communications and social networks into a single tool, allowing you to interact with all of them from one spot-a socialite’s delight.
Statistical of social network People who own smart phones are most likely to be hyper users of email and facebook. 45% of Smart phone owners check email constantly during the day. 28% of Smart phone owners check Facebook with the same frequency.
Survey on : smart phone usage Smart phones and having intimate relationship tied(40%) for being the number one thing respondents cannot live without. The majority(79%) of respondents cite the Smart phone are the phone they use the most to conduct business, as compared to an office phone or home phone. Smart phones are also encroaching on computers as well, with 34% of respondents using the Smart phone more than computer for business. In fact, 7% don’t even take their laptop when they travel for business if they have their Smart phone.
Conclusion As we have noted in the above slides smart phones are making a positive impact in society and their constant increase cannot be ignored. They may have their disadvantages like everything in this world but what is clear is that overall their advantages out-weigh their disadvantages. I feel that these have not only been a benefit to social life but to economic life as well.
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