What is a smartphone? A smartphone is thought as a handheld computer integrated with a mobile phone. Or it is a mobile phone that offers more advanced computing ability and connectivity compared to other phones
What makes a smartphone smart? Operating system that allows it to run productivity applications. Software that allows the editing or viewing of documents. Can access the web faster due to the growth of 3G data networks. Usually they have qwerty key pads. Its ability to send and receive emails.
The big question!!!!!!!!! Do smartphones affect productivity, communication in the work place, social engagement and education?
Do smartphone affect productivity Due to the introduction of smartphones, productivity within businesses has been said to increase. Productivity is a measure of output from a production process, per unit of input. Employees can check emails, make presentations and type documents on their way to work therefore increasing productivity
Do smartphones affect productivity cont Because of the smartphones software and operations system employees can: Telecommuting: this is where employees enjoy flexibility in working location and hours. Job sharing: this is when two or more people are hired to do a job usually down by 1 person.
Smartphones effects on business communication Most business directors send information to employees via e-mail. Due to smartphones ability to receive and send emails, information can be sent to employees faster.
Smartphones and its effects on social engagements. Due to smartphones ability to access the internet, more and more people can communicate with each other using facebook, bebo, etc. Because of the in built PDA people can be alerted when they have a social engagements. Also due to smartphones face to face confrontations have become less because people use the social network websites more rather then going to meet each othere.
Smartphone on education Nowadays, most university students are distant learners. Smartphones ability to read documents means that students are able to read notes and assignments sent to them by lecturers. Smartphones can affect the quality of learning where students use their phones other then learning.
Conclusion The innovations of technology has always changed society as a whole. Smartphones affect education, communication, society and productivity in both a negative and positive way.