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*Mobile technology is defined an electronic
device that allows the user to transport, travel
and essentially become mobile.
*Common forms of mobile technology include:
*Only 1/2 of 1,000 people surveyed are coping w/extended
*20% of people keep work phones on during weekend…
*Workforce is constantly on demand
*Phones, emails, web communication, etc
*Where does the job end and your other life
*Improving communication in the worldwide
workforce across the language barrier
*Google creating a new translation app…
*Education – Teachers using mobile technology
in the classroom to enhance student learning
*Early results show improved homework turn-in &
improved quiz scores
*Enhanced student to teacher communication
*Lack of face to face communication
*Loss of productivity when technology fails
*What do we do if we can’t connect with the electronic
A Pitfall Story *DOH!!!
*Staff scheduled several patients to come in on a weekend
and even had overtime approved for staff. Unfortunately
the application they needed to support the service they
were providing was down. Since it was a weekend,
technical support availability was nil and a back-up plan
had to be created…
*The e-business or electronic business
enhances the business activities.
*E-commerce has made transactions between
*Online shopping is booming, most people
order on mobile technology not on at home
*Mobile Media provides information on
products faster than before.
There are several websites where you can go to
add various applications to your device. Just
to name a few…
This website provides information
on the latest mobile technology
products and applications. It also
has reviews on various products.
Mobile Technology Application Sources
Mobile - Wireless Communications,
Online - Distance Education
This website provides information on how to
use mobile technology in the corporate world.
Mobile technology allows businesses to:
*Reach a broader, perhaps even global, target
*Increase flexability and mobiliy of
*Maximize and increase workers efficency
while operating in satellite locations
Businesses today, more than ever, must utilize
mobile technology to stay competitive.
Businesses can stay competitive by utilizing
mobile technology to:
*Market and advertise their products globally
*Increase convenience and flexibility to their
customers and colleagues
*Maintain current on business trends
“ The goal of mobility is anytime, anywhere
Mobile Technology Usage
*Manage Interruptions- Emails, IM, Phone contacts
*Implement “quiet-time” to reduce work-related
*Encourage face-to-face interactions
*Enforce polices on privacy, security, and
Source: Entrepreneur, 10, March, 2010.
“Despite of the security risks, “two out of three organizations
struggle to define and enforce IT and business policies around
mobility.” (Computerworld, 2010)
10 common Smartphone security risks, with tips for dealing
with them from Gartner analyst John Girard
Technology has positive and negative
implications, therefore cultural changes in society
will need to weigh the outcomes and adjust to its
As mobile technology advances workplace policies
on security and privacy the will need to be
established, modified, and updated to ensure
safety for businesses and its employees.
Justices Uphold Review Of Officer's Text Messages
Mobile Tech Policies
Can BP Tweet Its Way To A Better Image?
Mobile Tech Policies
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