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  1. 1. “Research has found that smart phones are affecting productivity, communication in the work place, social engagement, and have an effect in education”. Do you agree with this statement?<br />
  2. 2. Contents<br />Effects of smart phones in the workplace<br />Effects of smart phones on education<br />Effects of smart phones on social engagement<br />Statistical information on smart phones<br />Research, researchers and findings<br />Conclusion on the effects of smart phones.<br />
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  4. 4. Effects of smart phones in the workplace…<br />Pros <br />Access to clients and colleagues 24/7<br />Continuous connection no matter place or hour<br />Result will be good impact on productivity <br />Higher productivity and better communication<br />Cons<br />Time wasted checking personal e-mails<br />Possibility of spending time on social networks<br />Information over-load<br />
  5. 5. Effects of smart phones on education…<br />Pros<br />Offer functionality of a laptop(portable & less expensive)<br />Quick research<br />Make recordings for further use<br />Helps stay organized due to calendar and alarms<br />Cons <br />Students may get distracted from work<br />Unnecessary communication during class<br />Results in lower grades<br />
  6. 6. Effects of smart phones on social engagement…<br />Continuous communication between friends and family<br />People have made close relations through smart phones<br />People are never out of coverage no matter what country<br />Can cause one to be a social reject if they depend on smart phones for communication<br />Addiction thus unable to concentrate on other important issues <br />
  7. 7. Statistical information on smart phones…<br />Average 35% smart phones users earn $100 000<br />Men spend more on their smart phones that women<br />Men - $216 and women -$189<br />48% use smart phones for business purposes<br />52% use smart phones for personal use<br />In SA, smart phones are entering the market four times greater than pc’s and laptops<br />
  8. 8. Research, researchers and findings…<br />Research has been done on: <br />Projected growth-from 44% in 2008 to 82% in 2011<br />Impact of smart phones-improved communication and web access is easier<br />People who intend on using smart phones-45% say their next phone is a smart phone<br />Researchers- Nielsen survey, Mohammed Ilyas, Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton.<br />
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  10. 10. Conclusion…<br />From this research I have concluded that:<br />Smart phones have increased communication and productivity in the work place<br />Have made education much easier for others<br />Have improved social engagement between people<br />Sufficient research has been done on smart phones and it is updated constantly as smart phones are also improving constantly<br />Almost every country has access to smart phones<br />
  11. 11. BlackBerry Touch. One of the latest smart phones.<br />The Blackberry has been having an outstanding performance on sales and still supply continues to rise as a result of increased demand of the Blackberry series of smart phones<br />