Mobile computing overlooks training

April 2004
IT Training;Apr2004, p8
Trade Publication
Companies are taking up mobile computing in a bid to boost productivity, but few are making any investment in related training, according to a survey. The survey, conducted by the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) in association with communications company Nortel, questioned 308 executives across 17 industries about mobile computing. It found that, while 84 per cent of companies believe in mobile working to increase workforce productivity, only 35 per cent had invested in specific training for their staff. Most of the companies surveyed are investing in a mobile computing strategy to support flexible and remote working and cut out dead time for staff while traveling. Mobile computing can boost corporate productivity, but only when employees are motivated and trained to use it properly, says an EIU spokesperson.


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