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Using tablets at workplace improves employee productivity: Dell survey

Our Bureau Bengaluru | Updated on December 01, 2014

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Using tablets at the workplace is beneficial for businesses, as it helps improve employee productivity, according to a Dell 2014 International Tablet Survey of IT Decision Makers (ITDMs).

In India, 58 per cent of ITDMs estimate at least a 25 per cent increase in productivity. When asked about ways in which productivity is enhanced, 70 per cent ITDMs in India believed it is easier to work on a tablet while travelling thereby increasing productivity while 66 per cent ITDMs believe tablets provide faster or more convenient access to information while out of the office or in the field.

Commissioned by Dell, the 2014 International Tablet Survey of ITDMs in 10 countries was conducted online by Harris Poll and was designed to provide insights and feedback of ITDMs on tablet usage at the workplace. The survey touched upon policies, purchase habits, business impacts and challenges, comparison to other devices, and how well tablets met their expectations. In India, the survey was conducted with 152 Indian ITDMs belonging to large organisations with a workforce of 999-5,000 employees.

At least 9 in 10 ITDMs in all countries said that tablets are a standard part of their company’s IT offering and they allow employees to use their own tablet, according to the survey. 59 per cent of those surveyed said that it is a standard part of their IT device offering. More than half (57 per cent) allow employees to use tablets purchased with their own money, and at least half (50 per cent) allow employees to use their own tablets purchased with the help of company funds, according to the survey.

“As businesses and economies become globally integrated, the most pressing need for the employee is to be mobile and therefore accessible, which is eventually resulting in increased productivity of employees,” said Indrajit Belgundi, Director & General Manager, End User Computing, Dell India.

While the use of Windows, iOS and Android is widespread across the countries surveyed, Android is the most frequently-named operating system. In India, Android is being named by 91 per cent of ITDMs, 60 per cent named Windows, and only 34 per cent named iOS, according to the survey. 

Published on December 01, 2014

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