“In the past, collaboration on mobile devices meant interaction through messages and phone calls. Today, smartphones and tablets have bigger screens, user interfaces based on touch technology, identification of geographic positioning, robust connections, photos and video camera, VoIP capabilities, and more. These features enable a wide range of applications, both traditional and new, which allow a company’s employees to communicate better with each other, collaborate and use content.
Monica Basso, research vice president at Gartner”.
The collaboration applications, that is, apps and services for accessing mobile content, are increasingly used by companies to improve cooperation between the team and get real-time information, but the fragmentation of available technology increases the complexity for management by IT departments.
It will soon be as well: most of collaboration applications will be available either on desktops, mobile phones, tablets and browsers by 2016, Gartner expects.
For IDC, the workers who will use the mobile devices is expected to reach $ 1.2 billion by the end of the year.
IBM, own researches, notes that the world’s two out of three have a handy mobile device at any time. The user type uses it 150 times a day, every day. But the issue is not just mobile devices. It is also and above all a question of data.
Today, the workforce is increasingly mobile and distributed, to the benefit of working relationships leaner and direct, and calls on the technology of mobility support.
The work that was previously done with your desktop PC or laptop is now extended to more devices. They will reset the physical distances and communicates directly with corporate networks: Employees can use these terminals to access to SaaS and mobile applications that enable them to connect, collaborate and perform their work in new and efficient ways.