We are in the midst of a technological revolution.

We are in the midst of a technological revolution.

Office Insight publisher Mark Eltringham reports that firms are not offering staff the technology they need…

More than half (55 percent) of UK employees believe they do not have access to all the technology needed to do their jobs, according to research by Fujitsu. The study, Digital Inside Out, was based in a survey of just over 1,400 UK based employees and claims to reveal a significant disconnect between the needs of a digital-savvy working population and the digital services UK employers are currently providing. According to the report, 73 percent of UK employees believe that digital is vital to the future success of their organisation. However despite this, only 45 percent of employees feel they are provided with access to the technology services and applications they need to do their job sufficiently and 29 percent state that their ability to do their job is being hindered due to poor digital services. The report argues that the mismatch can be very costly for organisations.

To read the complete report: http://workplaceinsight.net/firms-not-offering-staff-the-technology-they-need-claims-report/#more-14657

Remote working

In addition, internal communications specialist Newsweaver has found that many remote workers do not believe that the tools their company provides meet their needs.

Although many European employees now spend long hours each week working remotely, many of them don’t think their employers provide them with the tools they need to do their jobs properly and so go ‘rogue’ to find the best ways of communicating with each other and using information. That is the key finding of a new study from internal communications specialist Newsweaver which explores the ways remote working employees use mobile devices. It found that while one in five workers across the EU now spend at least ten hours a week working remotely, 41 per cent do not believe that the tools their company provides meet their needs. They therefore choose to use their own apps instead. This fact is well understood by IT teams with three out of four technology managers admitting they are offering staff outdated tools.

The study claims that this mismatch is not down to any shortfall in the enthusiasm firms have for remote working and Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) policies. It claims that four in ten organisations will rely exclusively on BYOD by 2016 and more than 80 percent will have a formal policy in place by 2020.

To read the complete report: http://workplaceinsight.net/how-remote-working-employees-go-rogue-in-search-for-productivity/

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