Business travellers 'rely on just in time work'
Dubai, September 23, 2013
European business travellers have become mobile ‘just in time’ workers, with 93 per cent completing preparation for meetings during their journey, said a research.
The research published by HP surveyed regular business travellers from nine European countries, which revealed that 54 per cent spent at least half their journey doing work related to the purpose of travel.
By using technology, 88 per cent of business travellers are able to get ahead and remain productive by catching up on email (31 per cent of the time), researching information (24 per cent of the time) and editing content (22 per cent of the time).
However, their greatest barriers to productivity were lack of connectivity (62 per cent) and being unable to get remote access to normal work tools or applications (51 per cent).
“Mobile working has become a fact of life for executives. Our survey illustrates the new style of IT driven by connectivity and it’s creating greater expectations of mobile devices,” said Narayanan Venkataraman, PC category manager, Printing and Personal Systems, HP Middle East.
“This is why HP recently introduced the first tablet specifically designed for business called the ElitePad 900, which offers the same functionality and performance users would expect from their standard notebook combined with battery life that lasts a whole working day rather than just a few hours.”
“We’ve seen business travellers come to expect the same ease of use, design qualities and performance they experience with consumer technology,” said Venkataraman.
“The focus of our commercial product innovation is on creating solutions that deliver the best connectivity with the functionality needed for business, while still maintaining the great style of a consumer device,” he added. - TradeArabia News Service