In 1918, there were just 10 million phone lines in service. A century on, there are over a billion in use – with 1.5 billion smartphone sales in 2017 alone. These high sales are motivated in part by constant technological advancements. Personal mobile devices are almost unrecognisable from the products of the 90s. They’ve come a long way since the 00s, too, and it’s likely that the next decade will show us smartphones with capacities
Productivity is a big concern for UK businesses – growth has flatlined since the financial crisis, and the future’s looking less than inspirational. Predictions from the Office for Budget Responsibility show it could be another decade before the country reaches annual growth targets of 2%. Various factors have contributed to this sluggishness, many of which – like political uncertainty – are out of businesses’ hands altogether.
But this doesn’t mean employers can’t strive to boost efficiency
Technology has come a long way, completely transforming the way we live, work and communicate. Of all the demographic groups, it’s safe to assume that technology adoption has probably been most seamless amongst millennials. This means they now have a particular set of expectations when it comes to their own working environments, more so than their predecessors. Millennials have come to expect access to a flawless suite of systems, tools and applications that allow them
Today’s healthcare providers are facing unprecedented challenges. The demands of an aging population, coupled with chronic staff shortages, have put the strain on already stretched resources. Furthermore, providers must keep up with rapid advances in technology whilst finding ways to reduce costs.
In these circumstances, healthcare organisations must do more with less. When budgets are tight, any IT or communications spend must increase the efficiency of healthcare professionals so that they can deal with more patients
In today’s tech era, is there still a place for voice communication? All living organisms communicate. Whales sing, birds chirp and dogs bark. Even plants talk to each other via fungi. As humans, we talk on the phone, face to face, through emails, web chats, video calls and more.
What makes us stand out is our use of technology. It’s how we elevate the way we communicate. Thanks to telephones, webcams, and the internet, communication is
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