How many devices is too many for one user?
Recent advancements in technology have given employees the ability to connect to colleagues, clients and partners at all times, as tablet computers, laptops and smartphones provide anywhere access to enterprise networks. But how much is too much? At what point does lugging around multiple devices defeat the purpose of their portability?
These are questions many decision-makers and end users may be asking. With all the mobile technology available today, at some point there will be oversaturation that impacts employees when they work remotely.
Many companies are currently working through the problem, figuring out which devices are right for their workforce. Different situations call for different solutions, but for the average remote employee, it would seem that two devices is a good number at any moment.
For example, a professional may have a smartphone to handle voice calls and other minor tasks. At the same time, he or she could also carry either a laptop or tablet computer to handle more complex processes. Certain apps run better on laptops and tablets, and their larger screens make them a bit easier to use.
Each device has advantages in the workplace, but carrying too many gadgets may cause an employee to get bogged down, which, ultimately, could hurt his or her productivity.