Business users say mobile makes them more productive

DUBAI — Business men and women in the UAE see mobility as key to enhanced productivity and greater competitiveness. 85 per cent of respondents in the Emirates said that mobile working makes them more productive whereas 78 per cent agreed that working wirelessly offers their company a competitive advantage in the market, according to a business survey, conducted by Paradigm Research and Strategic Planning on behalf of Intel.

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Published: Mon 1 Aug 2005, 10:10 AM

Last updated: Thu 2 Apr 2015, 4:10 PM

Samir Al Schamma, general manager Intel GCC, said: “The proliferation of wireless access 'hotspots' across the UAE is helping to transform the business culture. The survey results show that mobile users who have discovered the enhanced productivity gained by going wireless spend almost 50 per cent of their time working outside the office. Extended battery life and enhanced performance of working remotely were also cited as important drivers of going wireless.’’

Intel conducted this survey this spring, to coincide with the two year anniversary of the release of the Intel Centrino mobile technology, which represents Intel's best technologies for laptops.

In terms of competitive advantage, the main benefit was seen as 'accessibility to information 24/7' — subscribed to by over 55 per cent of UAE business users surveyed.

This survey was carried out by Paradigm Research across Saudi Arabia, Lebanon and the UAE with a total of 225 business users replying.

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