Employees Say Work Tech Tools Aren't Smart Enough

By Dennis McCafferty  |  Posted 2016-08-16 Email

A significant number of employees around the world think the technology tools provided by their employer aren't smart enough, according to a recent survey from Dell and Intel. The resulting "2016 Future Workforce Study" reveals that many workers prefer the technology at their home to the ones they have on the job. Many of the survey respondents said IT-related issues create the biggest time-wasters at work. Asked what solutions they'd like to have at the office, many chose the internet of things (IoT), augmented and virtual reality, and artificial intelligence (AI). Such aspirations seem lofty, given that most professionals still use desktops in their cubicles instead of laptops or tablets. "Today's workers have a growing expectation that their employers will integrate the latest technologies seamlessly and securely into their working lives," said Allison Dew, vice president of global client solutions marketing for Dell. "Employees have seen first-hand the ways new technologies can help them do their jobs better, and are hungry to use the latest advancements to be more productive. While this may seem daunting, it's a business-critical opportunity for companies to be at the forefront of the future workplace and enable the future workforce." More than 3,800 employees worldwide took part in the research.

Dennis McCafferty is a freelance writer for Baseline Magazine.

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