Photizo Insights Blog
We all have been caught up in the mobility craze in one way or another, either professionally, personally, or both. While the increased use of smartphones and tablets does not tell the entire tale regarding digital workflow, mobile devices are playing an increasingly important role in how business workflows are changing to meet the needs of untethered employees, customers, and other stakeholders.
The 2013 U.S. Office Worker Survey that Photizo just completed for its Digital Workflow Transformation Advisory Service found that mobile devices are having a very real impact on historically paper-intensive workflows (see infographic below). We expect the proliferation of Windows 8 tablets will have an even stronger impact as a result of the strong bias toward Windows platforms for “business” apps among enterprises. The continued rise of iOS and Android apps geared toward everyday business activities will also have a strong impact.
The consumerization of IT is here to stay, and whether mobile devices are owned by employees or corporate-owned and personally enabled (COPE), businesses of all sizes are changing their workflows to allow more work to be done on smartphones and tablets. The results of a recent survey by FileMaker underscores the changes that are already taking place, and one of the chilling findings for the imaging industry is that more than half (51 percent) of the mobility case studies included in the survey involved replacing paper-based processes.
If you’re not already looking at ways to improve the mobile capabilities of your hardware and service offerings, now is the time to get moving. Chances are that your customers are already moving in this direction, and if you’re not part of the discussion, there’s a strong likelihood you won’t be part of the solution, either.Read More Retweet
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We recently had a chance to catch up with Ori Eizenberg, the founder and CEO of Preton. Eizenberg discussed his company’s upcoming participation in Photizo’sRead More Retweet
Several years ago, I noticed a shift in the United States Postal Service’s (USPS) marketing focus. Advertising efforts such as TV commercials and billboards positionedRead More Retweet
In my last two blog posts, I discussed the “show-and-share” and “data-enhanced worldview” aspects of Google Glass and their potential impact on the workplace. ThisRead More Retweet