As more people around the globe get their hands on mobile devices, the consumerization of information technology has enabled businesses to adopt bring-your-own-device policies in the workplace. Additionally, mobility has given companies the opportunity to let their employees work remotely. With mobile gadgets and cloud computing, employees can complete business tasks from anywhere with an internet connection, regardless of geographic location. It is times like these that company executives are thankful of task management software.
According to a new report from International Data Corporation, there will be roughly 1.3 billion mobile workers around the world by 2015. These people will make up more than 37 percent of the entire global workforce. As a result, businesses may benefit from utilizing Deskshare's Team Task Manager, as the software is completely team oriented.
"Despite recent market turmoil, mobility continues to be a critical part of the global workforce and we expect to see healthy growth in the number of mobile workers, " said IDC senior research analyst Stacy Crook. "Our forecast shows that the worldwide mobile worker population will increase from just over 1 billion in 2010 to more than 1.3 billion by 2015."
This trend is happening all over the world. In the Americas, the 182.5 million mobile workers in 2010 will grow to more than 212 million in 2015. North America will account for 75 percent of this expansion. The Asia Pacific region, not including Japan, will also transform and increase its mobile workforce. In 2010, there were nearly 602 million remote employees throughout the region. In 2015, IDC predicted there will be nearly 839 million.
In Europe, Middle East and Africa, this phenomenon will also occur. The number of mobile workers in this region will expand from 186 million in 2010 to more than 244 million in 2015.
To keep up with this global trend, executives can use Deskshare's Team Task Manager. This software allows business groups and administrators to share documents securely on a global scale. Even if an employee is halfway across the world, team leaders can delegate tasks to individual workers and follow up on each portion's progress.
Since the task management solution is hosted locally, all files will be secured within the company's data center, even projects completed by dispersed individuals.
As the consumerization of IT continues to drive workers to be more mobile, businesses using task management software can continue to work efficiently.