Research from Citrix shows that personal devices work are becoming an accepted business practice. Does this affect the digital dictation industry?

Growing trend for mobile devices in the workplace

The global IT consumerization survey conducted by Citrix found that 25% of small to medium-sized businesses and enterprises worldwide support the use of personal devices in the office. Although this only represents a quarter of the global workforce, it demonstrates a growing trend towards the use of personal devices and mobile technology in the workplace, as smart phones such as the iPhone blur the boundary between work and personal life.

Whilst some worry about the consequences of this trend on IT infrastructure and security, Transcription Global recognise the potential for a significant development in the way businesses utilise mobile devices to generate growth. As we see it, there is a huge opportunity for solicitors and barristers to make the move from tape to digital dictation.

Perfect opportunity for digital dictation transition

We have worked with clients in the past, particularly in the legal industry, who have been reluctant to make the transition to digital dictation, believing it to be ‘more hassle than it’s worth’. The major myth surrounding digital dictation is that it requires new and complicated technology, so not surprisingly, it strikes fear into those companies who feel they ‘aren’t ready’.

As this report proves, there really is no transition. The technology you need to undertake digital dictation is the technology that you already have in your pocket, such as an iPhone or Blackberry. With these devices being used more and more for business purposes, it makes sense to bring your dictation out of the dark ages and into the digital era.

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