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Famous Last Words about Technology in the Workplace

$#@!1Technology in the workplace has come a long way.2Think about itIt started with

Desktop Computers

Copy Machine

Desk Phones4Instant Messaging

Mobile Phones

InternetAnd then...

Desktop Computers

Copy Machine

Desk Phones5And then...

Desktop Computers

Copy Machine

Desk PhonesSocial Networks

Mobile Messaging

Mobile AppsInstant Messaging

Mobile Phones

Internet6Technologies that were once new and intimidating became commonplace.7And though they were popular in our personal lives8Many doomed them to fail as tools for work.

$#@!9Lets take a look back a few early predictions.Lets take a look back a few early predictions.(but not so accurate)The Desk Phone112

This telephone' has too many shortcomings to be seriously considered as a means of communication. The device is inherently of no value to us.

Western Union memo, 187613ButBy 2008, Polycom reached $1 billion in revenue. 14

Thats a lot of phones sold.The Desktop Computer216

In the mid-70s, someone came to me with an idea for what was basically the PC. I asked: 'What's it good for?' And the only answer was that a housewife could keep her recipes on it. I personally didn't see anything useful in it, so we never gave it another thought. Gordon Moore, Intel17

Over 300 million PCs were shipped in 2014.18The Internet319

By 2005 or so, it will become clear that the Internets impact on the economy has been no greater than the fax machines.

Paul Krugman, 199820But4.3 billion people used the Internet in 2013.21Or nearly 61% of the worlds population.

22Instant Messaging423

Few companies encourage employees to use AOLs instant messaging service, though many workers do so anyway.

Julia Angwin, Zdnet, 2011https://blog.shareaholic.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/AIM.gifhttp://www.zdnet.com/article/will-im-buddies-stay-loyal-to-aol/24ButBy 2005, AIM dominated the IM market with 53M users.25Mobile Phones526

Theres no chance that the iPhone is going to get any significant market share. No chance.

Steve Ballmer, USA Today, 2007http://jimleggitt.typepad.com/jim-leggitt-drawing-shortcuts/2010/06/-a-history-of-my-cell-phones.html27But by 2014, more than 500 million iPhones were sold.

28Enterprise Social Networks629

Enterprise social networking sure can sound a lot like the benefits that were supposed to be delivered by previous generations of [software]. Sure, sure, its different this time.

David F. Carr, InformationWeek, 2011http://jubileesportsphysio.com.au/physiotherapy-news/sit-less-move-more-why-australia-doubled-its-exercise-guidelines30ESN users are projected to top 535 million by 2018.

31Mobile Messaging732

As technology progresses, texting is slowly becoming more and more unnecessary. All it does is give us another way to interact with others with a lot of added nuances.

Alexia LaFata, ThoughtCatalog, 201433ButUse of messaging apps grew 203% in 2013. http://www.adweek.com/socialtimes/messaging-app-use-203/14160334And over 15,000 businesses are using enterprise mobile messaging from Cotap.

So before you dismiss enterprise mobile messaging as just another trendGive it a try.37Meet Cotap



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