Famous Last Words about Technology in the Workplace

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Famous Last Words about Technology in the Workplace

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Technology in the workplace has come a long way.

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Think about it…

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It started with… Desktop Computers Copy Machine Desk Phones

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And then...

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And then...

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Technologies that were once new and intimidating became commonplace.

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And though they were popular in our personal lives…

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Many doomed them to fail as tools for work.

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Let’s take a look back a few early predictions.

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Let’s take a look back a few early predictions. (but not so accurate)

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The Desk Phone

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”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, 1876

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But… By 2008, Polycom reached $1 billion in revenue.

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That’s a lot of phones sold.

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The Desktop Computer

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“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, Intel

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Over 300 million PCs were shipped in 2014.

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The Internet

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”By 2005 or so, it will become clear that the Internet’s impact on the economy has been no greater than the fax machine’s.” ? Paul Krugman, 1998

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But… 4.3 billion people used the Internet in 2013.

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Or nearly 61% of the world’s population.

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Instant Messaging

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”Few companies encourage employees to use AOL’s instant messaging service, though many workers do so anyway.” ? Julia Angwin, Zdnet, 2011

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But… By 2005, AIM dominated the IM market with 53M users.

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Mobile Phones

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”There’s no chance that the iPhone is going to get any significant market share. No chance.” ? Steve Ballmer, USA Today, 2007

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But by 2014, more than 500 million iPhones were sold.

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Enterprise Social Networks

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”Enterprise social networking sure can sound a lot like the benefits that were supposed to be delivered by previous generations of [software]. Sure, sure, it’s different this time. ” ? David F. Carr, InformationWeek, 2011

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ESN users are projected to top 535 million by 2018.

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Mobile Messaging

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”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, 2014

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But… Use of messaging apps grew 203% in 2013.

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And over 15,000 businesses are using enterprise mobile messaging from Cotap.

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So before you dismiss enterprise mobile messaging as just another trend…

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Give it a try.

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Meet Cotap

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