This morning we kicked off the Canadian Telecom Summit – an event hosted in Toronto where Canadian business and industry leaders gather to discuss important issues in the telecommunications space.
Nitin Kawale, Rogers President of the Enterprise Business Unit opened the event with a presentation about the productivity challenges facing Canadian businesses and the opportunity to overcome by having the right workplace environments and technology in place.
You can check out snippets of Nitin’s keynote on Twitter at this hashtag: #CTS15
Productivity in Canadian businesses has always been an important topic, and it still is. Small and mid-sized companies make up 99.6% of businesses in Canada, employ around 90% of Canadians and contribute more than half of Canada’s gross domestic product
We wanted to better understand the challenge as well, so last year we partnered with Ryerson University’s Ted Rogers School of Management on a research project called the Transformation of Work – you can download it here.
There are lots of insights in the report – but we think the most interesting part is a section that captures conversations that Ryerson’s research team had with 30 businesses across Canada. These businesses are all in the midst of bringing mobile technology into their workplace to change the way they work – for the better! Here are some of the key findings from those interviews:
- Almost all (96%) companies were using mobile technology, but less than 30% saw a clear value proposition for the new technology
- Only half of the IT managers we talked with have integrated mobile and connected technologies
- The majority of businesses interviewed do not have a clear mobile strategy in place
- Productivity gains are the primary drivers to adopt technology in the workplace, according to the majority of study respondents (67%)
To download the Transformation of Work report, visit: http://enterprise.rogers.com/pdf/Transformation-of-Work.pdf
The Canadian Telecom Summit takes place at the Toronto Congress Centre, bringing together Canada’s ICT leaders to meet, discuss and present on key issues and trends impacting the telecom sector. To follow along with the conversation on Twitter, visit @Rogersbiz or follow #CTS15.