Private use of Smartphones in the Workplace

Modern part-time employees with full-time compensation

Scientific Essay, 2011

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Private use of Smartphones in the Workplace

by Markus Bachbauer


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Markus Bachbauer is, at the time of publication, Professor for Information Technology and Management. He is employed fulltime in the area of Aerospace Engineering and is a certified Engineer for Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering with several further degrees in Management.


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… or better known as “32GB” of memory, fourfold digital zoom, video re- cording functionality in High Definition quality. We are not talking about poor dig- ital cameras, although it would be considerable compared with those specifica- tions. But what else should it be? Well, actually it is a voice recorder or maybe more of a mobile navigation system. But seriously, with all the functionality of the current Smartphones we could easily forget about the origin function of these gadgets - phone calls. This functionality is, by the way, also the one, a Smart- phone performs worst. Usually it is the case that, Smartphones can do EVERY- THING but NOTHING correctly.

But what the hell actually is a Smartphone? According to Wikipedia1 a Smartphone is defined as follows:

“ A Smartphone is a high-end mobile phone that offers more advanced computing ability and connectivity than a contemporary feature phone (i.e. a modern low-end phone). A Smartphone combines the functions of a personal digital assistant (PDA) and a mobile phone. Today's models typically also serve as portable media players and camera phones with high-resolution touch screen, GPS navigation, Wi-Fi and mobile broadband access. ”

Every second German citizen2 is owner of a Smartphone, which is taken to the workplace - just like in the past with the ordinary mobile phone. Ultimately we have to be available all the time and everywhere. Everywhere includes for example - the toilet. Four out of ten people (randomly surveyed) confirmed in an answer to the question if they ever have heard someone “typing” or even “play- ing” on a Smartphone next to them on the toilet. Luckily, nobody had witnessed Private use of Smartphones in the Workplace Wherein this text the word “Smartphone” is used, it shall refer to following gadgets specifically:

- Mobile phones and tablets with Apple operation system3
- Mobile phones and tablets with Google operation system4
- Mobile phones with Microsoft5, Nokia6 or RIM operation system7

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Essentially all those (types of) gadgets have following in common. They are small and handy, we can take them everywhere with us. Take photos and record videos and surf the world wide web via WLAN or UMTS. This fact alone showing this combination should shake up any Company Director or Executive Manager.



2 according to a survey of Konkret Marktforschung GmbH

3 iOS

4 Android

5 Windows Phone

6 Symbian

7 BlackBerry OS

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Private use of Smartphones in the Workplace
Modern part-time employees with full-time compensation
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Information Technology, Management, smartphone, google, costs savings, XING, Facebook, WhatsApp, Lokalisten, espionage, security, resources, management of resources, data security
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