Mobile – How technology can help win the talent tug of war

I wanted to share with you a series of insights into the Intel IT Business Review... my first is about employee devices.

The talent battleground has never been more cluttered and in the technology sector if you want the right person for the job you need the right IT solutions.


This is a subject explored in detail in the new Intel IT Business Review. Intel as a major international employer, knows how important it is to recruit and retain the best talent and  that technology sector employees require great technology experiences through mobility, ease of collaboration, and a choice of devices.


For example, recent college graduates don’t just want these technology experiences, they expect them. But whatever the level, employees have to be empowered  to choose the right devices for their jobs. To do this, then you need to offer a variety of devices, including lighter, more capable mobile devices with a long battery life, the latest operating systems, and touch capabilities. These devices can transform the workplace by providing employees with a greater ability to work in a more flexible manner with optimum mobility and a better user experience.


Intel studies confirm that “one size does not fit all” regarding computing devices across Intel’s varied work environments. About 80 percent of Intel employees currently use mobile computing devices in the workplace, and the majority of the PC fleet consists of Ultrabook™ devices or 2-in-1 devices. In response to increasing employee demand for touch capabilities, the deployment of touch-enabled business Ultrabook devices and applications was accelerated, which has improved employee productivity and increased job satisfaction.


In a recent piece of Intel research, facility technicians reported that the use of tablets increased productivity up to 17 percent based on the number of completed work orders. In addition, by using tablets to display online information, these technicians performed their jobs 30 percent faster. 80 percent of participants reported an increase in job flexibility and 57 percent reported an increase in productivity.

In 2015, Intel will continue to investigate how innovations in mobile computing can improve employee productivity and attract the best and brightest talent to help develop tomorrow’s technology. To read the Intel IT Business Review in full go to