After talking about the use of smartphones in day to day use, there is the question of affordabilility. With the rise in use of technology it seems to be a necessity to have one.
In an article written by ADP on 11th May in the Bloggers Corner of Diversity, it was stated that we in Britain are less likely to have access to the latest technology, than the rest of Europe. This then gives rise in dissatisfaction in the way that we communicate at work.
Communication in today's work environment is often done through social media, it is a quick and easy way to get an instantaneous response. As described in an article in www.nytimes.com the smartphone is being described as "Gadget to Tool to Necessity".
There is seen to be a need for a lot of people to have have access to social media whether it is for work or pleasure.
With that comes the price tag, as to how much we would be able to afford, or prepared to spend. For those who are not working it may be a bit more difficult, as there may only be one option, the cheapest. Then there is the decision as to whether to have a contract or Pay as You Go.
Smartphones are seen to be needed in today's society and this then has an impact on our income as the better the model this can orchestrate peer pressure.
As social media is becoming increasingly important in the workplace, there is the need for, the government to encourage training and inspire confidence both with those who have no means of access to social media, and those looking for work.
For those who are older there is the pressure of today's society to have a mobile phone of some description, for emergency and to keep in touch with their loved ones.
Having different types of social media helps us to:
1 Keep employable in a company
2 Helps with communication
3 Staying organised and having all bits of information at hand
4 Staying in touch with having new technology at our fingertips
5 Staying cool, by keeping up with new technology it shows that we are for real.
With the question of affordability, is there the need to have a smartphone, or would an ordinary mobile phone suffice?
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