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Working practices lag technology adoption
01 April 2008
View from the Top: Gareth Williams of Interoute. Businesses have been quick to adopt new technologies to promote the efficiency of executives over the last decade, but there's still further benefits to be gained
Gareth Williams: technology helps with personal
productivity but there's no effect on working hours
Much is made in the media of the UK being a place of long
working hours and stress. Best-practice working and time
efficiency is high on the agenda of all organisations, yet the
UK bosses are still working longer than their counterparts
elsewhere in Europe, according to a survey by Interoute of
1,050 C-level executives across seven European countries.
Communication technologies across the world have brought
tremendous efficiencies to business. With a firm eye on cost
control, companies have been quick to embrace new technologies,
reaping the financial and personal productivity benefits that
The rate of adoption of technology over the last decade has
been prolific. Our survey into communications technology usage
in Europe found that Instant Messenger is used by 56% of
respondents, the mobile phone is close to saturation, telephone
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