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Mobile technology is the tech of choice for social workers

The results of a recent study showed that 96 percent of employees in this industry want these devices.

According to the results of a survey of the members of the National Association of Social Workers, mobile technology is a very important tool that allows those people to be able to do their job.

The survey asked two primary questions of the social workers and the responses were overwhelming.

The research was conducted by SocialWorkHelper.com and it asked two separate questions of the members of the association. The first was “Do you think mobile technology would help you do your job?” and the second was “Is mobile technology for social workers a priority for your organization?” The results were quite clear and showed that tech such as smartphones and tablets could play a critical role in the life of a social worker and in his or her ability to do the job well, conveniently, and efficiently.

Among the respondents, 96 percent said that mobile technology would be beneficial to their jobs.

Mobile Technology  Prefered by Social WorkersOn the other hand, the responses showed that social workers do not feel that their organizations think that mobile tech is as much of a priority as the individual employees do. When asked if their organizations feel that it is a priority, only 55 percent said that they felt that it was. According to the report on the research, it means that while the individuals feel that mobile devices could help them to do their jobs, they don’t feel that their organizations are prioritizing the tools that they need in order to be as efficient and as effective as they can be.

This isn’t good news for the industry, as that type of conflicting mindset can be damaging to overall morale and can result in worker frustration and even burnouts.

The report stated that the results of the survey indicated that mobile tools could be very helpful particularly in areas such as child protective services (CPS), and that the areas in which social workers can benefit the most from mobile technology includes:

• Less time spent on paperwork
• Greater access to useful information while in the field
• Reduced time with families and children
• Lower risk of burnout
• Improved data collection and information quality

Mobile technology is a top priority for 44 percent of transport execs

These industry executives feel that these devices are the among the best solutions to overcoming several issues.

The results of a new survey on urban transportation have determined that governments are viewing some of the latest in mobile technologies and apps as some of the most impactful resources when it comes to public safety, pollution, and employment, but at the same time, there are some worries about this tech, as well.

Among the respondents to this survey 57 percent felt that mobile security is a concern when using current tools.

The “How Mobile is Transforming Passenger Transportation” study results have now been released by Economist Intelligence Unit and has shown that among 116 Asian Pacific government departments and public/private transport operators have certain expectations of mobile technology in the future of urban transportation. The lead obstacle that respondents said that they were facing was congestion, when it came to attempting to make a journey that was both easy and affordable. That said, many stated that they felt that the widespread use of mobile devices and the wireless availability in transportation hubs appears to be the answer to those challenges.

The survey showed that mobile technology will be providing travelers with practical data within five years.

Mobile technology newsThe EIU survey stated that within half a decade, passengers will be using their smartphones and tablets in order to receive alerts about various types of traffic congestion issues, such as delays, detours, emergencies, and rerouting, as well as for purchasing transportation tickets and obtaining information on routes and fares.

The two primary challenges that are being faced at the moment in terms of ensuring that people will be able to use this type of service on their smartphones and tablets is the poor data quality, as well as the lack of data integration. That said, those services are continually improving, which, they say, will open up the opportunities throughout the next handful of years.

In the survey, respondents also stated that a lacking in quality information for transit users across all channels is the leading barrier to more rapid journeys. They pointed out that the challenges in integrating data and systems throughout the many different organizations could partly be to blame. Those are the top obstacles that were identified by the execs in delivering data over mobile technology, as opposed to being the insufficient bandwidth or network coverage that is currently creating hurdles.