Rugged technology plays pivotal role in the future of construction

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New research by Samsung looks at the benefits of rugged technology in construction, revealing more than nine out of ten employees would like their company to invest in more devices in the future

Samsung has revealed the results of a multi-industry research study into the use of rugged technology, looking at key benefits such as productivity and cost-saving, resulting in more than nine out of ten (92%) construction professionals who have experienced these first-hand, keen to invest in more.

The results showcased that rugged tech will form a pivotal role in the future of the industry, with 64% believing that tougher devices will be essential in their workplace over the next two years.

Feedback from those currently using rugged tech was resoundingly positive, with over seven out of ten (71%) claiming that the devices are a gamechanger and they couldn’t imagine working without them.

Samsung uncovered an array of key insights into the benefits and attitudes towards the wider adoption of rugged tech, with those already using or deploying it in their workplace saying the following:

Financial efficiency

More than nine out of ten (94%) have said investing in rugged tech has reduced their long-term company costs, with half claiming the time saved not waiting for repairs is the major economic benefit.

Lower the risk

Over half of workers currently use their personal device for work, raising serious concerns around data security and associated business risks. By equipping employees with rugged devices, a third of users claimed that the standard of security improved.

Productivity boost

Over a third (34%) said that the improved level of productivity experienced when using the devices was a key benefit. With UK productivity currently 30% lower than the US, according to PwC, results suggest rugged tech could be a valuable tool to give businesses a boost.

Tough tech

Over half said that its durability was the primary benefit, with 82% stating that their performance improved when not having to worry about the device breaking.

Looking forward, the results suggest that rugged tech will form a pivotal part of digital transformation projects across the sector. Two-thirds of respondents believe that rugged tech will become imperative for the industry in the next two years, with 47% users stating that tougher devices will form a vital part of the 5G revolution.

Whilst these findings look predominantly at the construction industry, the results form part of a wider, cross-industry survey that also included insights from the Automotive, Manufacturing, Transport & Logistics, Health, Retail, Emergency Services, and Utilities sectors.

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