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Employee Monitoring: Save Money in Lost Productivity

May 10th, 2013 by ProcessFlows

Monitor Employees“The workplace of the future will foster creativity, be inspiring and encourage collaboration by enabling people to work from wherever, whenever and on whatever device, so that work becomes something people do, not a place people go”, the Citrix Workplace of the Future report states.

This sounds great, but let’s face it – even in this day and age, the abundance of Internet connectivity provides a multitude of distractions to workers. According to a survey among 3200 respondents, conducted by Salary.com,  64% of employees visit non-work related websites every day during work hours.

At the workplace, time is money

A recent Gallup poll found that the average employee spends over 75 minutes a day using office computers for non-business related activity. Based on the average salary in the UK for 2012 – £26 500 a year – this means that the average employee costs £576.78 in lost productivity to their employer on an annual basis. Just answering a few personal emails, reading the news headlines, a Facebook update here and a tweet there, can easily waste an hour of time each day. Wasting time through Internet activities is a huge hidden cost to business.

So how can businesses ensure that their staff are putting in a full day’s work?

There is a misconception that employee monitoring is only relevant in certain industries. The fact is that any organisation can benefit from monitoring employees. Any organisation which wishes to protect its interests and gain maximum efficiency from employees and IT resources should be looking at this.

SpectorSoft is the recognised leader and pioneer in the computer and Internet monitoring software on the market today. With Spector 360 you can monitor employee desktop activity, ranging from everything they do, right down to event driven recording – be notified any time they type a keyword, or access a particular file or website.

Thanks to Spector 360’s comprehensive search functionality, you can quickly find exactly what you are looking for. For example who has been spending the most time on Facebook? Or who searched the web for ‘download mp3’? Who is sending the most webmail? Who is using IM applications most often?

 

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Star Wars: Yoda and Chewbacca to appear in their own movies?

February 7th, 2013 by ProcessFlows

More disturbances in the Force are to be expected as Disney’s CEO Bob Iger confirmed rumours that the company is working on several movies, featuring individual characters from Star Wars.

Star Wars Fans on Twitter

In an interview for CNBS, Iger said that the movies would be based on “great Star Wars characters that are not part of the overall saga”. In the period 2015-2021 Disney is planning to produce Star Wars episodes VII, VIII and IX, but there are going to be “a few other films, released in that period of time too”.

In other words these films would not be part of the regular chronological stream of the series, but would rather focus on a separate Star Wars character, and have more of a biographical bent.

The big question: Who would the stars be?

Speech recognition: You speak, your devices understand… sometimes

January 22nd, 2013 by ProcessFlows

The idea of holding a conversation with a computer has been slowly settling in our daily lives, getting further and further away from the realm of the science fiction. A growing number of people now talk to their smart phones, asking them to send e-mails and text messages, search for directions or find information on the Web.

The majority of the latest mobile phones come with speech recognition functionality, but the popularity of this technology surged in 2011 when Apple introduced Siri – the voice-activated “personal assistant” for iPhone. Soon after that Google came up with a direct competitor – Google Now for Android. Today, voice functionality is built into the Windows Phone platform and most other mobile systems, as well as many apps.

The Perils of Speech Recognition Technologies

While Siri and the likes seemed as good allies at first, soon we’ve all come to realise that more often than not, they just don’t get it. For now the mainstream voice recognition technology falls into a common trap: it has the potential to be incredibly cool, but is still mainly a teeth-grinding exercise in frustration, especially when it comes to those voice-navigated phone switchboards … or elevators:

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Voice-navigated systems are very popular – at least for businesses – for two simple reasons: they are cost-effective and don’t get tired, call in sick, or become frustrated with customers (although customers do get frustrated with them).

The Leaders in Speech Recognition Technologies

However, things are changing and they are changing quickly. “We’re at a transition point where voice and natural-language understanding are suddenly at the forefront,” says Vlad Sejnoha, chief technology officer (CTO) of Nuance Communications, the company that dominates the market for speech recognition technologies. “I think speech recognition is really going to upend the current [computer] interface.”

In recent years Nuance has deftly applied its expertise in voice recognition to the emerging market for speech interfaces. The company supplies voice recognition technology to many other companies and is widely believed to provide the speech component of Siri. The creators of Dragon NaturallySpeaking – the leading speech recognition software on the market – have already developed voice controls for televisions and cars, and versions of this technology are incorporated into some Samsung TVs and the SYNC entertainment systems used in some Ford vehicles.

Speech is ideally suited to mobile computing, says Nuance’s CTO, partly because users have their hands and eyes otherwise occupied, but also because a single spoken command can accomplish tasks that would normally require a multitude of swipes and presses. “Suddenly you have this new building block, this new dimension that you can bring to the problem,” says Sejnoha. “And I think we’re going to be designing the basic modern device UI with that in mind”.

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New MagiCure Video!

September 21st, 2010 by ProcessFlows

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Destiny Pen Video

May 20th, 2010 by ProcessFlows

The leading global provider of digital pen technology using Anoto functionality

Also a UK leader in mobile data communications.

Destiny offers a solution for whether you’re looking to better manage and convert your notes, reduce the time spent processing documents or develop a bespoke forms application that integrates with any document management system.

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