Hong Kong workers adopting mobile workstyles

Hong Kong workers are keen on adopting mobile workstyles and offices in the city will use 18 percent more computing devices for work by 2020.

A new study by mobile and cloud technology specialist Citrix reveals that by 2020, organisations in Hong Kong will have reduced office space by over 10 percent.

Adoption of mobile workstyles in Hong Kong will enable employees to use mobile devices to work even when they are not physically present in the office.

Hong Kong workers are already connecting an average of 4.09 computing devices to their corporate network each day and there will be a marked increase in the use of mobile devices for work over the next eight years.

Hong Kong's knowledge workers are projected to be using 25 percent more devices or 6.37 devices per worker by 2020. Citrix study indicates that knowledge workers in India and Malaysia will use over nine devices each by 2020.

"Technology is not a barrier - the technology to enable the workplace of the future is already available and proven," said Victor Tsao, area vice president and general manager, Greater China, Citrix. "The key challenge is getting the people management and culture right, and the organisations that do will be the ones that benefit most from embracing mobile workstyles."