Our Inspiration


Around 1890, one of the very first management consultants, Frederick Winslow Talyor, was defining techniques that would help drive industrial efficiency over the last 120 years. Taylor thought one of the best ways to study work was to break a work into component parts and with a stopwatch measure the time taken to complete an activity. It was this related research that lead to the approach refereed to today as a time and motion study.

Struck with the lack of readily available information about where people spend their time, in 2015, the team at Devicedesk started to think through what the digital equivalent of the time and motion study could be and how it could help solve many of the day-to-day challenges businesses face.

What gets measured, gets managed.
— Peter Drucker


Combining a range of disciplines including time-series analysis, advanced mathematics, IT operations theory and with the power of hyper-scale computing, our team has developed a number of algorithms that allow us to make sense of IoT, high-candence related data.

Over 12 months, thousands of experiments were undertaken to simplify and abstract the best way to capture and report on workforce activity. It feels like we’ve got it right but we’d love to get your feedback.