Survey Finds Mobility Makes Businesses More Competitive

Share  
1  |  2  |  3  |  4  |  5  |  6  |  7  |  8  |  9  |  10
Previous Next

Click through for findings and recommendations from a small business mobility study conducted by CDW.

Topics : In Their Own Words: The Four Dark Horses for the Third Major Mobile OS Speak, HTC, Mobile Search, 3G, Location-Based Services

CDW LLC (CDW), a leading provider of technology solutions to business, government, education and health care, recently published The Mobility Edge: CDW’s 2012 Small Business Mobility Report, which is based on a survey of 752 mobile device users and IT professionals from U.S. small businesses in five industries about their use of smartphones, tablets and laptops. The report focuses on trends in small business use of mobile technology, such as bring your own device (BYOD) and use of productivity-enhancing apps; the challenges of mobility, such as managing security of mobile devices and reducing the risk they pose to company networks and data; and what small businesses can do better with the advanced capabilities of today’s mobility solutions.


The survey found that almost all small business users surveyed (94 percent) believe their mobile devices make them more efficient, and most (67 percent) believe their companies would lose competitive ground without those devices – which may explain why IT managers surveyed report that 89 percent of their employees use personally owned mobile devices for work. There is some risk, though, and just 51 percent of those IT managers say their company has an effective strategy for managing and securing all of those additional devices.

 

More Slideshows

OfficeGadgets0x Fifteen Hot Gadgets to Spice up Your Office

From lighting to keyboards to USB hubs, many of these gadgets not only add individual flare but aid in productivity. ...  More >>

BarcodingVoiceDataPlans0x Five Considerations When Selecting Voice and Data Plans for Business

With hundreds of mobile plan options on the market, deciding which voice and data plan is most suitable for your business can be a huge challenge. ...  More >>

EvolveIPWorkFromHome0x Six Tips for Creating a Productive Work-from-Home Program

Cloud and other advanced technologies are providing organizations with better insight and new options for such things as work-from-home programs. ...  More >>

Subscribe to our Newsletters

Sign up now and get the best business technology insights direct to your inbox.