IT is NOT the main funder of mobile projects. Business unit (BU) budgets most often paid for mobile projects, according to 36 percent of respondents. Another 31 percent said that funding comes from marketing and executive leadership budgets.
As the workplace becomes increasingly more mobile (over 80 million new smartphones and tablets entered enterprises in 2011; that number will reach 140 million by 2013) and the bring your own device (BYOD) trend continues (62 percent of organizations allow employees to use personal devices for work), custom mobile apps are emerging as a way for companies to streamline the way they do business – e.g., engaging customers, driving sales, improving employee productivity, etc.
AppCentral surveyed over 200 people (representing over 100 companies) who use smart mobile devices (i.e., smartphones or tablets) for work. This slideshow features a summary of their key findings.
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