Businesses are set to become “mobilocracies”, where most staff have access to a smartphone or other device. Companies are turning to smartphones and other ultra-portable technology, such as tablets, to. However, research into the topic suggests that firms will increasingly expect individuals to bring their own devices to work, rather than issuing company – owned equipment.
The Mobile Workforce Report, compiled by mobility services iPass, surveyed working patterns among more than 4,000 people. According to the vendor, businesses that use mobile technologies can gain 240 hours a year, in additional productivity,.
The survey, which is in its fourth year, found that younger workers are more likely to use their own devices in business. As many as two thirds of mobile workers use a non-business smartphone for company tasks with a business app, like WorkMobile.