Mobile & Wireless Slideshow: What Are Your Mobile Workers Really Doing?

By Don Reisinger  |  Posted 03-03-2011

What Are Your Mobile Workers Really Doing?

The majority of mobile mavericks -- 45 percent -- say that they use BlackBerry smartphones for work.

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Give me moreMobile wannabes have a strong desire to use basic applications, like e-mail, calendar, and maps, Forrester found. Mobile mavericks, who have access to those applications, desire collaboration and conferencing programs.

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78 percent of all workers typically find themselves in a home office, Forrester reported in its study on mobile workers.

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Mobile mavericks are most likely to work from home. In fact, 41 percent of these respondents say they work from home, compared to 16 percent of mobile wannabes.

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When it comes to smartphone use in the enterprise, 35 percent of all workers choose and pay for the device themselves.

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About 21 percent of workers choose their own smartphone, but then charge the purchase back to the company.

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Approximately one-quarter of all respondents say that their smartphones are provided to them by their company and they have no input in device selection.

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Forrester found that 41 percent of workers had companies that installed applications on their phones.

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Just 13 percent of workers -- led predominantly by mobile mavericks -- bought mobile applications on their own to improve their work efforts in 2010.

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