Trends Slideshow: 9 Reasons Smartphones Will Take Over Business Computing

By Tony Kontzer  |  Posted 07-19-2010

Growth of Cloud Computing

As cloud providers scramble to develop apps for the most popular smart phones, the idea of "having critical data at your fingertips" is taking on a lot more weight.

Growth of Cloud Computing

Fearlessness of Youth

The information workers of tomorrow - today's young people - worry much less about security or privacy, the chief obstacles for mobility (and cloud computing).

Fearlessness of Youth

The Apple/Google Effect

The runaway success of the iPhone and Android mobile platforms is causing traditional IT vendors to ramp up commitments to mobile devices.

The Apple/Google Effect

21st Century Lifestyles

Today's information workers demand the flexibility to balance work, home and leisure, and nothing enables that like a good smartphone.

21st Century Lifestyles

Rise of Social Networking

Two trends in social media - expanded access from devices and increased use for business communications - pretty much tell the story.

Rise of Social Networking

Fewer Battery Woes

Laptops may be approaching all-day battery power, but phones are easily charged in the car, much quicker to power on and off, and less likely to catch on fire.

Fewer Battery Woes

Reduced IT Workload

With companies looking to drive costs ever-lower, the fact that information workers can probably handle a lot of their own smartphone support is a huge benefit.

Reduced IT Workload

Faster Networks and Chips

Make no mistake: The faster and more powerful our mobile devices are, the less we'll need desktop or mobile PCs.

Faster Networks and Chips

The Lugging Factor

Yes, laptops are mobile, and iPads are inarguably business-chic, but the mobile worker is sick of literally carrying the office with him when he can have it all in his pocket.

The Lugging Factor