Mobile Obsession Makes Workers More Productive

By Don Reisinger  |  Posted 09-28-2012

Mobile Obsession Makes Workers More Productive

Want to find out just how popular smartphones are? According to IDG, 35 percent of the 21,000 people it surveyed indicated that they have dropped landline phones in favor of mobile devices.

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Citing an eMarketer report, IDG said that U.S. adults spend an average of 10 percent of their time on mobile products, like smartphones and tablets, each day.

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For companies, that has worked out well. In fact, 57 percent of respondents indicated that they are more likely to access work information after the workday ends on mobile devices.

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Six in ten respondents say that they watch video on their mobile devices, with product reviews most likely to be their clip of choice.

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A surprising number of respondents – 45 percent – say that they watch job-related videos from their mobile products.

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According to IDG, half of the respondents say that they currently own a tablet, and half of them use it for work-related tasks.

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Not surprising to those folks who own a tablet, 92 percent say that they use their tablets to surf the Web.

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Another 81 percent of tablet owners report that they use their slates to check both personal and work e-mail.

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Want to worry, CIOs? IDG found that 22 percent of North American respondents would readily hand over personal information to get more content from a company.

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In addition, IDG found that 23 percent of respondents would hand over full business card information just to get more content from certain organizations.

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Despite the influx of mobile products, 82 percent of respondents say that their tablets are not actually their primary computers.

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One other note from the survey: 68 percent of the respondents say that they prefer either iOS (35%) or Android (33%).

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