How Mobile Devices Are Impacting the Enterprise

By Don Reisinger  |  Posted 11-27-2012
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How Mobile Devices Are Impacting the Enterprise

How Mobile Devices Are Impacting the Enterprise

Surprise, surprise: Apple's iPhone owns 53% of the enterprise market, up from 45% last year.

Mobile devices are infiltrating the enterprise at an astounding rate. From smartphones to tablets, the corporate world is being inundated with products that are designed to keep employees working while they're away from the office. Most companies believe the effort works. In fact, the sheer number of smartphones and tablets entering the enterprise seems to indicate that without mobile products, many companies believe that they wouldn't be able to compete as effectively in the marketplace.

A new study from iPass, the Global Mobile Workforce Report, examines mobile products’ impact on the enterprise. Not surprisingly, iPass found the corporate world is relying heavily on smartphones and tablets. What's more, survey respondents indicate that in the coming years, the average firm's reliance on mobile devices will only increase. In short, get ready for smartphones and tablets to increasingly affect your IT operations.

Don Reisinger is a freelance technology columnist. He started writing about technology for Ziff-Davis' Gearlog.com. Since then, he has written extremely popular columns for CNET.com, Computerworld, InformationWeek, and others. He has appeared numerous times on national television to share his expertise with viewers. You can follow his every move at http://twitter.com/donreisinger.


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