Mobile Collaboration: Barriers and Opportunities

By Karen A. Frenkel  |  Posted 11-24-2014 Email

A new study, "The State of Mobile Enterprise Collaboration 2014: From Personal Productivity Toward The Connected Enterprise on the Go," finds barriers and opportunities that are driving mobile collaboration. It also highlights a chasm between IT and business departments. The two camps are not equally mindful of mobile policy, and while IT professionals know that personal mobile productivity tools are available, business professionals are less aware. This situation points to the need for IT to take on the role of strategic adviser, to enable more mobile collaboration and improve support of the business department. commissioned Scratch Marketing + Media to conduct the online survey of 1,400 information technology and line-of-business professionals in 2014. Respondents came from a broad cross-section of industries and company sizes in the United States, as well as multinational businesses. All use enterprise collaboration tools on desktop and mobile devices. Respondents include C-level executives, as well as business and IT leaders and professionals who daily use or support mobile enterprise collaboration services.

Karen A. Frenkel writes about technology and innovation and lives in New York City.


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