Why Read This
Employees, aka consumers, are mad about smartphones, attracted by the ability to email, collaborate, and work with documents from anywhere. Fourteen percent of information workers across the US, Canada, and UK already use smartphones to do work today, and another 64% would like to. That demand, coupled with the willingness of some employees to share the cost of a monthly mobile plan, sets the stage for a surge in the use of personal smartphones for information work. Information and knowledge management professionals should immediately call for a formal bring-your-own (BYO) smartphone strategy, establish a sliding scale for when to reimburse employees, and pressure mobile carriers to cut costs across corporate-liable and personally liable plans.
Tags: Broadband & Remote Access, Enterprise Collaboration, Enterprise Mobile Devices, Enterprise Mobility, Information Management, Information Workplace, Mobile Professional Productivity, Mobile Software & Platforms, Office Productivity, Remote Work & Telecommuting, Smartphones & Mobile Phones, Telecommunications Services