How Business Uses Smartphones
The iPhone is still beating Android -- by a lot -- when it comes to the preferences of business users. Facebook is really popular on mobile devices but has not emerged as a key tool for actually getting much work done. The freedom and creativity afforded mobile workers come at a cost, and many people miss the convenience of an office, although almost nobody seems to miss seeing the boss. These are some of the findings of a survey of more than 600 mobile business professionals, conducted by tech vendor Egnyte in partnership with Zoomerang. As in the rest of life, smartphones are increasingly ubiquitous, to the point of ridiculousness. Just over half of those responding to the survey admitted to using their smartphones in the bathroom; the rest, we suspect, were lying. In sum, the devices are part of the work environment, but their utility has in the main only begun to be tapped for business purposes. More on the pocket computing revolution: How Smartphones Got So Smart, How Users Conquered IT.