Sage Releases SMB Survey on Mobile Devices

Sage North America yesterday announced the results of its mobile device survey, which recently polled 490 small and midsize businesses (SMBs) in the United States. The Sage SMB Survey on Mobile Devices showed that employees accessed work-related information when they were not in the office most commonly using laptops (80 percent) and smartphones (81 percent), followed by tablets (57 percent).

In addition, the survey found that 85 percent of respondent decision makers whose companies use remote devices feel that the use of these devices has a positive effect on their company’s productivity, while only one percent felt it has a negative effect. When asked about how their businesses carry out various business functions, mobile applications are commonly used for keeping business contacts organized (31 percent), scheduling (26 percent), and keeping a task list and/or assigning tasks to specific employees (23 percent).

When asked about having a bring-your-own-device (BYOD) policy, 48 percent responded that their company allowed employees to bring and use their own devices, while 31 percent had not considered this option. Another 9 percent had considered but decided against BYOD for their businesses. Access the survey's full findings [link opens PDF].
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