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Seven Weekly Stats: The Latest Buzz about Mobility

Nearing the year's end, businesses are busy evaluating annual expenses and researching ways to cut costs and improve efficiencies in 2016. Making these goals achievable begins with analyzing the latest and greatest available technologies.

What's the best jumping off point when reviewing business solutions in an ever-evolving world of technology? Consider the convenience upgrades we adopt for ourselves outside of work. Mobility, for example, continues to develop and reigns supreme in terms of both personal and business communications—whether closing a business deal from the office or phoning a family member when traveling, we rely on the ability to interact using our mobile devices from any physical location at any time with ease.

According to CNBC, mobile saturation is at an all-time high in general, but business leaders in particular are more connected than ever. The rise of the BYOD trend in the workforce helps to enable constant connectivity among execs and employees across industries. While the idea of using personal devices for business has caused privacy concerns for some, expert UCaaS providers have found a solution: moving mobile communications to the cloud.

  • By the end of 2016, 4.8 billion people globally will use a mobile phone. (Forrester) (Tweet This)
  • 8 in 10 employed adults have used a personally owned electronic device for business use. (Enterprise CIO Forum) (Tweet This)
  • 40% of U.S. employees of large enterprises use their personal devices for work routinely. (Business 2 Community) (Tweet This)
  • 6 in 10 business leaders now reach for their smartphone as soon as they wake up. (CNBC) (Tweet This)
  • According to 57% of digital leaders, mobility improves employee productivity. (Enterprise CIO Forum) (Tweet This)
  • 68% of CIOs and IT managers consider mobility critical for business success. (Datamation) (Tweet This)
  • 7 in 10 technology leaders plan to spend nearly a fifth of their IT budgets on mobility. (Enterprise Apps Today) (Tweet This)

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