A full 40 percent of U.S. employees at large enterprises use personally owned devices at work, according to a survey of 4,300 U.S. adults conducted by Gartner.
The ability to connect to conferencing solutions via mobile devices and improvement in user interfaces are helping to fuel growth in the European conferencing services market, judges Frost & Sullivan.
Mobility is no longer a nice-to-have for enterprises; it is becoming integral to providing connectivity to employees.
A discouraging 90 percent of mobile phone users and 80 percent of tablet users have not made an online purchase using their devices in the past three months, according to a survey of 4,000 U.S. adults by Forrester Research.
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The survey of device owners revealed widespread misunderstanding and inherent distrust in data usage but "a willingness to share data if it will aid areas such as healthcare and education."
Samsung announced Sunday the development of Wi-Fi technology that will allow it to make use of the 60 GHz millimeter-wave band spectrum, which was previously impossible due to a number of barriers. Technology based around the new finding will increase speeds on enabled networks by up to five times the top speed currently available.
Financial institutions generally are reluctant to implement a BYOD program because they operate in a highly regulated industry. First State Bank of Bedias in Texas decided to test the BYOD waters by offering corporate email access to personally owned devices.
Contrary to the popular view of women being the most avid shoppers, men are the ones who bargain hunt, sign up for frequent shopper programs and shop online most often, according to a survey of 2,164 U.S. consumers by Moxie Software. And much of this activity is done on mobile devices.
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