Mobile technology has taken Europe by storm and now enjoys a pivotal role in companies’ IT plans.
Research from analyst firm Quocirca for O2 reveals that the number of firms adopting mobile working practices has trebled over the last 12 months. Only 5% of the 500-plus IT decision makers surveyed say they have no plans to use wireless data technology.
Some companies are embroiled in large-scale mobility initiatives, with 15% of the sample currently running more than five different remote access projects.
This upswing in company activity in this area, according to Quocirca principal analyst Rob Bamforth, means mobile technology has gained a strong strategic footing in companies. Gone are the days of ad hoc projects – mobile deployments are now fully integrated into IT strategy.
“Expanding beyond those initial deployments means a broader community of users, and more applications as mobility becomes mainstream. This underpins the more strategic approach to the planning and usage of mobile and remote access,” says Bamforth.