Survey: Business Execs Slow To Adopt All-In-One Devices

  • February 21, 2008
Instead of embracing new all-in-one devices, U.S. businesspeople are sticking with older technologies--and their employers aren't forcing them to upgrade, according to a new survey by high-tech market researcher In-Stat.

The idea that the business customers will switch over wholesale to so-called converged devices is unrealistic. But once they grasp the benefits of devices such as smartphones, adoption can proceed quickly.

The report found that 8% of business "road warriors" have given up a desk phone to rely solely on their mobile number. But before employers can insist that employees use fewer devices, manufacturers have to address battery life and ergonomics issues for mobile devices, In-Stat said.

--Mark Walsh

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