3 Out of 4 Small Businesses Expect Mobile Tech to Become More Important to Success
A survey of small business owners by Bank of the West shows that SMBs are aggressively trying out new mobile technologies, including devices, apps and cloud services, and expect to use more and more of these services to power their companies. It’s pretty exciting to see how the mobile technology revolution is being lead by small businesses, not enterprises. According to the survey, small business owners really think that THEY are going to be the ones to most benefit from mobile technologies – even more so than big enterprises.
Most small companies that invested in mobile technologies saw a positive return on their investment – it sounds like the time and effort was worth it for most of those surveyed. Also positive is that only 35% of the businesses had made NO investment in mobile technology – although, I’m willing to bet that at this point most are not thinking about or including their cell phones, which pretty much everyone has at this point – and which also does make people more productive.
Mobile Increases SMB Efficiency
2/3 small businesses have seem increased efficiency from mobile technologies and 60% believe that mobile technologies are completing functions that other technologies can not accomplish. This is pretty exciting, as it proves that mobile will create new, exciting markets that have never before been contemplated! Wahoo mobile developers!
My company, OfficeDrop, is seeing continued adoption of our small business cloud storage apps. These are lead by our mobile apps, like the iPhone PDF scanner application and our Android scanner app – both of which are having banner months! Check them out today if you are looking for a good way to manage your small business files in the cloud from anywhere, at anytime, using mobile and desktop devices.