There was a time when "9 to 5" meant being tethered to a desktop in a 4 x 4 cubicle.
But mobile technology has broken down the office walls. Invigorated by the mass adoption of smartphones and tablets, individuals have become used to accessing information and sharing ideas on the move.
In the United States alone,
up to 72.2% of workers
are plugged in remotely.1
mobile applications will be downloaded in 2012.2
Mobile employees will fly as high as you let them: they're extremely capable and productive. Propelled by their habits at home, these individuals are turbo-charging the rate of mobile adoption in the enterprise space.
On average, mobile workers
spend only a total of 28
minutes a day on technology
They also work an average of 240 extra hours per year.3
The mobile generation demands flexibility. Today's employees expect to use their own devices and applications at work to access information and social networks at will, valuing this flexibility even more than a higher-paying salary.
66% of workers
would take a job with less pay and more flexibility in device usage, access to social media, and mobility than a higher-paying job without such flexibility.4
As businesses try to tie in to the productive mobile habits of their employees, they are facing challenges associated with the growing number of devices, networks and applications. To succeed, enterprises need a solution that intertwines cross-platform compatibility, security, cost management, compliance and inevitable complexity.
21% of mobile workers
experienced a security issue
related to their smartphone
(lost, stolen, hacked, virus)
45% of IT departments say they are not prepared policy- and technology-wise to handle a more borderless, mobile workforce.4
The leading enterprises know they must overcome the challenges facing mobile adoption. In order to evolve, they need an experienced partner with a strategy capable of spanning the distance between mobile advances and existing infrastructures.
Early adopters experience 20% cost savings and productivity improvements.5
3/4 of CIO's say mobility solutions are a top
priority for 2012.5
Since 1999, IBM has pioneered mobile technology within its own organization.
Now, in 2012, its experiences allow it to develop solutions that empower enterprises as they evolve.
There are no more boxes, no more hindrances. True mobility is here.
IBM has incorporated smartphones into its corporate managed programs since 2004.6
IBM's workers connect to ten different networks located around the world.6
100K+ IBMers connect to internal networks using their own handheld devices.6
IBM workers use at least five different supported device platforms.6
IBM's own app store, Whirlwind, offers 500+ applications and was recognized by CIO Magazine with the CIO 100 Top Innovation Award.6