Several recent surveys that have come across my desk appear to indicate that intelligent mobile devices are rapidly sneaking into organizations and introducing numbers of business and IT decision makers to various forms of cloud computing. CRM, collaborative applications, document storage, travel and other important workloads can be accessed by smartphones, tablets as well as more traditional laptop computers.
As I review these studies, I'm often skeptical because the samples are made up of people who attended a specific vendor's conference, purchased a single vendor's products or was just too small to support the sweeping statements made by the survey sponsor. While this information can be useful in the right place in the right time, they're not broadly applicable.
Is your organization experiencing a trend towards staff members or management increasingly working with critical systems remotely via a mobile device? Sales of these devices would tend to support this trend.