In a survey conducted by RingCentral conveys that smartphones have changed the way of life or life style of people, especially business professionals. In this survey, smartphones tied with sex  (intimate relationship) and become the number one thing that business professionals can not live without. In a survey among RingCentral’s small to medium-sized business customers in the U.S., the importance of the smartphone in daily and business life was reiterated over and over again. This survey involved nearly 400 customers, and showed that smartphones are taking on the defacto role in business communication.
Here are some results:
  • Smartphones and intimate relationships tied at 40% for the number one thing respondents can’t live without.
  • 79% of respondents use their smartphones to conduct most business calls, versus an office phone or home phone.
  • 34% use a smartphone more than a computer for business. 7% even said they don’t take their laptops with them when they travel for business if they have a smartphone.
  • 48% of respondents said that at least two-thirds of their phone communication is via smartphone.
It will be interesting to see how tablet devices like the iPad will be used for business and how those devices will be classified. How has having a smartphone changed (or not changed) how you conduct business?