Business Owners Becoming More Mobile
According to a new survey conducted by The Business Journals, small and midsized business owners are more connected than ever before to technology. The introduction of Apple’s iPad not only dominated consumer technology, but has also shifted the way SMB owners do their day-to-day jobs. The survey results show that in less than one year, 9 percent of business owners said they were using iPads. Simultaneously, the number of SMB owners using laptops and desktops dropped. More and more offices are moving toward the use of mobile applications on Smartphones and tablet devices. Interestingly enough, 31 percent of SMB owners are using mobile applications on Smartphones, cell phones, or tablet computers. This category was not even measured previously.
In response to the increase in mobile users, and to coincide with ShareFile’s mobile strategy, we have recently released mobile apps for Android and iOS (optimized tablet applications soon on the way). The applications allow customers to access their files on-the-go and even save downloads in a convenient folder on the account. We have seen and incredible adoption rate as more offices are going mobile. One ShareFile user says, “Fantastic app. One less reason to sit through start up on the PC. +1 for the Mobile Office.” Another user says, “Great app- the ability to manage users as well as files is superb.”
We will continue to develop innovative features to make our service as seamless as possible for our customers.