How Mobile Technology Has Revolutionized Small Business. Don’t look now, but mobile technology is leveling the playing field for American firms.
Technologies and capabilities that were once reserved for the upper echelon of the Fortune 500 can now fit comfortably in the palm of almost anyone’s hand. Mobile technology, whether you believe it or not, has — and will undoubtedly continue to — revolutionize the way business is done. A look at the numbers Each year, AT&T and the Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council conduct a poll that focuses small-business technology. The most recent study revealed some pretty interesting statistics and trends relating to mobile technology. Mobile Technology for Business. How A Mobile App Can Transform Your Enterprise. Mobile applications have transformed the tech world.
The usage of mobile apps is continuously increasing as a result of which more enterprises are starting to adopt mobile technology. Businesses that have already tasted the perks of having a mobile app, consider it as an effective tool for marketing and lead generation. No matter what your business is, mobile apps are a proven method to build customer loyalty, increase visibility, reinforce your brand, engage with customers on-the-go, and generate more revenue.
Why Small Businesses Can't Ignore Mobile Technology. Credit: Peshkova/Shutterstock There's much more to a mobile workforce than the ability to conduct business on the go; mobile technology is also critical to effectively running and growing small businesses, a new study reveals.
The study, released this week by business and accounting software provider Sage North America, found that mobile technology has been instrumental to business processes. Specifically, 70 percent of the survey respondents said mobile technology has had the most positive impact on customer service, while 68 percent said smartphones had a positive effect on company productivity. Mobile devices have had the greatest effect on the expansion of business operations, the study found: 32 percent of respondents said mobile devices have helped them conduct business in inclement weather, while 20 percent said mobile devices have helped them conduct meetings remotely.
The Sage Mobile Device Survey was conducted between April 18 and May 4, 2014, and surveyed 1,090 U.S. How Is Your Business Using Mobile Technology? - Small Biz DailySmall Biz Daily. By Rieva Lesonsky Without a doubt, the hottest business development of the past few years has been the rapid adoption of mobile technology by consumers.
Now small businesses are finally following suit, reports Constant Contact: The percentage of small businesses implementing mobile technology has grown from two-thirds last year to over three-quarters (77 percent) this year. How exactly are small businesses adopting mobile? First, small businesses are recognizing mobile technology’s value as a marketing tool. Small businesses are also using mobile technology to run better businesses: 10 ways mobile apps are bringing breakthrough technologies to business.
Tens of thousands of mobile apps have been deployed by companies in the past three years.
What we've learned from these deployments is that certain application scenarios are head and shoulders above others in terms of their usability and their ability to make a difference in the business. The industry a company is in also matters—because the same mobile app won' t work equally well in every business context. What we do know, though, is that certain mobile apps have worked exceptionally well and are beginning to provide us with some outstanding examples and mobile app best practices. Here are 10 of them. 1: Voice-based warehouse operations. 5 Mobile Trends That Are Changing the Way Business Is Done (Infographic) All you need to do is take a look around at your fellow commuters in the morning to see the sheer ubiquity of mobile devices in our daily lives.
And the numbers don’t lie: According to the Pew Research Center, 64 percent of Americans have a smartphone, up from 35 percent in 2011. As those numbers continue to rise, an infographic from HR services company Randstad Technologies details some of the mobile trends to watch out for. The company predicts that there will be a major focus on how mobile influences the customer brick-and-mortar shopping experience, with apps that will utilize “interior GPS tracking” (think Apple’s iBeacon technology) to provide users information about deals right down to the aisle they are in. Related: 7 Musts to Maximize Your Company's Mobile Strategy Also anticipate more mobile apps from businesses designed to be used around special events throughout the year, for everything from Mother’s Day to March Madness.