Tidbits: On The Go, Here to Stay

Mobile Computing DevicesMobile computing is here to stay. It allows me to work either 3PM or 3AM, in the CST time zone (where we have an office) as well as HST time zone (where we also have an office).  It lets me, and other entrepreneurs, break the workday into smaller, more manageable chunks in lieu of plugging away for 8 straight hours, losing efficiency along the way… With the proliferation of business apps for smart phones and tablets, I have a few colleagues who will forego laptops completely when they travel for work. Below are a few interesting statistics on the reach of mobile devices according to Pew Research Center.

• Ownership – Android (35%, not surprising since there are so many makers and versions of Android phones); iPhone (24%); BB (24%); other (17%)
• 11% of adults own a tablet computer; 77% use it every day; and 54% use it to receive email
• 38% of adults download apps to their phones
• 25% of smart phone users use their device in lieu of desktop or laptop to go online (which is different from 87% of the same phone owners access the Internet with their phone and 68% do so daily)

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About Richard Lee
Experienced finance and operations professional. Currently partner in five companies, adjunct professor of economics at Columbia College and executive contributor to a small business blog (www.SMBmatters.com); following corporate finance, M&A and management consulting tenures with Orbitz and Diamond Technology Partners; and six years of service with the United States Army.

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