It wasn’t that long ago that people referred to BlackBerry-toting executives at their company with a wise-crack. That was until folks realized that the ready availability of business data–not just e-mail–would change the way they work.
A recent InformationWeek Analytics survey of 412 business technology pros found that most companies no longer question whether to give at least some employees access to their jobs via smartphones and other handheld devices. In fact, two-thirds of companies are deploying or planning to deploy mobile apps. The questions they face are what to provide access to, how to do it, who should get access, and from which types of devices.