San Mateo, Calif. (PRWEB) April 03, 2013
The year 1973 was a big one. And not just because the Watergate scandal was in full swing, the Concorde cut flying time in half or that Stevie Wonder topped the charts. It was also the year when the first handheld cellular telephone call was made on April 3, 1973 by Martin Cooper in New York City.
Fast forward 40 years and a recent survey by RingCentral, Inc., a leading cloud business communications provider, shows how much phone behavior has changed. The survey of 1,856 working professionals reveals the latest stats on mobile phone usage in the workplace and the generational divide in phone behavior.
At work, mobile phone usage continues to rise:
Age 40 divides mobile natives from those born in a pre-mobile era:
“April 3, 1973 was not just the beginning of cellular handheld communications but it was the start of a new era of work behavior,” said Nisha Ahluwalia, RingCentral’s vice president of product marketing. “Our survey shows just how much BYOD is transforming today’s work culture. Yet, there’s still an interesting generational divide in behavior based on whether or not your were born in a pre or post mobile era.”
For more phone stats, view the infographic on the RingCentral blog at: http://blog.ringcentral.com/2013/03/infographic-big-changes-in-business-communications/.
RingCentral is a leading provider of cloud business phone systems designed for today's mobile and distributed workforce. By combining a hosted, multi-extension business phone system with advanced voice and fax functionality, RingCentral delivers ease of use, flexibility and mobility, which cannot be provided by complex and expensive on-premise legacy phone systems. Headquartered in San Mateo, California, RingCentral is privately held with backing from Sequoia Capital, Khosla Ventures, Cisco, Scale Ventures, and DAG Ventures. For more information on RingCentral products, call 1-877-268-2403 or by visit http://www.ringcentral.com.