(PRWEB) February 04, 2014
New research by the web-based corporate messaging solution DeskAlerts suggests that America's boardrooms are increasingly mobile. In its latest investigation into the business of communication at client level, DeskAlerts has discovered that the adoption of tablets in US businesses grew 120% between 2012 and 2013. What's more, this growth is expected to continue apace, with a further 74.8% enterprise-driven increase predicted from 2014 - 2018.
The DeskAlerts study found that while only 38% of US companies provide IT support for tablet devices, 64% permit BYOD schemes. With the number of users outstripping the level of support offered, there is a suggestion that some employees have been quicker to catch on to the communication benefits of a tablet than some businesses. Nevertheless, DeskAlerts uncovered an air of optimism, with as many as 53% of business leaders expecting the advent of tablets to have productivity benefits for their organizations.
Unsurprisingly, the majority of tablet users are employing their devices as a means of checking email while on the go. 94% of those studied used their iPad or similar for email purposes, with 54% using them for social network reasons and 52% for presentation purposes.
Anton Vdovin, Project Manager at DeskAlerts, said, "The growth of tablet use in offices and workplaces around America has been outstanding over the last 12 months and there are few indications that it will slow down any time soon. What is particularly interesting about our study into increased tablet use is that most tablet owners check email on the devices and interact socially - both of which were more popular than using the tablet to give presentations. This shows how valuable a centralized and managed corporate messaging system like DeskAlerts can be in freeing up resources such as iPads and other tablets for more commercial and productive activities."
DeskAlerts is a web-based alert solution that can be used to send desktop alerts and news updates to any employee within the organization without the need to rely on email.
About DeskAlerts: DeskAlerts is the only alert solution that works in technologically and geographically diverse networks. It is a completely web-based solution that can be used to send desktop alerts and news updates to any employee within your organization, improving communications and productivity with a more efficient communication strategy than traditional email alone.