March Madness just ended, having taken over offices, precious business hours and internet bandwidth all over the country. But college hoops isn’t the only madness that’s captured businesses’ time and attention: mobile madness is also in full effect. Mobile devices aren’t only pervasive in our personal lives, but they’re also relied upon outside of the office, traveling with workers so they can access their work anytime and anywhere.
A recent Sage survey showed manufacturing and distribution companies are increasingly using mobile devices to remotely access work-related information, with smartphones (78 percent) and tablets (63 percent) the most common devices used by employees, followed by laptops (41 percent). And – unlike checking your NCAA bracket pool during business hours – business owners don’t have a problem with work going outside of the office, as nine out of ten manufacturers and distributors see positive results from employees’ use of mobile devices for work.