The respondents felt that wireless technology helped them be more flexible and it allowed them to keep in constant touch even when they were away from the office. In fact, they found wireless to be so essential that even when faced with budgetary issues, 80% of owners said they wouldn’t cut back on wireless. 49% (versus only 16% in 2007) said that wireless was key to staying competitive.
A large part of the reason for the rise in wireless use is the proliferation of easily affordable devices. More than 80% of those surveyed said they used a smartphone for business including: