This article was gathered from AT&T's Networking Exchange blog, a place for business professionals to learn, share and engage with networking experts on advancing business goals through technology innovation. The article was written by Mario Armstrong, Digital Lifestyle Expert, is Emmy Award winning, tech commentator for the TODAY show and CNN, and the host of a tech talk radio show on SiriusXM.
AT&T recently shared with me the results of their latest small business tech poll, and it confirms a lot of what I’ve been saying for years on my blog, Small Biz Go Mobile. The small business world is especially keen on implementing any new tech that saves time and money, and increasingly that tech is smartphones and tablet computers that offer always-on connections to the Internet that work over 3G and 4G networks.
While I wasn’t surprised to hear some facts, like the one that 85% of small businesses are using smartphones (like the iPhone and Android phones) in their operations, key findings did surprise me and re-affirm some of what I’ve been saying. For instance, over half of the small businesses surveyed say they could not survive, or it would be a challenge to survive, without the mobile apps they’ve come to depend on. In one of my first articles for this blog, back in November, titled 3 Android Apps to Organize Your Digital Life, I laid out three simple-to-use but completely dependable apps that help you manage your ideas, files and travel plans.