Tech juggernaut Dell has published the results from its annual Global Technology Adoption Index for the year 2015. According to the study, mobility is currently responsible for a 50% difference in performance between the companies that have a BYOD policy set in place and those that don’t.
The Dell Global Technology Adoption Index (GTAI) 2015 report shows how IT and business decision makers of mid-market organizations around the world perceive and use four key technologies: the cloud, mobility (BYOD), security and big data.
Organizations actively using cloud, mobility and big data rake in up to 53% higher revenues than those that don’t, echoing similar reports from market research firms focusing on digital investments and the “digital IQ” of the companies that make these investment. For some companies, costs and security still impede the adoption of cloud apps and services, but the study found that organizations using these technologies report key benefits in areas like efficiency and organizational growth. In this article, we’ll focus on cloud and mobility, and you can read about security and big data in Dell’s full report.
Cloud adoption drives workforce satisfaction
In its extensive survey, Dell found that those who invest in cloud technologies seek to speed up operations but also to tend to employees’ morale. Smart companies know that if the tools are efficient, the staff is efficient too. And everybody likes to be efficient, from the janitor all the way up to the CEO. According to the report, organizations with speed and employee satisfaction as IT priorities are up to 24% more likely to expand cloud use.
We are huge supporters of the notion that technology makes for a happy workforce and a happy workplace as well. Our newest development, Hubgets, was designed with this particular goal in mind: to turn tedious into fun, and to enable instant collaboration between teams and individual users alike, raising the efficiency bar tenfold. Back to the survey. Let’s look at some numbers:
- Cloud usage continues to increase worldwide: 82% in 2015 (up 3 percentage points from 79% in 2014)
- Western Europe is the leader of the pack, recording the greatest increase in cloud use year over year (from 75% in 2014 to 81% in 2015)
- The top three benefits experienced include: cost savings (42%); speedier operations (40%); IT resources get allocated better (38%)
Streamlining business processes with mobility
Cloud services reduce the reliance on fixed solutions, but nothing beats bringing your gear to work while also having access to the corporate network at the pub or at the beach. Not that you’d want to very often, but it makes a world of difference when it’s necessary. With VoipNow Mobile, your iOS device instantly becomes a business phone featuring full encryption, video call support, HD audio, provisioning, call history, the ability to transfer and / or record calls, all with minimal bandwidth consumption.
BYOD is beginning to produce ever more positive results and this has never been clearer than in 2015, when BYOD programs have single-handedly doubled revenue rates for the companies with such a policy set in place. More numbers:
- BYOD programs have been associated with 53% higher revenue rates in 2015
- Mobile applications increased revenue rates by 44% (compared to organizations that have not deployed mobile apps)
- 39% of companies touted improved efficiency as the main benefit of mobility, followed by business process improvement (21%) and reduced paperwork (21%). If you ask some people, the last one takes the crown.
- On the other hand, organizations cite security concerns (42%) and cost (34%) as the two biggest barriers to expanding mobility.
Yes, security concerns continue to hinder BYOD adoption, with 45% of companies believing that mobility strategies are risky because of the potential of a data breach. However, ask the companies that reap the benefits of cloud and mobility and they’ll give you a different side of the story. The reason? Cloud vendors make it their business to secure customer data so that the client himself doesn’t have to. And they’re good at it too 😉