Data from the Citrix report shows that smartphones accounted for only 22 per cent of new handset sales in the United States. This figure is expected to nearly triple in 2014, increasing to 63 per cent, given that many workplaces are moving toward increasing their mobile communication structures.
Sekar feels optimistic about the future of mobile communications in the workplace, and he believes that they may be forced to adopt these strategies and use them to their advantage.
“They (companies) have no choice but to adopt mobile strategies,” he says. “Otherwise, they run the risk of being left behind. This is not a (situation) where the IT department is able to say ‘Our environment is simply not conducive to mobile strategies.’”