Global Survey Reveals CIOs Investing Heavily in Mobile Technnologies
Of the CIOs who participated in the survey, 79 per cent said that mobility was a revenue generator and 84 per cent indicated that it would help improve their interactions with customers.
A further 34 per cent revealed it would be a main area for investment in 2013, while 42 per cent said it was one of their top five priorities.
Managing director of Accenture Mobility Jin Lee said that he was pleased with these results, but he also believes that CIOs should think carefully about what types of mobile technologies they buy.
"It's encouraging that companies are embracing the importance of mobility but they need to go further by identifying the top areas for mobile deployment," Mr Lee explained in a statement issued February 25.
"In particular they should look at areas that will grow, such as connected devices, and conduct a 'gap analysis' to determine how to catch up, or even better, get ahead of the curve."
He added that it would also be a good idea to consider how investing more in mobility would impact other aspects of the business, such as retraining employees.
"Other critical considerations include investments, budget allocation, retraining staff, hiring mobile expertise, and leveraging external experts to help develop or implement mobility strategies," Mr Lee said.
This research is one of many studies that points towards the growing trend of mobility in the workplace.
Examples of trends that are gaining traction include the Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) movement and teleworking.