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August 30, 2010

Businesses Being Moved from the Boardroom to the Bathroom with Smartphones

By Calvin Azuri, TMCnet Contributor

Candid results of a new online survey have been announced by Samsung (News - Alert) Mobile. Old boundaries of when and where it is appropriate to make and receive business calls are being broken by working Americans with smartphones. Businesses are now being conducted by these professionals when they are far away from the office settings. These include vacation, the bathroom, during a date, at church or even during intimate moments.

The respondents believe that they need to stay connected and be productive with their jobs. This has led to taking the business calls into more private settings. According to the results, nearly 72 percent of the respondents were comfortable taking calls in the bathroom. Sixteen percent of people admitted doing business over the phone during a funeral. Fifty-nine percent of the respondents admitted that the taboo business calls were taken place in the middle of the night.

Smartphones are a critical part of everyday business is believed by 78 percent of office workers using smart phones. Eighty-nine percent of users felt it was important to be available to colleagues, supervisors and clients at all times, even after business hours. Regardless of the time of the day, 79 percent of the users immediately respond to a work e-mail on their smartphone.

The frequency of using an office computer or laptop has been reduced due to the dependency on smart phones by nearly 72 percent of the respondents. Working outside the office on a smart phone is more productive, feel 40 percent of the respondents. Even if the monitor is within reach, 51 percent of the respondents would turn to their smart phone to work on projects.

According to 29 percent of the survey respondents, office computer will become obsolete some day with smart phones taking their place. Seventy-one percent of office workers with smart phones feel that the companies should automatically supply the phones instead of laptops to all employees.

With the Galaxy S portfolio of devices from Samsung Mobile, users can stay connected even more easily. Each Galaxy S device is packed with powerful, cutting-edge technology by Samsung Mobile. A stunning 4-inch Super AMOLED display screen, 1GHz Hummingbird Application Processor (News - Alert) and various entertainment, messaging and social networking options are some its features.

Calvin Azuri is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of Calvin’s articles, please visit his columnist page.

Edited by Erin Harrison

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