Mobile and wireless technologies such as smart phones, Wi-Fi hotspots and laptop data cards are becoming more important for small-business owners, according to the "Small Business Technology Poll" from AT&T.
A recent article in E-marketer stated:
More than one-fifth of respondents said they could not be in business at all without wireless technologies, and a further 43% claimed it would be a major challenge. That makes mobile and wireless critical for about two-thirds of small businesses.
This reflects the increase in use of mobile and wireless tech among small businesses over the past two years. AT&T found that while one-quarter of respondents reported the same usage as in 2007, 74% of small businesses relied on wireless at least somewhat more.
That dependence is set to increase, according to small-business owners' plans for the next two years. Nearly three-quarters of respondents plan to up their use of mobile and wireless technologies, including 37% who say they will use the services "much more."
To read more, visit the Karasma Media Blog.