India's mobile workforce to cross 205 mn by 2015

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NEW DELHI, INDIA: Springboard Research in its new study revealed that the India mobile workforce is expected to grow 53 per cent over the next four years and reach 205 million by 2015. The report said that 65 per cent of this adoption would be of smart phones and enterprise adoption of mobile devices is still at a nascent stage.


The study; 'Moving Towards a Mobile Enterprise- Journey of India Inc.', sponsored by, suggests a four-phased roadmap for the enterprise embarking on mobile strategy. The research firm says that the consumers are increasingly mobile and well informed; therefore enterprise must adopt always connected solution.

Steve McWhirter, SVP, enterprise sales (Asia Pacific) at said that there are several benefits of networked enterprise that include better information sharing and improved collaboration. “We are in the post-PC era where the most important applications are being developed on mobile platforms first,” he said.

Springboard said that improved productivity is the foremost factor during enterprise mobility adoption in India.

Sanchit Gogia, senior analyst of Springboard said that email and collaboration are the most frequently used applications in India.

Gogia recommends that enterprise should embrace mobility within the organization and enterprise mobility should be extended to employee-owned devices.