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Smartphones in Business and Enterprise

Smartphones have innovative user interfaces and applications; and significant processing power and storage capacity. And most owners would not ever be without their mobiles. Given those factors, consider a company that you buy products or services from that could benefit using 2D tags.

This massive adoption of smart devices has created a huge base of multi-tasking users, and a market for companies to tap and target. Touch-navigate devices running on 3G and 4G networks, combined with innovative technologies like 2D tags (QR Codes) create business opportunities and threats. That is, they create opportunities for competitive advantage while destroying older ones. For example, according to Pew Research, newspapers have seen ad revenue fall 26% during the 2009 and 43% over 2007 to 2010.

Take a position: Smartphones can be an asset to a business but should they be allowed in an enterprise? BYOD (bring your own device) is convenient and cheaper but should the enterprise strictly control all devices?

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Smartphones can be an asset to a business because it allows employees to remain connected and constantly available no matter what their geographical location is. Smartphones provide the ability to send information quickly and easily provided employees with the capability to work from anywhere at any time (Nelson, 2014). An organization should not allow employees to utilize their personally owned ...

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This solution discusses whether smartphones are an asset to a business and whether they should be allowed.