About 6 weeks ago I was invited to attend the Bay-area Churchill Club meeting featuring the CEOs of Jive and Box talking with Andreesen Horowitz and Bloomberg Businessweek. The conversation between all 4 speakers was good, discussed a number of trends and pointed out to the 250 or so audience from throughout Silicon Valley. Inevitably the conversation turned to the “triple point” of mobile, social and big data impacting nearly every business but labeled “the future of work” by the Churchill team.
Reinforcing comments from this Churchill group were similar metrics-based Oxford Economics study entitled Mobility – Unleashing the Cloud. All of our smartphones, tablets and PC are increasingly connecting 24×7 to mobile cloud platforms that support a variety of business needs, with some variation in the rate of adoption in different regions. For example, Oxford notes that 61% of survey respondents indicate that they use cloud platforms to rapidly deploy new services and capabilities – many of those likely are remote apps to increase workplace productivity.