Intermedia, the world’s largest Microsoft Exchange hosting provider, reports that 50 percent of the employees at the small and medium-sized businesses that the company supports use smartphones to access their email. This is in contrast to a recent survey Intermedia conducted with Harris Interactive, which found that only 38 percent of small and medium-sized business workers use smartphones. Cloud-based email users are more likely to access email from smartphones because of specifically-designed email syncing capabilities that mirror the desktop email experience.
Other interesting smartphone stats from Intermedia’s small and medium-sized customer-base include:
Note: Statistics were determined by measuring Intermedia’s overall network traffic. No specific user or account action/email was reviewed.
For info-graphics representing the data, see Intermedia’s Exchange hosting blog.
“Staying in sync with the office regardless of time or day has become imperative in most industries,” says Jonathan McCormick, chief operating officer, Intermedia. “But securely supporting the different smartphone options can drain an in-house IT manager’s resources. With our hosted Exchange service, employees can choose the smartphone option that makes the most sense for their business and personal needs – from BlackBerry, to Droid to iPhone – without creating complexity for the IT department. ”
Intermedia supports business email and collaboration on a full range of smartphones, including devices such as BlackBerries, Google’s Nexus One, Motorola Droid, Palm Treo, Motorola Q, T-Mobile Dash, iPhone, the Samsung Blackjack and more.