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An exploding "culture of connectivity" is forcing enterprises around the world to change the way they do business faster than ever before or risk the opportunities of "hyperconnectivity" passing them by.
A global IDC study, sponsored by Nortel, found that not only is the speed of technology adoption accelerating but the global workforce is increasingly expecting employers to provide similar levels of "everywhere, all the time" connectivity.
The IDC study of close to 2,400 people across 17 countries found that 16 percent of workers surveyed are already "hyperconnected"--fully embracing a world of multiple devices and intense use of new communications applications. The hyperconnected worker uses a minimum of seven devices for work and personal access plus at least nine applications like IM, text messaging, web conferencing and social networks. Even more significant, the hyperconnected are closely followed by a large second group of 36 percent designated as "increasingly connected" who use a minimum of four devices for work and personal access to six or more applications.
Source: Manufacturing & Logistics IT, http://www.logisticsit.com
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