Benchmark: Tapping Information from Afar
Managers adding portable computers to their hardware menu must also decide what software to offer. At 100 small and midsize companies, here's what off-site employees tap into:
|Type of information accessed by portable-computer users||Percentage of users|
|Electronic mail via the company network||56%|
|On-line databases or news services||21%|
|Electronic mail via a public network||16%|
| Note: Total equals more than 100% because of overlap of tasks.
Source: "Untethering the Mobile Worker: Projecting Demand for Advanced Wireless Services," Business Research Group, Newton, Mass., March 1995.* * *