April 27, 2015
Salesforce has released a new research report, “Putting Wearables to Work: Insights on Wearable Technology in Business,” which it said confirms that, “as one of the hottest segments in tech, wearables are seen as a strategic platform for improving business performance and are an expanding area of investment.”
The study by Salesforce Research revealed how adopters of wearables are planning to incorporate them into day-to-day business processes to improve productivity and connectivity among employees and customers.
Findings showed that:
* 79% of adopters agree that wearables are or will be strategic to their company’s future success.
* 76% report improvements in business performance since deploying wearables in the enterprise.
* 86% of adopters plan to increase their wearables spend over the next 12 months.
* Smartwatches will have the biggest impact and the quickest adoption rate in the enterprise among those surveyed.
The study by Salesforce Research, which was conducted between Feb. 27-March 1 of this year, focuses on more than 500 wearable tech adopters across a range of company sizes who said they were currently using, piloting, or planning to deploy wearable technology in business within the next two years.
Additional information is available at www.salesforce.com/wearablesreport.