“If you thought your smartphone had you tethered to your job, just wait until you’re wearing an Apple Watch,” Cadie Thompson reports for CNBC. “Just like how the smartphone brought employees ever closer to their employer, the Apple Watch will continue to drive the trend of never disconnecting from work. ‘There is this shift that instead of work being this place that you go from 8 to 5, it becomes part of a lifestyle. A lot of places are embracing that ‘never off’ lifestyle, and I think that is a great fit for the Apple Watch,’ said Dan Ward, co-founder of the mobile app development firm Detroit Labs. ‘Now you are becoming more and more connected with your employee.'”
“But perhaps, that isn’t such a bad thing. After all, if the Apple Watch can make doing your job easier, then it’s a good deal, Ward said,” Thompson reports. “In fact, the majority of the most active mobile users who plan on buying a wearable device also want to use it for work, according to a recent survey conducted by Harris Poll on behalf of the security firm MobileIron.”
“About 68 percent of executives call wearables a ‘priority’ for their company, according to Forrester Research. And according to a recent survey by Salesforce, 79 percent of wearable adopters say that wearables are or will be strategic to their company’s success,” Thompson reports. “‘Wearables are not a fad, it is here to stay and this enormous growth in the space is going to be in large part driven by the enterprise,’ said Irvine.”
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