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Employees Cutting the Corporate Cord; Personal Mobile Devices Rendering Traditional Business Phone Systems Obsolete

Survey reveals changing employee mobility behavior is transforming the future of business communications solutions

RingCentral logoSan Mateo, Calif. – November 14, 2013RingCentral, Inc. (NYSE: RNG), a leading provider of cloud business communications solutions, today announced the release of a survey, “Workforce BYOD Rises Dramatically,” conducted by Dimensional Research, which reveals that today’s mobile-savvy workers, especially millennials, are cutting the “corporate cord” and ushering in a new era of business communications.

“Mobility and BYOD are fundamentally changing business communications by allowing employees to communicate about work matters when, where and how they want – even during personal time,” said David Berman, President at RingCentral. “Mobile devices are turning into true business tools and are transforming the workplace as a whole, from shifting traditional business hours to changing how employees interact via voice, video, text and other business applications. We believe that all these changes are making legacy on-premise phone systems obsolete as they do not meet modern business needs.”

Dimensional Research conducted the online survey on behalf of RingCentral in October 2013. The research firm questioned 309 independent sources responsible for purchasing and/or using business phone systems about challenges with current communications systems, bring your own device (BYOD), and other related topics.

Key survey findings include:

  • Half of respondents use mobile phones even while sitting at their desk, which has a desk phone
  • 88% of employees use their mobile phones for work purposes while on personal time (i.e. lunch, evenings, weekends, vacations)
  • 70% of respondents believe office phones will eventually be replaced by mobile
  • Millennials are more likely to think mobile phones will replace desk phones

To access a full copy of “Workforce BYOD Rises Dramatically,” survey report, visit here. You can also download a high-res copy of the infographic by visiting here.

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