The last decade has seen a shift away from the traditional concept of the desktop business computer. Portable computers have been around almost as long as the IBM PC, but the rise of the laptop in the 1990s has been followed by smartphones and tablets, resulting a cacophony of mobile computing devices. Studies have shown that the adoption of mobile computing can make your staff 34 per cent more productive, gaining 240 hours of work per year, as they take advantage of spare moments when in transit.

Source: 8 steps towards a more flexible, mobile workforce | ITProPortal