Surveys, we love them. A Harris Interactive poll has revealed that 50% Americans would use smartphones to take secret videos. Tskk.. the naughty blighters. More than 2000 adults were questioned, with half of them revealing that they would secretly record people tripping over, wearing embarrassing outfits, cheerleaders, sexy waitresses, hunks and the boss eating an extra doughnut.
91% believed that a smartphone or tablet would cause people to bisbehave at work.
So, have you done it ? Have you pretended to be on the phone and snapped a secret photo? Or filmed someone without their knowledge?
Link – Qumu Survey
Qumu: 88% of Americans Believe Release of New Smartphone Matters
Even more Americans believe smartphones or tablets are at least somewhat influential in employee’s tendency to misbehave at work
SAN DIEGO, Oct 11, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) — –Most Americans think apps promoting sex, pornography, and dating should be banned from being used in the workplace
Qumu, www.qumu.com , the leading business video platform provider, today announced the findings of its September 2011 survey of 2,361 Americans aged 18 and older, conducted online by Harris Interactive. The survey, which was drafted based on Qumu’s experience in mobile and tablet use in the workplace, found that 88% of Americans believe the release of a new smart phone (e.g., iPhone, Android, Blackberry) would matter to anyone. When asked which groups of people the release of a new smartphone would matter to the most, Americans selected the following groups of people:
— 69% – Tech Geeks
— 58% – Business People
— 56% – Teenagers
— 26% – Creative Types
— 15% – Working Moms
— 14% – Parents
— 8% – People who are promiscuous
— 5% – Prostitutes
— 5% – People who can’t get dates
— 5% – Other
An overwhelming percentage of Americans, 91%, believe smartphones or tablets are at least somewhat influential in their owner’s tendency to misbehave at work (by “misbehave at work” we mean performing non-work-related tasks like watching personal videos, playing games, reading eBooks, etc.). Over three quarters (76%) believe that some apps should be banned from being used in the workplace. Those include:
— 67% – apps that feature pornography
— 63% – apps that match people up for sex
— 51% – dating apps
— 39% – games
— 37% – social networking apps
— 34% – online shopping apps
— 20% – music-related apps
— 11% – news readers
To help companies adapt to the challenges posed by video, social media, and mobile use, Qumu is educating the enterprise about enabling video content to be centrally managed and also embedded in virtually any business application, portal or mobile app. The Qumu Video Platform includes both the Video Control Center 6.0 and its sister product VideoNet 2.0. The Qumu Video Platform enables the enterprise to manage, organize and securely distribute live and on-demand video to each desktop and every mobile viewer, such as iPads, iPhones and Android devices.
“While everyone is excited about the latest smart phone, its capabilities pose a growing problem in the way video is consumed by employees,” said Ray Hood, CEO of Qumu. “At Qumu we provide the opportunity for employers to better control the way video is organized and distributed to employees. Not only can the enterprise manage the growing volume of videos being created and viewed by its workforce, it can also monitor when employees have watched important videos and whether or not they watched the complete program. Qumu knows the future of business depends on video being consumed anytime, anywhere — a Video Powered Enterprise means providing the Freedom to work with existing infrastructure; the Power to reach all audiences; and the Control to do it right.”