The Wall Street Journal points to a recent survey in which over 1,100 IT administrators and business users were asked about their use of Google Apps in the workplace. According to the report, over two-thirds of respondents said that they prefer Google’s services to the point that they would be willing to spend their own hard-earned money on Google Apps for use in the office.
The survey also indicates a strong correlation between businesses that allow workers to bring their own devices for use at work and support for Google’s software. Of those surveyed, 83% said they brought their own mobile devices to work. It seems that Google’s move to create software for everyday usage has created an path to the workplace through employees who want to make their work tasts as easy to manage as their personal tasks.
The results could be slightly skewed in Google’s favor, however. Ninety percent of those questioned said that they already had a favorable opinion of Google’s platform. The same number of users also said that they use Gmail and other Google software outside of the workplace.
Perhaps the most unexpected response came when users were asked about Google’s social offering. According to the report, 68% of administrators said they regularly use Google+ for personal networking.