Nokia survey says Thai firms ready to embrace mobile business plan

Organizations in Bangkok and Singapore are the most ready of six major Asian cities to mobilize their businesses, according to a new survey by Nokia, quoted by a Bangkok Post report.

The report said the world's largest handset maker based the conclusion on research into nine indicators, ranging from mobile application adoption to company policies and IT infrastructure.

The result was a Mobility Readiness Index used to compare the rate of business mobility adoption across cities, the report said.

It said organizations in Bangalore, Kuala Lumpur, Mumbai and New Delhi had the potential to drive higher adoption.

The research, conducted by the independent research house Saffron Hill, surveyed 300 key decision-makers in Bangalore, Bangkok, Kuala Lumpur , Mumbai, New Delhi and Singapore.

Based on the study, almost nine out of 10 organizations in Thailand were currently using at least two mobile applications. The majority of these firms allowed staff to work from home, and agreed on the benefits of increased employee productivity and better work/life balance through business mobility, according to the report.