I’m giving up coffee j/k

83% of execs surveyed said they would rather give up coffee before parting with their smart phone.

From a press release I got this morning, consider these findings of 300 executives from Forbes Insights (in association with Google):

Smartphones are second only to laptops in executives’ arsenal of devices

Many executives utilize a full array of devices for business purposes:On average, respondents had 3.46 devices each; CEOs (4.21 devices), CFOs (4.22 devices).

More than eight in ten use their laptop (45%) or desktop (37%) computer most frequently for business. A sizable minority– 12%, use a smartphone most often.

More than half of senior executives agreed that their mobile device is now their primary communications tool:Among executives under age 40, 73% see their mobile device as more critical to communications than their landline.

I think many of us can agree with the above statement, and we don’t really even have to be senior execs to prove it. From analysts to managers to the CEO, most of us would feel lost with out our devices. But to give up coffee? I don’t know…

  • Milos Puaca

    I can talk with people over coffee…always. I cannot always talk with people over a smartphone. They are on their phone. They walk by on their phone. To quote James Brown,

    “Like a dull knife that just ain’t cuttin’
    We’re just talkin’ a lot and sayin’ nothing”

    I will take finer over faster anytime. Life needs to be finer than it is.

  • http://www.kaptasystems.com Alex Raymond

    I’d give up lots of things (except my dog) before I gave up my iPhone. And haven’t we all give up lots of sleep to these “glowing rectangles” now that we’re online 24/7?

    On a separate note, I’ve been trying to cut down on coffee for a while (although I never actually drank that much). Tea is ok but not a great substitute. Recently my wife and I started trying a blend of dandelion and chicory (yes, really) that’s super good and gives the same “nice hot cup of joe” feel without the caffeine or acidity.

  • http://blog.ultimatesoftware.com/ Desiree Porcaro

    I completely agree. Society as a whole would be lost without our multiple devices! While we may use a computer or laptop (or both!) at work, what if we’re out somewhere and something needs to get done quickly? Or an extremely important email needs to be sent? Smartphone to the rescue!

    As for giving up coffee, I don’t see that happening anytime soon. Starbucks is everywhere.