Such concerns are not without merit. Smartphones and tablets are easily lost or stolen, and they're increasingly a target of choice for cyber criminals. They store gigabytes of sensitive information, and are often connected to services and resources that attackers find valuable. Small businesses that embrace mobile technology need to be aware of the risks, and take steps to protect data on mobile devices.
Three fourths of the survey respondents believe that mobile technology is important to the future of their business, and they're probably right. There is an opportunity now for developers to cater to small business customers, but small businesses also need to be vigilant about exploring the apps and services that can give them a strategic advantage.