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Survey: 81% of CIOs See Potential for Enterprise Wearables

Will Internet-connected eyewear or smartwatches soon be prevalent your workplace?


In a new survey conducted by Robert Half Technology, 81 percent of 2,400 CIOs say that they expect their companies' employees to be utilizing wearable devices for their jobs in the future. Thirty-seven percent expect wearables to make their enterprise debut within three to five years, and 15 percent expect to see the devices within one to two years.

At this point, it's not exactly clear what the employees would likely use wearables for. "I don't think that people have figured out exactly what the business benefits will be from the technology," said John Reed, a senior executive director of Robert Half Technology. "Once those are identified, I think it will take place faster."

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