"Surprising as it might seem in this economy, some desirable job applicants have actually begun to base employment decisions in part on whether the employer will let them use the devices they want."
Wait... really? That is, indeed, surprising, given this is a tough job market.
That said, the mobile revolution really does have far and wide implications. When you think about the flexibility that mobile devices offer employees, it's easy to see the positive impact this can have on so many areas... if people can work on the go, then not everyone will be rushing to get to their desks at 9 a.m., for example, which relieves traffic, and, similarly, mass transit congestion. It also allows offices to consume less energy if people don't have to be at their desks all day. More and more companies will soon catch on to the benefits of a mobile workforce, if they haven't yet.