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RingCentral Survey Reveals Small Business Owners Embracing a Remote Workforce and Cloud Technology During the Holidays

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Happy Holidays? Work Takes Top Priority This Holiday Season, Says RingCentral

San Mateo, Calif. – December 13, 2011 – For small businesses across the nation, it’s business as usual this holiday season thanks to the cloud. RingCentral, the industry leader for cloud-based business phone systems, released today the results of a survey of small business owners examining the adoption of cloud technology and trends in working remotely. The two combined have created an always-connected workforce that is rarely unplugged or unreachable; as the study shows, constant connectivity has extended itself into the holiday season as never before.

More than 300 business owners and executives replied to the survey, sharing how their companies’ attitudes about working remotely and holiday vacations have changed. Powered by their smartphones – and perhaps by an uptick in the economy this year – most business owners will be working through the holidays and while on vacation.


Overall, small business owners expect to work more this holiday season and allow their employees to work remotely in order to meet the demands of their businesses. Additional takeaways and industry trends include:

In April 2010, RingCentral released its first survey, which examined smartphone and tablet use by businesses. Demand for both smartphones and tablets –  key small business tools for the cloud-powered remote workforce – continues to grow.

RingCentral executives are available to discuss both the findings of the survey and ongoing trends in the adoption of cloud technologies within the SMB market.

About RingCentral

RingCentral provides cloud computing based business phone systems. With top industry honors, including a PC Magazine Editor’s Choice Award, Small Business Computing Excellence in Technology Award, and the 2010 World Economic Forum Technology Pioneer Award, RingCentral delivers on-demand phone systems that are designed for the modern mobile and distributed business world, at a fraction of the cost of traditional systems. Headquartered in San Mateo, California, RingCentral is privately held with backing from Sequoia Capital, Khosla Ventures and DAG Ventures. For more information, please visit:


Originally published Dec 13, 2011, updated Sep 24, 2020

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