We’ve been looking carefully at the mobile working field again, and it keeps changing week on week. There are so many tools and accessories that can make mobile working possible these days it seems more of a challenge to keep up than anything else. In this article we look at a few of the new ideas and technologies that help to make mobile working a reality. So consider using the following alongside your e-pen, tablet and smartphone. Mobile working is becoming even more popular than experts imagined, with a huge rise in people expressing their desire to leave the office and work from home and elsewhere.
The first idea is literally that, and idea. With all of those devices it is probably a good thing that you bring the right bag with you. It is all too easy to bring a bag that you have always used and expect that to handle all of your devices and associated technology. Sure, an e-pen and the paraphernalia that comes with it are easy to store anywhere, but this has to sit alongside a notebook and charger, tablet and smartphone. Pretty soon it gets silly. Find and invest in a bag that can handle all of these things and you should have a much more pleasant experience when you are working ‘mobile’.
You should also consider buying an extended life battery for your devices too. For smartphones you should find that the manufacturer has created an extended life battery product that you can buy. They are usually quite inexpensive and they are an absolute lifesaver if you head on out to a café or other venue where you can normally plug in, only to find that al the power points are taken. Having that extended battery means that your work gets done, and they are invaluable for video conference calls.
Software is vital
You should also ensure that you have the very best and the very latest software installed on your mobile devices. It is genuinely true that you can run a whole business while staying on the move. This is because of services like Skype and other videoconferencing software that allows you to communicate face-to-face with clients and colleagues. You also need to ensure that you have high quality IM services too. This way you never lose touch with the people that help you get your work done. There are tons of options out there and to get the best communications platforms for you it is important that you experiment first. It may be a while before you find a suite of services and platforms that fit well, but it will be worth it.
Essentially, as a mobile worker, you need to keep your ear to the ground so you can see what is out there regarding new technology and support. As part of the vanguard of this new way of working, you have to make sure you have all the resources you need to get the best out of working on the move.