Mobile technology doesn't just get you working on the move, it
helps you cram more into a busy day - or give you extra time off to
play. Here's our top five ways that mobile can save you an hour (or
more) a day
Swinging by the office
Anyone under 30 won't remember this, but there was a time when
you had to swing by the office to pick up documents, send emails
(or, ahem, letters) or even just to have a word with a colleague.
This was incredibly wasteful, not to mention irritating; now you
can do it all remotely - which is nice!
Make public transport a moving office
It once was the case that journeys around the country were all
about downtime. You could read the odd report, maybe take a few
notes, but you couldn't tell anyone about it nor could you do
anything hugely constructive.
It meant you had to get it all done at the destination or upon
your return. With tablets and smartphones it's no longer a problem.
Working on the move means not having to work once you arrive. It
means, for example, a journey between Birmingham and London can be
a productive 90 minutes, a not just a chance to have a nap before
the big rush at the other end.
Organise on the go
With a range of business-friendly apps available on smartphone,
you can complete a multitude of tasks without being at work. Not
just calls and messages, but accounting, marketing and customer
management is accessible at the touch of a button.
You only have to watch Mad Men to see how much time they spent
at work in the Sixties - we've come a long way since then!
Mix business with pleasure
The truly wonderful thing about tablets and smartphones is that
you can be messaging an important client one minute and playing the
latest game the next. Combining work and play means you don't need
to separate the two aspects of your life - which saves time in the
With BlackBerry Balance, you can keep your personal information
separate and your business information highly secure, giving you an
instant work-life balance in the palm of your hand.
You've heard of eCommerce; well mCommerce is the next frontier
of consumer technology. The value of all products being purchased
on mobile phones is increasing rapidly as people get to grips with
the power of their handsets and shops create ever more mobile
If you're a last-minute Christmas shopper, this could be just
the time-saver for you. Instead of rushing around the shops on
Christmas Eve, why not do your shopping on the bus and have it all
delivered to your door?
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