Bring Mobility and Portability to your Business…
As technology evolves in our workplace each day, the 20-pound desktop and monitor on your desk is slowly becoming obsolete. It seems each month a new tech product is introduced to the business world, and by the next month something even more powerful and smaller becomes available. In this edition of techKNOW, we will take a look at the three leading forms of office mobility and some examples that go with them.
Smartphones: Believe it or not, your smartphone is capable of more than browsing Facebook and taking funny pictures. Many popular software companies such as Intuit, LexisNexis and Sage are developing “apps” to run your software on your phone. Example: QuickBooks now allows you to view your entire company financials on your phone in an instant. This is great for retail storefronts that need quick invoice access for their customers.
Tablets: Microsoft Windows-based tablets are perfect for mobile productivity. Many tablets that are produced today are more powerful than some of the older desktop computers in your office! Companies like AT&T and Verizon are now introducing tablets equipped with cell-phone data plans for fast Internet access everywhere. Example: Dental firms can run Dentrix and Eaglesoft on tablets to easily show patients their charts and x-rays.
Ultrabooks: The gap between tablets and laptops is increasingly getting smaller. Ultrabooks are the newest wave of laptops that include touchscreens and weigh less than three pounds. The traditional keyboard and mouse that accompany laptops will always be a standard feature in the workplace, and that is the No. 1 reason why they survive in the business world today. Example: Because ultrabooks are small and portable, they can be a great alternative to the bulky desktops that reside on your employees’ desks.
Probably the single greatest feature of the three devices mentioned above is Remote Desktop Connection. This fantastic feature will allow you remote connect to your offices desktop computers just as if you were sitting there. That feature, along with thousands of others, is becoming more and more adopted in the workplace to keep businesses at their peak productivity.
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