Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Do you have the tools to be mobile?

If you're a card-carrying member of the mobile device generation, you can probably attest that your mobility is crucial to staying productive. Pick your poison. iPhone, BlackBerry, Android, iPad, netbook, Bluetooth, what have you. Without your mobile device, you feel virtually handicapped (literally).

So it's surprising to see that many small- and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) are not providing their employees with the tools they need to be more mobile. A recent survey by Citrix Online finds 54 percent of SMB employees have become more mobile in their work habits over the past five years. But 60 percent of those surveyed reported that their employer does not provide mobile tools and resources to increase productivity.

The disconnect suggests "that small business owners are slow to recognize the impact mobility has on company productivity," according to a SmallBizTechnology.com article covering the research. It goes on to list several mobile technologies that should be considered when supporting mobile and remote working strategies.

One technology that caught my eye was virtual collaboration, and I'll direct you to my comment to read why. Give the article a look-see, and let us know what you think about the technologies it presents. Where's your organization at with regards to remote working? What differences do you see between SMBs and large enterprises when it comes to mobility and remote working?

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