Making Work Mobile: Technology that Fits Your Business Environment

July 19th, 2012

Today, business professionals are not confined to their offices. Technology advancements have provided workers with the ability to work virtually from any place in the world both from a hardware perspective and software. Accessing data has never been easier, whether that is checking email on a smartphone or working remotely at the local Starbucks.  Source

Reflect on the Past and Look to the Future

The idea of the “virtual office” started in the mid 1980's; however, the 1990's brought the rise of the information age. Industries have dramatically evolved as technology has changed the way we work. The virtual office not only reduces overhead and eliminates geographical boundaries, but also often results in a higher quality of work, such as improved worker satisfaction, faster turnaround times and increased productivity.  Source New technologies and deluge of new apps continue to make it easier to take work with you – whether that is working from home, or working on the go. As work-life balance continues to be a focus for today's companies and workers, virtual offices provide the flexibility and convenience that workers need to conduct business on their terms. The following are just a few of the latest mobile accessory innovations that help business professionals work remotely.

Sometimes You Can Take it With You

Having trouble accessing Wi-Fi on the go? Verizon's Jetpack can help you take a Wi-Fi cloud with you wherever you go, so you are never disconnected. It creates a personal Wi-Fi cloud, capable of sharing high-speed 4G LTE and 3G Mobile Broadband Internet connectivity with up to 10 Wi-Fi-enabled devices simultaneously.

The Power of Mobility Can be Yours

An executive on the go won't get very far without power, so don't get stranded with a dead tablet or smartphone. IOGEAR's GearPower product line has a variety of solutions to ensure that all your gadgets are charged for maximum productivity while untethered. For instance, IOGEAR'S award winning Mobile Power Station provides power to virtually any device -- whether that is a iPad, Kindle Fire or smartphone.

Managing Connections

Once you have your Wi-Fi cloud and power, next you need to get your devices connected for your emails, the Internet and all of your virtual work. The IOGEAR Universal Wi-Fi N Adapter - Ethernet to Wi-Fi N allows you to connect your multiple devices to any Wireless-N network in your home. Using dual antennas (1T1R) this product provides data rates up to 150Mbps and reduces Wi-Fi dead zones in your wireless environment.  What is your favorite gadget on the go? Let us know here on the blog, on Facebook or on Twitter. We can't wait to hear your own tips and tricks.

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