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How to tell if Mobility is a necessity?

July 27, 2006 - 0 Comments

There have been good discussions on this site about mobility and how it has been deployed in interesting ways, nearly absorbed in the DNA of how we conduct business. But how do we determine if it is a business necessity and not a nice to have? Here are my top 10 signs mobility is on the cusp of being more than a nice to have:1. It is pervasive, not just in conference rooms or in the hands of the sales people.2. The early adopters don’t need a business case in order to invest in it -imagine if you had to create a business case for email3. The hockey stick analyst forecasts charts now look like baseball bats-. it is summer after all4. My doctor weighed me prior to my annual checkup and was not concerned that my Treo was attached to my belt 5. You can get high speed and decent coverage indoors, outdoors, except when your device turned off 6. Wi-Fi was an answer to a Jeopardy question last week in the rhyme-time category 7. Flight attendants ask you to turn off WiFi devices as part of their boarding announcements8. Business travelers select hotels based on in-room wireless to be able to use their laptop while stretching out on the”heavenly bed”9. Now that the job market has picked up, you turn down a position because they don’t have a wireless network.10. Give me your best reason here

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