Consumers and small businesses should consider investing in mobile technologies that can help them to be more productive and efficient as a strategy for dealing with the economic downturn.
This is according to Chris Scoble, managing director at Nashua Mobile. Scoble says that mobile technologies can help people to save time and money by allowing them to use their time productively wherever they are.
Says Scoble: “Mobile technologies allow you to carry all the tools you need to stay in touch in your pocket or briefcase. These tools can help you to weather the economic downturn by improving your customer service or by spending more hours on the road selling and doing billable work and wasting less time in the office.”
Mobile Internet access allows one to make use of a range of applications including email, calendars and GPS.
Affordable cellular data bundles, coupled with low-cost notebooks and cellular data cards, are a productivity booster for busy professionals. For users that don’t want to invest in a notebook, feature-rich smartphones are now available for at reasonable rates, offering low-cost access to email and the Web.
Scoble says that smartphones, data cards and cellular data packages tailored to wide range needs are available to South African users. He cautions, however, that users must ensure that they choose the right contract and smartphone for their needs because it could be expensive to rectify a mistake.