The Current Landscape
In today's vibrant and fast-paced business world, staying ahead of the competition is ever more important and can sometimes make the difference between success and failure. A decade ago, portable computers became almost a necessity. The mobile workforce needed to be more effective outside of the office and away from their desks and hence the 'shrunk PC', or laptop, became de rigueur for professionals everywhere.
The laptop is still a very viable business tool, but do we really need all of that computing power? Examine the kind of things that a mobile workforce may need to do when away from the office:
- Produce documents
- Take notes
- Exchange e-cards
- Access company data
- Browse the web
- Manage centralized scheduling
There are undoubtedly other tasks, but the question is how many of these tasks require a laptop?