How Cell Phones and Tablets Enable Telework

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To be able to telework, people usually need five things: a computer or tablet, broadband Internet, access to work email, access to work documents, and a phone. The processing power of our mobile phones roughly doubles every 18 months as does storage capacity, as do Internet speeds with the advent of faster 4G and 4G LTE mobile networks. Tools like WebEx, GoToMeeting , and ReadyTalk are all optimized for the small screen. Often our best contact lists are now on our phones.

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Sometimes it was so rudimentary that someone would put a cell phone on speaker, and folks would dial in, and everyone could participate, but it worked.” It’s not a web meeting tool (like WebEx or ReadyTalk), but if you get people to hit refresh on an agenda or minutes, they can see the changes. Google Docs will win out for collaborative document capability every time,” he said.