I had a weird experience yesterday while at a job in Irvine which was most unexpected. On arrival to site I got asked to leave my phone at the reception due to the fire risk (anything with a battery except a laptop had to be left at reception). I actually felt naked without it and it was this feeling that surprised me.
I had lost the ability to check my emails, actually ring people (I am awful at remembering numbers) and even monitor my client systems. I have become so used to “being connected” that losing that ability (even for a short time) was a bit unnerving.
You see I have actually reached the point where I can run most aspects of my business from my phone (I don’t always choose to but I can). Remotely accessing clients desktops, invoices, emails, monitoring client systems and a host of other activities can be accomplished on the move with no extra kit required. Not being able to use my phone felt like I could no longer effectively run my business.
Smartphones have reached a point where they are now as much as a necessity to some people as clothes. You wouldn’t go out without your clothes on (or maybe you would?) and a lot of people wouldn’t even dream of leaving the house without their phones. They are used for everything from taking pictures to social media and even …………… making calls!!
The screens are also getting bigger which is starting to have an impact on the sales of 7″ tablets as a lot of people would rather use their phones than purchase a tablet which is only slightly bigger. I personally can’t see them replacing the likes of a laptop for mobile working but they are definitely getting closer.
So be honest what is your relationship like with your phone?
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