Advancements in technology have made it possible not only for you to do your job outside of the office, but to do it well. Mobile technology enables employees to access company data and resources offsite and anywhere on a construction job site. The days of lost productivity when walking the job site are long gone. This freedom allows employees to be more productive regardless of the location, time, or place.
Laptops, tablets, and smartphones utilize a variety of communication technologies to connect remote employees to the people, resources, and data they need to do their job. Wi-Fi and Bluetooth provide even more freedom from restrictions, enabling you to access information and applications wirelessly. About the only thing mobile technology can’t provide is a desk for you to work at.
No matter where you are, it’s necessary to communicate with others – co-workers, clients, vendors, etc. – to accomplish the tasks essential to your job. Mobile technology allows you to connect with those you need to reach quickly in a variety of ways, and enables interaction and collaboration with others remotely.
Not only does mobile technology connect you with others, but it connects you with your data as well, providing real-time access to information and applications. Users can securely login to private networks from just about anywhere. No longer are you required to carry around stacks of files or paperwork when outside of the office; you can link to your company network and instantly access the information you need with just a few keystrokes. From databases to contacts to accounting systems to inventory statistics, nothing is beyond your reach when working remotely and have the right tools at your disposal.
Thanks to the latest advancements in technology, mobile printing now empowers mobile workers to print documents they need on-the-go. Users can print a document from their smartphone, tablet, or laptop by sending the file directly to a compatible local printer or multifunction device. No longer do you have to scramble to get to a nearby Kinko’s to reprint a document that you had to make last-minute changes to just before an off-site meeting.
Mobile technology has freed the modern worker from the shackles of the physical office, while allowing them to be just as productive off-site as they are at their office desk. Likewise, remote tools provide employers the ability to utilize talented employees from around the world, instead of just around town. Considering all of the advantages of mobile technology, if your office hasn’t yet adopted remote tech tools, maybe now is the time to start!