Editorial Review of 2011 – Mobility

We are continuing our year-end wrap-up and evaluation of the Networking Exchange Blog.  As your Editor, I get the opportunity to review, analyze and study the great posts that you read about.  My job is to do what editors do — spell-checking, grammar checking, revising, adding links and more to make your reading experience with us enjoyable and educational.

You might have seen me with the video interviews I did with Maribel Lopez. In my role, I have the wonderful opportunity to connect with the delightful people who are your authors. These people are the geniuses.  You and I get to benefit from reading their work.

In this issue, we’re looking at some valuable posts from Networking Exchange Blog which can help you with that ever-changing topic called Mobility. Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you know that Mobility is changing the way computing is done today.  No longer are workers chained to their desktop computers slugging out spreadsheets, or pecking feverishly on cryptic word processing software. Today many of us carry our work — and office — with us wherever we need to be to get the job done.

This trend in Mobility is changing the very fabric of not only business, but how our society operates. No longer does a single parent have to choose between career and family. Business start-ups don’t have to worry about buying a lot of plant and equipment. Workers can choose to operate from a traditional office, home or any “third place” they choose. Business often requires travel. With the right portable device you can still get the job done from just about anywhere you need to be. Yes, it is about freedom and possibilities as never before!

Now, productive and profitable business can be a blend of getting serious work done from home — or anyplace where we can get high-speed access to the Net. Equipped with the right mobility tools (think laptops, tablets, smartphones, etc.), today’s workers are able to “have their cake and eat it too.” Today you can get your work done and still have the high-quality lifestyle of your choosing.

Of course, this trend changes how we work and think about work. Is work a “punch the clock and be at your desk during company time” type of arduous procedure? For many knowledge-based workers, that old way of business is as antiquated as priming a water pump or using a black phone with a rotary dial. Today’s highly successful workers leverage the daylights out of the mobility devices they choose to serve customers, collaborate with key stakeholders and get the job done — all while maintaining a better quality of life.

Some Recommended Posts to Read (And Enjoy!) About Mobility

That is what Mobility is all about — making life better for human beings. In the following posts, you’ll have an opportunity to brush up on some concepts that can help you in your business — and yes, in your personal life. This time of year is an excellent time to invest in your career by reading, or re-reading, some of these excellent posts.

Posts For Your Career Enhancement Location
People & [Mobile] Devices – Maribel Lopez http://go-att.us/k9p8
Smartphones and the Next Shopping Mall – David Egger http://go-att.us/fkyh
Carry the Cloud With You – Hsuan-hua Chang http://go-att.us/h89f
Did Your Phone Save You $40,000 Last Year? – Dave Johnson http://go-att.us/8p6s
Mobile Botnet: Rise of the Machine – Dealing with the Threat of Smartphone Security Breaches-Josh Knight http://go-att.us/w685

I encourage you to invest some learning and skill-enhancement efforts during this time which is, for some of us, a little slower paced than the rest of the year. Now is a great time to improve your professional skills for the challenges that will come next year.  Read up on what is happening with Mobility and think about how you can apply what our authors have said to your career. You never know when that one post you read here on Networking Exchange Blog can give you the information you need when your boss asks that important question sometime next year.

To that end, here are some posts I recommend you investigate.  Look through these recommendations and if you see something that seems particularly relevant to your needs, bounce over to see what they are saying.  Even more, I look forward to your comments.  You can leave them at the end of this section.  Your fellow readers will appreciate what you have to say.

Thank you for being a visitor here at Networking Exchange Blog.  I look forward to interacting with you in the future.  Happy Holidays!  May the New Year be your best yet!
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