Phones, what can we do without them? In this fast-paced day and age, we are very much dependent on our mobile phones, which is why you hear stories of people finding the time to disconnect from cyber space, usually taking sabbaths to third-world countries, free from distraction.
In this article however, we explore how we can optimize the distraction of phone usage to better our online businesses.
Most people carry smartphones these days, as estimated percentage of close to 40% of the world population, as such, many of the useful applications and features on this site are available to the reader.
Online Collaboration Systems
Applications like Asana for example, allow you to create an online meeting room where you may discuss work-related items through remote means. With such phone platforms, starting a project is made so much easier and you do not need to report to a physical destination!
According to public feedback, people tend to function more efficiently when they work from home as opposed to being enslaved to an international office. This is due to the flexibility that comes with the space, which reduces stress, since they are within their comfort zones.
Thus, if you chose to have remote secretaries, finance departments or telemarketers, using Asana on your phone might just be the way to go. It also does not hurt that the creators of the system ensued users would be able to manage tasks and teams in a hassle-free manner.
Another popular application for working on the go is Slack, which contains a build-in chat system and collaborative office features that are stored in a cloud system.
LSI (Large-Scale Integration)
Next up, is the concept of an LSI (Large-Scale Integration). This is probably for the tech-savvy pool of mobile users since this is a pretty technical tool.
The LSI is defunct now, but the technology has been replaced by successors, ULSI (Ultra Large-Scale Integration) and VLSI (Very-Large Scale Integration) systems. They belong to a family of integration systems that allow users to store and embed a large quantity of data on a microchip. With that being said, it is possible to transfer such chips to your mobile, which means you are practically carrying your private servers in a compact manner, accessible wherever you go!
Social Media Applications
As the new generation of internet natives (people who were born after the internet) are entering the workforce, the need for social media marketing has increased multifold. Instagram, Facebook, LinkedIn and YouTube have become hotbeds for entrepreneurs and a means of new age marketing.
Aside from marketing, there is a need to maintain strong ties with the youthful crowd in business and this is achieved through the messaging platforms found on social media.
Leave a comment on the YouTube profile of a user to let him/her know that you are interested in a collaboration or you are a fan of their works, stay active on a Facebook, expand your social network by staying connected with your mobile.
YouTube, Facebook and other giants of social media have created mobile-friendly versions of their application, which enable you to manage your online presence on the go.
This is a good strategy and potentially lucrative strategy for business owners since the upcoming generation Z peeps who will make up nearly 30% of the workforce within the next few years depend largely on social media for their daily needs.
The bottom-line is, as a 21st century business owner with a phone hooked to an internet connection, you may get an edge over your competitors via an efficient online collaborative system, a well-integrated (and managed) compact storage and maintaining strong social media presence with user-friendly applications.