Ten years ago, businesses were just beginning to come to terms with the smartphone revolution, as iPhones and Blackberries were becoming mainstays in offices throughout the US. Just as the Internet and personal computers transformed business in the decades before that, the smartphone upended traditional operations and provided a powerful new productivity tool. Now as we begin a new decade, the next chapter in the evolution of mobility is upon us: always-on connectivity.
First though, what is always-on connectivity and why is it so important at the dawn of this new decade? Always-on connectivity is as the name suggests: mobile connectivity that never lapses and never takes a break. It’s made possible by the advancement of networking technology throughout the world and supercharged by emerging technologies like AI and 5G. It means that not only will organizations be able to equip their employees with mobile devices that can be used seamlessly across various mobile carriers, they will also be able to equip their workforces with mobile capabilities that will take the smartphone technology beyond the handset and empower them with new capabilities.