It feels like we hear about a new tablet or smartphone coming onto the market everyday. This might put pressure on people in the business world to invest in the latest and greatest tech.
Diff’rent folks, diff’rent tech
Truth is, though, everyone is different. Some need the latest and greatest technology. Others can get by perfectly fine without making the jump to the highest of the high-tech. What sort of technology suits you? It may be beneficial to take a long look at your real needs before opting to invest in new technology.
Consider tablets, these handy tools are growing in popularity. However, they’re not really essential for all consumers. Do you do the majority of your computing at home? Do you seldom feel the need to check email messages, surf the web, or watch videos while you are riding the train or waiting to pick up your children from soccer practice? Then a tablet is probably not necessary. However, if you spend the majority of your working hours on the go, whether working at coffee shops, waiting in line at the grocery store, or using public transportation to get from one end of town to the next, then a tablet might be excellent. That’s because these devices permit you to send and receive email messages, watch movies on services such as Netflix, read and compose Word documents, surf the web, and play games – all on the go.
The Smartphone revolution
Smartphones are handy devices that let us send and receive email and surf the web. Many people in the business world have them these days. But do we all need them? Some people may just need a normal phone. This, again, involves what you need access to while on the go. If you receive many emails that are time sensitive you may need a device, like a smartphone, that alerts you when you get an email. In contrast if you only check your email while in the office, then it might be beneficial to only have a normal phone so you aren’t reminded of work during your off hours.
The point is that the next time the new iPad or Android device comes out, think about your lifestyle. Will you actually take advantage of the new advancements that come installed in this new great device? If not, it may not be worth your money.
Posted on: 11.02.12