More and more of these business are equipping their employees with smartphones (56% being 4G) and tablets, both of which can be used for:
1) Mobile “Point of Sale” stations
2) Inventory locators
3) Tracking goods from the first stages of production to final delivery
4) Cyber sales meetings and powerful sales software (such as SalesForce)
5) Cloud based storage to augment the goods/equipment sold by the business (such as cloud-based voice mail for cell phones)
6) Secure and easy corporate banking
7) Technical support
8) Intra-company communications and scheduling
9) Mobile apps and GPS mapping and navigation for sales presentations and product deliveries
The polls and studies have shown the larger businesses lean more toward tablets, as do newer, “start-up” small companies.
Wireless technology simply allows small business enterprises to make up in flexibility, speed and efficiency for what they might lack in workforce and physical infrastructure. Further, without the heavy debt load of a large number of employees and the requisite office space and buildings, a leaner and tech-savvy business can offer more competitive pricing while maximizing profit.
In the current economic climate, businesses must take advantage of every technological tool available, and the wise proprietors are doing just that. Wireless and mobile technology can give the newest and smallest ventures more muscle on the commerce playing field.
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