Before 2002, E-mails were checked on our computers, and for some of us, this meant connecting via dialup. You know what I’m talking about, the all familiar sound that seemed to last hours, which I like to call, the soundtrack to my childhood. Today we don’t need our computers to check our E-mail, to put a reminder in our calendar, for international calls or conferences, to pay bills, to read the news. The list of things we can do from our mobile phones is close to infinite, and all from a tiny device that fits in our pocket.
Today 1 in 5 people own a smartphone. That’s more than 1.5 billion people worldwide. Mobile phones have not only changed our lives, they’ve changed the way we work, and they’ve changed the entire business model. These days companies don’t close, with online websites and mobile applications they’re always open. Clients can be reached at all hours, customers can shop from their phones and businesses can update their LinkedIn profile with the swipe of a finger.