Posted by: Roger Crawford
I was doing some reading getting myself back into the thinking stage from the stage of non thinking of gee what ride do I ride next and do I have that deep fried Oreo or not to the real world of migrations and everyday IT stuff. But it was a guy about to undertake a month without his smartphone and would he be able to do it and still move forward with what he had on his plate and use just a plain ol ordinary cell phone.
Which lead me to think awww I just went 2 weeks without one but that was in a different world but it sure was quite. Could you do this? I know most will say there is no way you could operate in today’s world but is that true? You still have your web access to your email from a computer which is basically the same thing as your smartphone other than the phone will ring right at that moment that you have a great troubleshooting thought going on with your current problem and then that goes away as you answer the phone and listen to the problem someone else is stuck on at the moment. Does it really help you or add more to a crazy busy day also? Sure if you are stuck in some meeting it is a way to stay connected but also you find for the most part you have Internet Access for your laptop from this location already so is it helping?
I know in this down economy that companies are looking for ways to trim costs, is it a good idea for all in the company to have one of these or is this a place they can trim costs and still not hurt themselves by this action. Do you really need all those bells and whistles for all or is this some place you can save yourself some money. I guess that is something that your company has to decide for themselves and how they do things with a smartphone. Myself I have one but I really don’t see it helping me with the way I work other than I don’t have to open a IE session. I just saved myself a double click and typing. Well there is something to that I hate typing but that is me. But I was a phone call away for the most part anyways.
But could you make it without one? I know funny what a clear head back from vacation will make you think of and actually type about but it made me wonder and takes note to self don’t forget about not liking to type so what the heck are you doing here but typing.
Til later just Roger