There are many online services that business professionals should consider to have during a trip. The idea is to achieve higher functionality and stay connected with co-workers in distant offices.
- Web-based storage: Busy professionals could gain immense benefits with USB-attached external hard drives and high capacity microSD cards. However, they should have an access to web-based storage, because their bags could go missing, bringing all these valuable storage cards with it. There are services that could provide us with more than 50GB of online storage for affordable annual fees.
- com: Jott is a great solution for travelling business people. We get a toll-free number after signing up. We could put a shortcut on the homescreen of our phone and we are ready. We could leave multiple 15-secind messages and Jott should transcribe them for us and send them to us in text-based forms. It is also possible to sign up with other phone numbers and Jott other users. Jott should be great for broadcastings massages to one person or many.
- Social media: Do you YouTube? YouTube, Twitter and Facebook are essential online services that can provide many benefits for us. As an example, we can send multiple 140-character messages to co-workers and partners for providing quick updates. YouTube is an excellent video sharing platform and we could share clips we capture with our smartphones. Uploading videos from our phone’s gallery should be easy and we could simply tap the appropriate icon. Facebook is obviously a more versatile platform. Users can share a longer text messages, multiple photos and upload videos. Major social network platforms already release their apps for Android, iOS and Windows Phone operating systems, so we should be able to access them quickly without logging in separate web browsers on our phones or tablets.
- Google: Google is the king of Internet and it doesn’t need a dedicated app to access its web search service. Mobile platforms already embed Google search functionality on their web browsers.
- Gmail: Gmail is the most popular email platform in the Internet and people tend to expect us to have a Gmail account, instead of anything else. Outlook should work well with it, along with other email management software. There’s a Gmail app for most mobile platforms or we can open it with any web browser.
- Gtalk: Gtalk is primary IM client from Google. Although we may use other messaging services, it is a good idea to have Gtalk account because some of our new acquaintances could have one.
- G-docs: This service should be a real boon to professional who often manage Excel, Word and PowerPoint during their trips. One benefits of subscribing to this service is the ability to open documents from any device, including tablets, smartphones and laptops. Secondly, we will be able to collaborate easily on spreadsheets and documents with the simple sharing option. We could share a whole folder of documents or just a single document. Collaborating should be very easy to do.