It feels like we read 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
But, not everybody needs the latest and greatest. Some individuals may, but others can get by with using the same tech for years. Before acquiring your next piece of technology it can be useful to analyze your lifestyle to determine what tech is critical.
Tablets can be fun little gadgets, and they’re very handy. But are they necessary for every consumer? If you check your mail, work on excel sheets, or write mostly from home or work, you may not need a tablet. Perhaps you want to avoid working on your commute so you can get some much needed alone time, then you might not want to get a tablet. If you are an individual who works mostly on the go, at coffee shops or from your car between meetings with clients, a tablet can make your life a lot easier.
The Smartphone revolution
Smartphones are handy devices that let us send and receive email and surf the web. Many individuals in the business world have them nowadays. But do we all need them? Some of us may just need a normal phone. This, again, concerns 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’re getting an email. In contrast if you only check your email while in the office, then it may 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 might not be worth your money.