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devices can rack up a heſty bill with automatic background email and location checks. Talk to your service provider before leaving


the country to see what data deals they offer for Europe, America and the rest of the world.


APPS


Te ease of downloading and running applications means smartphone and tablet applications


are a firm favourite for all ages and are certainly here to stay. Tere are several apps that can help your


business, from Google Maps which can act as a sat-nav to WhatsApp that can allow you to transfer documents, recordings and images to other WhatsApp users anywhere in the world for free, following the company dropping its annual subscription fee in January 2016. When you and your staff are out and about


personal safety becomes a priority. Tere are a number of apps available that will help you locate employees in an instant. Boomr and Trackster are just two of the several apps on the market. Business of all sizes can now invest in ‘track


your shipment’ technology. Tis form of ‘instant communication’ can be especially beneficial for businesses who have employees transporting goods with real-time information for customers. You can also get customised apps. For all


Apple technology lovers, several programmes and services make it easy to manage iOS


devices and content so that IT can focus on aiding employees. Apple has now launched a dedicated


website aimed at allowing businesses to link-up their apps and devices. Te site at www.apple.com/uk/business/programs includes a device enrolment programme and the ability to start building customised iOS apps for your employees. For other smartphones Google also runs a


similar system with their Apps for Work. Te website at htps://apps.google.com/intx/ en_uk/ allows users to set up professional emails, offers online storage, shared calendars, video meetings and business-grade security and controls. While using all apps that require internet


access, be careful of hidden charges from using mobile data.


CITY WIFI


Tere will be no excuse for not keeping in touch with city centre wifi ports. Glasgow was one of


the first cities in Scotland to launch a council- led scheme offering free access to the internet. Te BT Urban Wireless is a network of


50 wifi spots covering the city centre and parts of the east end and gives free 24-hour internet access. Tis form of ‘instant communication’ can


be especially beneficial for businesses who have employees working outwith the office environment and who need internet access.


“Mobile internet has meant that businesses can react to clients’ needs instantaneously. Whether you are a small or international business, the power to interact immediately could make a significant impact on your bottom line“


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