When traveling for business in remote areas, it’s important to stay connected with what’s going on back at the home office so you don’t miss a beat. This can help you stay as productive as possible while you’re on the road, and it’s easier than you think. Follow these 3 tips, and staying connected to your business and getting work done in remote parts of the world is a no brainer.
1. Use a Cloud Server at the Office
While at the office, get in the habit of storing all of your important files to a cloud server. Not only is this important because it ensures that you’ll have access to your files in the event of an emergency, but it will also be a breeze for you to download, read and work on your files while you’re on the road. When your files are saved to a cloud server, you can download them from anywhere. No need to drag a USB drive or portable hard drive around with you while you’re traveling, and you won’t have to worry about forgetting to download important files before you leave. Dropbox is an example of an excellent cloud server, there’s a Free app available both on IOS and the Android marketplace.
2. Invest in a Tablet
If you don’t already have one, now is a smart time to invest in a tablet for work-related purposes, either an iPad or Android device. Although you might have a laptop, it can be difficult to combat space constraints and glare with your computer if you’re working outside. If you have a tablet, however, it will be easy for you to get things done while on a plane, in a cab or otherwise on the road. Tablets are ideal for getting access to your data quickly and efficiently.
3. Invest in an IsatHub – Global Wifi Hotspot
When you’re traveling, there’s one thing that you shouldn’t have to worry about — having access to the Internet, phone and text messages. Unfortunately, in remote areas off the cellular grid, smartphones and Wifi aren’t accessible so you have few options available. Luckily, there is an option — the IsatHub.
The iSatHub is a small, carry portable device designed to provide you with real time access to your business no matter where you are in the world via a powerful satellite network. The iSatHub has data speeds up to 384Kbps download and 240Kbps upload. There is no cabling to hardwire to your laptop or smart devices, the iSatHub connection is completely wireless (802.11 b/g/n). It’s as easy as connecting to any Wifi hotspot. Once a data session has been started, any device (with the WiFi password) including smart phones, tablets and laptops may simply connect to the Hotspot for full connectivity. The iSatHub Phone App assigns your smartphone a satellite phone number that can be used for making/receiving calls in the middle of nowhere. All Incoming calls are FREE. Now you can stay connected to the most important people in your life when nothing else works.
Staying connected when you’re traveling for business is important, but it can be tough without the right resources. Luckily, if you follow these three tips, it should be easy to stay well-connected and productive while you are on the road.