Strive to make technology an ally not an opponent
I tend to hang onto my cell phones long past the point where I can turn them in for new ones. I suppose because I use them for function rather than style.
My Blackberry phone (with all my calendar appointments) died the weekend before last. I was lucky to be able to obtain a loaner until I decided on my new phone (I chose an IPhone). During that period with the loaner I was considering a number of options. Do I go back to a day planner for appointments? That's a bit cumbersome as I will take a phone call seeking an appointment while having food at a restaurant or even while I am bicycling through different points of San Antonio. Do I begin using a palm style device for entering appointments?
I decided on again making technology an ally by selecting a phone which can offer appointment setting within its applications.
I must admit other than making my Wife the first person I phoned, the second thing I did was open up the Youtube application to listen to some songs. The trick for me now is to make the phone yield a multiple on my investment. I need to harness the full power of the phone (and it's various app's) to create a technological advantage for my business.
If you don't utilize technology at your disposal then you run the risk of having your competitors use it as a weapon against you.
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Richard J. Garcia | 11/17/2011