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The nature of today’s working world means that you need to stay connected wherever you are. There is any number of reasons why you might be away from your desk for a short or extended period of time. Thankfully, there is now a plethora of technology to help smooth out and simplify a busy, mobile work life.

If you are determined to carry around the contents of an entire computer, then you can now purchase an incredible 1 terabyte of storage in a single flash drive thanks to Kingston’s USB 3.0. However, the future of data, information storage and sharing is in remote access solutions. There is absolutely no reason why documents, programs or information should be limited to a single device.

There is also a big future in personal cloud development. Cloud data solutions such as Dropbox have been around for a while. Now, according to industry researchers Gartner, the future is an integrated personal cloud solution, where each individual builds a dedicated single ‘location’ to store content and access personal and business services. Windows 8 with SkyDrive has given Microsoft a strong foothold in this burgeoning market.

Stay Connected On The Go

However, much of this technology is reliant upon internet connection. Sadly, particularly when you are on the go, this is not always reliable or even guaranteed. You should certainly do your homework on Wi-Fi hotspots and other access areas before you go on a trip. However, if you want a real guarantee for online access, then you can always purchase a 3G modem which connects directly into a regular USB port in any device. These are becoming increasingly smaller, cheaper and more useful with data service plans usually included.

There is also a big future in personal cloud development. Cloud data solutions such as Dropbox have been around for a while. Now, according to industry researchers Gartner, the future is an integrated personal cloud solution, where each individual builds a dedicated single ‘location’ to store content and access personal and business services. Windows 8 with SkyDrive has given Microsoft a strong foothold in this burgeoning market.

However, much of this technology is reliant upon internet connection. Sadly, particularly when you are on the go, this is not always reliable or even guaranteed. You should certainly do your homework on Wi-Fi hotspots and other access areas before you go on a trip. However, if you want a real guarantee for online access, then you can always purchase a 3G modem which connects directly into a regular USB port in any device. These are becoming increasingly smaller, cheaper and more useful with data service plans usually included.

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