According to a survey, 50% of workers in the UK would be mobile by the year 2009. This means by that time, most of us would either be at home working in our jammies or doing our business deals in cafes and pubs. And technology is at the forefront of this new virtual office phenomenon.
The onset of mobile telephones and laptop computers signaled the start of a new era for the professional. Gone are the days when an employee had to be to the office everyday from nine to five to earn a day’s living. Now, in most companies, it’s the other way around. The norm is steadily moving towards having an office where employees don’t own their own desks, but just carry around a laptop, and plug in at an empty desk at the office whenever needed. And this is just the beginning, because with mobile email services, people don’t even need a computer to communicate to clients and co-workers while on the move!