Remote working is one area where we are currently seeing many changes. Web access made this practice possible many years ago, but smart phones and other small devices have meant that more can be accomplished on the move than ever before. There are two major contributory factors to this. Firstly, the rise in web applications - computer programs which can be accessed and utilised from anywhere where there is an internet connection. Secondly, and more importantly, we now have access to better connection speeds via mobile devices thanks to 3G.
The great advantage of 3G is that it offers flexibility. There is no need to muck about with cables and wiring. You don't need to dig up the roads. All you need is a 3G router and anyone working within the vicinity will have internet access at a usable speed.
This means that people can operate more effectively at temporary work locations, while businesses can exploit opportunities more swiftly as they do not have to wait for the infrastructure to be ready at new premises.
Remote working examples might include a sales booth in a shopping centre or an office on a building site. Previously, people working at the former would have to rely on phone contact to stay in touch with the office, whereas now they are as connected as if they were sitting at a desk. This brings advantages in that online information can be displayed to potential customers and information can be gathered more effectively.
When you think about the extent to which we rely on having web access nowadays, you realise how many problems arise when it is absent and how that slows productivity and decreases efficiency. Fortunately, technology has progressed to fill the breach and it is now entirely possible to work on site in much the same way as if you were at head office.