I’ve seen a lot of debate over the last few months about a pretty interesting topic.
You see it seems like a lot of people think that mobile devices are going to replace conventional laptop or desktop computers in the next few years.
While I can understand that point of view, I personally don’t really agree. Here are a few reasons why:
1) Even though mobile devices are becoming more powerful, it will be tough for them to replace the mega computers used by many offices, graphic designers, etc.
2) Computer gaming is becoming more popular every day, and the more powerful games will require bigger and more powerful graphics cards and processors.
3) I can be MUCH more productive on a 17 inch monitor with a keyboard and mouse than I can with a little mobile device!
Now I know that these devices will probably be able to hook into mice, monitors etc. in the near future, but my case still stands.
That said, nobody can deny that mobile devices are going to be the “next big thing”. People are on these devices constantly to check the weather, traffic, prices on products, recipes, and other things. They watch videos, get quick tips for their video game, and countless other things with their smart phone.
Now my question to you is- what is your business doing in light of all of this? Are you expanding your online and mobile presence to make the most out of it? Or are you sitting on the sidelines and hope that everything is “just a phase”?
Well in the last few years, we’ve seen several companies bust because of their views on some things. Kodak, once the most powerful name in the photography world, went under because they didn’t embrace digital photography.
Don’t let this happen to your business! Instead, you just have to keep up with the trends! This means using social media sites like YouTube, Stumbleupon, Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn. It means you’re making your website friendly to mobile devices so that customers can read your site on the fly. You may even want to adjust your site to be much more basic and friendly to those viewing it on their smart phone.
Your business doesn’t have to do these things to survive in the short run. You might do just fine with traditional methods of doing business, but some of those things can change. Networking and building relationships will always be important, and since many of those people who you want to network with are on social media sites or using their smart phones, you might want to hop on the same bandwagon!
As you already know, this is a very exciting time to own a business. You can very easily buy and sell things to people from the other side of the world, but the best way to do that is to properly use the Internet!
In my opinion, one of the best ways to use the Internet for a small company is to get on Google Places. This will make your website much more visible to others and help you to generate more buzz.