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A simple enough question. My children understand that if I am in my office, or I walk into the house after a business trip and am on the phone that I may still be at work.
Work is an activity, not a location
- Cloud means that companies are happy to put more and more applications and data in the cloud so that being connected to the corporate network or VPN is not critical. Interestingly, even “Big-Pharma” is now agreeing to put mission critical, secure process information in the cloud. However, the networks are not quite ready for 100% cloud all the time.
- Social means that with social networking tools and web conferencing people no longer need feel as isolated. I remember one of the reasons for going to the office was “You need the office, the office needs you”. It was about social interaction.
- Mobile includes smart phones and tablets. They can be used to catch up, connect, engage, transact without waiting to boot up a laptop or – increasingly – can be used instead of a laptop.