Mobile Technology And Globalization

Mobile Technology and Globalization

Mobile technology did not only improve business but it also transformed personal relationships. Technology is one of the leading factors in the evolution of globalization. But how exactly does mobile technology enable globalization? Here are a few facts.

To begin with, I would like to point out something that may seem obvious but helps achieve a better understanding of the globalization process enabled by mobile devices. Today, the use of the mobile phone is closely related to the use of other modern communication technologies such as the computer, the Internet and e-mail.

Technology has evolved to such an extent that mobile phones are used not only for family or business calls, but they are now a way of living. Mobile phones have become an important tool we can use anytime and anywhere and enable us to do various tasks all at the same time. As a portal for communications, messaging, entertainment and information, mobile phones have become the manifestation of the “digital age”.

Currently, the trend is to expand the traditional cloud services to the mobile world, adapting the cloud services to meet the requirements of the mobile environment. Therefore, new programs are being created just for the mobile technologies. In regards to this aspect, I believe that location-based cloud tools have a high potential for success.

Some major ways in which mobile technologies enable globalization are:

  • Expanding the productive opportunities of certain types of activities by enhancing social networks, reducing risks associated with employment seeking, and enabling freelance service work;

  • Transforming and reinforcing the social and economic ties of micro-entrepreneurs and making local economies more efficient;

  • Enabling mobility of businesses;

  • Extending the capabilities of mobile phones to entrepreneurship, banking, e-learning, and health delivery systems;

  • Increasing the frequency of people’s contact with friends, family, and existing business connections and facilitating new contacts with business partners, suppliers, and customers, no matter where they are;

  • Allowing for organization of activities on the fly.

To conclude my argument, mobile technology will continue to influence and enable globalization. And with the rapid expansion of mobile technologies, people from anywhere around the world will be able to benefit from their advantages. However, there is one last aspect I should bring into discussion: if you use multiple devices, you should always keep in mind security. It is advisable that you use a tool which protects all mobile or desktop operating systems.

Furthermore, the responsibility of the IT department is to implement strong policies for security and data privacy. All employees must be responsible, especially in terms of mobile devices, by making sure that a device does not get lost.

By Rick Blaisdell / Rickscloud

About CloudTweaks

Established in 2009, CloudTweaks is recognized as one of the leading authorities in connected technology information and services.

We embrace and instill thought leadership insights, relevant and timely news related stories, unbiased benchmark reporting as well as offer green/cleantech learning and consultive services around the world.

Our vision is to create awareness and to help find innovative ways to connect our planet in a positive eco-friendly manner.

In the meantime, you may connect with CloudTweaks by following and sharing our resources.

View All Articles

Sorry, comments are closed for this post.

The Security Gap: What Is Your Core Strength?

The Security Gap: What Is Your Core Strength?

The Security Gap You’re out of your mind if you think blocking access to file sharing services is filling a security gap. You’re out of your mind if you think making people jump through hoops like Citrix and VPNs to get at content is secure. You’re out of your mind if you think putting your…

Are Cloud Solutions Secure Enough Out-of-the-box?

Are Cloud Solutions Secure Enough Out-of-the-box?

Out-of-the-box Cloud Solutions Although people may argue that data is not safe in the Cloud because using cloud infrastructure requires trusting another party to look after mission critical data, cloud services actually are more secure than legacy systems. In fact, a recent study on the state of cloud security in the enterprise market revealed that…

Three Reasons Cloud Adoption Can Close The Federal Government’s Tech Gap

Three Reasons Cloud Adoption Can Close The Federal Government’s Tech Gap

Federal Government Cloud Adoption No one has ever accused the U.S. government of being technologically savvy. Aging software, systems and processes, internal politics, restricted budgets and a cultural resistance to change have set the federal sector years behind its private sector counterparts. Data and information security concerns have also been a major contributing factor inhibiting the…

The Fully Aware, Hybrid-Cloud Approach

The Fully Aware, Hybrid-Cloud Approach

Hybrid-Cloud Approach For over 20 years, organizations have been attempting to secure their networks and protect their data. However, have any of their efforts really improved security? Today we hear journalists and industry experts talk about the erosion of the perimeter. Some say it’s squishy, others say it’s spongy, and yet another claims it crunchy.…

Three Factors For Choosing Your Long-term Cloud Strategy

Three Factors For Choosing Your Long-term Cloud Strategy

Choosing Your Long-term Cloud Strategy A few weeks ago I visited the global headquarters of a large multi-national company to discuss cloud strategy with the CIO. I arrived 30 minutes early and took a tour of the area where the marketing team showcased their award winning brands. I was impressed by the digital marketing strategy…

Having Your Cybersecurity And Eating It Too

Having Your Cybersecurity And Eating It Too

The Catch 22 The very same year Marc Andreessen famously said that software was eating the world, the Chief Information Officer of the United States was announcing a major Cloud First goal. That was 2011. Five years later, as both the private and public sectors continue to adopt cloud-based software services, we’re interested in this…

Protecting Devices From Data Breach: Identity of Things (IDoT)

Protecting Devices From Data Breach: Identity of Things (IDoT)

How to Identify and Authenticate in the Expanding IoT Ecosystem It is a necessity to protect IoT devices and their associated data. As the IoT ecosystem continues to expand, the need to create an identity to newly-connected things is becoming increasingly crucial. These ‘things’ can include anything from basic sensors and gateways to industrial controls…

Digital Twin And The End Of The Dreaded Product Recall

Digital Twin And The End Of The Dreaded Product Recall

The Digital Twin  How smart factories and connected assets in the emerging Industrial IoT era along with the automation of machine learning and advancement of artificial intelligence can dramatically change the manufacturing process and put an end to the dreaded product recalls in the future. In recent news, Samsung Electronics Co. has initiated a global…