Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Business Travel Tools

When you are traveling for business, it can be difficult to be as productive as you are in the office. The Internet connection at the hotel can be unpredictable, and it can be tough to stay on top of your email when you are in business meetings or traveling from one location to another. Luckily, there are several tech tools that can help enormously while you are away from the office. We have highlighted a few below.


GroupMe: Sometimes while you're on the road you'll want to communicate quickly with certain groups of employees or partners. You can make this a lot easier with the GroupMe app. This app enables you to create groups from lists of employees. After that you can send messages or updates to everyone on these lists with just one text message.


Belkin Mini Surge Protector DUAL USB Charger: This isn't an app, but it is an excellent tool for travelers. With it, you can quickly charge all of your mobile devices. This will be significant; if your tablet or smartphone suddenly goes dead when you're far from your hotel room, you may miss important calls or e-mail messages. The mini surge protector and charger features three AC outlets and two powered USB outlets. This lets you simultaneously charge your laptop, tablet, cell phone, and other tech devices.


Campfire: If you wish to talk, not just send a quick text, to your whole team, you can utilize the Campfire app. It lets you set up a chat room with any amount of people you want. Everyone in the group will be able to see all of the messages people are sending. You can even make conference calls with it!

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