What is mobility?
Mobility is at the heart of the digital world. Mobility is a term used by industry experts to mean mobile technology and the ability to move freely and easily around the digital world. Watch this video to find out about the mobile ecosystem and the different platforms, devices and capabilities that combine to make up mobility.
Meet our presenters, Roisin and Isla.
Roisin loves reading about digital from sources like Tech Crunch. She finds it addictive hearing about the amazing new things happening! Roisin started her career working for a large company which were trying to make the world a more sustainable place through using their products (included soaps and cleaning products). She really loved this project as through their products they were looking at ways to help ensure clean water for remote communities in developing countries and improve the levels of hygiene. Some of the ideas from Roisin’s team are now being taken to India and Brazil for feedback from their customers before they become a reality. Roisin has recently started to learn more around the people aspect of new technologies and her work involves solving business problems by bringing users new experiences such as Virtual and Augmented Reality.
Isla always loved technology and studied ICT and Computing at school. After her plan to join the Army was ended by a skiing accident, Isla decided to try technology consulting. She loved it! She decided she wanted to work in mobility as that was where lots of cool new things were happening. She worked on a project where they were replacing Blackberrys and feature phones (basic Nokias) with smartphones and adding mobile services, such as Wi-Fi hotspot access and work emails. Isla was really excited to be at the forefront of business-use of mobile technology and helping companies stay one step ahead. Isla is also very passionate about getting more girls and women into technology and digital as there is currently a gap in this area.
What mobile platforms and devices do you use most frequently and what makes them easy to use? Share your experiences in the comments.
The infographic below (under ‘See also’) illustrates eight interesting facts about how businesses are using mobility.