Most business people will go on a business trip at some point in their careers. Most travel light but one thing is certain, technology plays an important role when travelling to another city or country.
To make sure you are prepared, here’s five important gadgets that should accompany every businessman/women on their trip.
Number One: iPad
A laptop is big, bulky and in constant need of a charger. Taking an iPad will lighten your load, literally. Not only is an iPad lighter, this device acts exactly like a laptop and will allow you to work in any environment. With an iPad you will be able to take notes, store data, receive emails and stay connected to your work colleagues. Remember to add the Kindle reader app which is great for any reading materials.
Number Two: USB drive
This tiny device is perfect to store in your pocket or iPad case. It will hold any documentation that you might need i.e. for an important presentation. Once you return to your business accommodation Cape Town, you will be able to upload the presentation to your iPad and add your notes.
Number Three: Smart phone
An iPhone is like a mini laptop, which fits in your pocket. This smart phone has the capability of storing your entire trip schedule, find out interesting facts about the city and make use of apps to assist you travels- both personal and business related.
A smartphone is a fantastic additional device for a business person. Cape Town business hotels allow guests free Wi-Fi access. This allows a business person the ability to keep up-to-date on work emails, important business news and calendar changes via your cell phone.
Number Four: Digital camera
What would a trip be without a digital camera. A camera is perfect for both business and personal use. A business person may need to take photos of site and project work. This device can also double up for personal enjoyment and enjoy sightseeing the city.
Number Five: Travel adapters
Hotels and conference rooms may have different plugs and adapters depending on where you are traveling. In order to make sure your smart phone, iPad and digital camera are always fully charged, remember to pack in adapters and additional chargers.
Technology is there to assist a business person and ensure that a trip is well planned. This allows you to focus on meeting your business needs and objectives for the trip.
About the Author
As a business person, I find I am constantly traveling. This article is the advice and tips I have picked up over the years and found to be very useful. I hope it is the same for you.