Do you like Twitter chats? I do. And I am positively delighted to be appearing on another Twitter chat along with my good friend Ramon Ray. Please join us.
It will be held on Wednesday, July 16, 2014.
The topic is mobility. Mobile technology plays an increasingly important role among small businesses.
Many of us are trying to glean what our customers expect from us when it comes to mobile technology. We are working on how to deliver our websites so that customers on mobile devices can access them conveniently.
We want to leverage mobile in our operations so we personally can get out of the office to visit customers, and still conduct business with a mobile device. Our employees want to use their own choice of devices — often tablets and smartphones — for at least some of their work, which puts us squarely in the midst of the BYOD (bring your own device) trend. We want to be able to print from mobile devices and have our documents stored in the cloud so we can access them easily from any device and not be tied to our offices.
Mobile brings with it additional challenges we face in our businesses when it comes to the security of our IT systems and infrastructure. And of course, we are always concerned with maintaining confidentiality of customer information and other sensitive business information that may be accessed via mobile devices.
Put it all together, and what you have is a perfect storm of issues around mobility. We also have exciting opportunities around mobile. And if we can jump on mobile and get ahead of competitors with our mobile strategies, there’s a wide open world of opportunity to grab.
So let’s get together and share some ideas and see what others are doing.
Hewlett Packard will be the host of this chat, and Ramon and I will be joining in with insights. And we hope you’ll join us with your thoughts, too. This will be a great way to take part in a fun and informative conversation.
So, mark your calendars to join us! Here are the details:
WHO: HP and its small business team – @HP_SmallBiz . Ramon Ray, technology evangelist and publisher of SmallBizTechnology.com — @RamonRay ; And yours truly, Anita Campbell — @smallbiztrends . And YOU.
WHAT: One hour chat — “The Power of Mobility for SMBs: Obstacles and Opportunities”
WHEN: Wednesday, July 16, 2014, starting at 10:00 am Pacific time (1:00 pm Eastern)
WHERE: Takes place as a text chat on Twitter.com
HOW: At the appointed time go to Twitter.com. Log in, and search for tweets using the following hashtag to see what others are saying. And use the hashtag in all of your tweets during the chat, so others will be able to identify your tweets as being part of the discussion. The hashtag is what ties together the chat.
HASHTAG: #HPGoinMobile 
And don’t forget, we will be giving away some great prizes to some participants! But you must be there to be eligible.
If you’ve never participated in a Twitter chat before, then check out “How to Participate in a Twitter Chat ” and join us on Wednesday the 16th!
Please note that Ramon and I are being compensated by HP to participate on this Twitter chat and share our expertise.
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