Challenges and Opportunities of Mobile IT: Twitter Chat Recap

Flexible mobile tech solutions can allow small business owners and their employees to work where they want, when they want. But, of course, security is always an issue.

On Wednesday, members of our small business community joined in a lively Twitter chat sponsored by HP. They also invited me and Ramon Ray of to participate.

How Flexible Mobile IT Refreshes Small Business

At one point, Ramon shared a photo of how one mobile warrior replenishes himself while on the go.

Meanwhile. . .

The community joined in for a question and answer session. The topics included how more mobile IT solutions can replenish all small businesses, making them more flexible and productive than ever before.

Here are some quick stats from HP:

Ramon Ray also shared another way to look at those same numbers from a 2011 IDC study.

And this infographic shows us mobility doesn’t stop with your phone.

Mobile Technology and Your Business

The community also discussed some big picture issues when it comes to small businesses and the mobile workplace.

Another challenge with greater mobility is the security of your company’s data.

Here was the discussion in our community.

Our community also had some thoughts on the kinds of technology small businesses should look at investing in to allow them to flex their mobile IT muscle.

Other Thoughts

Here are some other thoughts from our community on the world of mobile tech and how it can transform your business.

What challenges/opportunities does mobile technology offer your business?


Anita Campbell Anita Campbell is the Founder, CEO and Publisher of Small Business Trends and has been following trends in small businesses since 2003. She is the owner of BizSugar, a social media site for small businesses.

4 Reactions
  1. Anita: I enjoyed the chat very much! I look forward to the next one! 🙂

  2. I had a great time on the chat and it was great information as well. SMBs need all the tools they can get.

  3. While there may be issues on security, going mobile is inevitable. With most businesses selling their products and services online, you can expect your buyers to use gadgets like tablets and mobile phones to buy. HP is probably right that a time will come where most of the customers are mobile. So you must definitely adjust accordingly.

  4. Anita,

    I sifted through the hashtag and found some great insights. Indeed, mobile technology changes the business “game” we played.

    For me, mobile technology is a life hacker: It also transforms the way I do business and also an enabler, especially for an online business owner like me.

    I can now run my business from any devices: Not only laptop, but also smartphone. Sweet.