GEAR UP! You don’t really need an office. You can do without one and use conference rooms for meetings and if you spend a fair amount of time on the road. You’re always within easy reach of work essentials. You can work in your car and nearly anywhere because you have one of the new generation of light laptops, a Fujitsu LifeBook P1500 costing $1500, runs windows, weighs 2.2 pounds. Twist the monitor and it becomes a tablet pc with touch screen using tablet PC or similar.
New PDAs add serious document storage and management capabilities such as the Palm LifeDrive costing $500 with built n Bluetooth--it can sync with Bluetooth-equipped cell phones and other devices but also a 4 GB hard drive. The new Palm TX for $300 is also WiFi and Bluetooth-equipped but has a smaller hard drive of 128 MB.
STAY CONNECTED! WiFi is great, but it still ties you to a hot spot. For truly mobile computing consider installing an EVDO card onto your laptop to get high-speed wireless access using Sprint or Verizon state of the art cell networks that costs $60 per month or more. (May no longer be in business.)
Get YOUR DOCUMENTS! To access your files from a remote computer, try GoToMyPC from $15 per month that lets you tap into your windows desktop from any computer with a broadband connection. Another option is Avvenu.com who’s basic service is free and offers a streamlined interface ideal for PDAs. Consult your IT dept to ensure that these services will work with your office’s network.
NEVER MISS A CALL! Consider connecting to Vonage from $15 per month it is the leading Internet phone company where your phone calls travel over the web just like your eMail. It has an easy-to-set-up SumulRing feature that’s ideal if you are mobile. Just give one permanent phone number to your contacts the set it to simultaneously ring your office, home, cell phone and or any U.S. number you designate.
These sites were tested on January, 1, 2006 with the following results.
LifeBook P1510D Notebook
• Intel Pentium M Processor ULV 753 (1.20 GHz, 2 MB L2 cache, 400 MHz FSB)
• Microsoft Windows XP Tablet PC Edition 2005
• 8.9" WSVGA TFT display with touch screen
• 512 MB DDR2 400 SDRAM memory (512 MB x 1)
• 30 GB, ATA 100, 4200 rpm hard drive¹
• Built-in multinational² 56K³ V.90 modem and 10/100 Ethernet LAN
• Integrated Atheros Super AG (802.11a/b/g)
• Embedded TPM and integrated Fingerprint Sensor
• Built-in microphone
• Main 3-cell battery
• One-year International Limited Warranty
• M-Code FPCM20654
Palm LifeDrive costing $500
Bluetooth 1.1 wireless
Wi-Fi 802.11b wireless
Intel 416MHz XScale™ processor
4GB hard drive (3.85GB accessible to user)
64MB (55.1MB available to user) for Palm OS applications and data
Rechargeable Lithium Ion
Palm OS 5.4 (Garnet)
4.76h x 2.87w x 0.74t in.
121h x 73w x 19t mm.
6.8 oz. / 190 grams
320x480 Transflective TFT color touchscreen
16 bit color / 65,000+ colors
portrait and landscape orientation
Supports SD, SDIO and MultiMediaCards via built-in expansion card slot
Supports peripherals (sold separately) via the multi-connector (see #12 above)
Stereo audio headset compatible via 3.5mm stereo audio jack - headset sold separately.
Pre-installed on Device
Blazer 4.1 Web Browser
DataViz Documents To Go 7 Office Suite
Solitaire by Handmark
VersaMail 3.1 Email Client
Software Installation CD
Adobe Reader for Palm OS
(desktop & device applications)
AudiblePlayer Web Link
Enterprise Solutions Web Link
eReader (Palm Reader)
Microsoft Outlook conduits
Real Rhapsody 3.0 Desktop
Windows Media Player/DirectX
Palm TX for $300 but less memory also still here.
EVDO card - No Response
GoToMyPC from $15 per month
|Much Faster Performance||Connect to your PC in seconds and enjoy even faster in-session performance. Now up to 2 times faster than before!||Be more productive — faster. Quicker connections and better performance mean you get more done in less time.|
|True Color||View your desktop in true 24-bit color.||Enjoy a true-to-life, full-color view of your desktop — perfect for looking at pictures and reviewing design work.|
|Drag-and-Drop File Transfer||Transfer files and folders from one PC to another by simply dragging and dropping between screens. File transfer speed has also been improved.||The easiest way to transfer your files. Save time and move files faster.|
|Performance Tuning||Adjust the speed and screen appearance to get the performance that best suits your needs.||Use the slider control to adjust the balance of speed and appearance. Turn up speed or color quality depending on the task at hand.|
|Multi-Monitor Support||Use GoToMyPC with multiple monitors connected to a single PC.||Work on multiple monitors whether they’re connected to your host PC or to the computer at your remote-access location.|
|New Viewer Interface||Viewer updates enhance ease of use.||A more intuitive design and one-click buttons make the new GoToMyPC interface easier than ever to use.|
|Automatic Setup||Plug-in automatically launches, installs and configures itself. No restart required.||Set up and ready to go in minutes, even by novice users.|
|Universal Viewer||When you connect to your PC, the Viewer window launches automatically, allowing you to view and control your PC from another Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Windows CE, Macintosh, Linux, Unix or Solaris computer. No pre-loaded software required.||Access your PC from any Web browser on any operating system at any time. Even work on your office Microsoft Windows PC from your Macintosh at home.|
|Encryption and Maximum Security||All data is protected with AES encryption using 128-bit keys. Dual passwords and end-to-end user authentication. Optional One-Time Passwords provide maximum security.||Most secure Internet connection available in a remote-access service. Nobody can “see” what you’re doing (not even us).|
|PocketView™ Wireless Access||Securely access your PC from your Pocket PC, Microsoft Windows Mobile or Microsoft Windows CE wireless device.||Ultimate mobility with on-the-fly remote access to your PC desktop — including your email, all your files, all your applications and your corporate intranet.|
|Guest Invite||Invite a second person to temporarily view or share control of your PC.||Great for tech support, demos or "conference" viewing of info. Save time by meeting on-the-fly on your PC.|
|Remote Printing||Print documents to any printer wherever you happen to be.||A hard copy of that forgotten file is only a connection away — print your document even if you don’t have the application.|
|Cut and Paste||Cut, copy and paste text between computers.||Simplifies transfer of content between desktops.|
Avvenu.com who’s basic service is free
With Avvenu, you’re in business wherever you are.
Avvenu is the FREE new service that allows you to remotely access your home or office PC— or as many computers as you wish — from around the corner or around the world.
Instantly Access Your Files
Need to edit a contract? Look at the latest sales report? Show a prospect that presentation? If it’s on your PC, and your PC is connected to the Internet, simply log onto Avvenu from your mobile device or from another computer, select the computer you want to browse, and navigate to the file you need. Then choose whether to share it with a colleague or download it to your mobile device to read or to edit.
Easily Share Files and Photos
With Avvenu, your mobile device gives you secure access to any document or image on your computer, whatever its size or file type. Avvenu automatically formats images to match the device you are using, so you get fast response time and convenient viewing. Since you’re linking directly to your computer, there’s no waiting for e-mail transfers or uploads. And, because there are no file-size restrictions, you can share that 50MB Powerpoint file, or even a whole folder of them.
Enjoy Secure Access
With Avvenu, you’re in complete control of safe, password-protected access to your computer. You control who gets access and for how long. Your guests see exactly what you have shared—and nothing else. And the people with whom you share need not be subscribers to the Avvenu service in order to view what you’ve shared with them. To view or download the files you have authorized as shares for them, your guests need only click on the link sent by e-mail.
Get Avvenu today — for FREE — by simply installing the Avvenu software on your PC. As long as your PC remains on and connected to the Internet, you can immediately begin viewing, sharing, and downloading files easily and securely, on your mobile device.
Vonage from $15 per month