I took some time off one Friday morning and went fishing on Lake Murray. Despite being off, I had a couple meetings that I needed to attend, one of which required me to participate via Cisco WebEx on my laptop. I wasn’t about to let a little bit of water stop me from participating, nor was I about to let one meeting stop me from enjoying a day out on my boat. So, I grabbed my Cradlepoint IBR1100 router with Verizon SIM card and loaded it on the boat along with laptop, tackle box, and fishing rods. We pushed off before 8:00 AM; it was a beautiful peaceful morning on the lake. I plugged the router’s vehicle power adapter into the boat’s 12v power socket and had the wireless network up and running within 3 minutes. I popped open the laptop, looked up fishing reports, checked the weather, and streamed music thru the IBR until my meetings started. Once it was time for my meeting, I jumped on WebEx, screen-shared, and participated in the meeting as if I was in my office. All the while the kids fished and had a great time. When my meetings ended, I put the laptop away and went back to fishing. A great morning on the lake, productive and fun.
Anything is possible for the mobile worker when you have the right tools, including not having to choose between being productive or sacrificing a day on the lake in the heart of summer, time in the mountains in autumn, or a ski trip with your buddies this winter.
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About the Author:
Justin Bera has worked in technology for over 15 years, and has experience working with security, redundancy, disaster recovery and policy compliance. He is currently the Manager of Solution Engineering for IE, spending his days working with IT folks to solve challenges in their environments and design solutions to support the changes in their networks and businesses.