With the availability of fantastic mobile devices, amazing apps, and Wi-Fi and 4G LTE networks, there is no longer any need to feel tied to an office or a desk. You can really work just about anywhere you want. Connectivity This is really the key to being mobile. The reach of networks these days is incredible and 4G LTE speeds have transformed the way we can send and receive data. You can also tether (use the network service on one device to provide connectivity for another) with many smartphones and tablets to provide connectivity to all of your devices at virtually any location. Personal Wi-Fi hotspots are also an amazing option and well worth the price if you are always on-the-go. Hardware If you are still using a basic phone, then now is the time to upgrade to a smartphone. They really can let you do so much of what you do on an actual computer. Make a list of what you would like your smartphone to do, even if you are not sure it is possible, and then start looking for the device that’s right for you. Going into a store with knowledgeable staff is really helpful for this exercise. Along with smartphones, the newest tablets can go even further in making you computer free. Add on an external keyboard to your tablet and you are all set. If you do still want a full-featured device, then the latest Ultrabooks are thin, sleek, and lightweight and can easily be connected to the Internet via your smartphone’s hotspot. Apps Once you have selected your connectivity and hardware, you can then have fun finding the perfect apps to fit your business needs. Look at the recommendations in the appropriate app store for your device, and then be sure to ask business associates and family and friends what apps they find essential. If available, start out with the “lite” (free) version of an app to see if it is going to meet your needs before buying it. If you are already using programs and services on a regular computer, check to see if they have an app for using it on-the-go. With these three elements, you can work from anywhere in the world. Just remember to take time to occasionally unplug! I have been compensated for this post. All opinions are my own.