How the Mobile Revolution Is Changing Business Communication
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How the Mobile Revolution Is Changing Business Communication
Created by Bovee and Thill, the authors of the best-selling college textbooks in business communication for more than 25 years, and the only authors who explain and illustrate in every chapter how mobile is revolutionizing business communication. These resources below will help you spend less time preparing and more time teaching about this topic. For more information about Bovee and Thill's texts and the exclusive, superior coverage they give to all aspects of business communication, visit http://blog.businesscommunicationnetwork.com. For instructor examination copies, go http://blog.businesscommunicationnetwork.com/texts. To find your local sales representative, visit http://www.pearsonhighered.com/educator/replocator. To contact the authors, send an email to hotline@boveeandthillbusinesscommunicationblog.com. To get a free Comprehensive Guide to Business Communication Instructional Resources, visit http://blog.businesscommunicationnetwork.com/resources. Subscribe to a free weekly newsletter of new posts to all 11 of Bovee & Thill's Online Magazines: http://sco.lt/8kgeVV.
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A Day in the Life of the Modern Smartphone User

A Day in the Life of the Modern Smartphone User | How the Mobile Revolution Is Changing Business Communication | Scoop.it

Our phones have become so important to us, theyve practically become a third limb. But how exactly do we use our phones to make them such an integral part of our lives?"

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Mind-Blowing Facts about How Much We're Using Our Mobile Devices

Mind-Blowing Facts about How Much We're Using Our Mobile Devices | How the Mobile Revolution Is Changing Business Communication | Scoop.it
VIDEO: We are so obsessed with our iPhones, iPads, and Samsung's smartphones and tablets that when you break down the numbers, it's actually kind of scary.
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How We Are Entering the Second Phase of the Mobile Revolution

How We Are Entering the Second Phase of the Mobile Revolution | How the Mobile Revolution Is Changing Business Communication | Scoop.it

"Don't look now, but mobile technology is starting to infiltrate everything."

Bovee & Thill's Online Business Communication Magazines's insight:

"Think your smartphone is smart? . . . The technology that powers mobile is in the process of spreading, well, everywhere—and the world around us is going to be radically transformed as a result." This is going to greatly influence what you teach in your business communication classes.

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The App 100: The World's Greatest Apps

The App 100: The World's Greatest Apps | How the Mobile Revolution Is Changing Business Communication | Scoop.it
Business Insider's annual list of the best apps you should be using.
Bovee & Thill's Online Business Communication Magazines's insight:

"Over the past year we've seen some great mobile apps both from well-known developers and lesser-known shops, too. The quality continues to get better and better."



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Mobile Message Mayhem

Mobile Message Mayhem | How the Mobile Revolution Is Changing Business Communication | Scoop.it
Ten guidelines for writing email messages for mobile devices.
Bovee & Thill's Online Business Communication Magazines's insight:

"Even if you’re unaware of it, there is an increasing chance that the email you have just finished writing will be read on a mobile device (iPhone, BlackBerry or the like). According to the Face of the Web Annual Study, mobile devices could soon rival the PC as the world’s dominant Internet platform." . . .

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How Mobile Job Search Is on the Rise

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How Businesses Are Adapting to Mobile

How Businesses Are Adapting to Mobile | How the Mobile Revolution Is Changing Business Communication | Scoop.it
Bovee & Thill's Online Business Communication Magazines's insight:

The infographic shows how mobile is becoming a top business priority.

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The Rise of Mobile Technology

The Rise of Mobile Technology | How the Mobile Revolution Is Changing Business Communication | Scoop.it

The rise of mobile technology has come a long way over the past century, and though the technology grew at an incredibly slow rate for most of its existence, it has now hit the point of exponential growth and doesn’t look to be slowing down."

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The Rise in Mobile Video

The Rise in Mobile Video | How the Mobile Revolution Is Changing Business Communication | Scoop.it

"The Rise in Mobile Video takes a look at the confluence of data behind the growth of mobile devices and the growth of video content made for those mobile devices."


Mobile video offers brands a new and interesting way to interact with it’s customers. It’s not about the platform, it’s about telling engaging stories and connecting with audiences." . . .

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Top Five Apps for More Effective Business Communications

Top Five Apps for More Effective Business Communications | How the Mobile Revolution Is Changing Business Communication | Scoop.it

"Mobile apps have earned an increasingly important in business communication. They not only allow communication to take place across geographical boundaries and time zones, but also on the move, and they do so in a cost-effective way."

Bovee & Thill's Online Business Communication Magazines's insight:

"These communicative tools can be used either internally within a company’s members, or externally between a company and other parties such as suppliers and customers. Here are our top 5 apps for increased efficiency in business communication."  . . .

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How Tech, Including Mobile, Has Changed Our Lives

How Tech, Including Mobile, Has Changed Our Lives | How the Mobile Revolution Is Changing Business Communication | Scoop.it
From sexy smartphones to lightning-fast PCs to GPS, it's hard to imagine life without technology. But have all the new gadgets and tools only made our lives more complicated?
Bovee & Thill's Online Business Communication Magazines's insight:

"We've seen technology fail, and we've seen it succeed.

We've poked fun at it when it doesn't make sense, and we've praised it when it's absolutely brilliant. We've yelled at it when it runs out of power, and we've fixed or replaced it when it gets run down." . . .

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How the Mobile Revolution Is Changing How and Where Retailers Communicate with Customers

How the Mobile Revolution Is Changing How and Where Retailers Communicate with Customers | How the Mobile Revolution Is Changing Business Communication | Scoop.it

The mobile revolution is changing the way retailers display and sell goods as well as where and how they interact and communicate with customers."

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Warning: Your Mobile Device Isn’t As Secure As You Think

Warning: Your Mobile Device Isn’t As Secure As You Think | How the Mobile Revolution Is Changing Business Communication | Scoop.it
Bovee & Thill's Online Business Communication Magazines's insight:

Most people have the illusion that phones are somehow impervious to viruses and that you are safe browsing virtually anything online. Not so. Mobile usage is growing fast, and it is only going to get bigger in 2014 and beyond.

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Video: The Mobile Revolution

Video: The Mobile Revolution | How the Mobile Revolution Is Changing Business Communication | Scoop.it

We're in the middle of a Mobile Revolution. Mobility is changing how we live and work. Are you ready."

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The Future of Mobile Media and Communication

SIMYO and Ahead of Time presents the future of mobile media and communication. This video is presenting a summary of key results of the open think tank MOCOM 2.

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Five Ways to Use Mobile in Your Presentations

Five Ways to Use Mobile in Your Presentations | How the Mobile Revolution Is Changing Business Communication | Scoop.it

"Savvy executives are happiest when thumbs are tapping on smartphones during a presentation, because active keypads indicate people are presumably tweeting, updating, commenting and blogging about the presenter’s content or style, thereby amplifying the message and bolstering the messenger."

Bovee & Thill's Online Business Communication Magazines's insight:

Here are five steps that you as a presenter can take to incorporate mobile into your next seminar or other public presentation and benefit from interaction with your audience in ways that can project you far ahead of other presenters.

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Poor Mobile Manners Not Lost on Bosses

Poor Mobile Manners Not Lost on Bosses | How the Mobile Revolution Is Changing Business Communication | Scoop.it
Answering a cellphone or shooting off a text message during a business lunch may do more than just give an employee a bad reputation — it could cost them a chance to move up the corporate ladder, new research suggests.
Bovee & Thill's Online Business Communication Magazines's insight:

"A study on mobile device etiquette by researchers at the USC Marshall School of Business and Howard University revealed that the quality of an employee's mobile manners, even during informal meetings, have important implications for hiring, career advancement and business efficiency." . . .

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Benefits of Mobile Collaboration

Benefits of Mobile Collaboration | How the Mobile Revolution Is Changing Business Communication | Scoop.it
The rapid adoption of smart devices, both in the workplace and outside, has raised expectations about accessibility and user experience in the workforce.
Bovee & Thill's Online Business Communication Magazines's insight:

Device capabilities are multiplying and changing how individuals and organisations collaborate. It is critical that organisations harness these trends to improve staff productivity and teamwork, as there are risks in not doing so."

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Social Employment Recruiting Goes Mobile

Social Employment Recruiting Goes Mobile | How the Mobile Revolution Is Changing Business Communication | Scoop.it
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Mobile Usage Continues to Skyrocket

Mobile Usage Continues to Skyrocket | How the Mobile Revolution Is Changing Business Communication | Scoop.it

"Did you know that by 2015 mobile Internet usage will surpass desktop usage?"




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The Changing Landscape of the Digital World: Corporate Communications and Mobile Trends

The Changing Landscape of the Digital World: Corporate Communications and Mobile Trends | How the Mobile Revolution Is Changing Business Communication | Scoop.it

"Mobile devices have become ubiquitous across the globe."

Bovee & Thill's Online Business Communication Magazines's insight:

Mobile content viewing has become the norm, and with more than 1.4 billion smartphones estimated to be in use by the end of the year, tailoring communications for mobile platforms is more important than ever. These numbers provide immediate insight into the need for brands to tailor their communications approach for the rapidly expanding mobile market." . . .

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How the Mobile Revolution Will Transform Health Care, and Health-Care Communication, Around the World

How the Mobile Revolution Will Transform Health Care, and Health-Care Communication, Around the World | How the Mobile Revolution Is Changing Business Communication | Scoop.it
Our in-depth report on the rise of mobile devices in all aspects of health care, from monitoring and quantified self through doctor's offices, operating rooms, and the developing world.
Bovee & Thill's Online Business Communication Magazines's insight:

"Connected mobile devices are transforming work and play, so it should be no surprise they're also changing how way we take care of ourselves.


There's a perfect fit between these things and personal health: today's connected devices are equipped with a range of sensors and powerful mobile processors, they can gather a huge amount of information to share with medical professionals, and we carry them everywhere we go." . . .

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Mobile Commerce – What People Browse, Buy, and Why?

Mobile Commerce – What People Browse, Buy, and Why? | How the Mobile Revolution Is Changing Business Communication | Scoop.it

Let's explore more on the psychology as to how people use their mobile phones, what exactly are they browsing (compared to what they already do on the desktop), what types of products and/or services they purchase through their phones, and which region is the most receptive to mobile commerce.


First, let’s look at the browsing patterns.

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