Mobile computing is commonplace for much of corporate America. Employees routinely use cell phones and PDAs, enabling them to work beyond the physical confines of their offices. These ubiquitous devices, however, represent only a fraction of the innovations used by modern companies to facilitate working anytime, anywhere. Improved connectivity infrastructure in the residential sector, virtual conferencing capabilities and paperless offices are just a few of the recent mobile computing innovations that allow an “office” to be completely mobile, with employees deployed globally at a moment’s notice.

Mobile computing has forever changed the workplace landscape. It has given rise to alternative work arrangements; indeed, some employees now work exclusively “out of the office.” Many companies have drastically reduced their office space and encourage their employees to work on the road or at home.