2007 saw the advent of the smartphone with Apple’s release of the iPhone, combining web browsing, music player, GPS navigation, high-definition photo capture, texting, calendar, vocal dictation, weather report and mobile phone functionality in a single device—a game-changer not only for personal activity, but for business as well.
“It’s all about the mobile connectivity. People are able to replay and consume information remotely though Wi-Fi-enabled mobile devices, largely doing what used to be done with pen and paper on-site, anywhere and anytime. Speed, volume and latency of data has really increased since Wi-Fi. The data we used to enter ourselves is now captured by video and modeling,” said Ouellette.