Mobile Network Providers part of a problem, not a solution any longer

By: Maynard, one question (out.delete@this.in.blue.yonder), December 30, 2018 7:28 pm
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Argument for: The engineers could carry around the documents they need in their phone gizmo and send in all labor reports without touching a piece of paper using VR technology. No server in sight. It sounds a bit far fetched, but it's around the corner. The basic elements are there now. All we need is a high speed 5G network to make it a reality. Then where will you be with your Intel box, and your dual 25-inch screen setup's nailed to the floor?

Argument against: There's an aspect to it that one would need to consider. What the phone network companies have made sure they would do, is like the old saying. Shear a sheep several times, but you can only skin it once. What the mobile phone networks have done is divide and conquer consumers. They're made sure that we all brag to each other about having the best mobile phone device as a kind of status symbol. Guys compare their phones around the water cooler at break times, and boast about the size of the data/call plans they have attached to them. They brag about having things called 'the RED plan'. Something invented in a marketing department, by people who understand peoples' ego's well enough, but have 'zero' technical or engineering ability. Or knowledge about what it takes to support better collaboration between work colleagues in a real environment.

The mobile network providers aren't coming at it from a point of view of selling half a dozen phones at a time (and increasingly you will find that individuals who use small electronic devices pay for them themselves, even though they are increasingly part of how people do business). Half a dozen phones for a small business, with a few 4G modem SIM's and devices thrown in to work with tablets, and a subscription to Dropbox for Teams. All together in the single contract. Because that would amount to a minimal set up, that would be required right do to even start to get stuff done, inside any small business. Mobile phone networks don't want that though. They just want people to keep streaming in like sheep to be sheared as individuals, all lining up at retail stores in order to buy individual 'RED' plans with 15 gigabytes of data. Wow!

Is it really conducive to good use of technology and work systems, that these things continue to be seen as individual status symbols? In other words, so that when you talk with company directors about ever implementing Dropbox for Business and team collaboration or whatever - they look at you as if you're a wreck-less spender? It's never going to be affordable sure, as long as mobile network companies continue to be run by CEO's who are only interested in price gouging, and never want to set up any wireless mode of collaboration within small business. So we're back again, to having it all nailed down to the floor. I'll hold onto my dual 25-inch panels for a while, thanks very much.
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