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Part II: Organizing Information  > Organizing Your Mobile Tools

Chapter 8. Organizing Your Mobile Tools

Cynthia Randall is an information data architect for a 100- person company that provides Web-based solutions for insurance companies. She determines what a client’s information needs are, and then scopes a solution for her team to build. She splits her time evenly between working at the corporate offices, at home, and at client sites all over the country. On any given day, she might be working on her desktop computer at home, her notebook computer on the road, or any one of five desktop computers for remote workers at the office. When she’s on the road, Cynthia uses her Microsoft Pocket PC to track appointments, tasks, and contacts; to get her e-mail through a wireless connection; and to take notes at client meetings. Many of Cynthia’s deliverables build on previous work. The scoping documents and evaluation reports she writes, for instance, are often based on work she’s done for other clients. So it’s particularly important for her to have all that previous work available to her, no matter where she is.

Cynthia faces several challenges as she works from multiple locations. She must find effective ways to do the following.


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