Mobile technology has expanded into all aspects of modern life. This proliferation has impacted every industry, including the engineering profession. Given that the iPhone wasn’t introduced until 2007, this trend is even more amazing. Mobile technology has expanded beyond being an added luxury. Today, it is an essential function of most businesses, especially those providing technical and design services.
Engineers now use mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets in a multitude of ways. Smartphones are used by professional engineers to check emails, conduct web conferences, create and share documents, perform calculations, and stay connected with their clients at all times.
The prevalence of mobile technology has expanded the online presence of engineers and their firms. They actively use social media platforms like Twitter and LinkedIn to acquire new clients and promote their work. Similarly, prospective clients check the reviews of engineering firms even before they contact them. Firms with a strong social presence and useful website convey a positive image which can influence potential customers.
Not surprisingly, engineers are able to manage their work on the go and utilize smart phone technology to remotely access important information. They can also use this powerful technology to be more client-friendly and enhance client satisfaction.