Walking around with a Palm Pilot is not only unglamorous, but it is irrelevant. Sure, you can manage tasks, check you calendar and take some notes. However, it is an outdated tool. Reality has shifted. If it’s not connected, it’s a toy.
Email, calendaring and documents work similarly. You can check on these and manage them for individual productivity, but if your team is not connected, then the benefits of execution in the new economy leave you with a nagging sense that other organizations are moving much faster with less effort.
Google Apps is a collaboration system. It connects your team and makes the issue of being in one location a non-issue. You can easily chat or check in with anyone on the team. The knowledge work you are seeking to do on a daily basis happens in a system which supports and scales your business goals. It makes the work of managing technology frictionless and allows you to focus on just getting things done.
Individualism has been passed by. Success today largely depends on powerful collaboration tools. No software. No IT. No headaches. Just execution.