By Ian Hardy BBC News, Las Vegas Originally Posted: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-16858088
Many business travellers would agree that going without wi-fi for any length of time is becoming more and more painful.
On the one hand we have powerful new hardware and software that fits into our pocket or briefcase but on the other hand these multi-media devices are frequently rendered almost useless thanks to inadequate quality and quantity of wi-fi networks.
Of course, there are some solutions which may or may not work for you depending on your situation, like personal wi-fi hotspots which run on cellular networks.
But certainly in America these are expensive, require contracts and come with data caps. Forget about watching movies on the go!
The cloud is only making things easier and at the same time more difficult.
Services like Sugarsync, Evernote and Zoho have given us the ability to carry documents, photographs, video and audio anywhere we go on any device.