Tech Tips for Small Business How to travel “smarter” when you’re on the roadMobile technology is rapidly transforming business travel—for the better. Broadbandnetworks, feature-rich smartphones and tablets and an explosion of mobile applicationsnow deliver useful information and tools to your fingertips, making it safer and easierfor you to get from A to B and back.For small businesses, this is great news. The right mobile technologies can provide theconvenience, productivity and cost savings you’re looking for. But there’s an awful lotof information out there.Here are some tips to guide you toward smarter travel when your businesstakes you on the road.1. Eliminate the uncertainty of roaming feesDo you regularly travel to the U.S. on business? Roaming fees can be a shock. Ask your service providerabout roaming offers that will help you save when you travel outside of Canada. For the occasional businesstraveller, a one-day or one-week roaming data pass lets you enjoy worry-free data use when checking email,surfing the mobile internet or using location based services, such as Google Maps. Roaming options are alsoavailable for voice calls and text messaging.2. Connect when and where you need itIf you travel for business, you know the hassle of searching for Wi-Fi or Ethernet networks. Now you cansave time and stay connected wherever you are with a high-speed mobile Internet solution. USB modemsturn your laptop into a mobile office. Some laptops even come with built-in connectivity. If you travel with ateam or want to set up a temporary network anywhere, ask your service provider about portable “hubs” thatprovide multiple wireless data connections and, in some cases, phone service.You should also ask your provider about plans that allow you to make unlimited voice calls back to Canadaover a Wi-Fi network—without using any of your plan minutes. To take advantage of Wi-Fi calling, you’llneed a UMA-enabled smartphone.