Developers are cashing in on a new slate of services and applications aimed at delivering seamless connectivity, productivity and efficiency to remote workers.

The labor force defined by the current global economy is one that is widely dispersed and increasingly untethered from a traditional desk space, changing the ways companies and their employees communicate and collaborate. According to the Telework Coalition, 89 of the top 100 US companies already offer telecommuting, and IDC forecasts that by 2015, the worldwide mobile worker population will reach 1.3 billion.

As a larger number of workers rely on their mobile phones and tablet computers to perform tasks from any location, the traditional office is transforming into a mobile, virtual workplace, which require a new set of tools to deliver seamless connectivity, productivity and efficiency. The marketplace has responded with a slate of services and applications to enable and empower this new style of worker, leveraging a combination of social, mobile and cloud technologies.

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