The Basics of Information Traveling
The Basics of Information Traveling
I’ve seen a lot of people use the term “info traveling” when they mean family tour. I’ve also seen “info traveling” used when someone means going on vacation. But in both cases, the point is the same, the term is traveling. The people using the term aren’t traveling; the term is used to describe a process. Here’s a quick example of what I’m talking about.
Info traveling is the real movement of individuals between distant geographic locations. This may take place in person, by car, bike, plane, train, bus, boat or other mode, and is either one way or circular trip. Someone driving from New York to San Francisco will be using information technology to communicate their location to satellites, which in turn will relay this information to various GPS devices around the world, allowing them to plan, schedule and execute the trip. The driver’s computer is the device that actually provides the info traveling capability, and it may contain basic mapping software or the full power of a GPS. The driver simply computes and enters his destination into the GPS device, and the computer maps and displays the route his travel will take based on the information provided by the GPS.
The reason someone wants to take a vacation is usually because they want to relax and enjoy being off the beaten path and doing something new. With today’s technology however, this is no longer necessarily true. Nowadays, vacationers are accessing virtually any source of information at their disposal, and some of that information is literally instantaneous. In this case, information traveling.
It’s also not just about the ability to receive and interpret information electronically. With modern travel, many vacationers are able to download maps and instructions for sightseeing destinations, as well as digital photo’s of any location they are interested in visiting. Some GPS units even come with an inflatable map viewer, which allows vacationers to “see” the area ahead of time without actually having to go there. Another benefit of information traveling is that many modern units come with mp3 players and compact disks containing music.
Information traveling is also prevalent at businesses, especially in sales and customer service. Many sales managers have in-depth knowledge of a specific product, but are unable to answer questions about specifics of the product because they lack the information themselves. A service manager may know everything there is to know about a particular product line, but he is often unable to answer customers’ basic questions. Instead of simply shying away from customers, a service manager should be able to effectively answer basic inquiries. This can allow both the manager and the salesperson to learn more about what the customer is asking, allowing the manager to become more effective and knowledgeable about the product. By using information traveling, both salesman and customer can learn more, making both parties better communicators.
So how does all this work? First, vacationers are given the information traveling enables them to take with them while on their trip. The information includes all of the sights, details, and general information about the destination. Next, vacationers are offered the ability to “see” the area ahead of time using an interactive map. And lastly, information travels around the web, giving salesmen and other vacationers access to tons of facts and research on specific areas while on vacation. So if you’re looking for a way to improve your business or personal life, consider information traveling.