We all know the saying “be there or be square.” A version perhaps more appropriate for the modern age is a bit different: “be connected or be rejected.”

As Symphony Teleca CEO Sanjay Dhawan discussed in a recent slideshow in IT Business Edge, using mobile devices to access the Internet is no longer optional – particularly given that the global market for connected devices is up six percent from 2013. But what does this mobile momentum mean for users on the day-to-day? As Dhawan outlines, repercussions touch on a number of industries from auto and the workplace to retail and fitness.

You can view the IT Business Edge slideshow in its entirety here.