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Then don't forget to pack these tech essentials. We take a look at the latest and greatest mobile gadgets that will keep you connected--and keep your business one step ahead.

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This story appears in the November 2004 issue of Entrepreneur. Subscribe »

It was the sort of moment any businessperson dreads. Walking through an airport to catch a flight, entrepreneur Brad Beckstrom glimpsed an important client-and realized he'd forgotten the client's name, although he recalled the name of the client's company.

Dreading a faux pas, Beckstrom grabbed his mobile phone. With his thumbs, he began typing the company's name into his contact application, which contains roughly 1,000 entries. Seconds later, the mystery person's identity popped up, and Beckstrom walked over to say hello. "It rekindled the relationship," he recalls. "He remembered my name, so I was really glad I remembered his."

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