After celebrating 30 years since the first phone call, Vodafone review mobiles in business.
When the first mobile phone call was made on New Year’s day 1985 the ‘mobile’ required its own battery pack and corded handset that weighed 5kg and cost the equivalent of £5,000, which was enough to start up a new business at the time! Now however, flexible working means many people are able to run their businesses from smartphones thinner than a pen and costing a fraction of the former price.
As Vodafone research shows, 67%* of UK businesses rely upon mobile technology to be responsive and, as David Langhorn, Head of Corporate and Large Enterprise at Vodafone UK says, “Mobile hasn’t only allowed employees to work from anywhere, it also means they can spread out across various offices and even countries while still effectively collaborating and working towards a common goal,”
Utilising mobile and related technology such as cloud computing has enabled a new rise of entrepreneurial spirit in the UK. Small and medium businesses are now able to rival the corporate giants in systems and efficiency, and it is precisely this trend that leads Phil Mottram, Vodafone’s Enterprise Director to believe that Vodafone can help build stronger business.
“Trends such as the increased adoption of cloud services mean that the playing field has levelled between large corporate and smaller organisations, with all businesses having access to the latest innovations in technology. As with the last thirty years, the businesses that will be most successful are those that are smart about adopting technology, making it work for their business in order to drive growth. Vodafone has led the way in shaping the way business works in the UK and we look forward to doing the same for the next thirty years.” For the full press release click here, and to find out how mobile technology can transform your business for the next thirty years click here.